Below is a periodically-updated list of books and bibliographies on sources related to sustainability. Please use the comment section of this page to offer recommendations.
- Since 1985, publishing leader for books on the politics and practice of sustainable living.
Various Authors, The Sustainability Project [12-part series], London, Haus Publishing, Jan.-June 2009.
- Are we using the Earth’s resources wisely? Is our natural environment in danger? What do we have to do to secure our future on planet Earth? The Sustainability Project presents twelve books facing up to the challenges posed by globalization offering practical solutions for the 21st century.
Robert Costanza, Lisa J. Graumlich, and Will Steffen, eds., Sustainability or Collapse? An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth, Cambridge, Mass., The MIT Press, 2007.
- Researchers from a range of scholarly disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future. The contributors focus on the human-environment interactions that have shaped historical forces since ancient times and discuss such key methodological issues as data quality.
Andrés R. Edwards, The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift , Gabriola Island, BC, Canada, New Society Publishers, 2005.
Peter Korchnak and Megan Strand, eds. The Portland Bottom Line: Practices for Your Small Business from America’s Hotbed of Sustainability, Portland, Ore.: [publisher?], 2010.
- A collaborative exploration of how small businesses can effectively and efficiently shift toward sustainability and thrive.
—- Other Book Lists —-
The lists below are herein linked so as to minimize replicating source lists that others have previously compiled.
Green Consumerism list on WorldCat.
- [74 items as of Sep. 27, 2010]
Sustainable Development & Planning list on WorldCat.
- [136 items as of Sep. 27, 2010]
Green Reading list on WorldCat.
- [92 items as of Sep. 27, 2010]
Sustainability – Culture/Environment/Society list on WorldCat.
- Pacific University Library sustainable research bibliography relating to culture, environment, and society. [64 items as of Sep. 27, 2010]
- “This polemical book examines the concept of sustainability and presents a critical exploration of its all-pervasive influence on society, arguing that sustainability, manifested in several guises, represents a pernicious and corrosive doctrine that has survived primarily because there seems to be no alternative to its canon: in effect, its bi-partisan appeal has depressed critical engagement and neutered politics. It is a malign philosophy of misanthropy, low aspirations and restraint. This book argues for a destruction of the mantra of sustainability, removing its unthinking status as orthodoxy, and for the reinstatement of the notions of development, progress, experimentation and ambition in its place.” [from Amazon.com]