Technology Breakthroughs for Energy, Food and Water Crises Bibliography

Dominican University Osher Lifelong Learning – Winter 2012

Session I – 1:45-3:30 pm Fridays Jan 13 – Feb 17, Guzman Hall

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Recent Energy, Food Water Technology Books


Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow , Robert Laughlin, 2011 .

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, Daniel Yergin, 2011.


The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, Charles Fishman, 2011.

Pillar of Sand: Can Irrigation Miracle Last? Sandra Postel, 1999.

Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity. Sandra Postel. 1997.

Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource, Marc De Villiers, 2000 . .

Great Thirst: Californians and Water History, Norris Hundley, Jr. 2001. .

Food, Energy, Water, Climate, World

The Plot to Save the Planet: How Visionary Entrepreneurs and Corporate Titans Are Creating Real Solutions to Global Warming, Brian Dumaine, 2008,

Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, Lester Brown, 2009.


Recent Energy, Food Water Technology Articles


Everything You Know About Peak Oil Is Wrong. Businessweek.1-30-2012.

A Burning Issue, Economist. 1-28-2012.

New OPEC Emerges: N America Shale Gas, Oil, Tar Sands, Businessweek 12-26-2011.

Underground Solution: Unlocked US Shale Gas Reserves, Businessweek 11-7-2011.

Muck and Brass, Economist 1-22-11.

Journey to Center of Earth: Gulf Drilling, Newsweek, 3-22-10.

Power Struggle, Fortune, 9-26-2011.

Solar Energy: The Quest for Cheap Businessweek 10-13-2011. . Solar Panels Start to Outshine Mirrors, Businessweek 10-17-2011.

Energy Race, US News, April 2010.

Bridging Gap, Popular Science, July 2011.


Geopolitics of Food. Foreign Policy May/June 2011.

End of the Line, Time, July 18, 2011.,8816,2081796,00.html


Water, Fortune 10-17-2011.

Unquenchable Thirst, Economist 11-19-2011.

Recent Updates

State Capitalism, Economist, 1-21-2012.

Building a better suntrap, Economist, 12-31-2011.

Flower Power, Economist, 1-21-2012.

Future is Black, Energy in India, Economist, 1-21-2012.


Super Fracking, Businessweek, 1-23-2012.,


Man Who Bought North Dakota, Bryan Gruley, Businessweek, 1-23-2012.


New Ways to Solve Energy Problem, Fortune, 1-16-2012.,