Recommended Books
Transition to a Sustainable future - updated 17 January 2021   Return to Index

‘A Pattern Language: Towns Buildings Construction’ by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein, 1977 - link here

'Apologies to the Grandchilren: Reflections on Our Ecological Predicament, Its Deeper Causes, and Its Political Consequences' by William Ophuls, 2018 - link here

'Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good' by Christian Felber, 2019 - link here

'Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming' edited by Paul Hawken - link here

'Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist' by Kate Raworth 2017 - link here

'Earth at a Crossroads: Paths to a Sustainable Future' by Hartmut Bossel, 1998 - link here

Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlement’ by Constantinos A. Doxiadis, 1968. - Provides an excellent taxonomic system and history of the development of human settlements, but has a fatally flawed vision of a global Ecumenopolis - link here  

'Energy Analysis for a Sustainable Future: Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism' by by Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi, and Alevgül H. Şorman
, 2013 - link here

‘Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse’ edited by Richard Douthwaite and Gillian Fallon, 2011 - link here

'Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing'  by Ian Gough, 2017 - link here

'Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning' by George Monbiot, 2007 - link here

'Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It' by David Fleming, edited by Shaun Chamberlin 2016 - online version link here

'Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution' by Paul Hawken and L. Hunter Lovins - link here

'On Fire, The Burning Case for a Green New Deal’ by Naomi Klein, 2019 - link here 

'Power: Limits and Prospects For Human Survival' by Richard Heinberg, 2021 - Post Carbon Institute website link here

'Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy' by David Fleming (edited by Shaun Chamberlin), 2016 - link here

'The Future is Not What it Used to Be: Climate Change and Energy Scarcity' by Jorg Friedrichs, 2013 - link here
'The Green New Deal and Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can' by Stan Cox, 2020 - link here

'The Knowledge: How ro Rebuild Our World After An Apocalypse' by Lewis Dartnell, 2014 - link here

'There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years' by Mike Berners-Lee, 2019 - link here

‘The Political Economy of Degrowth’, PhD thesis by Timothée Parrique, 2019 – ResearchGate link here
'The SIMPOL solution: Solving Global Problems Could Be Easier Than We Think' by John Bunzl and Nick Duffell, 2018 - link here

‘The Transition Timeline: For a Local, Resilient Future’ by Shaun Chamberlin, 2009 - link here

‘The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilisation’ by Thomas Homer-Dixon, 2006 - link here

'The World Without Us' by Alan Weisman, 2007 - link here

'Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future' by Susan Krumdieck 2020 - link here

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