Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer)

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5.3 X 7.8 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
Stan Cox is a plant breeder at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. He has written on environmental issues for newspapers nationwide, including the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, as well as for CounterPunch, AlterNet, and many other online publications. He is the author of Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine.
"This is an important book. The history of air-conditioning is really the history of the world's energy and climate crises, and by narrowing the focus Stan Cox makes the big picture comprehensible. He also suggests remedies--which are different from the ones favored by politicians, environmentalists, and appliance manufacturers, not least because they might actually work."
--David Owen, author of Green Metropolis

"As Stan Cox details in his excellent new book, Losing Our Cool, air conditioning has been a major force in shaping western society."
--Bradford Plumer, The National

"This book is the go-to source for a better understanding of the complexity of pumping cold air into a warming climate."
--Maude Barlow

"Important. . . .What I like about Cox's book is that he isn't an eco-nag or moralist."
--Tom Condon, Hartford Courant

"Stan Cox offers both some sobering facts and some interesting strategies for thinking through a big part of our energy dilemma."
--Bill McKibben

"Well-written, thoroughly researched, with a truly global focus, the book offers much for consumers, environmentalists, and policy makers to consider before powering up to cool down."
--Publishers Weekly