5 Oct 2006
An Enticing Taste of Albert Bates
I was fortunate enough the other day to get my eager sweaty paws on the nearly finished draft of Albert Bates’ forthcoming masterpiece, [The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook - Recipes for Changing Times](http://www.newsociety.com/bookid/3927″Bates”). It is really the book you’ve been waiting for, a practical, optimistic guide to life beyond the peak. It is due to hit the shelves in early October, and it is really worth waiting for. It will be reviewed at **Transition Culture** nearer the time (once I’ve finished George Monbiot’s new book). In the meantime as a taster, you might enjoy a [great interview with Albert Bates](http://www.liberadio.com/2006/09/25/liberadio-interview-albert-bates-peak-oil/”Liberadio”) that was broadcast on Nashville’s Liberadio. In it he gives a very good introduction to peak oil for beginners, what he calls ‘Peak Oil lite’. Hopefully it will leave you eager to get your hands on the book when it emerges.