Revised 5 October 2021


Modern peer reviewed publications frequently have long lists of multiple authors. For sake of convenience in compiling this list of references, the name of the first author only is listed and a DOI link to the full details of each publication is provided. 


Adams, R.N. Energy and Structure: A Theory of Social Power. London, University of Texas Press, 1975.

Alexander, S. Property Beyond Growth: Towards a Politics of Voluntary Simplicity. PhD thesis, University of Melbourne, 2011.  

Andrews, F.C. Clarification and obfuscation in approaching the laws of thermodynamics. Washington D.C., American Chemical Society, 1980.

Aristotle. The Essential Aristotle. Knutsford U.K., A & D Publishing, 2009.

Bardi, U. Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet. White River Junction, Vermont, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014.

Bartlett, A.A. The Essential Exponential: For the Future of Our Planet. University of Nebraska, 2004. Download chapters from Al Bartlett's dedication website https://www.albartlett.org

Bertalanffy, L. General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications. New York, Brazilier, Revised Edition 1968.  

Boltzmann, K. On the Relation of a General Mechanical Theorem to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, English translation from Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, 1877. 

Bongaarts, J. and R.A. Bulatao, Editors. Beyond Six Billion: Forecasting the World’s Population. Washington D.C., National Academy Press, 2000.

Bossel, H. Earth at a Crossroads: Paths to a Sustainable Future. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Bossel, H. System Zoo 1 Simulation Models: Elementary Systems, Physics, Engineering. Norderstedt, Germany, Books on Demand GmbH, 2007.  

Bossel, H. System Zoo 1 Simulation Models: Elementary Systems, Physics, Engineering. Norderstedt, Germany, Books on Demand GmbH, 2007.

Bossel, H. System Zoo 2 Simulation Models: Climate, Ecosystems, Resources. Norderstedt, Germany, Books on Demand GmbH, 2007.  

Bossel, H. System Zoo 2 Simulation Models: Climate, Ecosystems, Resources. Norderstedt, Germany, Books on Demand GmbH, 2007. 

Bossel, H. System Zoo 3 Simulation Models: Economy, Society, Development. Norderstedt, Germany, Books on Demand GmbH, 2007.  

Bossel, H. System Zoo 3 Simulation Models: Economy, Society, Development. Norderstedt, Germany, Books on Demand GmbH, 2007.

Bossel, H. Systems and Model: Complexity, Dynamics, Evolution, Sustainability. Norderstedt, Germany, Books on Demand GmbH, 2007.  

Brown, H. The Challenge of Man's Future. New York, The Viking Press, 1954.

Cahill, K. Who Owns the World: The Hidden Facts behind Landownership. London, Mainstream Publishing, 2006.  

Carroll, R.T, Becoming a Critical Thinker - A Guide for the New Millennium. Pearson Custom Publishing, 2nd Edition 2012..

Chalmers, A.F. What is this thing called Science? Queensland, University of Queensland Press, 1982.

Chamberlain, S. The Transition Timeline: For a Local, Resilient Future. Devon, Green Books Ltd., 2010.

Cipolla, C.M.  The Economic History of World Population. Harmondsworth. Penguin Books, 1970. 

Clausius, R. The mechanical theory of heat, with its applications to the steam-engine and to the physical properties of bodies. London, Van Voorst, 1867.

Cohen, J.E. How Many People can the Earth Support? New York, Norton & Company, 1995. 

Cohen, J.E. World Population in 2050: Assessing the Projections. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, v. 46, 2002.

Cole, H.S.D., C. Freeman, M. Jahoda, and K.L.R. Pavitt. Thinking about the Future; A Critique of The Limits to Growth. London, Chatto and Windus Ltd., 1973.

Cole, K., J. Cameron, and C. Edwards. Why Economists Disagree: The Political Economy of Economics. London, Longman, 2nd Edition 1991.

Connolly, T.J. and Spraul, J.R. Report of the NSF-Stanford workshop on net Energy Analysis. Stanford, Institute for Energy Studies, 1975.

Copi, I.M., C. Cohen, and K. McMahon. Introduction to Logic. London, Routledge, 14th Edition 2016.

Cottrell, F. Energy and Society: The Relationship Between Energy, Social Change, and Economic Development. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1955.

Coveney, P. and Highfield, R. The arrow of time: A voyage through science to solve time's greatest mystery. London, W. H. Allen, 1990.

Daly, H.E. and J. Farley. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications. Washington D.C., Island Press, 2004. 

Daly, H.E., Editor. Towards a Steady-State Economy. San Francisco, W.H. Freeman and Company, 1973.

Daumas, M. Editor. A History of Technology and Invention: Progress Through the Ages. Volume I: The Origins of Technological Civilization to 1450. Vol II: The First Stages of Mechanization 1450-1725. Volume III: The Expansion of Mechanization 1725-1860. London, John Murray, 1969.

Daumas, M., Editor. A History of Technology and Invention: Progress Through the Ages. Volume I: The Origins of Technological Civilization to 1450. Vol II: The First Stages of Mechanization 1450-1725. Volume III: The Expansion of Mechanization 1725-1860. London, John Murray, 1969.

Davis, K. Introduction: The First Cities: How and Why Did They Arise? in Cities: Their Origin, Growth and Impact. Readings from Scientific' American. San Francisco, Freeman, 1973.

Diamond, J. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive. London, Allan lane, 2005.

Douthwaite, R. The Growth Illu$ion: How Economics has Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many and Endangered the Planet. Devo, Green Books Ltd., 2nd Edition 1999.  

Doxiadis, C. A. Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements. London, Hutchinson, 1968. 

Doxiadis, C. A. Humankind's Movements and his Settlements in Humankind, the Environment, and Human Ecology. Editor A.S. Boughey New York, Macmillan, 1973. 

Doxiadis, C. A. Man's Movements and his Settlements in Man, the Environment, and Humankind Ecology. Editor A.S. Boughey New York, Macmillan, 1973. 

Doxiadis, C. A. The Two-Headed Eagle: From the Past to the Future of Human Settlements. Athens. Lyaceth Press, 1972.  

Ehrlich, P.R., A.H. Ehrlich and J.P. Holdren. Ecoscience Population, Resources, Environment. San Francisco, W.H. Freeman & Co., 1977.         

Eigen, M. and R. Winkler. Laws of the game: How the Principles of Nature Govern Chance. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1981.

Farb, P. Humankind. St Albans, Triad/Panther Books, 1978.

Feyerabend, P. Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge.  London, Verso, 1984.

Ford, A. Modeling the Environment: An Introduction to System Dynamics Models of Environmental Systems. Washington D.C., Island Press, 1999.

Ford, A. Modeling the Environment: An Introduction to System Dynamics Models of Environmental Systems. Washington D.C., Island Press, 1999.

Friends of the Earth. The Stockholm Conference: Only One Earth. London, Earth Island Limited, 1972.

Gardner, M. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science. New York, Dover Publications, 1957.

Gardner, N. Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus. New York, Prometheus Books, 1989

Georgescu-Roegen, N. The Entropy Law and the Economic Process. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1971.

Giampietro, M., K. Mayumi, and A. Sorman. Energy Analysis for a Sustainable Future: Multi-scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism. London, Earthscan from Routledge, 2013.

Giere, R.N. Understanding Scientific Reasoning. Nre York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2nd Edition 1984. .

Gorz, Andre. Critique of Economic Reason. London, Berso, 1989.

Graeber, D. Debt: The First 5,000 Years. New York, Melville House Publishing, 2011.

Haggett, P. and R.J. Chorley. Network Analysis in Geography. London, Edward Arnold, 1969. 

Haggett, P. Locational Analysis in Geography. London, Edward Arnold, 1965.  

Hall, C.A.S. and K. Klitgaard. Energy and the Wealth of Nations: An Introduction to Biophyical Economics. Springer, 2nd Edition 2018. 

Hall, C.A.S. Energy Return on Investment: A Unifying Principle for Biology, Economics, and Sustainability. New York, Springer, 2017.

Hansen, J. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. London, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009.

Harari, Y.N. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. London, Vintage Books, 2018.

Hartston, W. The Drunken Goldfish: A Celebration of Irrelevant Research. London, Unwin Hyman, 1987.

Haskins, G.R. Ten Steps to Overcome Media Disinformation & Manipulation: How to Apply Critical Thinking to Avoid Psychological Manipulation and Fake News, Obtain Salient Facts and Develop Sound Opinions. Kindle, 2019.  

Haskins, G.R. A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking: Essential Steps for Developing Sound Reasoning and Arguments while Overcoming Hindrances to Rational Thinking.   Kindle, 2nd Edition 2016. . 

Hyde (History Database of the Global Environment) sourced from Our World in Data website: https://ourworldindata.org/world-population-growth/

IFIAS. Energy Analysis Workshop on Methodology and Convention. Ulriksdals Slott, Solne, Sweden, 1974.

Jeavons, J. How to Grow More Vegetables (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops). New York, Ten Speed Press, 8th Edition 2012.

Jevons, W.S. The Coal Question: An Inquiry Concerning the Progress of the Nation, and the Probable Exhaustion of Our Coal Mines. London, Macmillan and Co., 1865. 

Keen, S. Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned? London, Zed Books, 2nd Edition 2011.

Keen, S. 'The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change', Globalization, 2020, pp 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2020.1807856

Keyfitz, N. ‘On the Momentum of Population Growth’, Demography, v.8, No. 1, 1971, pp. 71-80.

Keyfitz, N. and H. Caswell. Applied Mathematical Demography. New York, Springer, 3rd Edition 2005.

Keyfitz, N., and J.A. Beekman. Demography through Problems. New York, Springer-Verlag, 1984.

Keynes, J. M. Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren in Economic Growth vs. the Environment. Editor W.A. Johnson and J. Hardesty Belmont California, Wadsworth, 1971.

Kuhn, T.S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2nd Edition 1970.

Kula, E. Time Discounting and Future Generations: The Harmful Effects of an Untrue Economic Theory. London, Quorum Books, 1997.

Lawson, T. Economics & Reality. London, Routledge, 1997. 

Lenton, T.M. et. al. 'Tipping elements in the Earth’s climate system', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v.105, 2008, pp. 1786–93. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0705414105

Lomborg, B. The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Lovelock, J.R. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. New York, Oxford University Press., 1987.

Lovins, A.B. Soft Energy Paths: Towards a Durable Peace. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1977.

Maddox, J. The Doomsday Syndrome. London, Macmillan, 1972.

Maxwell, J.C. A Theory of Heat. London, Longman, 1871.

Meadows, D.H., D. L. Meadows, and J. Randers. Beyond the Limits: Global Collapse or a Sustainable Future. London, Earthscan Publications Limited, 1992.

Meadows, D.H., D.L. Meadows, J. Randers, and W.W. Behrens. The Limits to Growth. London, Earth Island Ltd., 1972. 

Meadows, D.H., J. Randers, and D.L Meadows. Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update. Earthscan Publications Limited, 2004.

Mesarovic, M. and E. Pestel. Humankind at the Turning Point. New York, New American Library Inc., 1976.

Milanovic, B. Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequity. Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2005.  

Mill, J. S. Principles of Political Economy. Editor W.J. Ashley, New York, Sentry, 1965.

Mollinson, B. Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual. Sisters Creek Tasmania, Tagari Publications, 2nd Edition 2002.

Moon, D. How to Catch LIes with Statistical Distributions, Kindle, 2012.

Moore, D.F. Thermodynamic Principles of Energy Degrading. London, MacMillan Press, 1981. 

Moroney, M.J. Facts From Figures. London, Penguin Books, 1988. 

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

Odum, H.T. and E.G. Odum. Energy Basis for Man and Nature. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1976. 

Odum, H.T. and L.R. Peterson. ‘Relationship of Energy and Complexity in Planning’, Architectural Design, v. 43, 1972, pp 624-9. 

Odum, H.T. and Pinkerton, R.C. ‘Time’s speed regulator: The optimum efficiency for the maximum power output in physical and biological systems’, American Science, v. 43, 1955, pp. 331-43.

Odum, H.T. Ecological and General Systems: An Introduction to Systems Ecology. Niwot Colorado, University Press of Colorado, 1984 Revised Edition. 

Odum, H.T. Environment, Power, and Society. London, Wiley, 1971. 

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

Oreskes, N. and E.M. Conway. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. London, Bloomsbury, 2010.

Oreskes, N. and E.M. Conway. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. London, Bloomsbury, 2010.

Ormerod, P. The Death of Economics. London, Faber and Faber, 1994.

Our World in Data website: https://ourworldindata.org/world-population-growth/

Pais, A. 'Subtle is the Lord': The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1982.

Pearce, D. and E. Barbier. Blueprint for a Sustainable Economy. London, Earthscan Publications Ltd., 2000.

Pearson, R.G. Energy Analysis. NZERDC Report No. 30, Auckland, 1977.

Peet, N.J. and Baines, J.T. Energy Analysis: A review of Theory and Practice. Auckland, NZERDC Publication No 126, 1986.

Phillipson, J. Ecological Energetics. London, Edward Arnold, 1966.

Pigou, A.C. The Economics of Stationary States. London, The Macmillan Company, 1935.

Piketty, T. Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge Massachusetts, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.

Popper, K.R. Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge. London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 4thy Edition 1972. .

Portney, P.R. and J.P. Weyant. Discounting and Intergenerational Equity. Washington DC, Resources for the Future, 1999.

Price, C. Time, Discounting and Value. Oxford, Blackwell, 1993.

Rawls, J. A Theory of Justice. Cambridge Mass., The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Revised Edition 1999. 

Reichmann, W.J. Use and Abuse of Statistics. Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1973.

Rossilo-Calle, F. And F.X. Johnsone Editors. Food Versus Fuel: An Informed Introduction to Biofuels. London, Zed Books, 2010.

Sangharakshita. The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path (Buddhist Wisdom for Today). Cambridge, Windhorse Publications, 2007.

Schrödinger, E. What is Life? Mind and Matter. London, Cambridge University Press, 1967

Schumacher, EF. Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered. London, Abacus, 1974.

Shannon, C.E. and Weaver, W. The mathematical Theory of Communication. Urbana, University of Illinois, 1949.

Shaw, P. Logic and its Limits. New York, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition 1997.

Shorrocks, A., J. Davies, and R. Lluberas.  Global Wealth Report 2018. Credit Suisse, 2018. 

Smil, V. Energy and Civilization: A History. London, The MIT Press, 2017.

Sprent, P. Taking Risks: The Science of Uncertainty. London, Penguin Books,  1988.

Statchel, J., Editor. Einstein’s Miraculous Year: Five Papers That Changed the Face of Physics. New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1998. 

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Steffen, W. et. al. 'Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences v. 115, 2018, pp. 8252–59. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1810141115

Sterman, J.D. Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World. New York, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2000.

Sterman, J.D. Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World. New York, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2000.  

Stiglitz, J. The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future. New York, W.W. Norton Company, 2012.

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Tainter, J.A. The Collapse of Complex Societies. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Taleb, N.N. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. New York, Random House, 2007.

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Weisman, A. The World Without Us. London, VBirgin Books, 2007.

Wells, H.G.  A Short History of the World. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books, 1976. 

Westfall, R.S. Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1983.

Wheeler, J.A with K. Ford. Geons, Black Holes & Quantum Foam. New York, Norton & Company, 1998.

Wilkinson, R. and K. Pickett. The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger. New York, Bloomsbury Press, 2009.

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Youngquist, W. Geodestinies: The Inevitable Control of Earth Resources Over Nations and Individuals. Portland Oregon, National Book Company, 1997.