Wednesday, August 17, 2016

8/16 Creation Corner: Summer Enviro. Books


After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene. Jedediah Purdy.
Atmosphere of Hope: Solutions to the Climate Crisis.  Tim Flannery.
Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America.  Kevin   M. Lowe
The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis/ A Biography of an Ingenious Species.  Ruth DeFries.
Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China.  Matthew E. Kahn and Siqi Zheng.
Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet.  Gernor Wagner and Martin Weitzman.
The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience & Farming, by Natasha Bowens.
Contemporary Moral and Social Issues: An Introduction Through Original Fiction, Discussion, and Readings.  Thomas D. Davis and Wiley Blackwell.
Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?  Alan Weisman.
Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era.  Giacomo D'Alisa, Federico Demaria, and Giorgos Kallis.
Designing Our Way to a Better World.  Thomas Fisher.
Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice.  Lisa Kemmerer.
The Ecological Rift.  John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York.
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World.  Joel K. Bourne Jr.
The Fabulous Future?  America and the World in 2040.  Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro, editors.
Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.  Ian Angus (Angus edits the web journal .
Famine, Affluence, and Morality.  Peter Singer.
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.  Novella Carpenter.
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.  Wenonah Hunter.
For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action.  Charles Camosy (a member of the Faith Advisory Council  of the Humane Society of the United States.)
Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment.  Wenonah Hunter.
Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America.  Alex V. Barnard.
From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone.  Paul Thompson.
The Gene: An Intimate History.  Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Getting to Green: Saving Nature, a Bipartisan Solution.  Frederic C. Rich.
The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic.  Jamie James.
Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day.  Leanne Brown.
The Great Transition Today: A Report from the Future.  Paul D. Raskin.
Green, American Style: Becoming Earth-Friendly and Reaping the Benefits.  Anna M. Clark.
Greening the Global Economy.  Robert Pollin.
Hands: What We Do With Them---and Why.  Darian Leader.
Hope on Earth: A Conversation.  Paul R. Ehrlich and Michael Charles Tobias.
HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.  Mark Hertsgaard.
Imperial Ecology.  Peder Anker.
Keepers of the Green World: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Sustainability, edited by Melissa K. Nelson and Dan Shilling (2016).
Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health, by Nicholas Freudenberg.
Leviathan or, the Whale.  Philip Hoare.
Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet.  Dieter Helm.
Nature's Fortune:  How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.  Mark R. Tercek and Jonathan S. Adams.
Not Natural: The Production of Disasters and the Rush to Resilience.  Stan Cox and Paul Cox (2016).
Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society (re: Frederick Law Olmsted). Charles E. Beveridge, ed.
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information.  Daniel J. Levitin.
Panic at the Pump:  The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s.  Meg Jacobs.
Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Substantively Revised Edition).  Lester R. Brown.
Plentitude: The New Economics of True Wealth.  Juliet Schor.
Prairie Crossing: Creating an American Conservation Community.  John Scott Watson.
Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet.  Tim Jackson.
Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity.  Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz.
Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed---And What it Means for Our Future, by     Dale Jamieson.
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America.  Douglas Brinkley.
The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger.  Jonathan Schell.
Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World.  J.R. McNeill.
Soul of an Octopus.  Sy Montgomery.
Spirituality and the State: Managing Nature and Experience in America's National Parks.  Kerry Mitchell.
Strangers Drowning: Grappling With Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help.  Larissa MacFarquhar.
Stuffed and Starved, by Raj Patel.
There is Still Time: To Look at the Big Picture...And Act!  Peter Seidel.
Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons, by David Bollier.
Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival.  Michael E. Webber.
Too Many People?  Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis.  Ian Angus.
The Tragedy of the Commodity: Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. Stefano B. Longo, Rebecca Clausen, and Brett Clark.Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence.  Christian Parenti.
The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer and How to Win It, by Clifton Leaf.
Two Percent Solutions for the Planet:  50 Low-Cost, Low-Tech, Nature-Based Practices for Combatting Hunger, Drought, and Climate Change.  Courtney White.
Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.  Bill Nye.
Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea.  Erik Reece.
Waste:  Uncovering the Global Food Scandal.  Tristram Stuart.
Waste Free Kitchen Handbook: A guide to eating well and saving money by wasting less food.  Dana Gunders.
Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource.  David Sedlak.
Wattana: An Orangutan in Paris.  Chris Herzfeld.
The Weather Makers:  How Man is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth.  Tim Flannery.
What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism.  Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster.
What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Climate Justice.  Wen Stephenson.
Who Rules the Earth?: How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives.  Paul F. Steinberg.
Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored  Wildlands, and  Geoengineering are Necessary.  Stewart Brand.
Why Are We Waiting?  The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change.          Nicholas Stern.
Wonders of the National Parks: A Geology of North America.  Ford Cochran.
The Wood for the Trees: The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood.  Richard Fortey.

Fiction titles (summer beach reading?)

Barkskins.  Annie Proulx.
Beast.  Paul Kingsnorth.
Heat and Light.  Jennifer Haigh (an ecologically minded novel).
The Last Wolf and Herman.  Laszlo Krasznahorkai (translated by George Szirtes and John Batki).

Adventure Narratives by Women (also summer reading potential?).

Climbing Days.  Dorothy Pilley.
Everything Is Teeth.  Evie Wyld. (graphic novel).
Running: A Love Story.  Jen Miller.
This Road I Ride.  Juliana Buhring.
The Valley of the Assassins.  Freya Stark.
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube.  Blair Braverman.
West with the Night.  Beryl Markham.
Wild.  Cheryl Strayed.
Also see other titles by Gretel Ehrlich, Pam Houston, Kira Salak, and Sara Wheeler.

Films by Josh Fox (b. 1972, Wayne County, PA)

2010 Gasland (directed, wrote & produced).
2013 Gasland Part II (directed, wrote & produced).
2016 How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (directed, wrote & produced).

Nature Writing:  See the Wainwright Prize.

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