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Environmental books that have influenced me in my lifetime: Part II

April 20, 2023

In February, I made a series of posts about books on racism and the Black Freedom Struggle that have influenced me, which was followed by a series of posts in March about books on feminism that have influenced me as well. 

This month I want to include three posts about books on the environment that have influenced how I view with the world around me. In Part I, I focused on books I read in the 1980s and 1990s that initially radicalized me about how I view being part of the natural world. Today, in Part II, I want to focus on book that I read in the 2000s.

Here are those books that influenced my thinking at that time: 

Been Brown So Long It Looked Like Green to Me: The Politics of Nature, by Jeffrey St. Clair

EcoDefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching, edited by Dave Foreman and Bill Haywood

Down the Asphalt Path: The Automobile and the American City, by Clay McShane

Just Transportation: Dismantling Race & Class Barriers to Mobility, edited by Robert Bullard and Glenn Johnson

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, by Vandana Shiva

The World is Not for Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food, by Jose Move and Francois Dufour

Endgame: Volume I – The Problem of Civilization, by Derrick Jensen

Endgame: Volume II – Resistance, by Derrick Jensen

Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution, by Heather Rogers

The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth, by John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Richard York

Hijacking Sustainability, by Adrian Parr

The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism, by Barry Sanders

Raising Less Corn, More Hell: The Case for the Independent Farm and Against Industrial Food, by George Pyle

Dam Nation: Dispatched from the Water Underground, edited by Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, July Oskar Cole and Laura Allen

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