Best Books on Sustainability and Ecopragmatism

A Listmania! list by A. Kirk "Hopeful Pragmatist" (The Mojave Desert)
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Often asked for a list of my favorite books on "sustainability" so here it is!

Read almost any one of these and you will soon learn that we have indeed been here before, invented pragmatic solutions to vexing environmental problems and faced the challenge of convincing people that Americans are inventive enough still to save ourselves from ourselves."
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
1.  Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough
The list author says:
  "Not only will you learn about some nuts and bolts from a leading engineer and architect but you can melt the book down when your done and make a plate!"
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Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism (Culture America)
2.  Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism (Culture America) by Andrew G. Kirk
The list author says:
  "Of course! The historical context for our sustainability movement today. "A historically important book during this resurgence of green culture." Design Issues"
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Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary
3.  Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary by Stewart Brand
The list author says:
  "Originally subtitled, "An EcoPragmatist Manifesto" this book captures the always controversial thinking of the Zelig of the sustainability movement, Stewart Brand. Agree or disagree, he is certainly one of the most original thinkers of his generation."
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Septic Tank Practices (a Primer in the Conservation and Re-Use of Household Wastewaters
4.  Septic Tank Practices (a Primer in the Conservation and Re-Use of Household Wastewaters by Peter Warshall
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  "Think our concern with everyday environmentalism is new? Think again, Warshall and colleagues give you the "straight poop" on how to subvert polluting and inefficient systems right at home."
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The Last Whole Earth Catalog: Access To Tools
5.  The Last Whole Earth Catalog: Access To Tools by Stewart Brand
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  "The most important version of one of the most innovative publications of the last 50 years. Loaded with insight from iconoclasts who moved from the fringe to the center in part because they were offered a forum in this unique guide to modern life."
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Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
6.  Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update by Donella H. Meadows
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  "This very influential view from '72' is updated with new data."
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Thinking in Systems: A Primer
7.  Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows
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  "Help grow your brain with this accessible guide to systems thinking."
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PBS American Experience Earth Days DVD
8.  PBS American Experience Earth Days DVD DVD ~ Denis Hayes
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  "A wonderful documentary that shows the rise of an eco-pragmatist  sensibility. Stone harvested stunning footage to support his argument. Enjoy."
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Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth
9.  Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth by Robert Poole
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  "Fantastic little book demonstrating the impact of the space race and images of the Earth from space on evolving environmental perceptions."
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Small Is Beautiful, 25th Anniversary Edition: Economics As If People Mattered: 25 Years Later . . . With Commentaries
10.  Small Is Beautiful, 25th Anniversary Edition: Economics As If People Mattered: 25 Years Later . . . With Commentaries by E. F. Schumacher
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  "A touchstone for the global alternative technology movement and still the best way to understand the philosophy of "appropriate" technologists."
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Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
11.  Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken
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  "Nothing could be more pragmatic. Three wise voices offer their plan for business."
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Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960's and 70's
12.  Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960's and 70's by Peter Braunstein
The list author says:
  "The most thoughtful look at the movement/moment known for fantasy and escape that produced a crop of wildly successful pragmatists."
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How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
13.  How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival by David Kaiser
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  "Cool."
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The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
14.  The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin
The list author says:
  "The latest from the author of the Prize. Big and dense--grounded in a deep understanding of energy history and the role of alternative technologies in offering a glimmer of hope?"
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Shelter
15.  Shelter by Lloyd Kahn
The list author says:
  "Vernacular architecture in all its pragmatic and artistic glory. Kahn's classic is grounded in a faith in human ingenuity and the American knowhow."
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That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
16.  That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. Friedman
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  "Just because they like do'ers"
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When You Are Engulfed in Flames
17.  When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
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  "After the above you need a good laugh!"
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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
18.  Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology by Alexis Madrigal
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  "Fantastic history of green tech through the ages."
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