I would only recommend this book if you are new to the idea of peak oil and sustainable living. Its basically a general overview of things you can do to lower your carbon footprint, build resiliance and foster stronger communities. If you are already familiar with the idea of peak oil, climate change and economic collapse, you'll find this book too basic. It has a lot of links to other information on the topics it presents, particularly web resources which could be handy if you were looking for extra information or wondered where to look next once you have the basics. If you already practice sustainable living, look for something other than this book; a good resource for those just beginning their journey, disappointing if you're already on that path.