Essential Reading

Recommended Bibliography

W. Cecil Steward, FAIA, and President and CEO of the Joslyn Institute, has compiled the following recommended Sustainability Bibliography.

Anderson, Ray C. (1998). Mid-Course Correction. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company.

Bell, Simon and Morse, Stephen. (2003). Measuring Sustainability: Learning by Doing. London: Earthscan Publications Limited.

Benyus, Janine M. (1997). Biomimicry. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Berry, Thomas. (1988). The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.

Botkin, Daniel – Quammen, David – McPhee, John – Gould, Stephen Jay – Margulis, etc. (2000). Forces of Change: A New View of Nature Washington, D.C: The National Geographic Society.

Brown, Lester. State of the World annual reports. Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute, issued annually.

Calthorpe, Peter and Fulton, William. (2001). The Regional City. Washington: Island Press.

Capra, Fritjof. (1966). The Web of Life. New York: Anchor Books.

Capra, Fritjof. (1982). The Turning Point. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Capra, Fritjof. (2002). Hidden Connections. New York: Doubleday.

Carson, Rachel. (1962). Silent Spring. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press.

Coates, Gary. (1991). Resettling America: Energy, Ecology, Community. Andover, Maine: Brick House Publications.

Commoner, Barry. (1971). The Closing Circle: Nature, Man and Technology. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Cooper, James Fenimore. (1964). The Pioneers: Or, The Sources of the Susquehanna. New York: New American Library.

Devall, Bill, and George Sessions. (1985). Deep Ecology: Living as If Nature Mattered. Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books.

Devuyst, Dimitri; Hens, Luc; and De Lannoy, Walter. (2001). How Green is the City?. New York: Columbia University Press.

Ehrenfelfd, David. (1981). The Arrogance of Humanism. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ehrlich, Paul R., Anne H. Ehrlich, and John P. Holdren. (1977). Ecoscience, Population, Resources, Environment. San Francisco: Freeman.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. (1985). Nature: A Facsimile of the First Edition with an Introduction by Jaroslav Pelikan. Boston: Beacon Press.

Gelbspan, Ross. (1997). The Heat is On. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.

Gore, Al. (1992). Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Gottfried, David. (2004). Greed to Green. Berekley, CA: Worldbuild Publishing.

Hawken, Paul – Lovins, Amory – Lovins, L. Hunter. (1999). Natural Capitalism. Boston: Little Brown and Company.

Hiss, Tony. (1990). The Experience of Place. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Jackson, Wes, Wendell Berry, and Bruce Colman. (1984). Meeting the Expectations of the Land: Essays in Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship. San Francisco: North Point Press.

Hayden, Tom. (1996). The Lost Gospel of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club.

Kutter, Robert. (1997). Everything For Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets. New York: Alfred A. Knopf and Twentieth Century Fund.

Leopold, Aldo. (1987). A Sand County Almanac. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lewis, Philip H. (1996). Tomorrow By Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Lovelock, James. (1979). Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lovelock, James. (1991). Healing Gaia. New York: Crown Publishing Group.

McHarg, Ian L. (1971). Design with Nature. Garden City, N.Y.: Natural History Press/Doubleday.

Momaday, N. Scott. (1976). The Way to Rainy Mountain. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Mumford, Lewis. (1961). The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World.

Noble, David F. (1977). America by Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism. New York: Oxford University Press.

Olson, Richard and Thomas A. Lyson. (1999). Under the Blade: The Conversion of Agricultural Landscapes. Boulder: Westview Press.

President’s Council on Sustainable Development. (1996). Sustainable America: A New Consensus for Prosperity, Opportunity, and A Healthy Environment for the Future. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Quinn, Daniel. (1992). Ishmael. New York: Bantum/Turner.

Quinn, Daniel. (1996). The Story of B: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit. New York: Bantam Books.

Quinn, Daniel. (1997). My Ishmael. New York: Bantam Books.

Roberts, Paul. (2004). The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Sayre, Robert. (1987). Thoreau and the American Indians. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 93.

Schumacher, E. F. (1975). Small Is Beautiful. New York: Perennial/Harper & Row.

Stone, Harris with Joan Stone and J. William Carswell. (1998). Dispersed City of the Plains. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Teale, Edwin Way. (1954). The Wilderness World of John Muir. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

United Nations & World Resources Institute. (1996). World Resources: A Guide to the Global Environment. New York: Oxford University Press.

WCED – World Commission on Environment and Development. (1987). Our Common Future. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ward, Diane Raines. (2002). Water Wars. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group.

Werbach, Adam. (1997). Act Now, Apologize Later. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Yeang, Ken. (1995). Designing With Nature. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.