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Best Books on Sustainability and Ecopragmatism

A. Kirk "Hopeful Pragmatist"
The list author says: "Hi,

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
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
"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!"
Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism (Culture America)
Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism (Culture America)
"Of course! The historical context for our sustainability movement today. "A historically important book during this resurgence of green culture." Design Issues"
Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary
Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary
"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."
Septic Tank Practices (a Primer in the Conservation and Re-Use of Household Wastewaters
Septic Tank Practices (a Primer in the Conservation and Re-Use of Household Wastewaters
"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."
The Last Whole Earth Catalog: Access To Tools
The Last Whole Earth Catalog: Access To Tools
"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."
Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
"This very influential view from '72' is updated with new data."
Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Thinking in Systems: A Primer
"Help grow your brain with this accessible guide to systems thinking."
PBS American Experience Earth Days DVD
PBS American Experience Earth Days DVD
"A wonderful documentary that shows the rise of an eco-pragmatist  sensibility. Stone harvested stunning footage to support his argument. Enjoy."
Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth
Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth
"Fantastic little book demonstrating the impact of the space race and images of the Earth from space on evolving environmental perceptions."
Small Is Beautiful, 25th Anniversary Edition: Economics As If People Mattered: 25 Years Later . . . With Commentaries
Small Is Beautiful, 25th Anniversary Edition: Economics As If People Mattered: 25 Years Later . . . With Commentaries
"A touchstone for the global alternative technology movement and still the best way to understand the philosophy of "appropriate" technologists."
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
"Nothing could be more pragmatic. Three wise voices offer their plan for business."
Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960's and 70's
Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960's and 70's
"The most thoughtful look at the movement/moment known for fantasy and escape that produced a crop of wildly successful pragmatists."
How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
"Cool."
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
"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?"
Shelter
Shelter
"Vernacular architecture in all its pragmatic and artistic glory. Kahn's classic is grounded in a faith in human ingenuity and the American knowhow."
That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
"Just because they like do'ers"
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
"After the above you need a good laugh!"
Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
"Fantastic history of green tech through the ages."