The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
Kind of on the laymans' side but still a good read none the less. I personally don't agree that there's anything we can do to stop the coming collapse, but hey, people can dream, can't they?
From the Inside Flap
While everything appears to be collapsing around us -- ecodamage, genetic engineering, virulent diseases, the end of cheap oil, water shortages, global famine, wars -- we can still do something about it and create a world that will work for us and for our childrenís children. The inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprioís web movie Global Warning, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight details what is happening to our planet, the reasons for our cultureís blind behavior, and how we can fix the problem. Thom Hartmannís comprehensive book, originally published in 1998, has become one of the fundamental handbooks of the environmental activist movement. Now, with fresh, updated material and a focus on political activism and its effect on corporate behavior, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight helps us understand--and heal--our relationship to the world, to each other, and to our natural resources.