weak end reading: sustainability thinking on energy

John ThackaraJohn Thackara posted an annotated reading list for those interested in new thinking about energy (via doors of perception).

Thackara spent the last couple of weeks immersed in a pile of texts on what actuaries, physicists, and mathematicians have to say about the relationship between the economy and energy.

Turns out he's prepping for a talk he's giving in Philly at the end of the month at a seminar about architecture and energy.

Says Thackara, "If you suspect, but cannot prove, that modern life simply does not add up, you'll love these works."

Here's the list:

  1. TOM MURPHY - DO THE MATH (These three texts go together: Galactic Scale EnergyCan Economic Growth Last?, and What Does Sustainability Mean?)
  2. UGO BARDI - ENTROPY, PEAK OIL, AND STOIC PHILOSOPHY
  3. IVAN ILLICH - ENERGY AND EQUITY
  4. JOHN MICHAEL GREER - A THEORY OF CATABOLIC COLLAPSE
  5. JARED DIAMOND - COLLAPSE
  6. DAVID MACKAY - SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WITHOUT THE HOT AIR
  7. DAVID FLEMING - LEAN LOGIC: A DICTIONARY FOR THE FUTURE AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT.
  8. GAIL 'THE ACTUARY' TVERBERG - OUR FINITE WORLD
  9. CHARLES HALL – ENERGY ON INVESTMENT (EROI)
  10. PHIL HENSHAW – SYSTEMS ENERGY ASSESSMENT (SEA)

Enjoy!

Published by Ken on January 9th, 2012 tagged Island Ecosystems

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