Recommended books (26)

To broaden your understanding of strong sustainability it is useful to read about the component issues (such as climate change, globalisation, etc) and sustainability issues in general. Here are some books that we can recommend.
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Author(s)TitlePublisher (Year)Comments
Brown, P.G., Garver, G. et al Right Relationship Building a Whole Earth Economy  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2009  
Capra Fritjof  The Hidden Connection: Integrating The Biological, Cognitive, And Social Dimensions Of Life Into A Science Of Sustainability  DoubleDay, 2002  
Daly, H Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development   
Daly, H.  Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development, Selected Essays of Herman Daly (Advances in Ecological Economics) Edward Elgar (2008)  
Diamond, Jared Collapse Penguin Group (2005)  
Flannery, Tim The Weather Makers Atlantic Monthly Press (2006)  
Girardet, Herbert and Mendonça, Miguel  A Renewable World. Energy, Ecology, Equality Devon: Green Books, 2009  
Gore Al An Inconvenient Truth  Rodale, 2006  
Gunderson, Lance and Holling, C S (editors)  Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems Island Press, 2001  
Hamilton, C. Requiem for a Species Allen & Unwin (2010)  
Harré, Niki and Atkinson, Quentin D, Eds Carbon Neutral by 2020 Craig Potton (2007) SANZ board members Maggie Lawton and Klaus Bosselmann were co-contributors to this positive book about creating a carbon neutral society here in the South Pacific. The editors are both psychologists from the University of Auckland and their interest in wellbeing led them to tackle this important issue. 
Jackson, T Prosperity Without Growth Economics for a Finite Planet   London: Earthscan, 2009  
Kolbert, Elizabeth Field Notes from a Catastrophe Bloomsbury Publishing (2006)  
Light, A. and Rolston III, H. (Eds.)  Environmental Ethics An Anthology Oxford: Blackwell Publishing,   
Lynas, M.   Six Degrees. Our Future for a Hotter Planet UK: Fourth Estate, 2007  
Meadows, D.H. Thinking In Systems: A Primer by D H Meadows Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2008  
Meadows, D.H., Randers, J., Meadows, Dennis Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update   
Nadeau, R.  Environmental Endgame NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2006   
Orr, David W  The Last Refuge: Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror Island Press, 2005  
Orr, David W  Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect  Island Press, 2004   
Orr, David W  Ecological Literacy  SUNY Press, 1991  
Speth, J.  The Bridge at the End of the World  Boston: Yale University Press, 2008  
Stone, Michael K. and Barlow, Zenobia (eds)  Ecological Literacy: Educating our Children for a Sustainable World  UC Press, 2005   
Sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand Inc Strong Sustainability for New Zealand: principles and scenarios Nakedize (2009) This is the book version of our own paper on strong sustainability, what it is, and how it can be achieved in New Zealand and elsewhere. 
Sveiby, K-E and Skuthorpe, T. Treading Lightly: The Hidden Wisdom of the World's Oldest People London: Allen and Unwin, 2006  
Taylor, Rhys; Frame, Bob; Delaney, Kate and Brignall-Theyer, Melissa Work In Progress Edition 2: 4 Future Scenarios for New Zealand Manaaki Whenua Press (2007) Scenarios 
Wilkinson, Richard and Pickett, Kate  The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better Penguin, 2009  
Wright, Ronald  A Short History of Progress  Carroll & Graf, 2005  
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