Saturday, August 8, 2009

Giveaway: $20 Per Gallon by Christopher Steiner (Audiobook)

Imagine an everyday world in which the price of gasoline (and oil) continues to go up, and up, and up. Think about the immediate impact that would have on our lives.

Of course, everybody already knows how about gasoline has affected our driving habits. People can't wait to junk their gas-guzzling SUVs for a new Prius. But there are more, not-so-obvious changes on the horizon that Chris Steiner tracks brilliantly in this provocative work.

Consider the following societal changes: people who own homes in far-off suburbs will soon realize that there's no longer any market for their houses (reason: nobody wants to live too far away because it's too expensive to commute to work). Telecommuting will begin to expand rapidly. Trains will become the mode of national transportation (as it used to be) as the price of flying becomes prohibitive. Families will begin to migrate southward as the price of heating northern homes in the winter is too pricey. Cheap everyday items that are comprised of plastic will go away because of the rising price to produce them (plastic is derived from oil). And this is just the beginning of a huge and overwhelming domino effect that our way of life will undergo in the years to come.

Steiner, an engineer by training before turning to journalism, sees how this simple but constant rise in oil and gas prices will totally re-structure our lifestyle. But what may be surprising to readers is that all of these changes may not be negative - but actually will usher in some new and very promising aspects of our society.

Steiner will probe how the liberation of technology and innovation, triggered by climbing gas prices, will change our lives. The book may start as an alarmist's exercise.... but don't be misled. The future will be exhilarating.

Available in CD and Digital Download formats.
Also available in e-book and hardcover.
Listen to an excerpt.
Read an excerpt.
Visit Christopher Steiner’s blog.
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Learn more about the book by visiting 20perGallon.com.



Thanks to Hachette Book Group I have three copies to give away!

Contest runs from August 8, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST August 31, 2009. Winners will be announced September 1, 2009. Open to residents of US and Canada only. No PO boxes.

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22 comments:

Ryan G said...

My first comment is that I can't wait to listen to this. It sounds very intriguing and prophetic to me.

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Ryan G said...

I am already a follower of your blog

Ryan G said...

I left a tweet, here is the link

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Ryan G said...

Already follow you on Twitter: Ryan_Groff

Ryan G said...

I left a comment on the Hush, Hush post

Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I'm also a follower on Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I think this book would frustrate me. Why can't some of these changes be getting made NOW???

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Dawn M. said...

This is a topic I'd like to learn more about. Would love the chance to listen to this one. Count me in! :0)

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Dawn M. said...

I subscribe by email. :0)

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Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle


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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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I tweeted about this!

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I'm a Twitter follower!

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