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    DescriptionWe live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but "The Transition Handbook" shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies to keep money in the local area.There are now over 30 "transition towns" in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with more joining as the idea takes off. They provide valuable experience and lessons-learned for those of us on this side of the Atlantic. With little proactive thinking at the governmental level, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. If your town is not a transition town, this upbeat guide offers you the tools for starting the process.


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    Title
    The Transition Handbook
    Subtitle
    From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob Hopkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 231 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781900322188
    ISBN 10: 1900322188
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BIC subject category V2: RNC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Ingram Subject Code: HO
    Libri: I-HO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27870
    BISAC V2.8: NAT038000
    BIC subject category V2: KNB
    DC22: 333.79
    BISAC V2.8: BUS072000, HOM022000
    DC22: 333.7913
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HD9502.A2 H667 2009
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: KNB, RNU, RNC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    UIT Cambridge
    Imprint name
    Transition Books
    Publication date
    15 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Totnes
    Review quote
    "If Hopkins is right about the viral spread of the Transition Town concept then he has to be a runaway contender for a Nobel prize."--Friends of the Earth's "Earthmatters" magazine
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Richard Heinberg Introduction Part 1 The Head: understanding peak oil Part 2 The Heart: positive visions of a post peak oil future Part 3 The Hands: a manual for developing the transition town model