Christopher Steiner is a civil engineer and staff writer for Forbes and wonders how our lives will change when -- not if - the price of gasoline peaks at twenty dollars a gallon. His book is not intended to frighten us out of our wits but instead comforts us with the speculation that when the price of or the availability of gasoline no longer consumes much of our economy, our conversation, and indeed our lives things will become much simpler -- eventually. Of course until that simplicity arrives things will probably be pretty tense.
This is a book worth reading.
I'm a big fan of living simply, of growing food, and of going about our collective business within the resources obtainable without ruining lives or biospheres.