The following books have withstood the test of time and the messages in these book are as relevant today as when they were first published.
Brown, H. The Challenge of Man's Future. New York, The Viking Press, 1954.
Carson, R. Silent Spring. Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1962
Cook, E. Man, Energy, Society. San Francisco, W.H. Freeman and Company, 1976.
Cottrell, F. Energy and Society: The Relationship Between Energy, Social Change, and Economic Development. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1955.
George, H. Progress and Poverty. London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1943 (First published 1879).
Illich, I. Energy and Equity, London, Calder & Boyers, 1974.
Meadows, D.H., D.L. Meadows, J. Randers, and W.W. Behrens. The Limits to Growth. London, Earth Island Ltd., 1972.
Mishan, E.J. The Costs of Economic Growth. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd., 1971.
Odum, H.T. and E.G. Odum. Energy Basis for Man and Nature. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1976.
Ophuls, W. Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity: Prologue to a Political Theory of the Steady State. San Francisco, Freeman and Company, 1977.
Papanek. V. Design For the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change. New York, Pantheon Books. 1972.
Schumacher, E.F. Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered. London, Abacus, 1977.
Soddy, F. Wealth, Virtual Wealth, and Debt: The Solution of the Economic Paradox. London, Britons Publishing Company, 2nd Edition 1933.
Veblen, T. The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1925 (First published 1899).