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    DescriptionMany experts agree that energy is the defining issue of this century. Climate change, decimated wildlife, lost farmlands and foreign wars are only a few of the results of our dependence on oil. In Terra Nova, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson takes us on a journey of discovery, probing the interconnectedness of oil, cars and transportation, suburban living and land use. Divided into two sections, Sanderson takes a uniquely cross disciplinary approach to delve into the roots of our oil dependence, explaining not only the natural history and chemistry of oil, but also detailing how it frames our definition of ourselves as a country and continues to shape our economic and foreign policies. The second half of the book lays out a radical plan for moving away from the shackles of oil through a thought provoking re-imagining of everything: from our cities, to our public works, to our tax laws. Along with his compelling narrative, Sanderson illustrates his ambitious ideas with maps, data graphics, photography and simulated views of the future.


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    Title
    Terra Nova
    Subtitle
    The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric W. Sanderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781419704345
    ISBN 10: 1419704346
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    B&T General Subject: 180
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Libri: I-BE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338.973/07
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070040
    B&T Approval Code: L45600000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS072000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A66204000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS099000, SCI020000
    B&T Approval Code: A45660000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 338.97307
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    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 333.79
    BIC subject category V2: RNFY
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HC110.E5 S363 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    100 two-colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Abrams
    Publication date
    04 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Eric Sanderson is a senior conservation ecologist in the Global Conservation Programs of the Wildlife Conservation Society based at the Bronx Zoo. He is adjunct faculty member at Columbia University and New York University and has lectured at Princeton, Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge universities, and at TED. He is the author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York.
    Table of contents
    ENG