A Short au_k Bibliography

A few books that relate to the Attainable Utopias agenda


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  • Abram, D., (1996), The spell of the sensuous,
  • Bateson, G., (1973), Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Paladin
  • Bauman, Z. (1998), Globalisation: The human consequences,
  • Belbin, R.M. (1996) Management teams: Why they succeed or fail. (2nd Edition published in 2003) Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Benyus, J., (1997), Innovation Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry, New York: William Morrow & Co.
  • Bohm, D., (1995), Wholeness and the Implicate order,
  • Capra, F., (1997), The web of life,
  • Corning, P., (1998), The synergism hypothesis
  • Czikszentmihalyi, M., (1990), Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience,
  • Datchefsky, E., (2001), The Total Beauty of Sustainable Products", Switzerland, Roto Vision SA
  • De Geus, M., (1999), Ecological utopias: Envisioning the sustainable society,
  • Goleman, D., (1996), Emotional Intelligence; why it can matter more than IQ, Bloomsbury, Great Britain
  • Heidegger, M., (1978), "Building, Dwelling, Thinking", in Basic Writings, Krell, D., F., (ed.), Routledge, Kegan and Paul, London
  • Holland, J. (1995), Hidden order: How adapatation builds complexity,
  • Hudspith, S., (1997), Utility, Ceremony and Appeal: A framework for considering whole product function and user experience, Quarterly Newsletter of the Design Research Society, Oct-Nov. 1997 - No 59.
  • Illich, I., (1971), Celebration of Awareness, Open Forum, Marion Boyars, London
  • Illich, I., (1974), Energy and Equity,
  • Illich, I., (1975), ''Tools for Conviviality", Fontana,
  • Illich, I., (1978), The Right to Useful Unemployment, Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd., London
  • Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M., (1980), Metaphors we live by, University of Chicago Press
  • Lovelock, J., (1988) Ages of Gaia, Oxford University Press
  • Margulis, L., (1998), Symbiotic Planet : A New Look at Evolution, Basic Books
  • Matthews, F., (1991), The ecological self,
  • Maturana, H., & Varela, F., G., (1987), The Tree of Knowledge, Shambhala, Boston & London
  • Maturana, H., & Varela, F., G., (1980), Autopoiesis and Cognition, Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, Boston, Reidel
  • Mintzberg, H., (1983), Structures in Fives. Designing Effective Organisations, Prentice Hall International
  • Mulgan, G. (1997), Connexity: how to live in a connected world, London: Chatto and Windus
  • Nadolny, S., (1986), The Discovery of Slowness, Viking Penguin,
  • Naess, A., (1989), Ecology, Community and Lifestyle, Cambridge University Press
  • Orr, D., W., (2002), The nature of design: ecology, culture and human intention,
  • Ponting, C., (1991), A Green History of the World, Penguin,
  • Prigonine, I., and Stengers, I., (1984), Order Out of Chaos - Man's New Dialogue with Nature, Heinemann, London
  • Schumacher, E., F., (1987), Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered, Abacus Penguin Books, London
  • Senge, ?., (2005), Presence: Exploring profound change in people, organizations and society,
  • Spretnak, C., (1997), The resurgence of the real,
  • Steffen, A., (ed.), (2006), World Changing - A user's guide for the 21st century,
  • Sterling B., (2005), Shaping Things,
  • Tarnas, R., (1991), The Passion of the Western Mind, Pimlico, London
  • Thackara, J. (2005), In the bubble: Designing in a complex world,
  • WispĂ©, L., (editor), (1978), Altruism, Sympathy and Helping, Academic Press, New York, London
  • Wates, N., (2008), The Community Planning Event Manual, Earthscan, London
  • Wood, J., (2007), Design for Micro-Utopias; Making the Unthinkable Possible (external link), Gower Publishing, Aldershot, UK
  • Wood, J., (1998), The Virtual Embodied (external link), (Routledge, 1998)

Gardening/Ecology Books