ISBN 0-7453-2092-9. Published by Pluto Press in 2005. The book is edited by Andrew McKillop and Sheila Newman. This books explores the crisis in fossil fuels. Without oil everything we take for granted comes to a grinding halt, our food, our homes, our economies, you name it, everything. Even if there were unlimited supplies you couldn’t burn for two reasons: it would harm the biosphere and it would be a waste. If you burnt it then you couldn’t use it to make hydrogen, fertiliser, drugs, plastics, lubricants, etc, etc. A range of international contributors write pieces for the book. They look at the politics, the wars, the future economics, depletion and sustainability. What other lifestyle could we lead without oil? Will nuclear fill the gap? Oddly enough, whilst McKillop has a solid energy industry experience, Newman is actually a sociologist and artist. However it is she who covers the topics of population and land-use. She contributes the section on population over-shoot covering France and Australia. Ouch! I wouldn’t want to be in Australia fifty years from now – a revelation! Inside the book they are joined by ten other authors who write on a range of topics such as the French Nuclear experience and something called “The Simpler Way” by Ted Trainer. All in all a broad church that takes in Kyoto, farming, food production, physics, Central Asian phantom oil, renewables, oil wars, the Chinese economic miracle, oil market shocks, coal demand, and so on. Recommended.