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Build Your Own
TAB Green Guru Guides

Authors: Seth Leitman
Bob Brant
               Carl Vogel


Two Cents Per Mile
Will President Obama Make it Happen WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN?
by Nevres Cefo


                                                              NiMH Battery Patent Initiative

Eating Fossil Fuels
Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture

by Dale Allen Pfeiffer



Author Website

Plug-in Hybrids
The Cars That Will Recharge America

by Sherry Boschert


                                                                                 Author Website

Lives Per Gallon
The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction

by Terry Tamminen


Author Website

Internal Combustion
by Edwin Black



                                                                                    Author Website

Crude Power
Politics and the Oil Market
Oysten Noreng



I.T. Nauris

Winning the Oil Endgame
Innovations for Profits, Jobs and Security

by Amory Lovins



                                                                              Official Website

Smart Thinking
by Tony Lewin


                                                                      Motorbooks International

Fueling the Future - Feeding the Future
by Andrew Heintzman & Evan Solomon (Editors)


House of Anansi

Biodiesel Power
The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel
by Lyle Estill

Have Fries - Will Travel!
The Adventures of a Veggie-Powered Car and an Eco-Rap Star
by Linda K. Hempel, Kathy Dotson (Illustrator)

New Society Publishers

Beyond Oil & Hubbert's Peak
by Kenneth S. Deffeyes


                                                                Official Website

The Battery Man's Energy & Power 2004/2005 Buyer's Guide

Cutting Your Car Use
Save Money, Be Healthy, Be Green!

by Anna Semlyen


Official Website                                       Green Books

Car Wars
Fifty Years of Greed, Treachery, and Skulduggery in the Global Marketplace
by Jonathan Mantle

                                                                                    Arcade Publishing

The Heat is On & Boiling Point
by Ross Gelbspan

Basic Books

Wild Wheels & Art Carts
by Harrod Blank


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Over A Barrel
by Tom Mast



                                                                                Author Website

by Sonia Shah



Institute for Global Communications                Seven Stories Press

Blood and Oil
The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum
by Michael T. Klarke


Metropolitan Books                                  American Empire Project

The Party's Over
Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies
& Power Down
by Richard Heinberg


From New Society Publishers

The Macro World of Micro Cars
by Kate Trant & Austin Williams



                                                                   Black Dog Publishing

Oil: Anatomy of an Industry
by Matthew Yeomans



The New Press                                                           Author Website

The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
by Paul Roberts



Mother Jones Interview                                             Houghton Mifflin

The Oil Factor:
How Oil Controls the Economy and Your Financial Future
by Stephen & Donna Leeb


 Time Warner                                                           Author Website

The End of Fossil Energy
A Plan for Sustainability

by John Howe


Excerpt & Links                                                        McIntire Publishing

Electric Frankenstein!:
High-Energy Punk Rock & Roll Poster Art

by Sal Canzonieri


                                                                               Dark Horse Comics

The Electric Vehicle:
Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age

by Gijs Mom


Buy Book at Amazon                        Johns Hopkins University Press

The Hype about Hydrogen
Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate

by Joseph J. Romm


Author website                                                                 Island Press

Out of Gas
by David Goodstein
The End of the Age of Oil


Author website                                                                             Norton

Power to the People
by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet.


Official Book Website                                    Farrar Straus & Giroux

The End of Detroit
by Micheline Maynard
How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market


Official Book Website                                                     Doubleday

Transforming The Global Biosphere
Twelve Futuristic Strategies

by Elliott Maynard, Ph.D


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Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World
by Steve Kemper


Harvard Business School Press

Stretching It -The Story of the Limousine
by Tom Mazza & Michael L Bromley
From Society of Automotive Engineers


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Oil in the Sea III: Inputs, Fates, and Effects 
Committee on Oil in the Sea: Inputs, Fates, and Effects

Best available estimate of oil pollutant discharge into marine waters

National Research Council of the National Academies
Review forthcoming. Click photo for official home page. (Amazing collection of maps & charts)

When You Ride Alone,
You Ride With bin Laden

by Bill Maher
Review by Remy Chevalier


Photo courtesy Gene Simmons Tongue magazine

Taken For A Ride
& Riding The Dragon

by Jack Doyle

36 Pages are currently offered for review at amazon 


Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion 
WIT Press - UK

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton Christensen
Review by Jed Rothwell, contributing editor for Infinite Energy Magazine.

Our Molecular Future By Douglas Mulhall & Materials Matter: Toward a Sustainable Materials Policy by Ken Geiser. Reviews by Remy Chevalier.

The Car That Could-The Inside Story of GM's Revolutionary EV by Michael Shnayerson

The Electric Car and the Burden of History: Studies in the Automotive Systems Rivalry in America, 1890-1996 by David A. Kirsch, Ph.D.

Building the E-Motive Industry by Scott Cronk

The EV book reviews above were contributed by Bob Wing. He was an EV consultant and a West Coast Correspondent for EV News. Bob passed away in March of 2002. We'll miss him greatly at Electrifying Times. R.I.P. Bob, and may there be plenty more EVs where you are going.

Powering the Future: The Ballard Fuel Cell and the Race to Change the World
by Tom Koppel
& The Deal Maker: How William C. Durant Made General Motors by Axel Madsen
Both reviews by Jim Motavalli for cars.com.

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