Agriculture  -  Economics


Beeman, Randal W. and James A. Pritchard. A Green and Permanent Land: Ecology and Agriculture in the Twentieth Century. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001.

Berry, Wendell. The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1977.

Halweil, Brian. Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket. New York: Norton, 2004.

Hart, Kathleen. Eating in the Dark: America's Experiment with Genetically Engineered Food. New York: Pantheon, 2002.

King, F. H. Farmers of Forty Centuries: Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan. 1911. Reprint, Mineola, New York: Dover, 2004.

Mendenhall, Katherine A. "Voices From the Earth: Farmer's Reflections on the Organic Movement." M.A. thesis, Goddard College, 2004. Interviews with organic farmers in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Chile, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Japan, and United States.

Worster, Donald. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

American Farm Bureau. Mainstream approaches to agriculture

Association for the Study of Food and Society. Links

Community Supported Agriculture
Community Supported Agriculture (Description & resources) 
Community Supported Agriculture (Local Harvest site). 
Community Supported Agriculture (USDA publications). 

Core Historical Literature of Agriculture. An electronic collection of the literature

Genetically Modified Crops (Transgenic Crops)
Ecological Monitoring of Genetically Modified Crops:  A Workshop Summary. Online book. 
Economic Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops on the Agri-Food Sector. European Union. 
Future of Genetically Modified Crops: Lessons From the Green Revolution (PDF file). Rand Corp. monograph. 
Genetically Modified Crops in the United States. 
Genetically Modified Crops database. 
Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods and Crops. 
Hazards of Genetically Modified Crops and Foods. 
Information on Genetic Engineering links. 
Transgenic Crops: An Introduction and Resource Guide. 
Rising Rhetoric on Genetically Modified Crops. 

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

National Agricultural Statistics Service. USDA site

New England Organic Farming Association

Organic Consumer's Association

Organic Volunteers

Permaculture Activist. 
Permaculture Institute. 
Permaculture The Earth. 

Rodale Institute
Resources for organic agriculture. 
Kids education site. 

Slow Food

Soil Association. Organic food and farming. (UK)

United States Department of Agriculture

Air Quality  

Air Quality Meteorology course

Air Quality (UK)

Air Quality Information. EPA Victoria, Australia

Air & Radiation. U.S. EPA site

Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary

City & Regional Sites
San Francisco. Bay Area Air Quality Management District. 
Denver. Regional Air Quality Council. 
Hong Kong. 
Los Angeles. Southern Coast Air Quality Management District. 

Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities

Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality. EPA site. 
Indoor Air Quality Association. 
Indoor Air Quality in the Work Place. 

National Air Quality Information Archive (UK). Good set of links (Related Sites)

Animal Rights & Animal Welfare  

Adams, Carol J. The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory. New York: Continuum. 1990.

Carson, Gerald. Men, Beasts, and Gods: A History of Cruelty and Kindness to Animals. New York: Scribner's, New York, 1972.

Finsen, Lawrence and Susan Finsen. The Animal Rights Movement in America: From Compassion to Respect. New York: Twayne, 1994.

Hargrove, Eugene C., editor. The Animal Rights/Environmental Ethics Debate: The Environmental Perspective. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.

Marquardt, Kathleen with Herbert M. Levine and Mark LaRochelle. Animal Scam: The Beastly Abuse of Human Rights. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Gateway, 1993.

Regan, Tom. The Case for Animal Rights. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Serpell, James. In the Company of Animals: A Study of Human-Animal Relationships. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1986.

Singer, Peter. Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals. Second Edition. New York: Random House, 1990.

Turner, James. Reckoning with the Beast: Animals, Pain, and Humanity in the Victorian Mind. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.

"Ambiguities of Animal Rights" by Peter Staudenmaier

Animal Concerns Community. Lots of resources

Animal People Online

Animal Rights: Activism vs. Criminality. U.S. Senate hearing transcripts (May 13, 2004)

Animal Rights FAQ

Animal Rights Law

The Animal Rights Movement. Anti-animal rights on Christian grounds.
Part 1: 
Part 2: 

Are Animal Rights More Important Than Human Rights? by Ros Coward

Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights

Humane Society of the United States

Meatric II: Revolting. Animal rights movie & info. Requires Macromedia Flash Player

Moral Status of Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Stop Animal Rights Madness. Lots of links

Animals and Society  

Bekoff, Marc. Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships. Four volumes. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Bolgiano, Chris. Mountain Lion: An Unnatural History of Pumas and People. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 1995.

Cartmill, Matt. A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature Through History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Crist, Eileen. Images of Animals: Anthropomorphism and Animal Mind. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.

Kellert, Stephen R. Kinship to Mastery: Biophilia in Human Evolution and Development. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1997.

Kellert, Stephen R. and Edward O. Wilson, editors. The Biophilia Hypothesis. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1993.

Lawrence, Elizabeth Atwood. Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame. Knoxville. University of Tennessee Press, 1982.

Marks, Stuart A. Southern Hunting in Black and White: Nature, History, and Ritual in a Carolina Community. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1991.

Ritvo, Harriet. The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Toperoff, Shlomo Pesach. The Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason, Aronson, 1995.

Anthozoology: The Science of the Human-Animal Bond

Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Interactions of People and Animals

Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Tables of Contents

International Society for Anthrozoology. Links

Institue for Animals and Society

Society & Animals: A Journal of Human-Animal Studies. Abstracts from past issues

Animals in Myth, Legend, Symbol & Story  

Gillespie, Angus K. and Jay Mechling, editors. American Wildlife in Symbol and Story. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1987.

Hoage, R. J., editor. Perceptions of Animals in American Culture. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

Lutts, Ralph H., editor. The Wild Animal Story. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.

Toperoff, Shlomo Pesach. The Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson, 1995.

Nature in Legend and Story

Selkie Folk (Seal People)


This section under development. Your recommendations are welcome.

AIA KnowledgeNet Publications

ESD Design Guide for Office and Public Buildings (Australia). Ecologically Sustainable Development Sustainable Design & Construction

Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm. Online journal, archived.

Art and Environment  

Gablik, Suzi. Conversations before the end of time. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1997.

Mealy, William V. and Peter Friederici, editors. Value in American Wildlife Art: Proceedings of the 1992 Forum. Jamestown, New York: Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, 1992.

AMD & ART (Acid Mind Drainage and Art)
AMD & ART Home Page. 
"Art that Works." Click on article #5). 

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Appalshop. Arts and education for social change in Appalachia

Art Culture Nature, resources


Chris Jordan. "Running the Numbers," "Intolerable Beauty," and "In Katrina's Wake"

Earth Matters on Stage. Articles and other references on Theatre and Ecology

EcoArtNetwork. A network of professionals dedicated to the practice of ecological art (site under development)

Eocart in Canada

Environmental Arts and Humanities (links)

"Global Media and Common Ground" by Brenda Laurel

Green Arts Web. Bibliographies, links, artists

Green Museum

Imagination & Place

Index of Hudson River School Painters

Sea Stories.An international journal of art and writing

Sense of Place in the arts. Teachers guide & student materials.

Society of Animal Artists. Links to member artist sites. Upcoming exhibits

Soul of the Ark Institute for Environmental Art and Education

Strata: Deserts Past, Present, and Future (Australia)
An Environmental Art Project About a Significant Cultural Place (On-line & downloadable book)

Toward an Ecological Ethos in Art. Ruth Wallen’s workshop on ecological art

Biodiversity & Endangered Species  

Beacham, Walton, Frank V. Castronova and Suzanne Sessine, editors. Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America. Six volumes. Detroit: Gale Group, 2001.

Burgess, Bonnie B. Fate of the Wild: The Endangered Species Act and the Future of Biodiversity. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001.

Peterson, Shannon. Acting for Endangered Species: The Statutory Ark. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002. 
The legal history of the Endangered Species Act.

Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server

Biodiversity and Human Health

Biodiversity & World Map

Biodiversity Hotspots

Biodiversity links. Third World Network site

Center for Biological Diversity

CITES: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

Convention on Biological Diversity. UNEP site

Encyclopedia of Life. A project with a goal to provide information about every known species on Earth.

Endangered Species of the Southwest.

Issues in Biodiversity. American Institute of Biological Sciences site

Journal Watch Online. A digest of research in conservation and ecology journals.

Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN). A major database of endangered species world wide

Virtual Library of Ecology and Biodiversit



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See also, "Sustainability," "Indexes"

Elkington, John. Cannibals With Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society, 1998.

Hawken, Paul. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw it Coming. New York: Viking, 2007.

Hawken, Paul. The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability. New York: HarperBusiness, 1993.

Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown, 1999.

NcDonough, William and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York: Northpoint Press, 2002.

Shuman, Michael H. The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating the Global Competition. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2006.

Brief History of Social Reporting

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

Corporate Social Responsibility: model statements & reports
Ben & Jerry's. 
Body Shop. 
Body Shop global web site. 
Green Mountain Power. 
Seventh Generation. 

Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). PDF file

Global Business Network

Green Intelligence: Toward True Ecological Transparency.

LandChoices. Conservation subdivisions, etc.

Shell Global Scenarios to 2025

Sustainability Practice Network. SPNetwork

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

World Business Council for Sustainable Development Case Studies


See also, "Sustainability"

Hess, David J. Localist Movements in A Global Economy: Sustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.


Community Psychology Net

Community Psychology Links

Community. Sociology of Community

Developing Community. The development, thoery and practice of community development and community work

Global Ecovillage Network

Green Map System

LASER: local action for sustainable economic renewal

Social Capital
Freedom and the Tragedy of the Commons. 
Social Capital (Wikipedia). Links. 
Social Capital and Environment. 
Social Capital Gateway. 
What is Social Capital? 

Sustainable & Livable Communities. Links

Sustainable Communities Network

Cultural Studies  

Deming, Alison H. and Lauret E. Savoy, editors. The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World. Minneapolis, Minn.: Milkweed Editions, 2002.

Gare, Arran E. Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis. London: Routledge, 1995.

Cultural Environmental Studies. Information, links, bibliography, and resources bridging culture studies and environmental studies

Eco-Cultures: Culture Studies and the Environment.
Special issue of Reconstruction (v. 7, no. 2, 2007). Online journal

Embodiment Studies. Goddard College site developed by Ellie Epp

Water: Resources & Discourses. Special issue of Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion. Access to abstracts from this journal


Abbott, Patrick Leon. Natural Disasters. Fifth edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Renner, Michael and Zoe Chafe. Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace. A Worldwatch Report. Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute, 2007.

Davis, Lee. Environmental Disasters: A Chronicle of Individual, Industrial, and Governmental Carelessness. New York: Facts on File, 1998.

Davis, Lee. Man-Made Catastrophes. New York: Facts on File, 2002. Includes info on chemical & mine explosions, forest fires, nuclear & industrial accidents, and more.

Davis, Lee. Natural Disasters. Revised edition. New York: Facts on File, 2002.

Diamond, Jared. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Viking, 2005.

"Katrina: The Failure of Success." World Watch 19, no. 5 (September/October 2006). Special issue on Hurricane Katrina. 

Klein, Naomi. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2007.

McGuire, Bill. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Penland, Shea. "Taming the River to Let In the Sea." Natural History 114, no. 1 (February 2005): 42-47. Southern Louisiana is sinking into the Gulf of Mexico because of overambitious flood control.

Reice, Seth R. The Silver Lining: The Benefits of Natural Disasters. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.

Solnit, Rebecca. A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities Taht Arise in Disaster. New York: Viking, 2009.

Steinberg, Ted. Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disasters in America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

World Disasters Report. An annual publication of the International Federation of the Red Cross.

American Red Cross (Captial Area Chapter) Disaster Services

Bhopal, India. Chemical release
Bhopal, India. 
Bhopal Information Center (Union Carbide site). 
Clouds of Injustice (Amnisty International site). 
International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal. 

San Francisco. Great 1906 Earthquake, 100 Years Later. 
San Francisco. Virtual Tour of the 1906 Earthquake. 
Southern California. Historic Earthquakes in Southern California. 
New Madrid Seismic Zone, Earthquake Facts. 

Hurricane Digital Memory Bank: Preserving the Stories of Katrina, Rita and Wilma. 
Hurricane links & other resources (Katrina and more). 
Storm that Drowned a City (Katrina). NOVA site. 

Laki volcanic eruption (Iceland), 1783
When a killer cloud hit Britain. 
Volcano 'drove up UK death toll'. 

Natural Disasters and Peacemaking

Optimist magazine (Green Cross)

Tsunamis ("Tidal Waves")
Earthquack Spawns Tsunamis (Sumatra). 
Landsat 7 Images show Scale of Tsunami Damage (Sumatra, 2004). 
Steven N. Ward's tsunami web page. 
Tsunami! (University of Washington site) 
Tsunami (Wikipedia). 
Tsunami Visualizations (Sumatra, 2004) and other mateirals. 
What is a Tsunami? (Links) 

Ecofeminism & Gender  

Bloom, Lisa. Gender on Ice: American Idologies of Polar Expeditions. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.

Gates, Barbara R. Kindred Nature: Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Haraway, Donna. Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Hurcombe, Linda. "Our own engendered species." Antiquities 69 (1995): 87-100.

Low, Alaine and Soraya Tremayne. Women as Sacred Custodians of the Earth?: Women Spirituality and the Environment. New York: Berghahn Books, 2001.

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

Murphy, Patrick D. Literature, Nature, and Other: Ecofeminist Critiques. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.

Norwood, Vera. Made From This Earth: American Women and Nature. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Scharff, Virignia J., editor. Seeing Nature Through Gender. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003.

Schiebinger, Londa. Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

Sessions, Robert. "Deep Ecology versus Ecofeminism: Healthy Differences or Incompatible Philsosphies?" Hypatia 6, no. 1 (Sopring 1991): 90-107. Overview of the debate. The references provide access to the literature.

Journal Special Issues

Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture. Special topic: (M)Other Nature. Volume 10, no,. 1-2 (1996).

Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Special Issue: Ecological Feminism. Volume 6, no. 1 (Spring 1991).

Pacific Historical Review. Special Issue: Western Women's History Revisited. Volume 61, no. 4 (November 1992).

Society and Nature: The International Journal of Political Ecology. Special Issue: Feminism and Ecology. Volume 2, No. 1 (1993).

Denaturing Earth: The Ground and Groundlessness of Ecofeminist Theology by Catherine Keller. Response by Ann Braude. Online lecture

Ecofeminism Bibliography

Eco Feminism Web-Ring

Ecofeminism: Philosophy Research Base

Energy, Poverty, and Gender. Links to documents. World Bank site with focus on Asia

Gender and Development. A page of the Global Development Research Center

Gender and Development: A Web-based Learning Module

Gender & Environment: Articles & Studies

Ecological Identity  

Clayton, Susan, editor. Identity and the Natural Environment: The Psychological Significance of Nature. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.

Cobb, Edith. The Ecology of Imagination in Childhood. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.

Deming, Alison H. and Lauret E. Savoy, editors. The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World. Minneapolis, Minn.: Milkweed Editions, 2002.

Ellis, Carolyn and Arthur P. Bochner. "Autoethnography, Personal Narrative, Reflexivity." Handbook of Qualitative Research. Second Edition. Edited by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, 2000. 733-768.

Feld, Steven and Keith H. Basso. Senses of Place. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 1996.

Lutts, Ralph H. "Views of Nature: An Interplay of Personal Reflection and Literary Natural History." Teaching Environmental Literature: Materials, Methods, Resources. New York: Modern Languages Association of America, 1985. 51-62.

Tomashow, Cynthia. "Adolescents and Ecological Identity." Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, adn Evolutionary Investigations. Edited by Peter H. Kahn, Jr. and Stephen R. Kellert. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002.

Tomashow, Mitchell. Ecological Identity: Becoming a Reflective Environmentalist. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995.

Weigert, Andrew J. Self, Interaction, and Natural Environment: Refocusing Our Eyesight. Albany: State University of New York.

Ecological Identity and Meaning

The Greening of Identity: Three Environmental Paths

Ecology & Ecological Issues  

Bramwell, Anna. Ecology in the 20th Century: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

Worster, Donald. Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas. Second Edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Conservation in Practice. A journal published by the Society for Conservation Biology
Topic Index:
Back Issues, some on-line articles:
For some past articles go to: 
Ecological Restoration. A journal "for people committed to restoring the biological diversity of the Earth's Ecosystems"

Bryophyte Ecology online book. (Moss ecology)

Conservation News. This site has links to journals, organizations, news, blogs, and more

Ecosystem Services: A Primer

Ecosystem Services: Benefits Supplied to Human Societies by Natural Ecosystems

Encyclopedia of Life. A project with a goal to provide information about every known species on Earth.

Global Change Master Directory (NASA)

Journal Watch Online. A digest of research in conservation and ecology journals.

Library of Congress on-line environmental science resources

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Natural Resource Commons. Tragedy of the Commons

NatureServe. Species data of the Americas, from the network of Natural Heritage Programs

Population Growth and Balance lesson. 

Restoration Ecology
Center for Urban Restoration Ecology. 
Society for Ecological Restoration International Reading Resources. 
Restoration Ecology Virtual Library. 

Virtual Library of Ecology and Biodiversity

Wildlands Project


See also: Indexes

Arrow, K. et al. "Are We Consuming Too Much?" Journal of Economic Perspectives 18, no. 3 (2004): 147-172.
About this article: see Jon Christensen. "Are We Consuming Too Much? Conservation in Practice 6, no. 2 (April-June 2005): 15-19. 

Daly, Herman E. and John B. Cobb, Jr. For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.

Daly, Herman E. and Joshua Farley. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2004.

Hawkens, Paul, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown, 1999.

Schumacker, E. F. Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

Ecological Economics Encyclopedia.

Ecosystem Services: A Primer

Ecosystem Services: Benefits Supplied to Human Societies by Natural Ecosystems

Ecosystem Services Project

Energy Economics

Environmental Economics. European site

Genuine Progress Index for Atlantic Canada

Geonomy Society

Global Environment Facility. Grants to developing countries for environment & sustainability

International Society for Ecological Economics. Links

National Center for Environmental Economics. EPA site

New Economics Foundation.

Social Capital
Freedom and the Tragedy of the Commons. 
Social Capital (Wikipedia). Links. 
Social Capital and Environment. 
Social Capital Gateway. 
What is Social Capital? 

World Bank. Environment . . .

World System Theory. "Summary of Wallerstein on World System Theory

World-systems Theory (Wikipedia)

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