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The Transition Handbook

The Transition Handbook From oil dependency to local resilience
Rob Hopkins Green Books 2008 Pbck; 240pp

Now available in Cultivate's shop (and in our online shop )

The transition Handbook is also available from www.transition culture.org

“The concept of energy descent, and of the Transition approach, is a simple one: that the future with less oil could be preferable to the present, but only if sufficient creativity and imagination are applied early enough in the design of this transition.”

Here's what people are saying about The Transition Handbook, out now. 

  “This book by the visionary architect of the Transition movement is a must-read labelled immediate. Growing numbers with their microscopes trained on peak oil are convinced that we have very little time to engineer resilience into our communities before the last energy crisis descends. This issue should be of urgent concern to every person who cares about their children, and all who hope there is a viable future for human civilisation post-petroleum.”

––  Jeremy Leggett, Founder of SolarCentury and author of The Carbon War and Half Gone

 Click here for a review of this book by Graham Strouts on Zone 5

“The Transition concept is one of the big ideas of our time. Peak oil and climate change can so often leave one feeling depressed and disempowered. What I love about the Transition approach is that it is inspirational, harnessing hope instead of guilt, and optimism instead of fear. The Transition Handbookwill come to be seen as one of the seminal books which emerged at the end of the Oil Age and which offered a gentle helping hand in the transition to a more local, more human and ultimately more nourishing future.”

––  Patrick Holden, Director of the Soil Association

“This is much more than just a book. It is a manual for a movement. And not just any movement, but one which – in avoiding the civilisational collapse threatened by the twin crises of peak oil and climate change – could prove to be the most important social force humanity has ever seen.”

––  Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees