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Books I’ve read and recommend to become better acquainted with the different aspects of creating sustainable communities (Originally published 08/14/2006 – obviously, lots of great books on the subject have been published since then.):

Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World

Alexander, Christopher W., Murray Silverstein, Sara Ishikawa, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction.

Benyus, Janine M. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.

Berry, Wendell. Home Economics.

Brower, Michael, and Warren Leon. The Consumer’s Guide to Effective Environmental Choices.

Brown, Lester R. Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble.

Daly, Herman E., and John B. Cobb, Jr. For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future.

Diamond, Jared. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.

Earley, Lawrence S. Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest.

Edwards-Jones, Gareth, Ben Davies, and Salman Hussain. Ecological Economics: An Introduction.

Elizabeth, Lynne, and Cassandra Adams. Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Methods.

Gibbons, Eull. Stalking the Wild Asparagus.

Greer, John Michael. The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age.

Hawken, Paul. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming.

Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution.

Heinberg, Richard. The Party’s Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies.

Hemenway, Toby. Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture.

Holmgren, David. Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability.

Hopkins, Rob. Energy Descent Pathways: evaluating potential responses to Peak Oil.

Hopkins, Rob. The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resiliance.

Kellert, Stephen R. Building for Life: Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection

Kellert, Stephen R., Judith H. Heerwagen, and Martin L. Mador, ed. Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life.

Kunstler, James Howard. The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century.

Maslow, Abraham H. Toward a Psychology of Being.

McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.

McHarg, Ian L. Design with Nature.

Mies, Maria, and Vandana Shiva. Ecofeminism.

Nash, Roderick Frazier. The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics.

Pyle, Robert Michael. The Thunder Tree Lessons From an Urban Wildland.

Ray, Janisse. Wild Card Quilt: The Ecology of Home.

Schumacher, E.F. Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered.

Seed, John, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming, and Arne Naess. Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings.

Snell, Clarke, Tim Callahan, and Timothy Callahan. Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods: Earth Plaster, Straw Bale, Cordwood, Cob, Living Roofs.

Solar Energy International. Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual.

Stamets, Paul. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World.

Starhawk. The Fifth Sacred Thing.

Villiers, Marq de. Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource.

Wackernagel, Mathis, and William Rees. Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on Earth.

Whitney, Ellie, D. Bruce Means, and Anne Rudloe. Priceless Florida: Natural Ecosystems and Native Species.

Williams, Terry Tempest. Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert.

Wilson, E.O. Biophilia.


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