Introduction; Energy, Nature and Society; Party Time: The Historic Interval of Cheap, Abundant Energy; Lights Out: Approaching the Historic Interval's End; Non-Petroleum Energy Sources: Can the Party Continue?; A Banquet of Consequences; Managing the Collapse: Strategies and Recommendations; Index.
Richard Heinberg, from Santa Rosa, CA, has been writing about energy resources issues and the dynamics of cultural change for many years. A member of the core faculty at New College of California, he is an award-winning author of three previous books. His Museletter was nominated for its "Best Alternative Newsletter" award by Utne Reader in 1993.