It rests solely with man: man's fate, along with all other life forms on this planet, is in his hands. Our planet is on a one-way trip to destruction, with Man seated firmly at the helm. For too long we have taken from Mother Earth, with no thought of what she might need in return. Woodlands and rainforests have been destroyed across her surface, oil and coal have been pillaged from within. We are drawing steadily closer to a total fuel shortage - and with it, complete power failure. Wolf Brinsbury, engineer, professor and environmental enthusiast, has spent a lifetime pursuing more economical and ecological means of fuelling our man-made machines. Living as he encourages others to live, he sets about building an engine that would prevent damage to Mother Earth, and so doing, turns to natural elements: air and water. In this enlightening autobiography, he relates his inspirations, his triumphs and, most of all, his fears for the planet should we continue on this course towards total blackout.