Friday, June 05, 2009

My ASLE environmental booklist

Some of the books (and poets and websites) that have been mentioned in the sessions I've attended, or which I've acquired, or which I recommended to people....

Film/YouTube clips/Slides
A Farm for the Future (on YouTube, in 5 parts)
Being Caribou
Design for Disaster (SlideShare)
Flight Patterns (YouTube)
Upstream Battle


Poetry: Books
Kupinse, William - Fallow
Lang Day, Lucille - The Curvature of Blue
Munden, Paul, editor - Feeling the Pressure: Poetry & Science of Climate Change (anthology)
Oswald, Alice - Dart (book-length poem on the river Dart, in Devon)
Voros, Gyorgyi - Unwavering
Washington, Peter, editor - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Poems About Food and Drink (anthology)

Poetry: Individual Poems
Bishop, Elizabeth - The Map
Doty, Mark - Description
Frost, Robert - Aquainted with the Night
Hughes, Ted - September Salmon
Hughes, Ted - Wolfwatching
Jeffers, Robinson - Night
Merwin, WS - Looking for Mushrooms at Sunrise
Neruda, Pablo - Ode to the fertility of the earth
Page, PK - Planet Earth
Scott, Duncan Campbell - Night Hymns on Lake Nipigon

Poetry: Poets
Loren Eiseley - poet and naturalist
Maggie O'Sullivan - recommended by Harriet Tarlo for her unusual engagement in the non-human world.

Prose: Books
Armstrong, Luanne - Blue Valley: An Ecological Memoir
Benstein, Jeremy - Way Into Judaism and the Environment
Berry, Thomas - The Dream of the Earth
Berry, Thomas & Swimme, Brian - The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era--A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos
Berry, Wendell - The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture
Bogard, Paul, editor - Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark
Coe, Sue - Dead Meat
Deakin, Roger - Waterlog
Franklin, Adrian - Animal Nation: The True Story of Animals and Australia
Galeano, Juan Carlos - Amazonie / Amazonia
Howard, Russell D., Forest, James J.F. & Moore, Joanne - Homeland Security and Terrorism: Readings and Interpretations
Hughes, Ted - Poetry in the Making
Irland, Basia - Water Library
Knechtel, John, editor - Food
Kohak, Erazim - The Embers and the Stars: A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Moral Sense of Nature
Laporte, Dominique - History of Shit
Lessing, Doris - The Grass is Singing
Menzel, Peter - Hungry Planet
Nabhan, Gary Paul - Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods
Pears, Pauline & Kruger, Anna - Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening
Pollan, Michael - Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
Raymo, Chet - The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage
Smiley, Jane - A Thousand Acres
Vileisis, Ann - Kitchen Literacy: How we lost knowledge of where food comes from and why we need to get it back
White, Richard - The Organic Machine: The Making of the Columbia River

Prose: Individual Essays/Articles
Barcott, Bruce - Kill the Cat that Kills the Bird
Berry, Wendell - The Pleasures of Eating
Diamond, Jared - The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race
Steinbeck, John - The Harvest Gypsies
Thoreau, Henry David - The Bean-Field

International Dark-Sky Association: non-profit member organization that teaches others how to preserve the night sky through factsheets, law references, pictures, and web resources.
Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP): Information on how light pollution affects birds, and what steps must be taken to save the lives of birds by reducing lighting
The Organic Center - Peer-reviewed scientific studies on the benefits of organic farming.


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