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The Transition Handbook : From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

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We live in an oil-dependent world, and have got to this level of dependency in a very short space of time, using vast reserves of oil in the process without planning for when the supply is not so plentiful. Most people don't want to think about what happens when the oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive effect. They can lead to the rebirth of local communities, which will generate their own fuel, food and housing. They can encourage the development of local currencies, to keep money in the local area. They can unleash a local 'skilling-up', so that people have more control over their lives.
The Transition Handbook is the manual which will guide communities to begin this 'energy descent' journey. The argument that 'small is inevitable' is upbeat and positive, as well as utterly convincing.

The Transition Companion by Rob Hopkins was published in 2012, and The Power of Just Doing Stuff in 2014.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 231.14 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • GREEN BOOKS
  • Transition Books
  • Totnes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st
  • 1900322188
  • 9781900322188
  • 53,234

Review quote

If your town is not yet a Transition Town, here is guidance for making it one. We have little time, and much to accomplish * Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, California, author of Power Down *
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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
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About Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins is the cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. He has many years' experience in education, teaching permaculture, and natural building, and set up the first two year-full-time permaculture course in the world, at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland, as well as coordinating the first eco-village development in Ireland to be granted planning permission. He is author of Woodlands for West Cork!, Energy Descent Pathways and most recently The Transition Handbook: From oil dependency to local resilience, which has been published in a number of other languages, and which was voted the fifth-most-popular book taken on holiday by MPs during the summer of 2008. He publishes www.transitionculture.org, recently voted the fourth best green blog in the UK. He is the winner of the 2008 Schumacher Award, an Ashoka Fellow, a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, served three years as a Trustee of the Soil Association, and was named by the Independent as one of the UK's top 100 environmentalists. He is the winner of the 2009 Observer Ethical Award for the Grassroots Campaigner category, and in December 2009 was voted the Energy Saving Trust/Guardian's Green Community Hero. He lectures and writes widely on peak oil and Transition, holds an MSc in Social Research, and recently completed a PhD at the University of Plymouth entitled "Localisation and resilience at the local level: the case of Transition Town Totnes." He lives in Devon and is a keen gardener.
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