Thursday, February 24, 2011

Recommended Readings:

The following is a rather eclectic and broad-based list of books I have read that I highly recommend for educating yourself about the state of both our natural and built environments, as well as some reading that provides a bit of spiritual inspiration while trying to navigate this complicated and oftentimes frightening world. A couple of them (with asterisks) I have reviewed in SABMagazine, a Canadian sustainable building trade magazine. Enjoy!

The End of Food: Thomas Pawlick

*The Long Emergency: James Howard Kunstler

Urban Meltdown: Clive Doucet

A Pattern Language: Christopher Alexander

Dark Age Ahead: Jane Jacobs

The Death And Life of Great American Cities: Jane Jacobs

Heat; How to Stop the Planet From Burning: George Monbiot

Voluntary Simplicity: Duane Elgin

Natural Capitalism: Paul Hawkin

*Silent Spring: Rachel Carson

The Power of Now: Eckert Tolle

Renewable Energy Handbook: William H. Kemp

*Sea Sick: Alanna Mitchell

The One Straw Revolution: Masanobu Fukuoka

The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace:  Dalai Lama

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