Recommended Books

Each year we encounter many interesting books and articles about sustainability.  Here are some favorites that help put the conversation on sound footings while building insight, skill, and vision.

Alperovitz, Gar. 2004. America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy. John Wiley & Sons

Berry, Thomas. 1988. The Dream of the Earth. Sierra Club Books. San Francisco.

Berry, Thomas. 1999. The Great Work: Our Way into the Future. Bell Tower. New York.

Capra, F. 2002. The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living. Anchor Books. New York.

Covey, S.R. 2004. The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness. Free Press. New York.

Hawken, P., A. Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. 1999. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Little Brown and Company. Boston.

Imhoff, D. and J. A. Baumgartner (eds.). 2006. Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature: Essays in Conservation-based Agriculture. Watershed Media. Healdsburg, California.

Krupp, F. and M. Horn. 2008. Earth: The Sequel. W. W. Norton and Co. New York and London.

McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, by  North Point Press, 2002.

McKibben, B. 2007. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. Henry Holt and Company. New York.

Miller, A. S. 2003. Gaia Connections: An Introduction to Ecology, Ecoethics, and Economics. 2nd ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Monbiot, G. 2007. Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning. South End Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Nielsen, R. 2005. The Little Green Handbook: Seven Trends Shaping the Future of Our Planet.  Picador. New York.

Pollan, Michael. 2006. Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Penguin Books.

Smil, Vaclav. 2008. Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years. The MIT Press. Cambridge.

Speth, J. G. 2008. The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability.  Yale University Press. New Haven and London.

Wheeler, S. M. and T. Beatley (eds). 2004. The Sustainable Urban Development Reader. Routledge. Taylor and Francis Group. London and New York.