50 best books on sustainability

The University of Cambridge has released a list of the 50 best books on sustainability via the Gaurdian. It’s a great list, with not one specifically urban book on the list, and none by planners or new urbanists.

My must-reads from the Gaurdian’s list:

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the battle Against World Poverty, by Muhammad Yunus 1999

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, 2002

Development as Freedom, by Amartya Sen, 2000

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, by Jeffrey Sachs, 2005.

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, by Hernando De Soto, 2000

Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, by E.F. Schumacher, 1973

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development, by Vandana Shiva, 1989

Globalization and its Discontents, by Joseph Stiglitz, 2002

This week’s acquisitions

Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Walk Among Us by John Quiggin.

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder. I read two pages, and I burst into tears. So many people and lives destroyed. For what?

Zhivago’s Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia by Vladislav Zubok

Fourteen Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Michael Psellus.

The Secret History by Procopius