Here is Feb meetup. If anyone has trouble locate the book please let me know, and we can work something out.
Announcing a new Meetup for Non-fiction Book Club Meetup Group!
What: Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil
When: February 4, 2009 8:00 PM
Price: CAD2.00 per person
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Meetup Description: For February
We have decide upon David Goodstein "Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil"
Copies of this book are limited at the library. If anyone has trouble finding the book please let me know.
"A handbook for the future of civilization."
"Some economists say that we don't need to worry about running out of oil, because while it's happening the rise in oil prices will make other fuels economically competitive and oil will be replaced by something else. But as we learned in 1973, the effects of an oil shortage can be immediate and drastic, while it may take years, perhaps decades, to replace the vast infrastructure that supports the manufacture, distribution, and consumption of the products of the twenty million barrels of oil we Americans alone gobble up each day."
-From the Introduction
"Should be read and reread by anyone who expects to live past 2010."
-Rick Smalley, Nobel laureate and Hackerman Professor of Chemistry at Rice University
"Goodstein's predictions are based on a sophisticated understanding of physics and thermodynamics, and on a simple observation about natural resources. I hope Goodstein is wrong ... if he's right I'm sorry for my kids. And I'm especially sorry for theirs."
Learn more here: http://www.meetup.com/Non-fictionBookclubToronto/calendar/9299991/