Understanding Sustainability

Sustainability References



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Abbey, Edward. 1968. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness. McGraw-Hill, New York. [excerpt]

Allen, Robert (Prescott). 1980. How to Save the World: Strategy for World Conservation. Kogan Page, London. (Published in 1981 with the same title by Littlefield, Adams & Company, New York under Robert Prescott-Allen.) 

Appleman, Philip. 1965. The Silent Explosion. Beacon Press, Boston.

Barnett, H.J. and C. Morse. 1963. Scarcity and Growth: The Economics of Natural Resource Availability. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Bartlett, Albert A. 1978 (with 1998 overview). "Forgotten Fundamentals of the Energy Crisis – overview." Reprinted from the American Journal of Physics 46(9). [related video lecture by A. Bratlett on the Exponential Function]

Baster, Nancy (ed.). 1972. Measuring Development: The Role and Adequacy of Development Indicators. Frank Cass, London.

Birkbeck, Chris. 1978. "Self-employed Proletarians in an Informal Factory: The Case of Cali's Garbage Dump." World Development 6(9-10):1173-1185. [PDF]

Borgström, Georg. 1961. Too Many: A Story of Earth's Biological Limitations. MacMillan, New York.

Boulding, Kenneth E. 1966. "The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth." Pages 3-14 in Henry E. Jarrett (ed.), Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. [PDF] [related video]

Brading, David A. and Celia Wu. 1973. "Population Growth and Crisis: León, 1720-1860." Journal of Latin American Studies 5:1-36. [abstract] [PDF (restrictions)]

Broecker, W.S., T. Takahashi, H.J. Simpson, and T.H. Peng. 1979. "Fate of fossil fuel carbon dioxide and the global carbon budget." Science 206:409-418.

Broecker, Wallace Smith. 1975. "Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?" Science 189(4201):460-463. [abstract] [PDF] [35 year reflection from RealClimate] [35 year reflection by Brad Johnson in Foreign Policy

Bromley, Ray J. 1978a. "Introduction - The Urban Informal Sector: Why Is it Worth Discussing?" World Development 6(9/10):1033-1039. [abstract]

Bromley, Ray J. 1978b. "Organization, Regulation and Exploitation in the So-called 'Urban Informal Sector': The Street Traders of Cali, Colombia." World Development 6(9-10):1161-1171. [abstract

Brubaker, Sterling. 1972. To Live on Earth: Man and His Environment in Perspective. Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. [review (PDF)]

Budowski, Gerardo. 1976a. "Tourism and Environmental Conservation: Conflict, Coexistence or Symbiosis?" Environmental Conservation 3(1):27-31.

Budowski, Gerardo. 1976b. "Why Save Tropical Rain Forests? Some Arguments for Campaigning Conservationists." Amazoniana 4:529-538.

Caldwell, Lynton. 1972. "An Ecological Approach to International Development: Problems of Policy and Administration." Pages 927-947 in M.T. Farvar and J.P. Milton (eds.), The Careless Technology: Ecology and International Development, Natural History Press, Garden City, New York. [PDF]

Callenbach, Ernest. 1975. Ecotopia. Banyan Tree Books, Berkeley. (Published in 1990 by Bantam, New York. [wiki summary] [Author interview] ["From Ecotopia to Solartopi: A Visionary Conversation", Callenbach talks with Solartopia author, Harvey Wasserman

Carson, Rachel. 1962. Silent Spring. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. [related essay]

Carter, V.G. and T. Dale. 1974. Topsoil and Civilization. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

Chedd, Graham. 1970. "Hidden Peril of the Green Revolution." New Scientist 48(724):171-173.

Cohen, J. and N. Uphoff. 1977. Rural Development Participation: Concepts and Measures for Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation. Center for International Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca.

Cohen, Mark N. 1977. The Food Crisis in Prehistory: Overpopulation and the Origins of Agriculture. Yale University Press, New Haven. [review 1 (PDF)] [review 2 (PDF)] [review 3 (PDF)

Commoner, Barry. 1971. The Closing Circle: Man, Nature, and Technology. Knopf, New York.

Early references to "sustainability":

  • "As the links between one living thing and another, and between all of them and their surroundings, begin to break down, the dynamic interactions that sustain the whole have begun to falter and, in some places, stop."
  • "...the testimony to our power to tear the ecological fabric that has, for millions of years, sustained the planet's life."
  • "Suddenly we have discovered what we should have known long before: that the ecosphere sustains people and everything that they do; that anything that fails to fit into the ecosphere is a threat to its finely balanced cycles; that wastes are not only unpleasant, not only toxic, but, more meaningfully, evidence that the ecosphere is being driven towards collapse."
  • "If we are to survive, we must understand why this collapse now threatens. Here the issues become far more complex than even the ecosphere. Our assaults on the ecosystem are so powerful, so numerous, so finely interconnected, that although the damage they do is clear, it is very difficult to discover how it was done. By which weapon? In whose hand? Are we driving the ecosphere to destruction simply by our growing numbers? By our greedy accumulation of wealth? Or are the machines which we have built to gain this wealth—the magnificent technology that now feeds us out of neat packages, that clothes us in man-made fibers, that surround us with new chemical creations—at fault?"

Commoner, Barry. 1976. The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis. Knopf, New York. [related review essay by Michael Egan]

Costanza, Robert. 1980. "Embodied Energy and Economic Valuation." Science 210:1219-1224. [PDF] [comment by D. Huettner with reply by Costanza in Science]

Cottrell, Fred. 1955. Energy and Society: The Relation between Energy, Social Change, and Economic Development. McGraw-Hill, New York. [review 1] [review 2]

Daly, Herman E. (ed.). 1973. Toward a Steady-State Economy. W.H. Freeman, San Francisco. [related short essay by Daly in 2008 in The OilDrum

  • In his "ends-means spectrum" Daly presents "low entropy matter-energy" (in the natural world) as "ultimate means," "stocks of artifacts and labor power" as "intermediate means," "health, education, comfort, etc." as "intermediate ends," and  "summum bonum" (the highest good of life, or well-being), as the "ultimate end."

Daly, Herman E. 1968. "On Economics as a Life Science." Journal of Political Economy 76(3):392-406. [PDF]

Dasmann, Raymond, J.R. Milton, and R.H. Freeman. 1973. Ecological Principles for Economic Development. John Wiley, London.

Dasmann, Raymond. 1965. The Destruction of California. Collier Books, New York.

Datoo, Bashir. 1978. "Toward a Reformulation of Boserup's Theory of Agricultural Change." Economic Geography 54:135-144. [abstract] [PDF]

Davis, Kingsley. 1963. "Population." Scientific American 209(3):62-71.

Davis, Kingsley. 1973. "Zero Population Growth: The Goal and the Means." Daedalus 102:15-39.

Denevan, William M. 1973. "Development and the Imminent Demise of the Amazon Rain Forest." Professional Geographer 25(2):130-135. 

Detwyler, Thomas R. 1971. Man's Impact on the Environment. McGraw-Hill, New York.

Diamond, Jared M. 1975. "The island dilemma: lessons of modern biogeographic studies for the design of nature reserves." Biological Conservation 7(2):129-146. [abstract

Eckholm, Erik. 1978. "The age of extinction." The Futurist 12(5):289-300.

Ehrenfeld, David W. 1970. Biological Conservation. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York.

Ehrenfeld, David W. 1972. Conserving Life on Earth. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Ehrenfeld, David W. 1976. "The Conservation of Non-resources." American Scientist 64:648-656.

Ehrlich, Paul R. 1968. The Population Bomb. Ballantine, New York. [related article by Paul and Anne Ehrlich (PDF)]

Ehrlich, Paul R. 1972. "The Hysteria against the Case." Arnoldia 32:226-240. [PDF]

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne Ehrlich. 1970. Population, Resources, Environment: Issues in Human Ecology. W.H. Freeman, San Francisco. 

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich. 1981. Extinction. Random House, New York.

Ehrlich, Paul R. and John P. Holdren. 1972. "One-dimensional ecology." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 28(5):16, 18-27. 

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Richard L. Harriman. 1971. How to Be a Survivor: A Plan to Save Spaceship Earth. Ballantine, New York.

Ehrlich, Paul R., Anne H. Ehrlich, and J.P. Holdren. 1977. Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment. W.H. Freeman, San Francisco.

Ehrlich, Paul R., John P. Holdren, and Richard W. Holm. (eds.). 1971a. Man and the Eco-sphere: Readings from Scientific American. W.H. Freeman, San Francisco.

Fanon, Franz. 1963. The Wretched of the Earth. Grove Press, New York. [review] [Chapter One: "On Violence" (PDF)]

Farvar, M.T. and J.P. Milton (eds.). 1972. The Careless Technology: Ecology and International Development. Natural History Press, Garden City, New York.

Forrester, Jay W. 1971. World Dynamics. Wright Allen Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. [Expanded 2nd edition published in 1973]

Frank, Andre Gunder. 1966. "The Development of Underdevelopment." Monthly Review 18:17-31. [PDF]

Frank, Andre Gunder. 1969. Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America: Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil. Monthly Review Press, New York. [description] [complete book in Spanish]

Frankel, O.H. 1974. "Genetic Conservation: Our Evolutionary Responsibility." Genetics 78:53-65. [PDF]

Fraser, F. and Raymond F. Dasmann (eds.). 1971. A Conversation on Population, Environment, and Human Well-being. The Conservation Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Frova, Giulia. 2011. "Five Decades of Development Debate on Sustainability." Development 54(2):271-281. [PDF

Gade, Daniel W. 1969. "Vanishing Crops of Traditional Agriculture: The Case of Tarwi (Lupinus mutabilis) in the Andes." Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers 1:47-51. [abstract ]

Gasper, Des. 2011. "Pioneering the Human Development Revolution: Analysing the Trajectory of Mahbub ul Haq (Review Essay)." Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal for People-Centered Development 12(3):433-456. [PDF]

Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas. 1971. The Entropy Law and the Economic Process. Harvard University Press, Cambridge. [retrospect 20 years later (PDF)] [related blog explaining "entropy"]

Georgescu-Roegen, Nicholas. 1975. "Energy and Economic Myths." Southern Economic Journal 41(3):347-381.

Glaeser, B. 1979. Ecodevelopment: Concepts, Projects, Strategies. Pergamon, Oxford.

Goldsmith, Edward. 1977. "The Future of an Affluent Society: The Case of Canada." The Ecologist 7(5). [part 1] [part 2] [part 3]

Goldsmith, Edward. 1978. The Stable Society: Its Structure and Control: Towards a Social Cybernetics. Wadebridge Press, Cornwall, England. 

Goodland, Robert J.A., H.S. Irwin, and G. Tillman. 1978. "Ecological Development for Amazonia." Ciência y Cultura 30(3):275-289.

Graciarena, Jorge. 1979. "The Basic Needs Strategy as an Option: Its Possibilities in the Latin American Context." CEPAL Review 8(August):39-53. [PDF]

Hall, Anthony L. 1978. Drought and Irrigation in Northeast Brazil. Cambridge University Press, London.

Hansen, James E., D. Johnson, A. Lacis, S. Lebedeff, P. Lee, D. Rind, and G. Russell. 1981. "Climate Impact of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide." Science 213:957-966. [PDF]

Hardin, Garrett. 1962. Nature and Man's Fate. Signet, New York. [republished in 2007 by Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana.] [review (PDF)]

Hardin, Garrett. 1968. "The Tragedy of the Commons." Science 162:1243-1248. [PDF]

Hardin, Garrett. 1969. "The Economics of Wilderness." Natural History 78(6):20-27.

Hardin, Garrett. 1972. The Voyage of the Spaceship Beagle. Pelican Books, New York. [wiki summary]

Hardin, Garrett. 1974. "Living on a Lifeboat." BioScience 24:561-568.

Harlan, Jack R. 1972. "Genetics of Disaster." Journal of Environmental Quality 1(3):212-215. [abstract]

Harlan, Jack R. 1975. "Our Vanishing Genetic Resources." Science 188(4188):618-621.

Harris, Marvin. 1972. "How Green the Revolution?" Natural History 81(3):28-30. [first page]

Hartwick, John M. 1977. "Intergenerational Equity and the Investment of Rents from Exhaustible Resources." American Economic Review 67(5):972-974. [PDF]

Harvey, David. 1974. "Population, Resources and the Ideology of Science." Economic Geography 50:256-277. [PDF]

Holling, Crawford S. 1973. "Resilience and Stability of Ecological Systems." Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 4:1-23. [PDF]

Illich, Ivan. 1973. Tools for Conviviality. Harper & Row, New York. [Spansih version]

Illich, Ivan. 1974. Energy and Equity. Calder and Boyars, London.

ILO. 1977. Meeting Basic Needs: Strategies for Eradicating Mass Poverty and Unemployment. ILO, Geneva. [abstract]

Inger, Robert F. (ed.). 1972. Man in the Living Environment: A Report on Global Ecological Problems. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison.

Jacobs, Jane. 1961. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Random House, New York. (Republished by Penguin, Harmondsworth 1965) [author interview ] [summary]

Jarrett, H. (ed.). 1966. Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Keeling, Charles D. 1960. "The concentration and isotopic abundances of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere." Tellus 12:200-203. [PDF] [summary (PDF)] [author biography]

Keeling, Charles D. 1970. "Is carbon dioxide from fossil fuel changing man’s environment?" Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 114(1):10-17. [PDF]

Lappé, Frances Moore. 1971 (1991). Diet for a Small Planet. Ballantine, New York. [wikipedia review]

Lave, Lester B. and Eugene P. Seskin. 1970. "Air Pollution and Human Health." Science 169(3947):723-733. [PDF]  

Lee, Everett S. 1966. "A theory of migration." Demography 3(1):47-57. [PDF]

Likens, Gene E. and F. Herbert Bormann. 1974. "Acid Rain: A Serious Regional Environmental Problem." Science 184(4142):1176-1179. [abstract]

Lovejoy, Thomas E. 1976. "We must Decide which Species Will Go Forever." Smithsonian July:52-58.

Lovejoy, Thomas E. and D.C. Oren. 1981. "Minimum Critical Size of Ecosystems." Pages 7-12 in R.L. Burgess and D.M. Sharpe (eds.), Forest Island Dynamics in Man-dominated Landscapes. Springer-Verlag, New York.

  • The elimination of tropical rainforests would limit tropical biology to “paleontology, the biology of weedy species, laboratory and zoo biology and the science of pickled parts” (p. 12)

Lovelock, James E. 1979. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [introduction]

Lovins, Amory B. 1976. "Energy Strategy: The Road not Taken." Foreign Affairs October. [introduction] [PDF] [related TED video]

Lovins, Amory B. 1977. Soft Energy Paths: Toward a Durable Peace. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MacKillop, A. 1972. "Low Energy Housing." The Ecologist 2(12):4-10.

McCallum, Bruce. 1975. Environmentally Appropriate Technology: Developing Technologies for a Conserver Society in Canada. Environment Canada, Ottawa.

McHarg, Ian L. 1969. Design with Nature. Doubleday, New York. [Introduction (PDF)

Meadows, Donella H., Jorgen Randers, and Dennis L. Meadows. 2004. Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, Vermont. [synopsis (PDF)] [slide presentation]

Meadows, Donella H., Dennis L. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and W.W. Behrens. 1972. The Limits of Growth: A Report for the Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind. New American Library, New York. [PDF] [30 Year Update Synopsis (PDF)]

Meggers, Betty J. 1971. Amazonia: Man and Nature in a Counterfeit Paradise. Adeline, Chicago.

Miasek, Meryl A. and Charles R. Long. Endangered Plant Species of the World and their Endangered Habitats: A Compilation of the Literature. The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc., New York Botanical Garden, Bronx. [PDF

Miller, Kenton R. 1978. Planning National Parks for Ecodevelopment: Methods and Cases from Latin America. (2 Volumes). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. [PDF]

Mishan, E. 1971. The Costs of Economic Growth. Penguin, London.

Mishan, E. 1977. The Economic Growth Debate. George Allen & Unwin, London.

Molina, Mario J. and F.S. Rowland. 1974. "Stratospheric Sink for Chlorofluoromethanes: Chlorine Atom-Catalysed Destruction of Ozone." Nature 249(28 June):810-812. [PDF]

Myers, Norman. 1979. The Sinking Ark: A New Look at the Problem of Disappearing Species. Pergamon Press, New York.

Myers, Norman. 1981. "The Hamburger Connection: How Central America's Forests Became North America's Hamburgers." Ambio 10:3-8. [abstract]

Myrdal, Gunnar. 1957. Economic Theory and Underdeveloped Regions. Methuen, London. [review (PDF)] [chapter 3 (PDF)]

Myrdal, Gunnar. 1968. Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations. Pantheon, New York.

Naess, Arne. 1973. "The shallow and the deep, long-range ecology movement. A summary." Inquiry 16(1):95-100. [PDF] [collected works of Arne Naess in the Trumpeter]

Nederveen Pieterse, Jan. 1998. "My Paradigm or Yours? Alternative Development, Post-Development, Reflexive Development." Development and Change 29:343-373. [PDF]

Nederveen Pieterse, Jan. 2000. "After Post-Development." Third World Quarterly 21(2):175-191. [PDF]

Netting, Robert M. 1974. "Agrarian Ecology." Annual Review of Anthropology 3:21-56. 

Odum, Eugene P. 1969. "The Strategy of Ecosystem Development: An Understanding of Ecological Succession Provides a Basis for Resolving Man's Conflict with Nature." Science 164(3877):262-270.

Odum, Eugene P. 1970. "Optimum Population and Environment." Current History June:355-359, 365.

Odum, Eugene P. 1971. Fundamentals of Ecology. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia.

Odum, Eugene P. 1975. Ecology: The Link between the Natural and Social Sciences. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York.

Odum, Eugene P. 1977. "The Emergence of Ecology as a New Integrative Discipline." Science 195:1289-1293. [summary] [biographical memoir of E. Odum (PDF)]

Odum, Eugene P. and H.T. Odum. 1972. "Natural Areas as Necessary Components of Man's Total Environment." Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 37:178-189.

Odum, Howard T. 1971. Environment, Power, and Society. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Odum, Howard T. 1974. "The Plowboy Papers: Energy, Ecology and Economics." Mother Earth News 27( May/June).

Ophuls, William. 1974. "The Scarcity Society." Harpers 243(1487):47-52. [abstract]

Ophuls, William. 1977. Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity. W.H. Freeman, San Francisco.

Osborn, William C. 1974. The Paper Plantation: Ralph Nader's Study Group Report on the Pulp and Paper Industry in Maine. Grossman, New York.

Page, Talbot and John Ferejohn. 1974. "Externalities as Commodities: Comment." The American Economic Review 64(June):454-459. [PDF]

Page, Talbot. 1977. Conservation and Economic Efficiency: An Approach to Materials Policy. Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

Paula, R. 1972. "A Rodovia Belém-Brasília e os Fazedores de Desertos. E a Transamazônica? E as outras?" A Amazônia Brasileira em Foco 6:78-95.

Perelman, Michael J. 1975. "Farming with Petroleum." Environment 14:8-13.

Pirages, Dennis Clark. 1977. The Sustainable Society: Implications for Limited Growth. Praeger, New York.

Prance, Ghillean T. and Thomas S. Elias (eds.). 1977. Extinction Is Forever: Threatened and Endangered Species of Plants in the Americas and Their Significance in Ecosystems Today and in the Future. Proceedings of a Symposium on the Status of Threatened and Endangered Plants of the Americas. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx.

Raven, Peter H. 1976. "Ethics and Attitudes." Pages 155-179 in J.B. Simmons et al. (eds.), Conservation of Threatened Plants: Proceedings of a conference on the functions of living plant collections in conservation-oriented research and public education. Kew, England, 1975. Plenum Press, New York.

Rist, Gilbert. 2007. "Development as a buzzword." Development in Practice 17(4-5):485-491. [PDF

Sachs, Ignacy. 1974. "Environnement et styles de développement." Annales. Économies, Sociétés, Civilisations 29(3):553-570. 

  • Sachs envisioned a new style of development that would address the basic needs of the poor and equitable resource distributions in developing countries while supporting economic growth in developing countries and safeguarding long-term ecological integrity.

Sachs, Ignacy. 1979. "Ecodevelopment: A Definition." Ambio 8(2/3):113.

Salerno, Joseph. 1973. "Sensitivity in the World Dynamics Model." Nature 244(24 August):488-492.

Sauer, Carl O. 1966. The Early Spanish Main. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Sawyer, J.S. 1972. "Man-made Carbon Dioxide and the 'Greenhouse' Effect." Nature 239:23-26. [PDF]

Schumacher, E.F. 1973. Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. Harper and Row, New York. [wiki summary]

Scott, A.J. and S.T. Roweis. 1977. "Urban Planning in Theory and Practice: A Reappraisal." Environment and Planning A 9(10):1097-1119. [abstract]

Seers, Dudley. 1972. "What Are We Trying to Measure." Journal of Development Studies 8(2):21-36. [abstract]

Shepard, Paul. 1967. Man in the Landscape: A Historic View of the Esthetics of Nature. Random House, New York.

Shepard, Paul. 1969. "Ecology and Man." In P. Shepard and D. McKinley (eds.), The Subversive Science: Steps towards an Ecology of Man. Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

Shepard, Paul. 1973 (1998). The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game. University of Georgia Press, Athens. 

Solow, Robert M. 1974. "Intergenerational Equity and Exhaustible Resources." Review of Economic Studies 41(Symposium Issue):29-45. [PDF]

Sweet, David G. 1974. A Rich Realm of Nature Destroyed: The Middle Amazon Valley, 1640-1750. University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Tuan, Yi-Fu. 1974. Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perception, Attitudes, and Values. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Turner, B.L., II, Robert O. Hanham, and Anthony V. Portararo. 1977. "Population Pressure and Agricultural Intensity." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 76(3):384-396. [PDF]

Turner, John F.C. 1969. "Uncontrolled Urban Settlements: Problems and Solutions." Pages 507-534 in Gerald Breese (ed.), The City in Newly Developed Countries. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Udall, Steward L. 1963. The Quiet Crisis and the Next Generation. Peregrine Smith, Salt Lake City.

Udall, Stewart L. 1963. "The Conservation Challenge of the Sixties." Albright Lecture, University of California Berkeley, 19 April, Berkeley, California. 

  • "But the erosion of our environment will continue unless we make public rights paramount, which means that we put the future first. The conservation of man, through the conservation of his environment, must become a major national objective and the pursuit of "progress" and the pursuit of happiness must be harmonized if, in the long run, our society is to flourish."
  • "The sad fact is that the 19th century Myth of Superabundance - the idea that we have such unending resources of forests and soil that it didn't matter how we dealt with them as husbandmen - has been supplanted by what we might call the Myth of Scientific Supremacy. Striding about as supermen, we tolerate great imbalances in resource uses, and shrug off the newer forms of erosion with a let-science-fix-it-tomorrow attitude. This rationalization is potentially as destructive as the mischievous rain follows-the-plow slogan of those who a few decades ago turned the land of the Great Plains into a Dust Bowl. Regrettably, the very men who are quickest to rely on the Myth of Scientific Supremacy are the same men who are usually opposed, or grounds of 'economy', to the investment of public funds an the voting of public laws to do the conservation work of today."

Wallerstein, Immanuel. 1974. The Modern World System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World Economy in the Sixteenth Century. Academic Press, New York.

Walsh, John. 1981. "Germplasm resources are losing ground. Despite international efforts to preserve genetic variety, massive land clearing threatens many species with extinction." Science 214(4519):421-423. 

Ward, Barbara. 1976. The Home of Man. Norton, New York. 

Ward, Barbara and René Dubos. 1972. Only One Earth - The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet. Pelican, New York. 

White, Gilbert F. 1962. "Social and Economic Aspects of Natural Resources." A Report to the Committee on Natural Resources, Publication 1000-G. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

White, Jr., Lynn. 1968. "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis." Science 155(3767):1203-1207. [PDF]

Wilkes, H.G. and K.K. Wilkes. 1972. "The Green Revolution." Environment 14(8):32-39.

Wood, Charles H. and Marianne Schmink. 1978. "Blaming the Victim: Small Farmer Production in an Amazon Colonization Project." Studies in Third World Societies 7:77-93.

Worster, Donald. 1982. The Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Yapa, Lakshman S. 1979. "Ecopolitical Economy of the Green Revolution." The Professional Geographer 31(4):371-376. [abstract]

Yapa, Lakshman S. 1980. "Diffusion, Development, and Ecopolitical Economy." Pages 101-141 in John Agnew (ed.), Innovation, Research, and Public Policy. Syracuse Geographical Series #5, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse.

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