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