Recommended Books

Copies of about 100 book reviews completed in EVDS 747 since the fall of 1994 are available in the resource centre.

There is now a flood of literature on environmental management and related topics, some of it very good, some of it a waste of time and money. Thirteen of the 48 books reviewed by students in the environmental management course have been highly recommended.

Herman Daly, Beyond Growth, Beacon Press, Boston, 1996.

The economics of global sustainable development

Sim Van Der Ryn and Stuart Cowan, Ecological Design, Island Press, Washington, 1996.

The philosophy and practice of environmental design and sustainability

Joel Makower, The E-Factor: The Bottom-Line Approach to Environmentally Responsible Business, Tilden Press,1994.

Steven J. Bennett, Richard Freierman, and Stephen George, Corporate Realities and Environmental Truths - Strategies for Leading Your Business in the Environmental Era, John Wiley, Toronto,1993.

Kathryn Harrison and George Hoberg, Risk, Science, and Politics - Regulating Toxic Substances in Canada and the United States, McGill Queen's University Press, Montreal and Kingston,1994

Brett Ibbotson and John-David Phyper, Environmental Management in Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto,1996.

Stephen Schmidheiny, Federico Zorraquin, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Financing Change, The Financial Community, Eco-Efficiency and Sustainable Development, The MIT Press, Cambridge,1996.

Donella H, Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, and Jorgen Randers, Beyond the Limits, Confronting Global Collapse, Envisioning a Sustainable Future, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto,1992.

This must be read along with the 1972 Limits to Growth upon which it is based.

Peter Schwartz, The Art of the Long View; Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World, Currency Doubleday,1996.

A credible and practical guide to strategic planning using scenarios.

Ann Dale and John B. Robinson (eds), Achieving Sustainable Development, UBC Press, Vancouver,1996

See the chapter on industrial ecology by Raymond Cote.

Tim Jackson, Material Concerns: Pollution, Profit and Quality of Life, Routledge, New York, 1996.

Alternative mechanisms for reducing consumption and improving efficiency.

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