Bookshelf

Below is a list of recommended books in the sustainability field:

  • Ray Anderson with Robin White, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose- Doing Business by Respecting the Earth, St. Martin's Press
  • G. Z. Brown, Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies, John Wiley and Sons
  • Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, Houghton Mifflin
  • Yvon Chouinard, Vincent Stanley, The Responsible Company: What We've Learned from Patagonia's First 40 Years, Patagonia Books
  • Norman Crowe, Nature and the Idea of a Man-made World, MIT Press
  • Norman Crowe, Richard Economakis & Michael Lykoudis, Building Cities: Towards a Civil Society and Sustainable Environment, Artmedia Press
  • Howard Davis, The Culture of Building, Oxford University Press
  • Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck, Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, Macmillan
  • Douglas Farr, Sustainable Urbanism, Wiley Press
  • Charles Fishman, The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, Free Press
  • Mckenzie Funk, Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, Penguin Books
  • David Gottfried, Explosion Green: One Man's Journey to Green the World's Largest Industry, Morgan James Publishing
  • James Hansen, Storms of my Grandchildren, Bloomsbury USA
  • Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, Little, Brown and Company
  • Dolores Hayden, Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000, Vintage Books
  • Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Random House
  • Dale Jamieson, Reason in a Dark Time: Why the struggle against climate change failed - and what it means for our future, Oxford University Press.
  • Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Simon & Schuster
  • Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction, Picador
  • James Kunstler, The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape and Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century, Simon and Schuster
  • Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, Oxford University Press
  • J. Owen Lewis, A Green Vitruvius: Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architectural Design, James and James
  • Eduardo Lozano, Community Design and the Culture of Cities, Cambridge University Press
  • George Marshall, Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, Bloomsbury USA.
  • Steve Mouzon, The Original Green: Unlocking the Mystery of True Sustainability, The New Urban Guild Foundation
  • McDonough & Braungart, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, North Point Press
  • John Norquist, The Wealth of Cities: Revitalizing the Centers of American Life, Da Capo Press
  • Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt, Bloomsbury Press
  • Joseph Pearce, Small is Still Beautiful: Economics as if Families Mattered, ISI Books
  • Christiana Peppard, Just Water: Theology, ethics, and the global water crisis, Orbis.
  • Tom Standage, An Edible History of Humanity, Walker & Company
  • M.R. Tercek & J.S. Adams, Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature, Basic Books