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Hallett, Steve with John Wright. Life Without Oil Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future. Prometheus. Mar. 2011. c.375p. photogs. ISBN 9781616144012. $26. SCI
We live in a rich society, whose prosperity is based on one thing: oil. Fossil fuels powered the Industrial Revolution, and our reliance on oil goes far beyond providing gas for cars and planes. Everything from manufacturing plastics for computers to fertilizer for agriculture depends on the precious liquid. But the black fuel's days are numbered, since more than half of the earth's reserves has already been extracted. As future oil production decreases, countries around the …