Rays of Hope: The Transition to a Post-Petroleum World (Paperback)

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Rays of Hope: The Transition to a Post-Petroleum World (Paperback)

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A safe, sustainable future is certainly not assured, granted the awesome power of vested interest and inert bureaucracies. But on the evidence provided in Rays of Hope, such a future appears well worth fighting for.


Major energy transitions always bring profound social change. The substitutions of coal for wood and wind helped usher in the industrial era. Petroleum, in turn, revolutionized our whole approach to travel, restructuring cities and shrinking the planet. Now, at the twilight of the oil age, we face another energy transition in the certain knowledge that it will reshape tomorrow’s world.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393064223
ISBN-10: 0393064220
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 17th, 1977
Pages: 242
Language: English
Series: Norton Worldwatch Books