The following is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all issues related to sustainability, but merely a list of readings that the faculty of the Cumberland Project have found inspiring and informative.
Aber, John, Tom Kelly and Bruce Mallory, Eds. 2009. The Sustainable Learning Community: One University’s Journey to the Future. New Hampshire.
Adams, W.M. 2008. Green Development: Environment and Sustainability in a Developing World. New York: Routledge.
Agrawal, Arun. 2005. Environmentality: Technologies of Government and the Making of Subjects. Durham: Duke University Press.
Agyeman, Julian, Robert D. Bullard, and Bob Evans, Eds. 2003. Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Allen, Patricia. 2004. Together at the Table: Sustainability and Sustenance in the American Agrifood System. University Park: Penn State Press.
Arbuthnott, Katherine D. 2010. “Taking the Long View: Environmental Sustainability and Delay of Gratification.” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 10(1): 4-22.
Barlett, Peggy F. and Geoff W. Chase, Eds. 2004. Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Barlett, Peggy. Ed. 2005. Urban Place: Reconnecting with the Natural World. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Barlow, Maude. 2003. Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water. New Press.
Barry, Brian. 1997. “Sustainability and Intergenerational Justice.” Theoria. 45(89): 43-65.
Benda, Lee et al. 2002. “How to Avoid Train Wrecks When Using Science in Environmental Problem Solving.” BioScience. 52(12).
Berry, Wendell. 2012. “It All Turns on Affection.” Jefferson Lecture. National Endownment for the Humanities.
Bhaskar, Roy et al. Eds. 2010. Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change: Transforming Knowledge and Practice for Our Global Future. New York: Routledge.
Blackburn, W. 2007. The sustainability handbook: the complete management guide to achieving social, economic and environmental responsibility, Earthscan/James & James.
Blewitt, John and Cederic Cullingford, Eds. 2004. The Sustainability Curriculum: The Challenge for Higher Education. Earthscan.
Bookchin, Murray. 2005. The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy. Oakland: AK Press.
Brown, Lester. 2009. Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. New York: W.W. Norton.
Brown, Lester. 2011. World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, Earth Policy Institute.
Brulle, Robert J. 2000. Agency, Democracy, and Nature: The U.S. Environmental Movement from a Critical Theory Perspective. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Buchanan, Megan L. and Justin L. Hart. 2011. “Canopy Disturbance History of Old-growth Quercus alba sites in the Eastern United States: Examination of Long-term Trends and Broad-scale Patterns.” Forest Ecology and Management. 267: 28-39.
Buckley, Brendan M. et al. 2010. “Climate as a Contributing Factor in the Demise of Angkor, Cambodia.” PNAS. 107(15): 6748-52.
Buell, Frederick. 2003. From Apocalypse to Way of Life: Environmental Crisis in the American Century. New York: Routledge.
Buell, Lawrence. 1996. The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Buell, Lawrence. 2003. Writing for an Endangered World: Literature, Culture, and Environment in the U.S. and Beyond. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Bullard, Robert D. 2000. Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality. Boulder: Westview Press.
Carson, Rachel. 1962. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Chakrabarty, Dipesh. 2009. “The Climate of History: Four Theses.” Critical Inquiry, 35(2): pp. 197-222
Cosgrove, D. E. 1998. “Introduction” and “The Idea of Landscape,” in Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape. Madison: U. of Wisconsin Press.
Corburn, Jason. 2005. Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Cortese, Anthony D. 2003. “The Critical Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable Future.”Planning for Higher Education. March-May. pp. 15-22.
Creighton, Sarah Hammond. 1998. Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving the Environmental Track Record of Universities, Colleges, and Other Institutions. MIT Press.
Cronon, William. 1983. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England. Hill and Wang.
Cronon, William, Ed. 1996. “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.” in Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. New York, W.W. Norton. pp. 69-90.
Davis, Susan G. 1997. Spectacular Nature: Corporate Culture and the Sea World Experience. Berkeley: University of California Press
Dessler, Andrew E. and Edward A. Parson. 2006. The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Diamond, Jared. 2005. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Viking Penguin.
Dodd, Rebecca and Christopher Lane. 2010. “Improving the Long-Term Sustainability of Health Aid: Are Global Health Partnerships Leading the Way?” Health Policy and Planning. pp. 1-9.
Dreher, Ron and Michael Pollan. 2012. “Interview with Michael Pollan.” The American Conservative Magazine.
Dyer, James M. 2006. “Revisiting the Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America.” BioScience 56(4): 341-52.
Foster, John. 2010. “What Price Interdisciplinarity? Crossing the Curriculum in Environmental Higher Education.” Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 23(3): 358-66.
Foster, John Bellamy. 2002. Ecology Against Capitalism. New York: Monthly Review Press.
Friedman, Thomas. 2008. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
Friends of the Cumberland Trail. Community and Environmental History: Articles and Links.
Frumkin, H., L. Frank, R. Jackson. 2004. Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities. San Francisco:Island Press.
Funes, Fernando et al. 2002. Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba. San Francisco: Food First Books.
Gaard, Greta and Lori Gruen. 1993. “Ecofeminism: Toward Global Justice and Planetary Health.” Society and Nature, 2(1): 1-35.
Gaard, Greta. 1997. “Toward a Queer Ecofeminism.” in Hypatia. 12(1).
Garrard, Greg. 2004. Ecocriticism (The New Critical Idiom). New York: Routledge.
Garrard, Greg. 2007. “Ecocriticism and Education for Sustainability.” in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. 7(3). Duke University Press.
Gibson-Graham, J.K. 2003. “The Ethics of the Local.” Rethinking Marxism. 15(1): 49-74.
Gibson-Graham, J.K. 2006. The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota Press.
Green Ribbon Committee on Environmental Sustainability. 2009. “Together Making Nashville Green: A Report to the Honorable Karl Dean, Mayor.” Metro Nashville Government. (and 2010 update).
Goldsmith, Elizabeth B. and Ronald E. Goldsmith. 2011. “Social Influence and Sustainability in Households.” International Journal of Consumer Studies. 35: 117-121.
Hails, C., Ed. 2008. Living Planet Report, World Wildlife Federation, Zoological Society of London, and the Global Footprint Network.
Hall, C. S. A. and J. W. J. Day 2009. “Revisiting the Limits to Growth After Peak Oil.” American Scientist 97: 230-237.
Harvey, David. 1996. Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference. Malden: Blackwell.
Hart, Justin L. et al. 2012. “Composition, Structure, and Dendroecology of an Old-Growth Quercus forest on the Tablelands of the Cumberland Plateau, USA.” Forest Ecology and Management. 266: 11-24.
Hernandez, Carlos, and Rashmi Mayur. 1999. Pedagogy of the Earth: Education for a Sustainable Future. Kumarian Press.
Hill, G. and O’Neill, M. 2008. Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living. Villard.
Honey, Martha. 2008. Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Hopkins, Rob. 2008. The Transition Handbook: from oil dependency to local resilience, Chelsea Green Publishing.
Horrigan, Leo, Robert S. Lawrence, and Polly Walker. 2002. “How Sustainable Agriculture Can Address the Environmental And Human Health Harms of Industrial Agriculture.” Environmental Health Perspectives. 110(5): 445-456.
Hulme, Mike. 2009. Why We Disagree about Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 2007. Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Working Group II Report. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press.
Jackson, T. 2008. The Challenge of Sustainable Lifestyles. State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy. L. Starke, W.W. Norton & Company: 45-60.
Jacoby, Karl. 2001. Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves and the Hidden History of American Conservation. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Kahn, Richard. 2010. Critical Pedagogy, Ecoliteracy, and Planetary Crisis: the Ecopedagogy Movement. Peter Lang Publishing.
Kamenetz, Anya. 2010. DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. Chelsea Green Publishing.
Kheel, Marti. 1985. “The Liberation of Nature: A Circular Affair.” Environmental Ethics, 7: 135-49.
Kriebel, David and Joel Tickner. 2001. “The Precautionary Principle and Public Health: Reenergizing Public Health through Precaution.” American Journal of Public Health. 91(9): 1351-61.
Kunstler, James Howard. 2007. “Making Other Arrangements: A Wake-up Call to a Citizenry in the Shadow of Oil Scarcity.” Orion Magazine. January/February.
Liebhold, Andrew M. 2012. “Live Plant Imports: The Major Pathway for Forest Insect and Pathogen Invasions of the US.” Frontiers in Ecologyˆ. 10(3): 135-43.
Luken, James O. and John W. Thieret. 1996. “Amur Honeysuckle, Its Fall from Grace.” BioScience, 46(1): 18-24.
McCright, Aaron M. and Riley E. Dunlap. 2011. “The Politicization of Climate Change and Polarization in the American Public’s Views of Global Warming, 2001-2010.” Sociological Quarterly. 52(2): 155-94.
M’Gonigle, Michael and Justine Starke. 2006. Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University. New Society Publishers.
Maathai, Wangari. 2004. The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience. New York: Lantern Books.
MacKay, D. J. C., 2009. Sustainable Energy – without the hot air. UIT Cambridge Ltd., Cambridge, England.
Marmot Review. 2010. Fair Society, Healthy Lives: Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England Post-2010.
Martinez-Alier, Joan. 2002. The Environmentalism of the Poor: A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
McDonough, William and Michael Braungart. 2002. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. New York: North Point Press.
McKibben, Bill. 2008. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. St. Martin’s Griffin.
McKibben, Bill. 2011. Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. St Martin’s Griffin.
Meadows, D. H., et al. 2004. Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update, Chelsea Green.
Merchant, Carolyn. 1980. The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution. San Francisco: Harper Collins.
Montrie, Chad. 2002. To Save the Land and People: A History of Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Morton, Timothy. 2009. Ecology Without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Mr. Y. 2011. “A National Strategic Narrative.” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Murray, Paul. 2011. The Sustainable Self: A Personal Approach to Sustainability Education. Earthscan.
National Research Council. 2010. “Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change” Washington, DC: National Academies of Sciences. May.
O’Rourke, Dara. 2004. Community-Driven Regulation: Balancing Development and the Environment in Vietnam. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Obach, Brian K. 2004. Labor and the Environmental Movement: The Quest for Common Ground. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 2008. Gender and Sustainable Development: Maximising the Economic, Social and Environmental Role of Women. Paris: OECD.
Orr, David. 1992. Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Pellow, David Naguib and Robert J. Brulle, Eds. 2005. Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Pellow, David Naguib. 2007. Resisting Global Toxics: Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Pluye, Pierre, Louise Potvin, Jean-Louis Denis. 2004. “Making Public Health Programs Last: Conceptualizing Sustainability.” Evaluation and Program Planning. 27: pp. 121-33.
Portney, Kent E. 2003. Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Princen, Thomas, Michael Maniates and Ken Conca, Eds. 2002. Confronting Consumption. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Quarterman, Elsie, Barbara Holman Turner and Thomas E. Hemmerly. 1972. “Analysis of Virgin Mixed Mesophytic Forests in Savage Gulf, Tennessee.” Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 99(5): 228-232.
Rackham, O. 1991. “Ancient Landscapes,” in The Greek City: From Homer to Alexander. Eds. O. Murray and S. Price. Oxford University Press. Pp. 85-111.
Rackham, O. 1996. “Ecology and pseudo-ecology: the example of ancient Greece,” in Human Landscapes in Classical Antiquity. Eds. G. Shipley and J. Salmon. London/NY: Routledge. Pp.16-43.
Rappaport, Ann and Sarah Hammond Creighton. 2007. Degrees that Matter: Climate Change and the University. MIT Press.
Reece, Erik. 2006. Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia. Riverhead Books.
Richter, B. 2010. Beyond smoke and mirrors: Climate change and energy in the 21st century, Cambridge Univ Pr.
Roberts, J. Timmons and Bradley C. Parks. 2006. A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Sandilands, Catriona. 1999. The Good Natured Feminist: Ecofeminism and the Quest for Democracy. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Schellnhuber, H., M. Molina, et al., Eds. 2010. Global sustainability: a nobel cause. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge.
Schweikart, David. 2002. After Capitalism (New Critical Theory). New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Scobey, David. “Putting the Academy in Its Place.” Places. 14(3): 50-55.
Scott, Rebecca R. 2010. Removing Mountains: Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Seghezzo, Lucas. 2009. “The Five Dimensions of Sustainability.” Environmental Politics. 18(4): 539-56.
Shellenberger, Michael, and Ted Nordhaus. 2007. Breakthrough: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Smil, V. 2008. “Water News: Bad, Good and Virtual.” American Scientist. 96(5): 399-407.
Solnit, Rebecca. 2006. A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Penguin.
Somerville, Richard C.J. 2008. The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change. Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society.
Speth, James Gustave. 2008. The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Stibbe, A., Ed. 2009. The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy: Skills for a Changing World, Green Books.
Sustainable Tennessee. 2012. Agenda. Tennessee Environmental Council and Tennessee Conservation Voters.
Taylor, Dorceta E. 2009. The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s-1900s: Disorder, Inequality and Social Change. Durham: Duke University Press.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. 2005. “Tennessee’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.” Tennessee Government: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Wagner, J.D.M. et al. 2010. “Moisture Variability in the Southwestern United States Linked to Abrupt Glacial Climate Change.” Nature Geoscience. January 10: 110-3.
Wann, D. 2007. Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle. New York: St. Martins’ Press.
Warburton, Kevin. 2000. “Deep Learning and Education for Sustainability.” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 4(1): 44-56.
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Wissenburg, Marcel. 2001. “Sustainability and the Limits of Liberalism.” in Sustaining Liberal Democracy. M. Wissenburg and J. Barry Eds. Palgrave.
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Yaeger, Patricia. 2010. “Sea Trash, Dark Pools, and the Tragedy of the Commons.” PMLA. Modern Language Association of America. 125(3): 523-45.
Ybarra, Priscilla Solis. 2009. “Borderlands as Bioregion: Jovita González, Gloria Anzaldúa, and the Twentieth-Century Ecological Revolution in the Rio Grande Valley.” Ethnicity and Ecocriticism, 34(2): pp. 175-189.
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