Resources on deep ecology, ecological sustainability and ecodesign

  • Benson, J.F. & M.H. Roe 2000. Landscape and Sustainability. Routledge, London. More info
  • Blewitt, J. 2008. Understanding sustainable development. Earthscan, London.
  • Bookchin, M. 2005. The ecology of freedom: The emergence and dissolution of hierarchy. AK Press, Oakland.
  • Brown, L.R. 2009. Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to save civilization. Earth Policy Institute. W.W. Norton & Company, New York. Download
  • Devall, B. 2007. Deep ecology. Living as if nature mattered. Gibbs Smith Publisher, Salt Lake city.
  • Diamond, J.M. 1997 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. W.W. Norton & Co., New York.
  • Diamond, J.M. 2005. Collapse. How societies choose to fail or succeed. Viking Press, New York. Read more
  • Drengson, A. & B. Devall 2008. The ecology of wisdom. Writings by Arne Naess. Counterpoint, Berkeley.
  • Fisher, A. 2002. Radical ecopsychology. Psychology in the service of life. State University of New York Press, Albany.
  • Hathaway, M & L. Boff 2009. The Tao of liberation. Exploring the ecology of transformation. Orbis Books, Maryknoll.
  • Lavigne, D.M. (ed.). 2006. Gaining ground: In pursuit of ecological sustainability.  International Fund for Animal Welfare, Guelph, Canada, and the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Read more
  • Leopold, A. 1949. A Sand County Almanac. Oxford University Press.
  • Schumacher, E. F. 1973. Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered. Harper & Row.
  • Sessions, G. (ed.) 1995. Deep ecology for the 21st Century. Readings on the philosophy and practice of the new environmentalism. Shambhala, London.
  • Spinoza, B. de 1996. Ethics. (translation by E. Curley). Penguin Classics. Penguin Books, London.

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