The Poverty of Power; Energy and the Economic Crisis
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First Edition. Black cloth over boards with titling in gilt on the spine and author's initials blind stamped on the front cover. SIGNED "Barry Commoner" on free front endpaper. 5.5" x 8.38", 1 - 314 pp. Uncut fore edge, tight clean copy with only previous bookseller note in pencil on ffe. DJ has no significant wear, now appropriately preserved in mylar. Barry Commoner (1917 – 2012) was a cellular biologist, college professor, and politician. He was a leading ecologist and among the founders of the modern environmental movement and ran as the Citizens Party candidate in the 1980 U.S. presidential election. His work studying the radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons testing led to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963. Very good / very good. Item #3141
"In theory, we could save 85 percent of the amount of energy that we now use; practical limitations suggest that the possible savings are probably about 55-60 percent...in any case, it seems clear that there is room for a drastic reduction in energy consumption without reducing our standard of living.