Thriving Beyond sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society
by Andrés R. Edwards,
New Society Publishers, 2010
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Ereira, Alan. The Elder Brothers’ Warning. Tairona Heritage Trust, 2009. The Kogi tribe and their message to the world.
Esty, Daniel C. and Andrew S. Winston. Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage. John Wiley & Sons, 2009. The context and players in the sustainable business arena.
Farr, Douglas. Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature. Wiley, 2007. The connections linking urban design, natural systems and sustainable living, with case studies.
Francis, John. Planetwalker: How to Change Your World One Step at a Time. Elephant Mountain Press, 2005. A pilgrimage across America that involved 17 years of silence and 20 years of walking.
Friedman, Thomas L. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. The impact of technology and globalization through stories of people from remote villages to major cities.
Friedman, Thomas L. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. A call for American leadership in global challenges including energy, climate, population and loss of biodiversity.
Friend, Gil. The Truth About Green Business. FT Press, 2009. Strategies and practical steps that organizations can follow to green their operations.
Gardner, Gary T. Inspiring Progress: Religion’s Contributions to Sustainable Development. Worldwatch Institute, 2006. Connections linking religion, ethics, progress and sustainable development.
Ginn, William J. Investing in Nature: Case Studies in Land Conservation in Collaboration with Business. Island Press, 2005. Tools for getting the business community involved in land conservation initiatives.
Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Back Bay Books, 2002. The root of social transformations and the impact of Connectors, Mavens and Salesmen.
Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. Back Bay Books, 2007. The power of initial impressions and gut reactions through interesting examples.
Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. Little, Brown, 2008. The numerous variables involved in why people succeed.
Goleman, Daniel. Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything. Broadway Business, 2009. The life cycle of products and the ecological, economic and social impacts of our purchasing decisions.
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Goodall, Jane. Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating. Wellness Central, 2006. Exploration of the food system and the benefits of organic, local food production.
Goodall, Jane. Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink. Grand Central Publishing, 2009. Success stories of protecting species.
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Gore, Al. The Assault on Reason. Penguin Press, 2007. Issues in the American political process and ways of implementing change through debates.
Gore, Al. Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. Rodale Books, 2009. Solutions to the climate crisis and ways citizens can take action.
Gottfried, David. Greed To Green. Worldbuild Technologies, 2004. A personal journey that revolutionized the building industry through the creation of the US and World Green Building Councils.
Greer, John Michael. The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age. New Society Publishers, 2008. The transition to a post-petroleum age.
Haas, Tigran, ed. New Urbanism and Beyond: Designing Cities for the Future. Rizzoli, 2008. New urbanism, with ideas from leaders in the field.
Haggard, Kenneth and Polly Cooper. Fractal Architecture: Design for Sustainability. BookSurge Publishing, 2006. Sustainability and environmental design concepts and implementation strategies, with diagrams and illustrations.
Hawken, Paul. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. Viking, 2007. The evolution of the movement towards sustainability, with stories of the people and events shaping a better world.
Heath, Chip and Dan Heath. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. Random House, 2007. Well-researched and entertaining narrative about effective communication strategies.
Heinberg, Richard W. The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies. New Society Publishers, 2003. The role of oil in the rise of modern culture and the options when oil runs out.
Heinberg, Richard W. Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. New Society Publishers, 2004. The options for dealing with the world’s rising population and dwindling oil reserves.
Heinberg, Richard W. Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines. New Society Publishers, 2007. The impact of oil depletion, water scarcity, population growth, biodiversity loss and numerous other trends, with an eye toward preparing for the transition before us.
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Hopkins, Rob. The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008. Preparing for the transition to the post-petroleum era.
Isham, Jonathan and Sissel Waage, eds. Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement. Island Press, 2007. Solutions to climate change.
Karlenzig, Warren. How Green is Your City? The SustainLane US City Rankings. New Society Publishers, 2007. Sustainability factors affecting the quality of life in the top 50 US cities.
Keeler, Marian and Bill Burke. Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building. Wiley, 2009. Sustainable building concepts, technologies and implementation strategies.
Kellert, Stephen R. Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection. Island Press, 2005. The connection between the built environment and natural systems.
Kellert, Stephen R. Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life. Wiley, 2008. Designing buildings that are integrated with natural systems.
Kimbrell, Andrew, ed. Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture. Foundation for Deep Ecology, 2002. The impact of the industrial agriculture system and the benefits of an organic and ecological approach to food production.
Kingsolver, Barbara, Camille Kingsolver et al. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Harper Perennial, 2008. A family’s year-long experience eating home-grown food.
Klein, Jeff. Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living. Sounds True, 2009. Ways to integrate business goals with personal values while making a positive difference in the world.
Kolbert, Elizabeth. Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. Bloomsbury, 2006. Explores the impact of climate change in communities around the world and what to expect in the future.
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Mau, Bruce. Massive Change. Phaidon Press, 2004. Narratives, interviews and photographs describing the future of the world from leading futurists and designers.
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Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Penguin Press, 2008. The evolution of the American diet and approaches for returning to healthful eating habits.
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Yudelson, Jerry. Green Building A-Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building. New Society Publishers, 2007. Green building terms and the history and trends of the green building industry.
Yudelson, Jerry. Choosing Green: The Homebuyer’s Guide to Good Green Homes. New Society Publishers, 2008. Purchasing energy efficient, healthy, “green” homes.
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Yunus, Muhammad. Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism. PublicAffairs, 2008. Microfinance and the role of social businesses in dealing with poverty.
Zañartu, Nicolås Piwonka. Chile: Pumalin Corcovado. Ocho Libros Editores, 2006. A photo essay and descriptions of Pumalin Park and Corcovado National Park in the south of Chile.