The Hydrogen Economy: The Creation of the Worldwide Energy Web
and the Redistribution of Power on Earth
by Jeremy Rifkin
Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen Fuel Cells and the Prospects for
a Cleaner Planet
by Peter Hoffman
The best nuts-and-bolts book on the current state of hydrogen fuel technology.
Powering the Future: The Ballard Fuel Cell and the Race to Change
by Tom Koppel
A good, informative, story about the struggle of a handful of people to give birth to the technology that will revolutionize transportation and energy production and go a long way toward cleaning up the environment.
The Hidden Connections:
Integrating the Biological, Cognitive and Social Dimensions of Life into a Science of Sustainability
by Fritjof Capra
For decades, advocates of sustainable development have recognized that we need to redesign our systems to be compatible with natural ecosystems. But what is it about nature that we actually want to emulate?
The Web of Life:
A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems
By Frijtof Capra
The greatest triumph of reductionist biology was the discover, in 1953, of the double helical structure of the DNA molecule. The key to unlocking life's secretes, it was felt, had been found.
Permaculture: A Designer's Manual
by Bill Mollison
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
by Janine M. Benyus
Gaia: An Atlas of Planet Management
by Dr. Norman Myers (Editor), Nancy J. Myers
A beautiful, rare cross between an essential reference and a graphic
delight. Illustrated with full color maps, charts, diagrams, photos
and drawings, the Gaia Atlas gives meaningful information about
every important aspect of the earth, its oceans, and atmosphere.
It is one of a select few reference books I use almost daily—a
must for any serious student of ecological design on the planetary
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Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development
by John Tillman Lyle
I use Lyle as the textbook in my "Principles of Ecological
Design" course at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture
because, in my opinion, it is the best single volume introduction
to the ecological design field.
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Design With Nature
by Ian L. McHarg
Village Wisdom: Future Cities
by Richard Register