The Transition Handbook

The Transition Handbook From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience


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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781900322188
Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd.
Imprint: Transition Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st
DEWEY: 333.7913
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 804g
Height: 231mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 21mm