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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Clairview Books (11 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905570333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905570331
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 247,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Read this book and have the light switched on! - Caroline Lucas, MP

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RICHARD HEINBERG is the author of nine award-winning books including The Party's Over, Powerdown, Peak Everything and Blackout. He is a Senior Fellow of the Post carbon Institute, and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators. He is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for excellence in energy education, and since 2002 has given over 400 lectures on fossil fuel depletion to audiences around the world. He has been published in Nature, the world's premiere scientific journal; he has been quoted in Time magazine; he has been featured in television and theatrical documentaries including Leonardo Dicaprio's 11th Hour; and he has been interviewed on national radio and television in many countries. To learn more about Richard and his work, visit TheEndOfGrowth.com

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By D. Wellings on 22 July 2011
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I sent off for an advance copy of End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economics Reality a few weeks ago. Having heard Richard Heinberg give a talk a while back, and receiving his regular Museletters, my expectations were high. I was not disappointed. The man has an incredible gift for making complexity appear simple, and for delivering unpalatable facts with gentle irony. The historical development of the modern economy is laid bare, our current predicament is there for all to see, and the only rational solution is given a thorough airing. Buy it for your friends, buy it for business people large and small. It is an essential primer for building the future.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Rob Julian on 14 July 2012
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This is a very economically authoritative book which convincingly argues a profound environmentalist, paradigm changing point. The author is a key member of the 'Post Carbon Institute' and in this book he explains why the fundamental economic truth of our time is that we are travelling beyond the period where cheap carbon based fossil fuels can foster perpetual economic growth. The arguments in this book could also be perceived as opening up a third side in the government debt verses austerity debate. Keynesian economists, such as Paul Krugman, may have to recognise that they now have to engage on two fronts, with the unlikely pairing of right wing conservatives, and now these green type groups, both pitted against them. Although in agreement with many of the anti free markets views of Krugman and others regarding the causes of the recession, Heinberg characterises government stimulus as "The Bridge to Nowhere", in that energy and non renewable resource scarcity will prevent a return to long term economic growth.

"The Keynesians still see the world through the lens of the Great Depression. During the 1930s, industrialised countries were in the early stages of their shift from an agrarian, coal-based, rural economy to an electrified, oil-based, urban economy--a shift that required enormous infrastructure investments (in new highways, airports, dams, and power lines) that would ultimately pay off handsomely for a nation on the verge of realising a consumer utopia. All that was needed to initiate the building of that infrastructure was credit--grease for the wheels of commerce. Government got those wheels rolling by taking on debt, with private companies increasingly taking the lead after World War II.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By SimonT on 15 Feb 2012
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The End of Growth brings together the crises of Peak Oil, the climate and the financial crash to give a view of a world that cannot go on living beyond its limits. It should be required reading for every politician who talks about a return to 'steady growth'. The good news is that there are lots of things we can do to prepare for a radically different future. Start by reading this excellent book!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By F. Ryan on 28 Nov 2011
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Richard Heinberg is one of the most clued in thinkers around. The lack of any questioning of infinite growth on a finite planet was starting to bug me big time. The book covers all the major structural impediments that are causing the end of growth. The first section about the financial problems is thorough but doesn't add anything new if you follow the financial problems and causes already. Very good overview/crash course if you don't.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Mellen on 6 Sep 2012
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Heinberg is good company as he describes the coming Armageddon; the financial collapse is not an aberration to be fixed but the end of civilization, as we know it. He expertly details the three reasons why: resources are running out; environmental impacts are approaching tipping points and debt-based economics fail under the inevitable strain of sagging confidence.

Given the perennial problem of increasing population growth compounded by increasing consumption I don't need to be convinced, I wanted to more rapidly get into exploring the post-growth world.

Heinberg has to be thorough because he remains a marginalized voice drowned out against the braying of politicians and media who perennially obsess over increasing growth even as the impossibility is writ large in the world around us.

Heinberg laments that governments want to return us to "a life of carefree motoring through anonymous suburbs" even whilst every day that passes and every gallon of fuel burnt is wasted if it is not preparing us for Peak Everything; the steady decline in supply of the nutrients of the conventional economy.

From now on, to maintain and improve our quality of life, we need to be able to take care of ourselves and our loved ones without depending on mega-corps shifting the fundamentals of life (energy, food, water) around in the giant mechanical web of fossil burning machines which has, for this brief moment in history, become ubiquitous.

Heinberg demonstrates that investing now in renewable energy, low carbon food production, and local resilience could avoid catastrophe but acknowledges that governments and business, trapped in short-term planning cycles, may drive `business-as-usual' over the precipice of collapse.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rasmus With on 18 Feb 2014
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Heinberg bluntly states what the barriers of growth are in this book, where he takes no prisoners. The book covers most subjects relating to the topic, although he does not provide much depth in his analysis. However, if you're new to peak oil, limits to growth and related subjects this is a very, very good place to start.
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