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The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift. By Andres R. Edwards. Sustainability has become a buzzword in the last decade, but its full meaning is complex. This book analyzes sustainability in terms of the principles, declarations and intentions that have emerged from conferences and publications, and which serve as guidelines for policy decisions and future activities. More...

The Principles of Sustainability. By Simon Dresner. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text covers the historical development of the concept of sustainability, contemporary debates about how to achieve it, and obstacles and the prospects for overcoming them. More...

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. By Lester Brown. In this updated edition of the landmark Plan B, Brown outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first-century civilization. The scale and complexity of issues facing our fast-forward world have no precedent. With Plan A, business as usual, we have neglected these issues. In Plan B 3.0, Brown warns that the only effective response now is a World War II-type mobilization like that in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor. More…

Sustainability Indicators: Measuring the Immeasurable. By Simon Bell and Stephen Morse. Examines the origins and development of the Systemic Sustainability Analysis. Also looks at Systemic Prospective Sustainability Analysis (SPSA) and IMAGINE (other indicator assessment tools), and provides an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of sustainable development projects. More...

Green Plans: Greenprint for Sustainability. By Huey Johnson. Green plans are the most effective strategies yet developed for moving from industrial environmental deterioration to postindustrial sustainability. Johnson provides the first detailed and understandable examination of the theory, implementation, and performance of green plans in the Netherlands, Canada, and New Zealand. More... | Huey Johnson EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. By Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich. Tracing the interplay between environmental change and genetic and cultural evolution since the dawn of humanity, Paul and Anne Ehrlich offer a vivid and unique exploration of our origins, our evolution, and our future. As we clear forests to raise crops, build cities and highways, and create chemicals never before seen, we may be undermining our own supremacy. Humanity can again adapt - if we learn from our evolutionary past. More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

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Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future. By Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich. Issues including overpopulation, depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and loss of biodiversity have been diminished in the public imagination using pseudoscientific counter evidence, often the output of a politically motivated foundation. Examples are methodically examined and refuted. More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

Better Environmental Decisions. Edited by Ken Sexton et al. Responds to the need for improved environmental decisions by bringing together leading scholars and practitioners to provide an interdisciplinary introduction to the subject. More...

Deep Design. By David Wann. Explores a new way of thinking about design, one that asks "What is our ultimate goal?" before the first step has been taken. "Deep designs" meet the criteria of renewability, recyclability, and nontoxicity. More... | David Wann EcoSpeakers Info >>

Frontiers of Sustainability. By Roger Dower et al. A concrete plan for achieving sustainable development in the United States. A technologically feasible vision of the future in which the unwanted trends we see unfolding now are reversed. More...

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Biologic: Designing With Nature to Protect the Environment. By David Wann. Explains why we must all consider the environmental consequences of our individual and community actions in everything from the simple tasks of our daily lives to the construction techniques of major developments. In addition to thinking logically, we must learn to think biologically. More... | David Wann EcoSpeakers Info >>

Design for a Livable Planet. By Jon Naar. Explains the causes of environmental damage and offers practical steps. Includes sections on wastes, toxics, water quality, air pollution, global warming, deforestation, and renewable energy. More...

The History of Geographic Information Systems. By Timothy Foresman. To understand the power of Geographical Information Systems and Geographical Positioning Systems today, it is essential to understand their background and history, and the needs they were designed to answer. GIS technology is changing the world. This book brings together the pioneers, key scientists and entrepreneurs who created the GIS field. More… | Timothy Foresman EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Least Imperfect Path : A Global Journal for the Future. By John Ivanko. Spanning more than thirty countries, John Ivanko's adventures and experiences are captured in this travelogue. More than just the recounting of a journey, it provides insightful perspectives on a world undergoing both ecological and social change as well as clues for what might lead to a more regenerative, sustainable, and peaceful future. More… | John Ivanko EcoSpeakers Info >>

The National Audubon Society Almanac of the Environment. By Valerie Harms. What we can do to restore and protect the Earth. Includes sections on homes and yards, garbage and recycling, transportation, recreation, public lands, oceans, cultural ecology, and more. More...

Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. By Lester Brown. Sustaining our early twenty-first century global civilization now depends on shifting to a renewable energy-based, reuse/recycle economy with a diversified transport system. Plan B has three components: (1) a restructuring of the global economy so that it can sustain civilization; (2) an all-out effort to eradicate poverty, stabilize population, and restore hope in order to elicit participation of the developing countries; and (3) a systematic effort to restore natural systems. More…

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