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The Bookshelf: Join the Discussion

A selection of readings we recommend to broaden and deepen your knowledge of Global Sustainable Development. We encourage you to join the debate too! Leave your reviews and recommendations in the comments section at the bottom of this page. Check back here intermittently as we update this page with new discoveries.


Rob Hopkins utilises real world examples of sustainable practices on a local level in this call to arms for a sustainable future. Find it in the library.

Marie Monique Robin

Marie-Monique Robin reveals how a toxic mix of corporate interests and public ignorance about invisible poisons may be costing us our lives. Find it in the Library.

Ten Technologies to save the planet

Chris Goodall discusses ten technologies--from electric cars to algae--that could provide some of the solutions for counteracting climate change and resource depletion. Find it in the library

More Human Steve Hilton

Steve Hilton - this book is a manifesto and call to action for a more local, more accountable and more human way of living. Find it in the Library.

Take Back The Economy

Gibson-Graham, Cameron, and Healy explore how, in the wake of the financial crisis, people can implement small-scale changes in their own lives to create ethical economies. Find it in the Library.

Pursuing Sustainability

Matson, Clark, and Andersson provide students and practitioners with a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable development. Find it in the Library.

Big World Small Planet

Rockström and Klum reject the notion that economic growth and human prosperity can only be achieved at the expense of the environment. They contend that we have unprecedented opportunities to navigate a “good Anthropocene.” Find it in the Library.

Strategy and Sustainability

Mike Rosenberg encourages readers to move beyond the hype and takes a pro-business, fact based point of view, recognizing the complexity of the issues at hand and the strategic choices businesses can make. Find it in the Library.


Evershed and Temple uncoverhow food adulteration spans the globe and how consumers pay the ultimate price for this fraud. Find it in the Library.

Environmental Social Science

Emile Moran provides the foundation for a new cross-disciplinary enterprise that will make critical theories and research methods accessible across the natural and social sciences. Find it in the Library.

Introdution to Sustainable Development

Jennifer Elliott emphasises the global challenges of sustainable development with an understanding of inter-linked crises in climate, energy, economy, poverty and social injustice. Find it in the Library.

Social and Solidarity Economy

Peter Utting brings together field leading researchers to discuss the "social and solidarity economy" through theoretical and applied analysis. Find it in the Library.