HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

Indlæser...

Long emergency : Surviving the end of oil, climate change, and other converging catastrophes of the twenty-first century (2005)

af James Howard Kunstler

Andre forfattere: Se andre forfattere sektionen.

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
1,0242920,325 (3.63)21
"American people are sleepwalking into a future of hardship and turbulence. James Howard Kunstler, one of our shrewdest and most engaging social commentators, tells what to expect when we pass the tipping point of global peak oil production and enter the long arc of depletion - economic, political, and social changes on an epochal scale - sooner than we think." "The Long Emergency will change everything. Globalism will wither. Life will become profoundly and intensely local. The consumer economy will be a strange memory. Suburbia - considered a birthright and a reality by millions of Americans - will become untenable. We will struggle to feed ourselves. We may exhaust and bankrupt ourselves in the effort to prop up the unsustainable. And finally, the United States may not hold together as a nation. We are entering an uncharted territory of history." "The Long Emergency is a startling vision of what lies ahead, bringing new urgency and accessibility to the critical issues that will shape our future, and which we can no longer afford to ignore."--BOOK JACKET.… (mere)
Ingen
Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 21 omtaler

Viser 1-5 af 29 (næste | vis alle)
Many people view the author as Chicken Little. However, if even half of the events he describes come to pass, life on earth after oil supplies are depleted will never be the same - and I'm not so sure that's a bad thing. In any event, we all should begin to think (and act) as though his predictions just might be true. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. ...and plant a garden in your back yard. In fact, Barbara Kingsolver's book ANIMAL , VEGETABLE, MIRACLE is a good pairing to read with this one. ( )
  jemisonreads | Jan 22, 2024 |
There are a few other Peak Oil resources I would recommend before 'The Long Emergency' to those who are new to the topic. However, once you've 'dipped your toes' into the waters and have a basic understanding of the theory, I defiantly endorse exploring this book.

The greatest strength of 'The Long Emergency' is Kunstler's unapologetic, unabashed pessimism. Given the gravity of the 'challenges' that Peak Oil represent, I find that far too many books on the subject are woefully optimistic. It is strangely refreshing to encounter an author who is willing to slap the reader in the face with the cold realities and dire implications of Peak Oil.

The sections on disease and climate change are less compelling than the predominant sections focused on Peak Oil. I appreciate Kunstler's attempt to address the various 'converging catastrophes' in a single volume; however, the book probably would have been most effective if its focus was not dispersed over such a wide range.

Keep in mind that skeptics or the otherwise uninitiated are likely to dismiss this book as "alarmist". Do not try to introduce Peak Oil to anyone by giving them this book. Otherwise recommended to those who are familiar with the subject. ( )
  EchoDelta | Nov 19, 2021 |
Back in the seventies, I read Rolling Stone religiously because I loved reportage by the likes of Hunter S. Thompson, James Howard Kunstler and others. Then Thompson blew his brains out, Jann Wenner came out of the closet, and the whole enterprise went South. For all I can tell, Mr. Kunstler -- when he fled the burning building -- must have left his brain unnoticed in a corner somewhere.

If the first two pages of "The Long Emergency" are in any way typical of what Kunstler writes today, then Mr. Kunstler has sold me his last book. The typesetting is atrocious, the "vicissitudes" are "enormous," and ideas borrowed from Bob Heinlein in 1958 at this date seem stale. ( )
  NathanielPoe | Apr 17, 2019 |
"A controversial hit that sparked debate among businessmen, environmentalists,
and bloggers, The Long Emergency is an eye-opening look at the unprecedented
challenges we face in the years ahead, as oil runs out and the global systems
built on it are forced to change radically." --back cover
  collectionmcc | Mar 6, 2018 |
Viser 1-5 af 29 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse

» Tilføj andre forfattere (1 mulig)

Forfatter navnRolleHvilken slags forfatterVærk?Status
James Howard Kunstlerprimær forfatteralle udgaverberegnet
Woods, Charles RueOmslagsdesignermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Vigtige steder
Vigtige begivenheder
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Beslægtede film
Indskrift
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which mean leaving things inside us.
G. K. Chesterton

Do the gods exist? I do not know, but they sure act as if they did.
R F
Tilegnelse
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
This book is for my friends' children
Benjamin Golden
Norabelle Greenberger
Oliver and Nicky Edsforth
Første ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Carl Jung, one of the fathers of psychology, famously remarked that "people cannot stand too much reality."
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
(Klik for at vise Advarsel: Kan indeholde afsløringer.)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originalsprog
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk (2)

"American people are sleepwalking into a future of hardship and turbulence. James Howard Kunstler, one of our shrewdest and most engaging social commentators, tells what to expect when we pass the tipping point of global peak oil production and enter the long arc of depletion - economic, political, and social changes on an epochal scale - sooner than we think." "The Long Emergency will change everything. Globalism will wither. Life will become profoundly and intensely local. The consumer economy will be a strange memory. Suburbia - considered a birthright and a reality by millions of Americans - will become untenable. We will struggle to feed ourselves. We may exhaust and bankrupt ourselves in the effort to prop up the unsustainable. And finally, the United States may not hold together as a nation. We are entering an uncharted territory of history." "The Long Emergency is a startling vision of what lies ahead, bringing new urgency and accessibility to the critical issues that will shape our future, and which we can no longer afford to ignore."--BOOK JACKET.

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

Current Discussions

Ingen

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (3.63)
0.5 2
1 3
1.5 2
2 15
2.5 5
3 41
3.5 9
4 73
4.5 8
5 30

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 206,033,227 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig