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- DescriptionHow will the world work in the pos-toil, post-coal future? Our transition could take the form of disastrous collapses in ecomic, political, and ecomic systems--or of a radical reinvention of energy. We could relapse into a new Dark Ages, or we could shift to a new ecomic model and international order that's t based on (the appropriately named) fossil fuels but on renewable energy. No matter what, global warming and resource scarcity will force us to do something. To avert environmental and ecomic disaster, we'll have to think beyond the weekly fluctuations in the price of gasoline and consider larger matters. In Fuel, writers and artists imagine the transition to a carbon-free future: an architect plans Velo-city, a network of elevated bikeways; a designer models a perfectly internalized, tail-chasing energy system; an urbanist examines the new Oil Cities in Dubai and Saudi Arabia; a photographer documents the social and environmental damage done by the oil industry in Nigeria; and an architect proposes that oil rigs be turned into sanctuaries for marine and avian wildlife. Reading Fuel, we read our current energy moment in the broader context of a range of possible futures.
- Author BiographyJohn Knechtel is Director of Alphabet City Media in Toronto.
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication04/11/2008
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Series TitleAlphabet City
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 13
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Content Note200 color illus.
- Weight431 g
- Width120 mm
- Height159 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byJohn Knechtel
- Introduction byJohn Knechtel
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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