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

Rod Handeland, rpjhand@pacbell.net, www.rodhandeland.com

 

Recent Energy, Food Water Technology Books

 Energy

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

http://www.amazon.com/Powering-Future-Eventually-Civilization-Tomorrow/dp/0465022197/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

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

http://www.amazon.com/Quest-Energy-Security-Remaking-Modern/dp/1594202834/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

Water

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

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Thirst-Secret-Turbulent-Future/dp/1439102074/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

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

http://www.amazon.com/Pillar-Sand-Irrigation-Miracle-Last/dp/0393319377/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328195734&sr=1-1

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

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Oasis-Scarcity-Worldwatch-Environmental/dp/0393317447/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328195935&sr=1-1

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

http://www.amazon.com/Water-Fate-Most-Precious-Resource/dp/0618127445/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251381970&sr=8-1 .

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

http://www.amazon.com/Great-Thirst-Californians-Water-History/dp/0520224566/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251382191&sr=1-3 .

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, http://www.amazon.com/Plot-Save-Planet-Visionary-Entrepreneurs/dp/0307406180

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

http://www.amazon.com/Plan-4-0-Mobilizing-Civilization-Substantially/dp/0393071030#_

 

Recent Energy, Food Water Technology Articles

Energy

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

http://www.businessweek.com/printer/magazine/everything-you-know-about-peak-oil-is-wrong-01262012.html

A Burning Issue, Economist. 1-28-2012. http://www.economist.com/node/21543563/print

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

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/a-new-opec-emerges-12222011-gfx.html?chan=magazine+channel_politics

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

http://www.businessweek.com/printer/magazine/could-shale-gas-reignite-the-us-economy-11032011.html

Muck and Brass, Economist 1-22-11. http://www.economist.com/node/17959688

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

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/03/11/journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth.html

Power Struggle, Fortune, 9-26-2011. http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/14/the-power-struggle-for-wyomings-wind/

Solar Energy: The Quest for Cheap Businessweek 10-13-2011. http://www.businessweek.com/printer/technology/solar-energy-the-quest-for-cheap-10132011.html . Solar Panels Start to Outshine Mirrors, Businessweek 10-17-2011. http://www.businessweek.com/printer/magazine/solar-panels-start-to-outshine-mirrors-10132011.html.

Energy Race, US News, April 2010. http://www.usnews.com/news/energy/articles/2010/05/07/us-lacks-a-coherent-clean-energy-strategy_print.html

Bridging Gap, Popular Science, July 2011. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-06/last-drops-how-bridge-gap-between-oil-and-green-energy

Food

Geopolitics of Food. Foreign Policy May/June 2011. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/04/25/the_new_geopolitics_of_food?page=full

End of the Line, Time, July 18, 2011. http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,2081796,00.html

Water

Water, Fortune 10-17-2011. http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/technology/1110/gallery.water_shortage_solutions.fortune/index.html

Unquenchable Thirst, Economist 11-19-2011. http://www.economist.com/node/21538687/print

Recent Updates

State Capitalism, Economist, 1-21-2012. http://www.economist.com/node/21543160

Building a better suntrap, Economist, 12-31-2011. http://www.economist.com/node/21542157

Flower Power, Economist, 1-21-2012. http://www.economist.com/node/21543123

Future is Black, Energy in India, Economist, 1-21-2012. http://www.economist.com/node/21543138

 

Super Fracking, Businessweek, 1-23-2012. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-25/u-s-seen-being-liquefied-gas-exporter-in-2016-on-fracking-gains.html, http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16/9609-like-fracking-youll-love-super-fracking

 

Man Who Bought North Dakota, Bryan Gruley, Businessweek, 1-23-2012. http://www.businessweek.com/printer/magazine/the-man-who-bought-north-dakota-01192012.html

 

New Ways to Solve Energy Problem, Fortune, 1-16-2012. http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/01/05/energy-solutions-biofuel-algae/, http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/tag/fusion-energy/