Recommended selections from my Bookshelf


The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability by Paul Hawken 

You Can't Eat GNP: Economics As If Ecology Mattered by Eric A. Davidson
The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late by Thom Hartmann
From Mondragon to America: Experiments in Community Economic Development by Greg MacLeod

Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model by Ray Anderson

Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, Hunter Lovins

Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough, Michael Braungart 

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine



Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present  by Howard Zinn



The Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan

The Fifth Discipline by Peter M. Senge

Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Spiritual Wisdom from the Science of Change by John Briggs, F. David Peat

Taming the Atom: The Emergence of the Visible Microworld by Hans Christian Von Baeyer

Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium  by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan (Epilogue)



Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen
The Culture of Make Believe by Derrick Jensen
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler

The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development) by Jean Liedloff

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

The Story of B by Daniel Quinn

Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure by Daniel Quinn

After Dachau: A Novel by Daniel Quinn

The Holy by Daniel Quinn

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


Human Interest

Visionaries: People & Ideas to Change Your Life by Jay Walljasper, Jon Spayde

The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World  by Sherry Ruth Anderson Ph.D., Paul H. Ray Ph.D.

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander

Imagine: What America Could Be in the 21st Century by Marianne Williamson (Editor), Joseph Sohm (Photographer)



The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Prodigal Summer: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel

The Mammoth Hunters Jean M. Auel

Plains of Passage Jean M. Auel

The Shelters of Stone Jean M. Auel

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story by Richard Bach

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

One by Richard Bach

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig



Resurrection: Myth or Reality?: A Bishop's Search for the Origins of Christianity by John Shelby Spong

Living in Sin?: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality by John Shelby Spong

Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews  by Chaim Potok

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hahn

The Lost Gospel Q by Marcus Borg



The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran by Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Jesus the Son of Man by Kahlil Gibran


Short Stories, Essays and Humor

Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver

Einstein's Dreams by Alan P. Lightman

Dance for Two: Selected Essays by Alan P. Lightman

Naked by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe  by Douglas Adams

Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams

Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Christopher Moore!

Science Fiction

Stranger in a Strange Land -- by Robert A. Heinlein

1984 by George Orwell

Brave New World -- by Aldous Huxley

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury