All Books

This is inevitably a highly selective choice. The selection is partly our own preference and partly an assessment of the books we believe have been the most influential or are in some other way particularly pertinent.

We have included some classic or seminal green texts from before 1970 in addition to books published during our core timeframe 1970-1990. A few later books are included where they are written by participants themselves looking back. We see the list as a good beginning for anyone wishing to acquaint themselves with green political thinking from the original sources.

This list is alphabetical by title ("The" as the first word of the title puts it in the T's). Click on the title to get the full description for the book and reviews. Click on the authors name to get a list of books by that author. Click on the tags to get a list of books with that tag. For a full list of authors and tags use the menu at the top of the page.

We welcome reviews and comments on the books, simply fill in the comment form on the individual book page. If you would like to submit a long review (more than about 200 words) then send it in by email.

Cover of The Greening of America

The Greening of America

Year: 1970
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of The Limits to Growth

The Limits to Growth

Year: 1972
Findings of an investigation into world eco-system limits presented in the summer of 1971
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of The Making of a Counter Culture

The Making of a Counter Culture

Year: 1969
Account of the rise of the counter-culture
Tags: 1950-69  
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Cover of The Population Bomb

The Population Bomb

Year: 1968
Criticised as alarmist but drew attention to the effect of the pressure of human numbers on the worl ...
Tags: 1950-69  
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Cover of The Symbiotic Planet

The Symbiotic Planet
A New Look at Evolution

Year: 1998
from the co-creator of the Gaia concept a summary of her main work in the 60s and 70s
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Cover of The Way

The Way

Year: 1992
Teddy Goldsmth's summation of four decades of ecological thinking
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Cover of Thinking Green

Thinking Green
An Anthology of Essential Ecological Writing

Edited by Michael Allaby
Year: 1989
A collection of short essays and extracts from a wide variety of writers on ecological themes
Tags: 1980-89  
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Cover of Walden

Walden

Year: 1854
Tags: before 1900  
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Cover of Where the Wasteland Ends

Where the Wasteland Ends

Year: 1972
A damning critique of (or rant about) the consequences of scientific materialism
Tags: 1970-79  
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