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Transition Worcester have books and DVDs which we can loan out to members of the public who are interested. If you do want to loan anything from the list below, please contact Ruth Johnson on ruth.johnson@worcester.gov.uk


•    Alex Gore (1992). ‘Earth in the Balance: Forging a new common purpose’

•    Alex Gore (2006). ‘An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We can Do about it’

•    Alex Scarrow (2007). ‘Last Light: We’re less than a week away from the end’

•    Andrew Blowers (1993). ‘Planning for a sustainable environment: A report by the Town and Country Planning Association’

•    Anna Semlyen (2003) ‘Cutting your car use: save money, be healthy, be green!’

•    Aubrey Meyer (2000) ‘Contraction and Convergence: The global solution to climate change’

•    C. H Middleton (2008) ‘Digging for Victory: Wartime Gardening with Mr Middleton’

•    Charles Hampden-Turner and Fons Trompenaars (1993) ‘The seven cultures of capitalism: value systems for creating wealth in the United States, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Sweden and the Netherlands’

•    David Strahen (2007). ‘The last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man’

•    Dick Strawbridge (2006). ‘Its not easy being green: One family’s journey towards eco-friendly living’

•    Dinyar Godrej (2001) ‘The no-nonsense guide to climate change’

•    Donella Meadows et al (2006) ‘Limits to Growth’

•    Fiona Hay (1990) ‘Beyond Brundtland: Green Development in the 1990s’

•    Friends of the Earth (2005) ‘Save cash and Save the Planet’

•    James Kunstler (2005). ‘The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophies of the Twenty-First Century’

•    Jeremy Seabrook (2004) ‘Consuming cultures: Globalisation and local  lives’

•    Joanna Blythman (2005) ‘Shopped: The shocking power of British Supermarkets’

•    Joshua Tickell (1999) ‘From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The complete guide to using vegetable oil as an alternative fuel’

•    Katie Alvord (2000). ‘Divorce your Car! Ending the love affair with the automobile’

•    Lynn Sloman (2006). ‘Car Sick: Solutions for our car-addicted culture’

•    Mark Lynas (2005) ‘High Tide: How climate crisis is engulfing our planet’

•    Mark Maslin (2002). ‘Global Warming’

•    Michael Woodlin and Caroline Lucas (2004) ‘Green Alternatives to Globalisation: A manifesto’

•    Niall Ferguson (2004) ‘Colossus: The rise and fall of the American empire.’

•    Peter Singer (1997) ‘How are we to live? Ethics in the age of self-interest.’

•    Remco Hoogma et al (2002) ‘Experimenting for Sustainable Transport: The approach of Strategic Niche Management’

•    Richard Heinberg (2003). ‘The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies’

•    Richard Heinberg (2004) ‘Power Down: Options and actions for a post-carbon world’

•    Simon Dresner (2002) ‘The principles of sustainability’

•    Stephen Leeb (2004) ‘The Oil Factor: Protect yourself and profit from the coming energy crisis’


•    The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream

•    The 11th Hour

•    An Inconvenient Truth

•    The Power of the Community

•    Escape from Suburbia

•    Who killed the electric car?

•    The end of the line

•    Vanishing of the Bees

•    Powerdown

•    An inconvenient truth

•    Energy Banker

•    Petroleum Geologist

•    A crude awakening

•    Peak Oil – Imposed by Nature

•    The Age of Stupid

Recommended books to purchase

The Transition Handbook – from oil dependency to local resilience

By Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement.  The starting point for understanding the way this movement has grown over the last few years from an experiment in Kinsale, Ireland, via Tansition Town Totnes to an international phenomenon.  In all the county libraries.

ISB 978-1-900322-18-8    www.greenbooks.co.uk

The Transition Timeline – for a local, resilient future

By Shaun Chamberlin, forward by Rob Hopkins – a map of the landscape we have to find a way through.  ” A hugely valuable manual…use it to change your world.”  Caroline Lucas MEP

ISBN 978-1-900322-56-0   www.greenbooks.co.uk

Local Food – how to make it happen in your community

By Tamzin Pinkerton & Rob Hopkins – an inspirational and practical guide for creating local food initiatives.

ISBN 978-1-900322-43-0  www.transitionbooks.net

Carbon detox – your step-by-step guide to getting real about climate change

By George Marshall, Director of the Climate Outreach and Information Network – how to deal with your inner sceptic, carbon audit your lifestyle, create a low carb action plan that works for you and helps you quite the carbon habit once and for all.

ISBN 978-1-85675-288-6   www.octopusbooks.co.uk

Permaculture – Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

By David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture Concept.  Do mainstream concepts of sustainability dodge the critical issue of global energy peak?  Are tere ways to live within nature’s limits while providing a secure future for our children and justice for everyone?

ISBN 978-0-646-41844-5  www.holmgren.com.au

Sustainable Energy – without the hot air

By David JC MacKay, Professor in the Dept of Physics, University of Cambridge – “For anyone with influence on energy policy, whether in government, business or a campaign group, this book should be compulsory reading”  Tony Juniper, Former Executive Director, Friends of the Earth.

ISBN 978-0-9544529-3-3   www.uit.co.uk

The Shock Doctrine

By Naomi Klein – the rise of disaster capitalism.  “If you know people who still believe that free markets and democracy walk hand in hand, give them this for Christmas”  Peter Carey, Guardian, Books of the Year

ISBN 978-0-141-02453-0  www.shockdoctrine.com

Collapse – how societies choose to fail or survive

By Jared Diamond – takes us on an epic journey around the globe, through the history of humanity and on to the future, to discover how – when tomorrow comes – we can be survivors.  “riveting, superb, terrifying” Observer.

ISBN 978-0-14-027961-1  www.penguin.com