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|April 4, 2014

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A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change. 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 nineteenth…
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|March 15, 2010

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Winner of the prestigious Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. "Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands ... is, in essence, a revolting, blush-making case for Canada to develop integrated energy and environmental regulation suitable for the post-carbon age."- Globe & Mail…

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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…

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A Globe & Mail Top 100 Selection Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of pine beetle (also known as the bark beetle) outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than…
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|August 17, 2012

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"A startling critique that should rouse us from our pipe dream of endless plenty." -- Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change. Ancient civilizations routinely…

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S’ il a jadis fallu l’énergie des esclaves pour labourer la terre, vêtir les empereurs et construire les villes, celle-ci a été remplacée par les énergies fossiles et le moteur à combustion. Les succès du mouvement abolitionniste au XIXe siècle sont d’ailleurs en…