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Where to Read More

These works are either referred to in posts or had an impact, direct or indirect, on my thinking.  They are a good, if somewhat random, place to start if you want to go more deeply into the subjects in this blog.  I also recommend looking up other works by some of the authors listed below.


“Arcosanti:  An Urban Laboratory.”  Arcosanti.  Retrieved from

Aristotle. The Nicomachean Ethics.  J. A. K. Thomson, trans.  Penguin Classics, 2003.

Arnsenault, Chris.  “Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues.”  Scientific American.  Retrieved from

“Ayn Rand.”  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  19 September 2016.  Retrieved from https://plato.stanford. edu/entries/ayn-rand/

Back to Basics.  Reader’s Digest, 1999.

Berry, Wendell.  Our Only World.  Counterpoint, 2015.

Burgess, Anthony.  A Clockwork Orange.  W. W. Norton, 1995.

Carr, Patrick J. and Maria Kefalas.  Hollowing out the Middle:  The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America.  Beacon Press, 2010.

Chesterton, G. K.  What’s Wrong with the World.  Dover, 2007.

“Commentary:  Seeking Higher Ground.”  Press Herald.  29 July 2018.  Retrieved from

Cullen, Countee.  “Incident.” Sound and Sense, Laurence Perrine.  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.

Daly, Herman.  Steady-State Economics.  Island, 1991.

Diamond, Jared.  Collapse.  Penguin, 2011.

Ibid.  The World Until Yesterday.  Penguin, 2013.

Dreher, Rod.  The Benedict Option. Sentinel, 2017.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo.  “Self-Reliance.”  Self-Reliance and Other Essays.  Dover, 1993.

“Fighting Peak Phosphorus.”  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Retrieved from

Friedan, Betty.  The Feminine Mystique.  W. W. Norton, 1983.

Goodell, Jeff.  The Water Will Come.  Little, Brown, 2017.

Graham, Edward H.  Natural Principles of Land Use.  Oxford University Press, 1944.

Greer, John Michael.  The Retro Future.  New Society Publishers, 2017.

Ibid., The Wealth of Nature.  New Society Publishers, 2011.

Hemenway, Toby.  Gaia’s Garden.  Chelsea Green, 2009.

Hobbes, Thomas.  Leviathan.  Penguin Classics, 1982.

Housman, A. E. “Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff.”  A Shropshire Lad.  Heritage Press, 1951.

Huxley, Aldous.  Brave New World.  Everyman’s Library, 2013.

Ireland, Ed.  “Renewable Energy Depends on Fossil Fuels.”  Denton Record-Chronicle.  20 September 2016.  Barnett Shale Energy Education Council.  Retrieved from

Irfan, Umair.  “Heat Waves Can Be Deadly for Workers and Will Drain the US Economy.”  Vox.  29 July 2018.  Retrieved from

Junger, Sebastian.  Tribe.  Twelve, 2016.

Konnikova, Maria. “The Limits of Friendship.”  The New Yorker.  7 October 2014.  Retrieved from

Kunstler, James Howard.  The Geography of Nowhere.  Free Press, 1994.

Landis, Frank.  Hot Earth Dreams.  CreateSpace, 2016.

Langlands, Alexander.  Cræft.  W. W. Norton, 2017.

LeGuin, Ursula.  The Dispossessed.  Avon, 1975.

Lewis, C. S.  That Hideous Strength.  Macmillan, 1965.

Logsden, Gene.  The Contrary Farmer.  Chelsea Green, 1995.

Louv, Richard.  Last Child in the Woods.  Algonquin, 2008.

Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt.  The Coddling of the American Mind:  How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. Penguin, 2019.

Mearns, Euan.  “ERoEI for Beginners.”  Energy Matters.  25 May 2016.  Retrieved from

Mollison, Bill.  Introduction to Permaculture.  Ten Speed, 1997.

Orwell, George.  1984.  Signet Classics, 1961.

Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food:  An Eater’s Manifesto.  Penguin, 2009.

Pratchett, Terry.  Maskerade.  Harper, 2014.

Putnam, Robert.  Bowling Alone:  The Collapse and Revival of American Community.  Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2000.

Robinson, Sir Ken.  Creative Schools:  The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education.  Penguin Books, 2016.

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques.  Emile:  Or Treatise on Education.  William H. Payne, trans. Prometheus, 2003.

Salatin, Joel.  Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.  Center Street, 2011.

Schlosser, Eric.  Fast Food Nation.  Harper Perennial, 2005.

Scott, James C.  Against the Grain.  Yale University Press, 2017.

Sentlinger, Katherine.  “Water Scarcity and Agriculture.”  The Water Project.  Retreived from

Shepard, Mark.  Restoration Agriculture.  Acres U.S.A., 2013.

Skinner, B. F.  Science and Human Behavior.  Free Press, 1965.

Tainter, Joseph.  The Collapse of Complex Societies.  Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Voltaire.  Candide.  Francois-Marie Arouet, trans.  Dover, 1991.

Zehner, Damaris.  The Between Time. Twenty-Third Publications, 2015.

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