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 A Guide for the Perplexed

A Guide for the Perplexed

Year: 1977
His final book published in 1977 shortly before his death was presented by Schumacher as being the s
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of Animal Machines

Animal Machines

Year: 1964
Published 2 years after Silent Spring, Ruth Harrison's exposé of the quality of life of farmed anim
Tags: 1950-69  
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Cover of Be Human or Die

Be Human or Die

Year: 1973
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of Blueprint for Survival

Blueprint for Survival

Year: 1972
The cover shown is the Penguin edition which came out in 1973. The hardback version was released in
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of Deschooling Society

Deschooling Society

Year: 1971
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of Ecotopia

Ecotopia

Year: 1975
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of Fields, Factories and Workshops

Fields, Factories and Workshops

Year: 1898
Tags: before 1900  
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Cover of Future Shock

Future Shock

Year: 1970
Looking forward to a post-industrial society
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of Gaia: a new look at life on earth

Gaia: a new look at life on earth

Year: 1979
Lovelock had been developing the idea of Gaia - that the world eco system exhibits some of the chara
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of Green Politics

Green Politics

Year: 1984
The cover tag line of the English language edition is "We are neither left nor right, we are in fron
Tags: 1980-89  
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Cover of News from Nowhere

News from Nowhere

Year: 1891
Fusing marxist thought with english romanticism Morris comes up with a vision of an agrarian society
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Cover of Our Synthetic Environment

Our Synthetic Environment

Year: 1962
Originally published under pseudonym Lewis Herber. 
Tags: 1950-69  
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Cover of Post Scarcity Anarchism

Post Scarcity Anarchism

Year: 1971
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of Seeing Green

Seeing Green

Year: 1984
Tags: 1980-89  
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Cover of Silent Spring

Silent Spring

Year: 1962
In the late 1950s Rachel Carson studied the effects of synthetic pesticides. The result of her work,
Tags: 1950-69  
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Cover of Since Silent Spring

Since Silent Spring

Year: 1970
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of Small Is Beautiful

Small Is Beautiful

a study of economics as if people mattered

Year: 1973
Published at the time of the 1973 energy crisis and the rise of the 'appropriate technology' movemen
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency

The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency

Year: 1976
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of The Eco-Activists

The Eco-Activists

Year: 1971
Tags: 1970-79  
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Cover of The Fat of the Land

The Fat of the Land

Year: 1961
Tags: 1950-69  
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