Green Fuse - Books

the green fuse/resources

Books and References


Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology Edited by M.E. Zimmerman, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993

Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought
Peter Hay, Indiana University Press, 2002.
A comprehensive, thoughtful and enjoyable guide that includes topics not dealt with in similar introductions. In addition to discussions on eco-philosophy, Hay explores spirituality, place, politics, epistemology and economics.

Nature's Web. An exploration of ecological thinking
Peter Marshall, Simon and Shuster, 1988
A useful overview of the history of ecological thought from Taoism to modern movements like Social Ecology. Although Marshall's own Libertarian views influence his critiques and occasionally cloud his judgment, in general a balanced approach.
The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis
Lynn White, Science, 155,3767. 10 March 1967.

Gaia. A new look at life on Earth
J E Lovelock, Oxford University Press, 1979.

Green Dictionary
Colin Johnson, Macdonald Optima, 1991.
Described as 'Key words, ideas and relationships for the future'. Occasionally insightful, often irritating. Many of the definitions are very personal and are sometimes inaccurate. Remains worthwhile as a tool for discussion and cautious reference until someone writes a better version.
Millennium. Tribal wisdom and the Modern world
David Maybury-Lewis, Viking Penguin, 1992.
Fascinating anthropological investigation of how the modern West can learn from indigenous Tribal societies worldwide.
upBack to the menu

Deep Ecology:

Thinking Like a Mountain
John Seed, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming and Arne Naess, Heretic Books 1988
Useful source book on Deep Ecology as it relates to activism. Contains guidelines for running a 'Council of All Beings' workshop.

Deep Ecology for the Twenty-First Century
George Sessions, (Ed.), Boston, Shambala, 1995.
An anthology of Deep Ecological writings

Ecology, Community and Lifestyle
Arne Naess, Cambridge, CUP 1989

Toward a Transpersonal Ecology: Developing New Foundations for Environmentalism
Warwick Fox, Shambala, Boston & London, 1990

Deep Ecology and Anarchism
Murray Bookchin, Graham Purchase, Brian Morris, Rodney Aitchtey, Robert Hart, Chris Wilbert. Freedom Press, London 1993
Includes an excellent critique of Deep Ecology, a less well argued one of Murray Bookchin, and a response to both from the latter.

upBack to the menu


Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism
Irene Diamond and Gloria Feman Orenstein, ed., San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1990.
This multicultural collection of essays was one of the first anthologies on ecofeminism available. It's a very accessible introduction to deeper levels of ecofeminist thinking. The contributors include Starhawk, Paula Gunn Allen, Susan Griffin, Marti Kheel, Ynestra King, Vandana Shiva, Michael Zimmerman, Riane Eisler, Carolyn Merchant, Cynthia Hamilton, and Charlene Spretnak.

The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution. Merchant, Carolyn, 1980. Harper & Row, New York.

Healing The Wounds:The Promise of Ecofeminism
Edited by Judith Plant, Green Print, 1989
Full contents list ->
Review of this book ->

Women and Nature
Judith Plant, GreenLine, not dated (extract)

What is Ecofeminism?
Davies, Katherine. Women and Environments. Vol. 10 (Spring 1988) pp. 4-6.

Gyn/Ecology:The meta-ethics of Radical Feminism
Mary Daly.
Beacon Press, Boston, 1978

The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory
Cynthia Eller. Beacon Press, Boston, 2000

Sacred Land, Sacred Sex: Rapture of the Deep: Concerning Deep Ecology and Celebrating Life, LaChapelle, Dolores, 1992. Kivakí Press, Durango, CO.

The Power and Promise of Ecological Feminism. Karen Warren, in Environmental Ethics 12 (summer 1990): 125-146].

Feminism and the Mastery of Nature. Val Plumwood, London Routledge, 1993.

upBack to the menu


Abram, D., 1996. The Spell of the Sensuous, Pantheon Books, New York.

Bateson, G., 2000 [1974]. Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution and Epistemology. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Fisher, A., 2002. Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life. State University of New York Press, Albany.

Greenway, R., 1995. ’The Wilderness Effect and Ecopsychology’, in Roszak, Gomes, and Kanner: 122 – 135.

Roszak,T., Gomes M.E., & Kanner, A.D., (eds). 1995. Ecopsychology: Restoring the earth, healing the mind. Sierra Club Books. San Francisco, CA.

Taylor, B., 2001. ‘Earth and Nature-Based Spirituality (Part 1): From Deep Ecology to Radical Environmentalism’. Religion 31: 175 – 193.

upBack to the menu

Social Ecology:

Deep Ecology and Anarchism
Murray Bookchin, Graham Purchase, Brian Morris, Rodney Aitchtey, Robert Hart, Chris Wilbert. Freedom Press, London 1993
Includes an excellent critique of Deep Ecology, a less well argued one of Murray Bookchin, and a response to both from the latter.

The Ecology of Freedom:The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
Murray Bookchin.
Palo Alto , Cheshire, 1982

Renewing the Earth:The Promise of Social Ecology
John Clark, Green Print, 1990

Towards an Ecological Society
Murray Bookchin, Black Rose Books, Montreal, 1980.
Extract: Open Letter to the the Ecology Movement

upBack to the menu

Social Change Movements:

A Movement of Movements: Is Another World Really Possible?
Edited by Tom Mertes. Verso, London & New York, 2004.

Copse. The Cartoon Book of Tree Protesting. Evans, K., 1998. Orange Dog Productions, Chippenham, UK.

'The art of necessity: the subversive imagination of anti-road protest and Reclaim the Streets'. Jordan, John, 1998, in DiY Culture. Party & Protest in Nineties Britain. Edited by George McKay. Verso, London and New York.

The Movement of Movements charts the strategic thinking behind the mosaic of movements currently challenging neoliberal globalization. Contributors range from activists like Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos and theorists including Naoimi Klein.
The Movement of Movements on Google Books

Senseless Acts of Beauty: Cultures of Resistance: Cultures of Resistance Since the Sixties George McKay. Verso, London & New York, 1996.

- (ed.), 1998. DIY Protest in Nineties Britain. Verso, London.

Plows, Alex, 1995 'Eco-philosophy and popular protest; Examining the implications of the actions and ideologies of the Donga Tribe'. In C. Barker, and M. Tyldesley, eds. Alternative Futures and Popular Protest, Manchester Metropolitan University Press, Manchester.

Seel, Ben, Paterson, Matthew, and Brian Doherty. eds. 2000. Direct Action in British Environmentalism. Routledge, London.

upBack to the menu


Ecology and Religion: Ecological Spirituality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
David R. Kinsley, (McMaster University), Prentice Hall, 1995.
A cross-cultural, historical exploration of the spiritual, religious and moral implications of ecological issues being discussed in North America.

The Spiral Dance (revised edition)
Starhawk. HarperCollins, New York, 1989.
In my opinion this is the best introduction to modern witchcraft. Starhawk weaves a fascinating web of politics & spirituality, and her work is essential for a full understanding of eco-spirituality. Also very relevant to ecofeminism.

Sacred Ecology
Adrian Harris, published in Paganism Today (ed. Harvey and Hardman) HarperCollins. Full text online

Religious Experience in Contemporary Society
Graham Harvey, Religious Experience Research Centre, Oxford, 1997.

Judaism and Ecology
Hadassah and Shomrei Adamah 1993
Publisher Hadassah and Shomrei Adamah
ISBN 7/93:3000 12/93:1500
Order direct from Hadassah, 50 W.58th St. NY NY 10019 USA

The Splendor of Creation: A Biblical Ecology
Ellen Bernstein, Pilgrim Press, 2005. Read a full review in Tikkun magazine.

199 Ways to Please God
Rianne ten Veen.
A pratical guide to envrionmentally sound living based on Islamic teachings.

upBack to the menu


The Question Concerning Technology in Basic Writings
Martin Heidegger, edited by David Krell, Routledge, London, 1993

Being and Time
Martin Heidegger, trans. Macquirrie and Robinson, Blackwell, Oxford, 1962

Being in the World
Hubert Dreyfus , MIT Press, Massachusetts, 1997

upBack to the menu

home | topics | forum | search | glossary | resources

the green fuse - bringing philosophy to life