Books

We’ve started to compile a list of our favourite environmental books (with links to more about them.) If you know any other good books on the environment and sustainability, you’re welcome to suggest them in the comment box below. You can also find links to news stories on environmental books and green authors on our delicious site.

Business
The Green Collar Economy
By Van Jones
Video interview with Van Jones on Fora TV

The Ecology of Commerce: how business can save the planet
By Paul Hawken

Consumerism
The Life You Can Save
By Peter Singer
Available through Text Publishing
The book’s website

Affluenza: when too much is never enough
By Clive Hamilton
Available through Allen & Unwin

Affluenza
By Oliver James
Available through Vermillion
Review in The Age

People
Real Dirt: how I beat my grid-life crisis
By James Woodford
Available through Text Publishing
James’ Woodford’s blog

Oceans
Seasick: the hidden ecological crisis of the global ocean
By Allana Mitchell
Available through Murdoch Books
Brisbane Times article on the book

Politics
Climate Wars
By Gwynne Dyer
Gwynne’s interview with Phillip Adams

Food
Going Native: living in the Australian environment

(Explains why we should keep native animals as pets and eat kangaroos)
By Bob Beale and Mike Archer
Available through HHA Publishing

Nature
If Trees Could Speak
By Bob Beale
Available through Allen & Unwin Publishers
Bob Beale describes how he started writing about the environment

Kids
Horton Hears a Who
By Dr Seuss

The Lorax
By Dr Seuss
New popularity for Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ – article in the LA Times

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