• "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." -- Mark Twain --

    Mr. Lueth's recommended reading list...

     
    "Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization"
    by Lester Brown     Download FREE book - in PDF format          Download FREE power point
     
    "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History"
    by Elizabeth Kolbert
    This book is a "must read" for anyone wanting an interesting and informative background on the science and scientists working to inform us of the world around us.  Here's a couple samples of food for thought from the closing pages of the book:  "...Among the many lessons that emerge from the geologic record, perhaps the most sobering is that in life, as in mutual funds, past performance is no guarantee of future results."  --and--  "...Right now, in the amazing moment that to us counts as the present, we are deciding, without quite meaning to, which evolutionary pathways will remain open and which will forever be closed.  No other creature has ever managed this, and it will, unfortunately, be our most enduring legacy...."
    Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at the New Yorker.   She is also the author of "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change." 
     
    "Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity"
    by Dr. James Hansen
    This book offers THE definitive presentation of climate tracking data and explains why solar cycles and other natural climate forcings are being dwarfed by impacts to climate stability brought on by the relentless and unnatural addition of greenhouse gasses into our atmosphere, oceans and soils.
     
    "eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Panet"
    by Bill McKibben  
    ("eaarth" is a name the author chose to illustrate that our planet systems have been altered)
     
    "With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change" 
    by Fred Pearce
     
    "Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World"
    ("A 25 Point Program for Action")  by Michael C. Ruppert
    This book takes a compelling look at the logistics of supporting modern civilization on a global scale, and helps explain unique challenges associated with re-imagining and redesigning systems that will likely become obsolete as fuel and energy costs rise and resources are depleted at an accelerating rate.
     
    "Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map"
    by Cleo Paskal
     
    "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed"
    by Jared Diamond
     
    "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things"
    by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
     
    "Electric Dreams: One Unlikely Team of Kids and the Race to Build the Car of the Future" 
    by Caroline Kettlewell
     
    "Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future" 
    by Iain Carson and Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
     
    "Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives"
    by Edwin Black
     
    "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late" 
    by Thom Hartmann
     
    "Silent Spring"  (the classic that launched the environmental movement)
    by Rachel Carson
     
    "The EcoTechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World"
    by John Michael Greer
     
    "The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time"
    by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M Kostigen
     
    "Geo Destinies: The Inevitable Control of Earth Resources Over Nations and Individuals"
    by Walter Youngquist
     
    "The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World"
    by Paul Roberts
     
    "The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age"
    by John Michael Greer
     
    "Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled the Climate Crisis - and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster"
    by Ross Gelbspan
     
    "Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World"
    by Richard Heinberg
     
    "Beyond Oil: The View From Hubbert's Peak"
    by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
     
    "Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines"
    by Richard Heinberg
     
    "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future"
    by Jeff Goodell
     
    "Renewable Energy Policy"
    by Paul Komor
     
    "When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution"
    by Devra Davis
     
    "The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth"
    by Tim Flannery
     
    "The Heat is On: The Climate Crisis / The Cover-Up / The Prescription"
    by Ross Gelbspan
     
    "The Future"
    by Al Gore
    From the man who helped open the collective minds of modern civilization - to the perils of Global Warming and Climate Change with the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" - comes a riveting report of important and complex changes in our web of global systems, which is also worthy of our attention.
     
    "Plug-In Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America"
    by Sherry Boschert
     
    "Design and Build You Own Electric Vehicles"
    by Michael Hackleman
     
    "Convert It: A Step-By-Step Manual for Converting an Internal Combustion Vehicle to Electric Power"
    by Michael P. Brown with Shari Prange
     
    "Build Your Own Electric Vehicle"
    by Bob Brant