German edition of ‘Carbon Civilisation and the Energy Descent Future’

A German edition of Carbon Civilisation and the Energy Descent Future, translated by Simon Göß, is due for release on 3 September, published by Oekom.

Simon included many updates to reflect data emerging since publication of the original English edition in 2018, and also added notes to link the book’s global focus more explicitly with the German context.

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Charles Hall, and Ugo Bardi have each also very generously provided forewords to the German edition. We’re tremendously grateful to these pioneering thought leaders for their support of our work. They have been important influence on our thinking, and hence on the ideas explored in the book.

Sam and I are also very grateful to Simon for approaching us to initiate this project, and for the commitment and enthusiasm he brought to carrying it out, very much reflected in the quality of the outcome. This included attracting the interest of the highly regarded publisher, Oekom. The project was also greatly assisted by the hard work of the Sharon France of Looking Glass Press, who carried out the typesetting.

English versions of each of the forewords follow.

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Announcement: ‘Energy Storage and Civilization’ ebook release

Just a very quick note to let readers know that Graham Palmer’s and my new book Energy Storage and Civilization: A Systems Approach, which I announced in September last year, has just been published in ebook format. All details available on the Springer website, including previews for each chapter, via this link.

The hardcover edition will follow shortly, with release date currently 28 February.