The following book list is not exhaustive but all of the titles are highly recommended as an accompaniment to A Matter Of Scale.

If I haven't read the book, I won't list it here: sorry, that's just the way I work.

Always try and borrow a book (from a friend or a library) before buying it, and if you have to buy it then try and find it second hand. If the book is significantly online I have included a link to it.

Essential Reading

Sharon Astyk, "Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front", New Society, 2008 (read my review here).

Carolyn Baker, "Sacred Demise", iUniverse, 2009 (read my review here).

Franz J. Broswimmer, “Ecocide”, Pluto Press, 2003.

Erich Fromm, “To Have Or To Be?” Abacus, 1976.

Derrick Jensen, “Endgame. Volume 1: The Problem Of Civilization”, Seven Stories Press, 2006.

Derrick Jensen, “Endgame Volume II: Resistance”, Seven Stories Press, 2006.

Daniel Quinn, “Beyond Civilization”, Three Rivers Press, 1999.

Other Relevant and Interesting Books

Douglas Adams, “The Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy: A Trilogy In Four Parts“, Pan Books, 1992.

Bob Altemayer, “The Authoritarians”, University of Winnipeg, 2006.

Rory Bremner, John Bird and John Fortune, You Are Here: A Dossier, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004.

Ward Churchill, “Pacifism As Pathology”, AK Press, 2007.

Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion”, Bantam Press, 2006.

Richard Fortey, “Life: An Unauthorised Biography”, HarperCollins, 1997.

John Taylor Gatto, "Dumbing Us Down", New Society Publishers, 2005.

Malcolm Gladwell, “The Tipping Point”, Abacus, 2002.

Karl Taro Greenfeld, “China Syndrome”, 2006, Penguin Books.

Thomas Homer-Dixon, “The Upside Of Down”, Souvenir Press, 2007 (read my review here).

The Invisible Committee, "The Coming Insurrection", Semiotext(e), 2009 (read my review here).

Naomi Klein, “No Logo”, Flamingo, 2001.

Richard Mabey, "Food For Free", Collins, 2007.

Plato, “The Republic“, Penguin Classics, 1955.

James Reeves, ed., “Selected Poems of John Clare”, Heinemann, 1954.

Ana Salote, “Tree Talk”, Speaking Tree, 2007 (young adults and children : read my review here).

Mark Steel, “What's Going On?”, Simon and Schuster, 2008.

Giles Thaxton, "Spud Goes Green", Egmont Books, 2006 (children's book : read my review here)

Mark Thomas, “As Used On The Famous Nelson Mandela“, Ebury Press, 2006.

Edward O. Wilson, “Success And Dominance In Ecosystems: The Case of Social Insects”, 1990, Ecology Institute.

Ronald Wright, "A Short History Of Progress", Anansi, 2004.

(And if you really must read or watch An Inconvenient Truth, the facts are there, just a pity about the


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