We take a look at the books we have reviewed that cover a range of sustainability issues, opinions, experiences and solutions.
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1. 10 Billion – Stephen Emmott (2013) – Stephen Emmott, head of computational science at Microsoft Research, clearly and simply spells out some of the world’s most pressing problems in 10 Billion. Read more.
2. Collapse – Jared Diamond (2011) – Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive author Jared Diamond reviews the causes of historical incidences of societal collapse from a range of issues, including climate change, environmental shifts and conflicts. Read more.
3. Routledge Handbook of the Climate Change Movement (2013) – The upcoming Routledge Handbook of the Climate Change Movement aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing international climate change movement. Read more.
4. For the Common Good – Herman Daly & John Cobb (1994) – Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb demonstrate how conventional economics, which focuses on industrial growth, is having an impact on the environment and society in For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Towards Community, the Environment & a Sustainable Future. Read more.
5. Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid – C Prahalad (2006) – Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits explains how the world’s five billion poor make up the fastest growing market in the world. Read more.
6. The End of the Line – Charles Clover (2006) – The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat describes how modern fishing practices are destroying ecosystems in the ocean and how our methods will impact on us. Read more.
7. The Mystery of Capital – Hernando De Soto (2001) – Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto explains what capital is, why it has failed to benefit the majority of mankind and sets out an alternative solution in The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. Read more.
8. Business as Unusual – Anita Roddick (2000) – Business as Unusual charts the progress of businesswoman Anita Roddick and her company the Body Shop through the 1990s. Read more.
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