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Discover a range of books that explore the topic of ecology and spirituality.

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The following reading list attempts to achieve a balance between the older classical books and modern expositions:

  • Badiner, Allan Hunt (Ed.) Dharma Gaia. A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology (Parallax Press 1990)
  • Barbour, Ian G.(Ed.) Earth Might Be Fair. Reflections on Ethics, Religion, and Ecology (Prentice-Hall 1972)
  • Barbour, Ian G.(Ed.) Western Man And Environmental Ethics. Attitudes Toward Nature and Technology (Addison-Wesley 1973)
  • Barnhill, D. L. and R. S. Gottlieb (Eds.) Deep Ecology and World Religions: New Essays on Sacred Grounds (SUNY Press)
  • Broomfield, John Other Ways of Knowing: Recharting Our Future with Ageless Wisdom (Inner Traditions 1997)
  • Capra, F. The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems (Anchor Books 1997)
  • Carson, Rachael Silent Spring (Houghton Mifflin 1962/1987)
  • Devall, Bill Simple In Means, Rich In Ends: Practicing Deep Ecology (Peregrine Smith Books 1988)
  • Devall, Bill& George Sessions Deep Ecology — Living As If Nature Mattered (Gibbs M. Smith, Inc. 1985)
  • Drengson, A. & Yuichi Inoue (Eds) The Deep Ecology Movement: An Introductory Anthology (North Atlantic Books 1995)
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume1: Nature, Addresses, And Lectures (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1971)
  • Fox, Warwick Toward A Transpersonal Ecology (A Resurgence Book 1990/1995)
  • Hayden, T. The Lost Gospel of the Earth (Sierra Club Books 1996)
  • Lovelock, James The Ages of Gaia: A Biography of Our Living Earth (Bantam 1990)
  • Lovelock, James The Revenge of Gaia: Earth’s Climate In Crisis and the Fate of Humanity (Basic Books 2006)
  • Mathews, Freya For Love Of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism (SUNY Press 2003)
  • Meadows, Donella H. et al. The Limits To Growth — A report for the Club of Rome’s Project on the Predicament of Mankind (Pan Books 1974)
  • Merchant, Carolyn Radical Ecology: The Search For A Livable World (Routledge 1992)
  • Naess, Arne Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of An Ecosophy (Cambridge University Press 1989)
  • Nicholson, Shirley & Brenda Rosen Gaia’s Hidden Life: The Unseen Intelligence Of Nature (Quest 1992)
  • Roszak, Theodore Where The Wasteland Ends: Politics and Transcendence in Postindustrial Society (Doubleday 1972)
  • Roszak, Theodore et al (Eds.) Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth Healing the Mind (Sierra Club Books 1995)
  • Sessions, George Deep Ecology for the Twenty-First Century (Shambhala 1995)
  • Spretnak, Charlene The Spiritual Dimension Of Green Politics (Bear & Company 1986)
  • Tucker, M. E. and J. A. Grim (Eds) Worldviews and Ecology, Religion, Philosophy, and the Environment (Orbis Books 1994)
  • Wienpahl, Paul The Radical Spinoza (New York University Press 1979)


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