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Publications We Recommend

As with all the other resources we have listed here, it is not possible to include everything. So, rather than being complete, we are trying to give you a starting point. Please let us know if there are other documents that we should include.

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Writings on Sustainability in General

Abramovitz, Janet N. "Putting a Value on Nature's "Free" Services." World Watch 11, no. 1 (January 1998-February 1998): 10-19.


Berry, Wendell. "Community in 17 Sensible Steps." UTNE Reader (March 1995-April 1995): 71.


Brown, Lester R., Christopher Flavin, and Sandra Postel. "Vision of a Sustainable World." The World Watch Reader on Global Environmental Issues, Editor Lester R. Brown, 299-315. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1991.


Brown, Lester R., Gary Gardner, and Brian Halweil. Beyond Malthus: Sixteen Dimensions of the Population Problem. Washington, D.C.: WorldWatch Institute, 1998.


Brown, Lester R., Michael Renner, and Christopher Flavin. Vital Signs 1999 . London, New York: W. W. Norton & Company (WorldWatch Institute), 1999. (or any of the Vital Signs series)


Carley, Michael and Ian Christie. Managing Sustainable Development. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.


Cohen, J. How Many People Can the Earth Support? New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995.


Corson, Walter H. ed. The Global Ecology Handbook. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1990.


Daly, Herman E. and John B. Cobb Jr. For the Common Good. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1989.


IUCN, UNEP, and WWP. Caring for the Earth A Strategy for Sustainable Living. Gland, Switzerland: The World Conservation Union (IUCN)/United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), 1991.


Meadows, Donnella H, Dennis L. Meadows, and Jorgen Randers. Beyond the Limits. Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green, 1992.


Minnesota Planning. Sustainable Development: The Very Idea. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Planning Environmental Quality Board, 1998.


Pearce, David, Anil Markandya, and Edward B. Barbier. Blueprint for a Green Economy. London: Earthscan, 1989.


Robert, Karl-Henrik and others. "A Compass for Sustainable Development." The Natural Step News (available at http://www.naturalstep.org, no. 1 (Winter).


Wackernagel, Mathis and William Rees. Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 1996.


Ward, Barbara and Rene Dubo. Only One Earth-The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet. London: Deutch, 1972.


World Commission on Environment and Development. Our Common Future . New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.