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June Book Discussion (so you can read ahead)

  • Jun 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Hubbard House

Voting is over, the winning book for this month is:

"The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality" by Richard Heinberg


"The End of Growth proposes a startling diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits. Richard Heinberg’s latest landmark work goes to the heart of the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes."

 

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  • Lynne L.

    Thank you so much for your hospitality. I really enjoyed meeting the group and look forward to reading Diamond's book.

    June 21, 2013

  • gail

    What a great group, serious topic and differing points of view, good book, great host..."Who could ask for anything more"?

    June 21, 2013

  • Sam L.

    Some ideas for the next meeting or two. And thanks, Ruth for the Superhero suggestion! I'll be looking into it.
    Its definitely time for something a little lighter!
    Since we so enjoyed "The Swerve" How about Barbara Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror" Again, about the middle ages. Got much better reviews for accuracy than Manchester's book about the same topic.

    June 20, 2013

    • gail

      Hey sam! I will bring copies of a new book review that came out today in EugWkly. FULL RIP 9.0. A chilling look at "the Big One" quake heading our way - as a possible choice. Research is from OSU.

      June 20, 2013

  • Sam L.

    Lynne, just checking in to make certain you got the email with address. Looking forward to meeting you too!

    June 20, 2013

  • Lynne L.

    So, I'm looking forward to meeting this part of the group, though I'm not clear as to where June's book discussion will be held. I'd appreciate an address. Thanks!

    June 18, 2013

  • Ruth M.

    A suggestion for a book: The Physics of Superheroes
    http://physicsofsuperheroes.com/intro-physics-book.php

    June 17, 2013

  • Sam L.

    I've sent an email with the address to everyone who RSVP'd YES for this meet-up. If for some reason, you didn't get the message, please send me an email so I can get it to you. See ya Thursday!

    June 17, 2013

  • gail

    good choice on books

    June 15, 2013

  • Dennis A.

    I vote for Heinberg, but I plan to read Al's also.

    May 2, 2013

    • gail

      Oh Dennis -- You OVER achiever you! (smile...) TWO books!

      May 9, 2013

  • gail

    Great choice. As always, population control is the big butted pink unicorn in the room. I'm ordering the book today

    May 9, 2013

  • Bob H.

    I am voting for Gore although reading both be cause it is more comprehensive while Heinberg is just about economics. Politics and corporations affect the growth issue too.

    May 3, 2013

  • Ward R.

    Hmmm, well these books do sound interesting. Maybe I will show up for this one. I would choose The End of Growth, but you can consider mine only "half" of a vote, since I'm not too sure about actually showing up. How long and difficult of a read is it, anyway?

    May 2, 2013

  • gail

    I am truly planning on coming to this book club. I've quit my other one ( it trended to 20 year old romance novels which left me gagging! ) SO - if I'm eligible I would like End of Growth--but the other choice is fine. What a nice dilemma!

    May 2, 2013

  • Cheryl E.

    Heinberg

    May 2, 2013

  • Dennis T.

    I'm for Heinberg.

    May 2, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    Gore, but I'm not that invested.

    May 1, 2013

  • Thaddeus K.

    I believe that End of Growth is more interesting.

    May 1, 2013

  • Joan C.

    Heinberg!

    May 1, 2013

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