The Long Descent

The Long Descent

A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

Book - 2008
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Americans are expressing deep concern about U.S. dependence on petroleum, rising energy prices, and the threat of climate change. Greer examines the basis of such fear through three core themes: Industrial society is following the same well-worn path that has led other civilizations into decline, a path involving a much slower and more complex transformation than the sudden catastrophes imagined by so many social critics today; the roots of the crisis lie in the cultural stories that shape the way we understand the world; it is too late for massive programs for top-down change; the change must come from individuals.
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2008
ISBN: 9780865716094
Characteristics: xii, 259 p. ; 23 cm


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