I saw this ‘tweeted’ but thegoodhuman one day. It’s a book on living without all the things depend on. It’s called When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency. You can find the book at chelsea green and read an interview with author, Matthew Stein, P.E.
Spotted this book, Big Box Swindle, on twitter, GreenestDollar posted it. Looks like a good book and might just convince you to stop shopping at the big box marts. I don’t need any convincing but it’s not easy to stop shopping there. I totally understand why they’ve become so successful. Here’s the official description of the book.
In less than two decades, large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement—and she shows how a growing number of communities and independent businesses are effectively fighting back.