“A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.”
– Augustine Birrell


The Transition Timeline






























The second book from the rapidly growing Transition Towns movement:


The Transition Timeline, for a local resilient future

by Shaun Chamberlin

192 pages, 234 x 234mm

Published in 2009 by Green Books


Back cover blurb

An exploration of the history of the next twenty years, The Transition Timeline lightens the fear of our uncertain future, providing a map of what we are facing and the different pathways available to us. It describes four possible scenarios for the UK and world over the next twenty years, ranging from Denial, in which we reap the consequences of failing to acknowledge and respond to our environmental challenges, to the Transition Vision, in which we shift our cultural assumptions to fit our circumstances and move into a more fulfilling, lower-energy world.

The practical, realistic details of this Transition Vision are examined in depth, covering key areas such as food, energy, demographics, transport and healthcare, and they provide a sense of context for communities working towards a thriving future. The book also provides a detailed and accessible update on climate change and peak oil and the interactions between them, including their impacts in the UK, present and future.

Use it. Choose your path, and then make that future real with your actions, individually and with your community. As Rob Hopkins outlines in the chapter he has contributed, there is a rapidly spreading movement addressing these challenges, and it needs you.









All Party Parliamentary Report into TEQs

   The All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil

   Tradable Energy Quotas: A Policy Framework for Peak Oil and Climate Change

   by David Fleming and Shaun Chamberlin


   View as a free pdf (also available in Italian or Spanish) or order a hard copy below

   56 pages, 240 x 170mm

   Published in 2011 by The Lean Economy Connection


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Grow Small, Think Beautiful

   Grow Small, Think Beautiful: Ideas for a Sustainable World from Schumacher College

   Edited by Dr. Stephan Harding

   Authors: Shaun Chamberlin, James Lovelock, Fritjof Capra, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Rupert
   Sheldrake, Satish Kumar, Colin Tudge, Jules Cashford, Peter Reason, Craig Holdredge...

   280 pages, 234 x 156mm

   Published in 2011 by Floris Books











Back cover blurb

Schumacher College, based near Totnes in Devon, England, opened its doors in the early 1990s and is now an internationally-renowned centre for transformative learning on all aspects of sustainable living.

James Lovelock led the first course on Gaia theory. A host of visionary thinkers has followed, including mathematician and biologist Brian Goodwin, who died in 2009. This book is a realisation of his vision for Schumacher College to publish a collection of essays on sustainable solutions to the current global crisis. Themes include the importance of education, science, Transition thinking, economics, energy sources, business and design, in the context of philosophy, spirituality and mythology.

This book is essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of our society and the environment.







What We Are Fighting For

   What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto

   Edited by Federico Campagna and Emanuele Campiglio

   Authors: Shaun Chamberlin, David Graeber, John Holloway, Owen Jones, Ann Pettifor, Hilary
   Wainwright, Alberto Toscano, Nina Power, Mark Fisher, Franco Berardi Bifo, Marina Sitrin...

   224 pages, 198 x 129mm

   Published in 2012 by Pluto Press


   Shortlisted for the Alliance of Radical Booksellers' Bread and Roses Award 2013.










Back cover blurb

The age of austerity has brought a new generation of protesters on to the streets across the world. As the economic crisis meets the environmental crisis, millions fear what the future will bring but also dare to dream of a different society.

What We Are Fighting For tries to answer the question that the mainstream media loves to ask the protesters. The first radical, collective manifesto of the new decade, it brings together some of the key theorists and activists from the new networked and creative social movements.

Chapters outline the alternative vision that animates the new global movement – from 'new economics' and 'new governance' to ‘new public’ and 'new social imagination'. The book concludes by exploring 'new tactics of struggle’.


Reviews

"This collection provides a rallying point for all those who resist the dogmas of contemporary politics and seek a fresh set of alternatives. What We Are Fighting For is a manifesto full of urgent, articulate responses to the current situation."

~ Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School, New York, and author of The Faith of the Faithless.

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"Here are the first flowers of spring: the beginning of an epochal dialogue about the human future. Inspired by the Occupy movements across the world, What We Are Fighting For should inspire all of us to join the conversation."

~ Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and City of Quartz





   

Other books

Shaun has contributed to a number of other books.

He was the editor of the second and third editions of Dr. David Fleming's seminal Energy and the Common Purpose (2005-7), his obituary for Dr. Fleming was included as one of the chapters of Dr. Colin Campbell's Peak Oil Personalities (2011), and he was also part of the team who brought Dr. Fleming's wonderful life's work Lean Logic to posthumous publication (2011).

He also edited Mark Boyle's The Moneyless Manifesto (2012) and wrote the foreword to The Future We Deserve (2012), as well as contributing one of the 100 short essays that make up the book.


Energy and the Common PurposePeak Oil PersonalitiesLean LogicThe Future We Deserve

The Moneyless Manifesto