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Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War against Big Oil

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At Trickle Creek in northern Alberta, Wiebo Ludwig thought he’d buffered his tiny religious community from civilization, but in 1990 civilization came calling. A Calgary oil company proposed to drill directly in view of the farm’s communal dining…
Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests

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Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New…
Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand Against the World's Most Powerful Industry

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The fossil fuel industry and many environmental groups tout hydraulic fracturing — “fracking” — as a panacea, with slick promises of energy independence, greenhouse gas reductions, and benefits to local economies. Yet the controversial…
The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude

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Ancient civilizations routinely relied on shackled human muscle. It took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. In the early 19th century, the slave trade became one of the most profitable enterprises on the planet. Economists…
Les sables bitumineux: La honte du Canada : comment le pétrole sale menace la planète

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En entrant dans l'ère du bitume dans les années 1990, le Canada a pris un virage pétrolier d'une capacité de destruction sans précédent. Les sables bitumineux de l'Alberta font partie des derniers gisements pétroliers de la planète et les multinationales ont…
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil And The Future Of A Continent, Revised And Updated Edition

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Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive…
Pandemonium: Bird Flu Mad Cow And Other Biological Plagues Of The 21st Centryu

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Our health and habitat are being threatened by biological invaders moving at unprecedented speed. Avian flu and its potential to cause a human pandemic is only one example of a worldwide menace unwittingly unleashed by the forces of globalization. The combination…
Pumped: Everyone's Guide to the Oilpatch

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With a well-paced, easy-to-read style, Pumped is a much-needed primer to the Byzantine world of Canada's oil patch. From the fascinating history and politics (seven national energy programs, yikes!) to the booms and busts, mistakes and lessons, it's all here."…
Fourth Horseman Revised Edition
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|April 1, 1996

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If Learning Is So Natural Why Am I Going To School

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Fourth Horseman: A Short History Of Epidemics Plagues Famine And Other Scourges

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L'énergie des esclaves
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|April 13, 2015

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L'utilisation à large échelle des énergies fossiles, et plus particulièrement du pétrole, a permis de remplacer l'énergie qui était autrefois produite par les esclaves, de l'Antiquité jusqu'au XIXe siècle. Au point où le pétrole est devenu la source…
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