Further Reading


The following book list is not exhaustive but all of the titles are highly recommended as an accompaniment to A Matter Of Scale.

If I haven’t read the book, I won’t list it here: sorry, that’s just the way I work.

Always try and borrow a book (from a friend or a library) before buying it, and if you have to buy it then try and find it second hand. If the book is significantly online I have included a link to it.

Essential Reading

Sharon Astyk, “Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front”, New Society, 2008.

Carolyn Baker, “Sacred Demise”, iUniverse, 2009.

Franz J. Broswimmer, “Ecocide”, Pluto Press, 2003.

Erich Fromm, “To Have Or To Be?” Abacus, 1976.

Derrick Jensen, “Endgame. Volume 1: The Problem Of Civilization”, Seven Stories Press, 2006.

Derrick Jensen, “Endgame Volume II: Resistance”, Seven Stories Press, 2006.

Daniel Quinn, “Beyond Civilization”, Three Rivers Press, 1999.

Other Relevant and Interesting Books

Bob Altemayer, “The Authoritarians”, University of Winnipeg, 2006.

Ward Churchill, “Pacifism As Pathology”, AK Press, 2007.

Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion”, Bantam Press, 2006.

Richard Fortey, “Life: An Unauthorised Biography”, HarperCollins, 1997.

John Taylor Gatto, “Dumbing Us Down”, New Society Publishers, 2005.

Malcolm Gladwell, “The Tipping Point”, Abacus, 2002.

Karl Taro Greenfeld, “China Syndrome”, 2006, Penguin Books.

Thomas Homer-Dixon, “The Upside Of Down”, Souvenir Press, 2007

The Invisible Committee, “The Coming Insurrection”, Semiotext(e), 2009

Naomi Klein, “No Logo”, Flamingo, 2001.

Richard Mabey, “Food For Free”, Collins, 2007.

Plato, “The Republic“, Penguin Classics, 1955.

James Reeves, ed., “Selected Poems of John Clare”, Heinemann, 1954.

Ana Salote, “Tree Talk”, Speaking Tree, 2007 (young adults and children)

Mark Steel, “What’s Going On?”, Simon and Schuster, 2008.

Mark Thomas, “As Used On The Famous Nelson Mandela“, Ebury Press, 2006.

Edward O. Wilson, “Success And Dominance In Ecosystems: The Case of Social Insects”, 1990, Ecology Institute.

Ronald Wright, “A Short History Of Progress”, Anansi, 2004.

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