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Paperback – 240 pages
7.25 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 435 Grams
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / General
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865715684
Pub. Date: 2006-10-01

About the Author

Albert K. Bates

Albert Bates has been Director of the Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology since 1984 and the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm in Tennessee since 1994, where he has taught sustainable design, natural building, permaculture and restoration ecology to students from more than 50 nations.

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The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook

Recipes for Changing Times

by Albert K. Bates



Over the coming years we will need to move from a global culture addicted to cheap, abundant petroleum to a culture of compelled conservation, whether through government directive or market forces. The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook provides useful practical advice for preparing your family and community to make the transition.

This book takes a positive, upbeat, and optimistic view of "the Great Change," promoting the idea that it can be an opportunity to redeem our essential interconnectedness with nature and with each other. The many rifts that have grown up since oil became the world's prime commodity can be mended: between cities and their food sources; the design of the suburban built environment and its car-oriented sprawl; runaway greenhouse warming, clearing of forests and toxification of rivers, oceans, and land. Topics covered include:

  • Rebuilding civilization
  • Changing your needs
  • Water and waste disposal
  • Energy and transportation
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Food storage and First Aid

Also including light-hearted, playful recipes -- some using basic, wholesome foods, some illustrating food growing or preservation, and all emphasizing organic, flavorful and locally grown produce that readily substitute one for another -- this book is about having your catastrophe and eating it too.

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