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RECOMMENDED BY INDIRA NAIR
Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water, Marc Reisner


RECOMMENDED BY MELISSA CICOZI
Cradle to Cradle, Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough & Michael Braungart

photo of booksThis book, offers a positive view on what is possible. In a world where we feel battered and overwhelmed by apocalyptic predictions, the win-win successes in this book offer inspiration, hope, and an ultimate goal for which all designers can strive.


RECOMMENDED BY BOB BINGHAM
Joseph Beuys, Life and Works, Gotz Adriani, Winifred Konnertz, Karin Thomas

photo of booksThis is an inspirational book about an artist/activist who believed that everyone is an artist; that we are all creative citizens and if we put our minds to it can be agents of change.


RECOMMENDED BY PETER MADSEN
Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

photo of booksThis book is remarkable because it helped to jump start the contemporary environmental movement nearly 45 years ago, and it still has relevance and poignancy for a new generation. Carson is a scientist, poet and crusader in this book which stirred controversy that has yet to abate.


RECOMMENDED BY CLIFF DAVIDSON
The Tragedy of the Commons, Garrett Hardin
photo of booksThis article set the field of sustainability in motion -- it is a classic. Recommended reading for anyone who wants to learn about the beginnings of a shift towards sustainability.


RECOMMENDED BY PATRICIA CARPENTER
The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems, Capra, F.

photo of booksCapra's book was important in the evolution of my own understanding, and students have found it readable and engaging.