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The Race for What's Left
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The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion - a crisis that encompasses shortages of oil and coal, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earth's accessible areas already being exploited, the desperate hunt for supplies has now reached the final frontiers. The Race for What's Left takes us from the Arctic to war zones to deep ocean floors, from a Russian submarine planting the country's flag under the North Pole to the large-scale buying up of African farmland by Saudi Arabia and other food-scarce nations. With resource extraction growing more difficult, the environmental risks are becoming increasingly severe - and the intense search for dwindling supplies is igniting new conflicts and territorial disputes. The only way out, Michael T. Klare argues, is to alter our consumption patterns altogether, a crucial task that will be the greatest challenge of the coming century.
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Michael T. Klare is the author of fourteen books, including 'Resource Wars' and 'Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet'. A contributor to "Current History", "Foreign Affairs" and the "Los Angeles Times", he is the defense correspondent for "The Nation" and the director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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"A first-rate, well-researched wake-up call." --The Christian Science Monitor "Outstanding...Exhaustively researched, beautifully written, and convincingly argued." --The Huffington Post "Stunning." --Rolling Stone "Reading this book, it's hard not to think about postapocalyptic fiction....Think Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, and, most recent, Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games. Yet novelists often skip over the messy parts along the road to dystopia. It's scary to think that Klare, far from crying wolf, might be providing the sordid details in real time." --Science News "If you think oil is the only major thing we're running short of, think again....Crisp, authoritative...A guidebook to wars to come." --Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost A first-rate, well-researched wake-up call. "The Christian Science Monitor" Outstanding Exhaustively researched, beautifully written, and convincingly argued. "The Huffington Post" Stunning. "Rolling Stone" Reading this book, it's hard not to think about postapocalyptic fiction .Think Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, and, most recent, Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games. Yet novelists often skip over the messy parts along the road to dystopia. It's scary to think that Klare, far from crying wolf, might be providing the sordid details in real time. "Science News" If you think oil is the only major thing we're running short of, think again. Crisp, authoritative A guidebook to wars to come. "Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost"" "A first-rate, well-researched wake-up call."---"The Christian Science Monitor" "Outstanding...Exhaustively researched, beautifully written, and convincingly argued."---"The Huffington Post" "Stunning."---"Rolling Stone" "Reading this book, it's hard not to think about postapocalyptic fiction....Think Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, and, most recent, Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games. Yet novelists often skip over the messy parts along the road to dystopia. It's scary to think that Klare, far from crying wolf, might be providing the sordid details in real time."---"Science News" "If you think oil is the only major thing we're running short of, think again....Crisp, authoritative...A guidebook to wars to come."---Adam Hochschild, author of "King Leopold's Ghost" "A first-rate, well-researched wake-up call... Klare has identified the problem in vivid detail."--"The Christian Science Monitor" "An outstanding book--exhaustively researched, beautifully written, and convincingly argued."--"History News Network" "In a sane world, we'd take the limits we are clearly reaching as a signal to reduce our fixation on growth and begin searching for new ways to live. Instead, as Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book." --Bill McKibben, author of "Eaarth" "If you think oil is the only major thing we're running short of, think again. Michael Klare has long been farsighted about the many hazards of a resource-hungry world, and this crisp, authoritative survey does more than just show what the other dangers are. It also feels like a guidebook to wars to come." --Adam Hochschild, author of "King Leopold's Ghost" "Michael Klare has written a gripping account of the world's great resource grab and its terrifying implications for the planet. Fortunately, he doesn't stop there but offers the world a way out through a 'race to adapt.' A must read for anyone who wants to understand not only the challenge of our diminishing resources but also what we can do about it." --Elizabeth C. Economy, author of "The River Runs Black" "Michael Klare is like a beacon shining into the dark and scary wilderness that our future has become. This is an indispensable book for anyone who wants to understand what reality requires of us in the years ahead." --James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Long Emergency" "If Michael Klare cared more about his wallet than about humanity's welfare, he could have spent his career earning gazillions as a global trends adviser for Wall Street. Luckily for the rest of us, he chose people over profit. Now, for the mere price of a "An outstanding book--exhaustively researched, beautifully written, and convincingly argued."--"History News Network" "In a sane world, we'd take the limits we are clearly reaching as a signal to reduce our fixation on growth and begin searching for new ways to live. Instead, as Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book." --Bill McKibben, author of "Eaarth" "If you think oil is the only major thing we're running short of, think again. Michael Klare has long been farsighted about the many hazards of a resource-hungry world, and this crisp, authoritative survey does more than just show what the other dangers are. It also feels like a guidebook to wars to come." --Adam Hochschild, author of "King Leopold's Ghost" "Michael Klare has written a gripping account of the world's great resource grab and its terrifying implications for the planet. Fortunately, he doesn't stop there but offers the world a way out through a 'race to adapt.' A must read for anyone who wants to understand not only the challenge of our diminishing resources but also what we can do about it." --Elizabeth C. Economy, author of "The River Runs Black" "Michael Klare is like a beacon shining into the dark and scary wilderness that our future has become. This is an indispensable book for anyone who wants to understand what reality requires of us in the years ahead." --James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Long Emergency" "If Michael Klare cared more about his wallet than about humanity's welfare, he could have spent his career earning gazillions as a global trends adviser for Wall Street. Luckily for the rest of us, he chose people over profit. Now, for the mere price of a book, we all can benefit from Klare's razor-sharp analysis of where the world is heading--and how we can still change course." "In a sane world, we'd take the limits we are clearly reaching as a signal to reduce our fixation on growth and begin searching for new ways to live. Instead, as Michael Klare makes clear in this powerful book, the heads of our corporate empires have decided to rip apart the planet in one last burst of profiteering. If you want to understand the next decade, I fear you better read this book." --Bill McKibben, author of "Eaarth" "If you think oil is the only major thing we're running short of, think again. Michael Klare has long been farsighted about the many hazards of a resource-hungry world, and this crisp, authoritative survey does more than just show what the other dangers are. It also feels like a guidebook to wars to come." --Adam Hochschild, author of "King Leopold's Ghost" "Michael Klare has written a gripping account of the world's great resource grab and its terrifying implications for the planet. Fortunately, he doesn't stop there but offers the world a way out through a 'race to adapt.' A must read for anyone who wants to understand not only the challenge of our diminishing resources but also what we can do about it." --Elizabeth C. Economy, author of "The River Runs Black" "Michael Klare is like a beacon shining into the dark and scary wilderness that our future has become. This is an indispensable book for anyone who wants to understand what reality requires of us in the years ahead." --James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Long Emergency" "If Michael Klare cared more about his wallet than about humanity's welfare, he could have spent his career earning gazillions as a global trends adviser for Wall Street. Luckily for the rest of us, he chose people over profit. Now, for the mere price of a book, we all can benefit from Klare's razor-sharp analysis of where the world is heading--and how we can still change course." --Mark Hertsgaard, author of "Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth" "Michael Klare has done it again. In

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