Daily Archives: March 27, 2009

Earth and Society–Recommended Reading for April

Youth March for Environmental Justice

Youth March for Environmental Justice

April 19-25 is Earth Week at Highline Community College. Come and check out our featured resources on how the environment affects people and vice versa. Here you will find not only books [both paper and electronic] and videos but also online resources that can help you make this world a more livable place for everyone.

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A river lost : the life and death of the Columbia / Blaine Harden.

Careers in the environment / Mike Fasulo and Paul Walker.

Climate affairs : a primer / Michael H. Glantz.

Earth in the balance : ecology and the human spirit / Al Gore.

The environment: a human crisis / [by] Michael D. Piburn

Environmental overkill : whatever happened to common sense? / Dixy Lee Ray with Lou Guzzo.

The Gaia atlas of first peoples : a future for the indigenous world / Julian Burger with campaigning groups and native peoples worldwide ; foreword by Maurice F. Strong.

Global spin : the corporate assault on environmentalism / Sharon Beder.

The green alternative : creating an ecological future / Brian Tokar.

Green rage : radical environmentalism and the unmaking of civilization / Christopher Manes.

It’s a matter of survival / Anita Gordon, David Suzuki.

Last child in the woods : saving our children from nature-deficit disorder / Richard Louv

Meadowlark economics : perspectives on ecology, work, and learning / James Eggert.

The new atlas of planet management / general editors, Norman Myers & Jennifer Kent ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson.

Only one world : our own to make and to keep / Gerard Piel

Opportunities in environmental careers / Odom Fanning

Our common future / World Commission on Environment and Development.

Reducing poverty and sustaining the environment [electronic resource] : the politics of local engagement / edited by Stephen Bass … [et al.].

Two cheers for the Affluent Society : a spirited defense of economic growth / Wilfred Beckerman.



Ecopsychology [videorecording] : restoring the earth, healing the self / a Baylands Productions release.

Is God green? [videorecording] / a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; a presentation of Thirteen/WNET ; producer, director, Tom Casciato ; writers, Bill Moyers, Tom Casciato.

Network Earth [videorecording] : Personal effects / CNN News Network ; Turner Multimedia ; produced by Phil Frank.

Race to save the planet. Now or never [videorecording] / produced by the WGBH Science Unit in association with Chedd-Angier … [et al.] ; written, produced and directed by Linda Harrar.

Future conditional [videorecording] / NIEHS, NSF ; producer, Marilyn Weiner ; director-writer, Hal Weiner ; a Screenscope production in association with South Carolina ETV.

Journey to planet Earth. Season one [videorecording] / produced by Marilyn Weiner ; director/writer, Hal Weiner ; a production of Screenscope Inc. in association with South Carolina Educational Television.

On the brink [videorecording] / a Screenscope production in association with South Carolina Educational Television ; producer, Marilyn Weiner ; director/writer, Hal Weiner.

The State of the planet [videorecording] / Producer, Marilyn Weiner ; director-writer, Hal Weiner ; a Screenscope production in association with South Carolina ETV.


Online Books

Agency, democracy, and nature [electronic resource] : the U.S. environmental movement from a critical theory perspective / Robert J. Brulle.

A fierce green fire [electronic resource] : the American environmental movement / Philip Shabecoff.

Beyond mothering earth [electronic resource] : ecological citizenship and the politics of care / Sherilyn MacGregor.

Building for life [electronic resource] : designing and understanding the human-nature connection / Stephen R. Kellert

Conservative environmentalism [electronic resource] : reassessing the means, redefining the ends / James R. Dunn and John E. Kinney.

Controversies in environmental sociology [electronic resource] / edited by Rob White.

Dam! [electronic resource] : water, power, politics, and preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park / John Warfield Simpson.

Earth First! and the anti-roads movement [electronic resource] : radical environmentalism and comparative social movements / Derek Wall.

Environment and human well-being [electronic resource] : a practical strategy / Lead authors: Don Melnick (Coordinator) … [et al.].

Environmental movements in minority and majority worlds [electronic resource] : a global perspective / Timothy Doyle.

Feminism and ecological communities [electronic resource] : an ethic of flourishing / Chris J. Cuomo.

From the ground up [electronic resource] : environmental racism and the rise of the environmental justice movement / Luke W. Cole and Sheila R. Foster.

The global commons [electronic resource] : an introduction / Susan J. Buck

Just sustainabilities [electronic resource] : development in an unequal world / edited by Julian Agyeman, Robert D. Bullard, and Bob Evans.

Nature’s experts [electronic resource] : science, politics, and the environment / Stephen Bocking.

The Silicon Valley of dreams [electronic resource] : environmental injustice, immigrant workers, and the high-tech global economy / David Naguib Pellow and Lisa Sun-Hee Park.

Sustainable capitalism [electronic resource] : a matter of common sense / John E. Ikerd.

The tangled roots of feminism, environmentalism, and Appalachian literature [electronic resource] / Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt.



Appropedia. A Wikipedia-style presentation of information on sustainability and related issues. “Appropedia is the site for collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development. Appropedia helps us sustain our world.”

Ecofeminism, the Environment, and Social Movements A dated but still relevant paper on ecofeminism.

Environmental Justice The Environmental Protection Agency’s page for environmental justice, “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”

Environmental Justice/Environmental Racism A set of links for more information on environmental justice (as defined above) and its flip-side, environmental racism.

Environmental Movement. An excellent outline history by David Walls, a professor at Sonoma State University.

Movement as Network An analysis from ONE Northwest, a major player in the environmental movement in the Pacific Northwest, analyzing how environmentalists could collaborate more effectively.

To Remake the World. An article published in Orion, one of the leading popular journals of environmental opinions and ideas.


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