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The transition handbook : from oil dependency to local resilience / Rob Hopkins.

By: Hopkins, Rob, 1968-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dartington, Totnes, Devon, [England] : [White River Junction, Vt.] : Green Books ; Distributed in the USA by Chelsea Green, 2008Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781900322188; 1900322188; 9781900322188 (pbk.); 1900322188 (pbk.).Subject(s): Community development | Sustainable development | Sustainable living | Energy consumption -- Social aspects | Petroleum reserves | Self-reliant living | Energy conservationDDC classification: 333.79
Contents:
pt. 1: The head -- Why peak oil and climate change mean that small is inevitable -- Peak oil and climate change: the two great oversights of our times -- The view from the mountain-top -- Why rebuilding resilience is as important as cutting carbon emissions -- Why small is inevitable -- Summing up part one -- pt. 2: The heart: why having a positive vision is crucial -- How peak oil and climate change affect us: 'post-petroleum stress disorder' -- Understanding the psychology of change -- Harnessing the power of a positive vision -- A vision for 2030: looking back over the transition -- Kinsale - A first attempt at community visioning -- Summing up part two -- pt. 3: The hands -- Exploring the transition model for inspiring local resilience-building -- The transition concept -- How to start a transition initiative -- The first year of transition town totnes -- The viral spread of the transition concept .
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

We live in an oil-dependent world, and have got to this level of dependency in a very short space of time, using vast reserves of oil in the process without planning for when the supply is not so plentiful. Most people don't want to think about what happens when the oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive effect. They can lead to the rebirth of local communities, which will generate their own fuel, food and housing. They can encourage the development of local currencies, to keep money in the local area. They can unleash a local 'skilling-up', so that people have more control over their lives.
The Transition Handbook is the manual which will guide communities to begin this 'energy descent' journey. The argument that 'small is inevitable' is upbeat and positive, as well as utterly convincing.

The Transition Companion by Rob Hopkins was published in 2012, and The Power of Just Doing Stuff in 2014.

Australian and New Zealand ed. published 2009 with additional chapter "Transition Australasia". Subtitle differs "creating local sustainable communities beyond oil dependency".

Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-236) and index.

pt. 1: The head -- Why peak oil and climate change mean that small is inevitable -- Peak oil and climate change: the two great oversights of our times -- The view from the mountain-top -- Why rebuilding resilience is as important as cutting carbon emissions -- Why small is inevitable -- Summing up part one -- pt. 2: The heart: why having a positive vision is crucial -- How peak oil and climate change affect us: 'post-petroleum stress disorder' -- Understanding the psychology of change -- Harnessing the power of a positive vision -- A vision for 2030: looking back over the transition -- Kinsale - A first attempt at community visioning -- Summing up part two -- pt. 3: The hands -- Exploring the transition model for inspiring local resilience-building -- The transition concept -- How to start a transition initiative -- The first year of transition town totnes -- The viral spread of the transition concept .

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Excerpt provided by Syndetics

"If your town is not yet a Transition Town, here is guidance for making it one. We have little time, and much to accomplish." --Richard Heinberg, from the Foreword Excerpted from The Transition Handbook: from Oil Dependency to Local Resilience: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience by Robert Hopkins, Rob Hopkins All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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Library Journal Review

This book happily describes the British grassroots "Transition Towns" movement, the group Robin Mills (see below) called "mistaken, appalling and dangerous." Meant to be a guide and motivator, the handbook discusses how several U.K. towns are preparing for the twin threats of climate change and peak oil. Hopkins, a teacher of permaculture and natural building and a cofounder of the Transition Network, urges a community response--local sustainability made fun--in which groups grapple with issues like food, transportation, energy, building materials, and waste and even develop their own local currency. Hopkins takes our "addiction" to oil literally, and so we will read of "post-petroleum stress disorder," and see applied addictions psychology helping to ease the townies' withdrawal symptoms. It's a handsome book, thoughtfully designed, which may make its message a little more palatable to oil addicts on this side of the Atlantic. [See the author speak about his book and ideas at www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGHrWPtCvg0.--Ed.] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.