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World made by hand

Author: James Howard Kunstler; Jim Meskimen
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2010.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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In The Long Emergency, celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production combined with climate change had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. In World Made by Hand, an astonishing work of speculative fiction, Kunstler brings to life what America might be, a few decades hence, after these catastrophes converge. The electricity has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Kunstler, James Howard.
Witch of Hebron.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, 2010
(OCoLC)651915536
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James Howard Kunstler; Jim Meskimen
ISBN: 9781441772992 1441772995
OCLC Number: 682887936
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 09:39:45.
Performer(s): Read by Jim Meskimen.
Description: 1 sound file (09 hr., 39 min., 45 sec.) : digital.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 138869 KB; MP3 file size: 272087 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: James Howard Kunstler.

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In The Long Emergency, celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production combined with climate change had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. In World Made by Hand, an astonishing work of speculative fiction, Kunstler brings to life what America might be, a few decades hence, after these catastrophes converge. The electricity has flickered out. The automobile age is over. In Union Grove, a little town in upstate New York, the future is nothing like people thought it would be. Life is hard and close to the bone. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president, and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren't sure. The townspeople's challenges play out in a dazzling, fully realized world of abandoned highways and empty houses, horses working the fields and rivers, no longer polluted, and replenished with fish.

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