Recommended Books - Intermediate

Ayres, R.U. The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? London, The MIT Press, 2014.

Bardi, U. Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet. White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014

Berners-Lee, M. How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything. London, Profile Books, 2011.

Bihouix, P. The Age of Low Tech: Towards a Technologically Sustainable Civilization. Bristol, Bristol University Press, 2014.

Chamberlain, S. The Transition Timeline: For a Local, Resilient Future. Devon, Green Books Ltd., 2010.

Cohen, J.E. How Many People can the Earth Support? New York, Norton & Company, 1995.  

Colburn, T,. Dumanoski, D., and J.P. Nyers. Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? - A Scientific Detective Story. London, Abacus, 1996.

Cribb, J. Earth Detox: How We Must Clean Up Our Planet. New York, Vambridge University Press, 2021.

Daumas, M. Editor. A History of Technology and Invention: Progress Through the Ages. Volume I: The Origins of Technological Civilization to 1450. Vol II: The First Stages of Mechanization 1450-1725. Volume III: The Expansion of Mechanization 1725-1860. London, John Murray, 1969.

Diamond, J. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive. London, Allan Lane, 2005.

Dietz, R. and D. O’Neil. Enough is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources. London, Earthscan, 2013.

Douthwaite, R. The Growth Illu$ion: How Economics has Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many and Endangered the Planet. Devo, Green Books Ltd., 2nd Edition 1999.  

Ferguson, N. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. New York, The Penguin Press, 2008.

Fernandez-Armesto, F. Millennium. London, Black Swan, 1996.

Fleming, D. Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy. Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016.

Friedman, B.M. The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

Giampietro, M. and K. Mayumi. The Biofuel Delusion: The Fallacy of Large-Scale Agro-biofuel Production. London, Earthscan, 2009.

Gillespie, A. The Illusion of Progress: Unsustainable Development in International Law and Policy. London, Earthscan, 2001.

Graeber, D. Debt: The First 5,000 Years. New York, Melville House Publishing, 2011.

Hagen, N.J. and D.J. White. Reality Blind: Integrating the Systems Science Underpinning Our Collective Futures Volume 1. Kindle Version, 2019.

Hansen, J. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. London, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009.

Harari, Y.N. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. London, Vintage Books, 2018.

Heinberg, R. Power: Limits and Prospects For Human Survival. Gabriola Island, New Society Publishers, 2021.

Heinberg, R. Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. Gabriola Island, New Society Publishers, 2015.

Hickel, J. Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World. Windmill, 2021.

Hickel, J. The Divide. London, William Heinemann, 2017.

Hopkins, R. The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience.  White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008.

Jackson, T. Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet, London, Earthscan, 2009

Jeavons, J. How to Grow More Vegetables (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops). New York, Ten Speed Press, 8th Edition 2012.

Jensen, D., L. Keith, and M. Wilbert. Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lists Its Way and What We Can Do About It. New York, Monkfish Publishing Company, 2021.

Lovelock, J.R. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. New York, Oxford University Press., 1987.

Mackay, D.J.C. Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air. Cambridge, UIT Cambridge Ltd,, 2009

Mollinson, B. Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual. Sisters Creek Tasmania, Tagari Publications, 2nd Edition 2002.

Montgomery, D.R. Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations. Los Aneles, University of California Press, 2007.

Oreskes, N. and E.M. Conway. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. London, Bloomsbury, 2010.

Korten, D.C. When Corporations Rule the World. Oakland, CA, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc., 20th Anniversary Edition 2015.

Pilling, D. The Growth Delusion: The Wealth and Well-Being of Nations. New York, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.

Pitron, G. The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of the Energy and Digital Transition. London, Scribe Publications, 2020

Princen, T. The Logic of Sufficiency. London, The MIT Press, 2005.

Reich, R.B. The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. London, Picador, 2020.

Rockström, J. and O. Gaffney. Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet. London, Penguin Random House, 2021

Smil, V. Growth from Microorganisms to Megacities. London, The MIT Press, 2019.

Smil, V. Energy and Civilization: A History. London, The MIT Press, 2017.

Stiglitz, J. The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future. New York, W.W. Norton Company, 2012.

Stiglitz, J.E. The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them. New York, Norton, 2015.

Stone, C. The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land. Gabriola Island, Canada, New Society Publishers, 2016.

Tainter, J.A. The Collapse of Complex Societies. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Trainer, T. Capitalism: Why We Should Scrap It. Free Download, 2022

Thurow, L.C. The Zero Sum Game: Distribution and the Possibilities for Economic Change. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd., 1981.

Wackernagal, M.  and B. Beyers. Ecological Footprint: Managing Our Biocapacity Budget. Gabriola Island, Canada, New Society Publishers, 2019.

Weisman, A. The World Without Us. London, Virgin Books, 2007.

Wilkinson, R. And K. Pickett. The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger. New York, Bloomsbury Press, 2009.  

Youngquist, W. Geodestinies: The Inevitable Control of Earth Resources Over Nations and Individuals. Portland Oregon, National Book Company, 1997.


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