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The Resource The age of consequences : a chronicle of concern and hope, Courtney White ; introduction by Wendell Berry

The age of consequences : a chronicle of concern and hope, Courtney White ; introduction by Wendell Berry

Label
The age of consequences : a chronicle of concern and hope
Title
The age of consequences
Title remainder
a chronicle of concern and hope
Statement of responsibility
Courtney White ; introduction by Wendell Berry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon--soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas--at an unsustainable rate. We've burned up half the planet's known reserves of oil--one trillion barrels--in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into severe decline, as they surely will, society will follow. Former archeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences--a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions--or inaction--have begun to raise unavoidable and difficult questions. How should we respond? What are effective (and realistic) solutions? In exploring these questions, White draws on his formidable experience as an environmentalist and activist as well as his experience as a father to two children living through this vital moment in time. As a result, The Age of Consequences is a book of ideas and action, but it is also a chronicle of personal experience. Readers follow White as he travels the country--from Kansas to Los Angeles, New York City, Italy, France, Yellowstone, and New England
Summary
A former archaeologist and Sierra Club activist explores potential, real-world responses to what he believes to be a critical environmental juncture of dangerously low energy sources, drawing on personal experience to outline specific actionable ideas
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10395568
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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White, Joseph Courtney
Dewey number
338.9/27
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Environmental degradation
  • Climatic changes
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Climatic changes
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Environmental degradation
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable development
Target audience
adult
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a chronicle of hope and concern
Label
The age of consequences : a chronicle of concern and hope, Courtney White ; introduction by Wendell Berry
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Concern. Late high fiesta -- Independence day -- The imperative -- The parade -- Terra madre -- Westward ho -- To complexity and beyond -- Dirt day -- Life is great -- A view from Europe -- Lucky us -- A New York interlude -- The windmill -- Chasing Irene -- Part two: Hope. The new ranch -- An invitation to join the radical center -- Hope on the range -- The working wilderness -- Thinking like a creek -- Conservation in the age of consequences -- Big things on small places -- No ordinary burger -- Redefining local -- The carbon ranch -- The fifth wave
Control code
ocn881665953
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9781619024540
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014023508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024512540
System control number
(OCoLC)881665953
Label
The age of consequences : a chronicle of concern and hope, Courtney White ; introduction by Wendell Berry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Concern. Late high fiesta -- Independence day -- The imperative -- The parade -- Terra madre -- Westward ho -- To complexity and beyond -- Dirt day -- Life is great -- A view from Europe -- Lucky us -- A New York interlude -- The windmill -- Chasing Irene -- Part two: Hope. The new ranch -- An invitation to join the radical center -- Hope on the range -- The working wilderness -- Thinking like a creek -- Conservation in the age of consequences -- Big things on small places -- No ordinary burger -- Redefining local -- The carbon ranch -- The fifth wave
Control code
ocn881665953
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 261 pages
Isbn
9781619024540
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014023508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024512540
System control number
(OCoLC)881665953

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