David Owen's elegant narrative, filled with fascinating information and anecdotes, takes you through the history of energy and the quest for efficiency. Owen introduces the listener to some of the smartest people working on solving our energy problems. He details the arguments of efficiency's proponents and its antagonists—and in the process overturns most traditional wisdom about being green.
This is a book that will change how you look at the world. Scientific geniuses will not invent our way out of the energy and economic crisis we're in. We already have the technology and knowledge we need to live sustainably. But will we do it? That is the conundrum.
|Publisher:||Short Books, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
Patrick Lawlor has recorded over three hundred audiobooks in just about every genre. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many Library Journal and Kirkus starred audio reviews.
What People are Saying About This
"After Green Metropolis, a revelatory exposition of why urban life is 'green,' Owen-brisk, funny, elucidating, and blunt-illuminates a wide spectrum of environmental misperceptions in this even more paradox-laden inquiry." -Booklist Starred Review