Welcome to the Ecologer's Library

A selection of books of interest to an Ecologer

This is a list of books of all sorts that might be found in a Practitioner of Ecological Philosophy's library.



Cover Title , Author, Year Summary First / Last read Tags

Unsheltered  

Author : Barbara Kingsolver 

Published: 2018

Twin stories from 1880s and 2010s of a house (possibly the same house) falling apart with the occupants lives.

Synopsis 279 words

Sat 24 Dec 2022

fiction

The Old Ways  
A Journey on Foot

Author : Robert Macfarlane 

Published: 2012

An account of 16 walks, or track followings, in the form of psycho-geographical poetic meditations.

Synopsis 30 words

Tue 1 Mar 2022

non-fiction

The Web of Meaning  

Author : Jeremy Lent 

Published: 2021

Pulling it all together - everything is connected and we need to really know or live that

Mon 13 Dec 2021

non-fiction

How to Blow Up a Pipeline  

Author : Andreas Malm 

Published: 2021

Not an instruction manual but an argument for doing it.

Synopsis 133 words

Tue 23 Nov 2021

non-fiction

Introduction to Systems Philosophy  
Toward a New Paradigm of Contemporary Thought

Author : Ervin Laszlo 

Published: 1972

How it all fits together as systems of systems

Fri 22 Oct 2021

non-fiction

Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency  
War Communism in the 21st Century

Author : Andreas Malm 

Published: 2020

Pulling together the strands of Covid19, ecological crisis and traditional marxist-lenninist analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalism.

Mon 12 Apr 2021

non-fiction

Entangled Life  
How fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures

Author : Merlin Sheldrake 

Published: 2020

An introduction to the world from the point of view of fungi. Symbiotic beings which live as a network.

Synopsis 107 words

Thu 21 Jan 2021

non-fiction

The Book of Trespass  
Crossing the lines that divide us

Author : Nick Hayes 

Published: 2020

How we lost our land, and why, and why it matters.

Tue 15 Sep 2020

non-fiction

The Patterning Instinct  
A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning

Author : Jeremy Lent 

Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

Thu 2 May 2019

non-fiction

The Way  

Author : Edward (Teddy) Goldsmith 

Published: 1992

No summary or synopsis available

Sat 23 Feb 2019

non-fiction

Who Owns England?  

Author : Guy Shrubsole 

Published: 2019

Synopsis extract: subtitle: How we lost our Green & Pleasant Land, and how to Take It Back

Synopsis 15 words

Tue 1 Jan 2019

non-fiction

Feral  

Author : George Monbiot 

Published: 2000

Synopsis extract: Essays on our relationship with the wild world through the author's personal experiences.

Synopsis 13 words

Thu 23 Aug 2018

non-fiction

Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist  

Author : Paul Kingsnorth 

Published: 2017

Synopsis extract: Collection of essays from 2011 to 2016 broadly explaining his transition from environmental activism in the 90s to a deep ecology approach and the Dark Mountain project.

Synopsis 25 words

Mon 6 Aug 2018

non-fiction

No Is Not Enough  
Defeating the New Shock Politics

Author : Naomi Klein 

Published: 2017

No summary or synopsis available

Sat 21 Jul 2018

non-fiction

The Legacy of Luna  

Author : Julia Butterfly Hill 

Published: 2000

Synopsis extract: Luna is a giant redwood. ...

Synopsis 46 words

Sat 28 Apr 2018

non-fiction

In a Green Shade  

Author : Richard Mabey 

Published: 1983

Synopsis extract: Collection of previously published essays from magazines and newspapers from about 1974

Synopsis 11 words

Sun 1 Apr 2018

non-fiction

Guns, Germs and Steel  

Author : Jared Diamond 

Published: 1997

Synopsis extract: Human history explained from a geological, ecological, anthropological, linguistic and archeological perspective

Synopsis 12 words

Sat 17 Mar 2018

non-fiction

The Moth Snowstorm  
Nature and Joy

Author : Michael McCarthy 

Published: 2015

Synopsis extract: Personal account of authors involvement and love for the world. ...

Synopsis 22 words

Thu 1 Mar 2018

non-fiction

The History of Bees  

Author : Maja Lunde 

Published: 2000

Synopsis extract: Three intertwined stories across time (1850, 2007, 2049) about bees and beekeeping. ...

Synopsis 24 words

Sun 14 Jan 2018

fiction

Lilac and Flag  

Author : John Berger 

Published: 2000

Synopsis extract: Peasants in the city

Synopsis 4 words

Thu 28 Dec 2017

fiction

Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth  
An introduction to spiritual ecology

Author : John Michael Greer 

Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

Tue 8 Aug 2017

non-fiction

Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance  

Author : Robert Pirsig 

Published: 2000

No summary or synopsis available

Sat 15 Jul 2017

non-fiction

The Company of Trees  

Author : Thomas Pakenham 

Published: 2015

Synopsis extract: A personal account of a tree collector's estate (demense) in Ireland (Tullynally) in the form of a diary.

Synopsis 18 words

Mon 10 Apr 2017

non-fiction

Once in Europa  

Author : John Berger 

Published: 2000

Synopsis extract: Odile, born to peasant family in the alps, reflects on her life from the viewpoint of a hangglider or balloon which her son Christian is flying her on/in

Synopsis 29 words

Sun 12 Mar 2017

fiction

Ecology of Wisdom  

Author : Arne Naas 

Published: 2008

Synopsis extract: A collection of his writings spanning 30+ years. ...

Synopsis 16 words

Wed 22 Feb 2017

non-fiction

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