A Friend of the Earth

Reading List

Here is a list of books that are recommended reading:

Albom, Mitch.  Tuesdays with Morrie. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1997.

American Friends Service Committee.   Struggle for Justice. New York: Hill & Wang, 1971.

Austin, Richard Cartwright.  Environmental Theology. Dungannon, Virginia: Creekside Press, 1990.

Becker, Howard S.  Outsiders, Studies in the Sociology of Deviance. Toronto: Collier-MacMillan, 1963.

Benedict, Ruth.  Patterns of Culture. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1934.

Bermanzohn, Paul A., M.D. and Sally A.  True Story of the Greensboro Massacre. New York: Cesar
Cauce Publishers, 1980.

Berry, Wendell.  A Continuous Harmony.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975.

Berry, Wendell.  Collected Poems.  San Francisco: North Point Press, 1985.

Berry, Wendell.  Life Is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2001.

Berry, Thomas.  The Dream of the Earth.  San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1989.

Berry, Wendell.  The Gift of Good Land. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1981

Berry, Wendell.  The Long-Legged House.  New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1969.

Berry, Wendell.  The Unsettling of America.  San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1986.

Berry, Wendell.  What Are People For.  San Francisco: North Point Press, 1990.

Boyd, Malcolm.  Take Off the Masks. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1978.

Capra, Fritjof.   The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture. New York: Bantam,

Capra, Fritjof.  Uncommon Wisdom: Conversations With Remarkable People. New York:  Simon & Schuster, 1988.

Carson, Rachel.  Silent Spring. Cambridge, Mass: Riverside Press, 1962.

Carson, Rachel.  The Sea Around Us. New York: Oxford University Press, 1951.

Chisholm, Brock, M.D.   Prescription for Survival. New York: Columbia University Press, 1957.

Daly, Herman E. and John B. Cobb, Jr.  For the Common Good. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997/99.

Erikson, Erik H.  Ghandi’s Truth on the Origins of Militant Nonviolence. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1969.

Fischer, Louis.  The Life of Mahatma Ghandi. New York: Harper & Row, 1950.

Forster, E.M.   Maurice. New York: W.W. Norton, 1971. (written in 1913, first published in 1971).

Fox, Matthew.  The Coming of the Cosmic Christ.  New York: HarperOne, 1988.

Frank, Anne.  Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1952.

Fromm, Erich. The Art of Loving. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1956.

Fulbright, Sen. J. William.  The Arrogance of Power. Toronto: Random House, 1966.

Gaskin, Stephen.  The Caravan. New York: Random House, 1972.

Gaskin, Stephen.  The Monday Night Class. Book Publishing Company (TN), 1970.

George, James.   Asking for the Earth: Waking Up to the Spiritual/Ecological Crisis. Rockport, MA.: Element Books, 1995.

Gibran, Kahlil. Tears and Laughter. The Philosophical Library, Inc., 1949

Gore, Al.  Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.

Henderson, Hazel. The Politics of the Solar Age: Alternatives To Economics. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1981.

Hoffman, Martin, M.D.  The Gay World. New York: Basic Books, 1968.

Howard, Sir Albert.  An Agricultural Testament. London: Oxford University Press, 1940.

Howard, Sir Albert.  Soil and Health. London: Oxford University Press, 1947.

Humphreys, Laud.  Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Co. , 1970, 1975.

Kansas Land Institute, publ.   The Land Report (2440 E. Water Well Rd., Salina, KS 67401)-get on mailing list for publications from Salina.

Leopold, Aldo.  Sand County Almanac. New York: Oxford University Press, 1949.

Louv, Richard.  Last Child in the Woods. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2006.

Lovelock, James.  Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Marshall, Gene and Joyce.  The Reign of Reality: A Fresh Start for the Earth. Bonham, TX: Realistic Living Press, 1987.

McNeill, John J., S.J.   The Church and the Homosexual.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976.

Mead, Margaret.  Blackberry Winter. New York: William Morrow, 1972.

Michener, James A.  Kent State – What Happened And Why. New York: Random House, 1971.

Miller, Merle.  On Being Different. New York: Popular Library, 1971.

Moore, Paul, Jr.  Take a Bishop Like Me. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

Muir, John.  Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

Mumford, Lewis.  The City in History. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962.

Ng, Larry, M.D., ed.   Alternatives to Violence. New York: Time-Life Books, 1968.

Odum, Eugene P. Fundamentals of Ecology, 3rd Edition. W B Saunders Co., 1971.

Plant, Christopher, Judith Plant, and Kirkpatrick Sale.  Turtle Talk: Voices for a Sustainable Future. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1990.

Pollan, Michael.  The Omnivore’s Dilemma. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.

Rudloe, Jack.  Time of the Turtle. New York: Penguin Books, 1980.

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de.  The Little Prince. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1943.

Sale, Kirkpatrick.  Dwellers in the Land.  San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1985.

Schumacher, E.F.  Good Work. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.

Schumacher, E.F.  A Guide for the Perplexed. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.

Schumacher, E.F.  Small Is Beautiful. New York: Harper & Row, 1973, 1989.

Schur, Edwin M.  Crimes without Victims. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1965.

Schweitzer, Albert.  Out of My Life and Thought. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1933.

Schweitzer, Albert.  The Philosophy of Civilization. New York: MacMillan, 1960.

Scott-Maxwell, Florida.  The Measure of My Days. Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.

Sims, Rev. Bennett J.  The Time of My Life! Hendersonville, N.C.: The Institute for Servant Leadership, 2006.

Sims, Rev. Bennett J.  Why Bush Must Go. New York, London: Continuum Books, 2004.

Spong, Bishop John Shelby.   Why Christianity Must Change or Die. San Francisco: Harper-Collins, 1998.

Swimme, Brian.  The Universe Is a Green Dragon. Sante Fe: Bear & Co., 1984.

Swimme, Brian and Thomas Berry.   The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the
Ecozoic Era – A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos. San Francisco: Harper-Collins, 1992.

Thomas, Lewis.   Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. New York: Viking Press, 1983.

Thomas, Lewis.  The Fragile Species. New York: Macmillan, 1993.

Thomas, Lewis.  The Lives of a Cell. New York: Viking Press, 1974.

Thomas, Lewis.  The Medusa and the Snail. New York: Viking Press, 1979.

Thomas, Lewis.  The Youngest Science. New York: Penguin, 1983.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Civil Disobedience.

Thoreau, Henry David.  Walden. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854.

Tocqueville, Alexis de.  Democracy in America (1830). Schocken Press, 1961.

Tolstoy, Leo.  Twenty-Three Tales. London: Oxford University Press, 1906.

Tolstoy, Leo.  Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence. Santa Cruz, CA: New Society Publishers, 1987.

Wilson, Edward.  The Diversity of Life. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Harvard, 1992.

Worldwatch Institute.  State of the World. Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute,1988 to 2008.


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