Below is a list of books, websites and other content we find cool. Please let us know of other great books and content for living a Slow Dwelling.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it.
Buddhism for Mothers, Sarah Napthali
Addressing the often-overlooked spiritual needs of mothers, this book discusses Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges and stresses of raising children. Offered are ways for mothers to reconnect with their inner selves and become calmer and happier—with the recognition that a happier mother will be a better parent.
Cesar’s Way, Cesar Millan
In Cesar’s Way, Cesar Millan—nationally recognized dog expert —helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviors
Deep Economy, Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes, “more” is no longer synonymous with “better”—
Eaarth, Bill McKibben
Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. We’ve created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different. We may as well call it Eaarth.
Ecology of Commerce, Paul Hawkin
Avoiding stormy rhetoric, Hawken thoughtfully reviews ecological theories and disasters and insists that “ecology offers a way to examine all present economic and resource activities from a biological rather than a monetary point of view.”
Happier, Tal Ben Shahar
Can You Learn to Be Happy? YES . . . according to the teacher of Harvard University’s most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear his insightful and inspiring lectures on that ever-elusive state: HAPPINESS.
Natural Capitalism, Amory Lovins, Hunter Lovins, Paul Hawken,
This groundbreaking book reveals how today’s global businesses can be both environmentally responsible and highly profitable. Three top strategists show how leading-edge companies are practicing “a new type of industrialism.”
Permaculture: A Designers Manual, Bill Mollison
An encyclopedic treatment of permaculture, this book is essential for students, landowners, public policy-makers, and others interested in revolutionizing modern farming and land use. Highly detailed chapters cover everything one might ever need to know.
Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach, Ph. D.
“Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering,” says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach’s twenty years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students.
Simple Prosperity, David Wann
Simple Prosperity explores 17 non-monetary forms of wealth, mapping a lifestyle that can provide twice the satisfaction for half the resources we now use. It shows readers how we can overcome the disease of over-consumption.
Storms of my Grandchildren, James Hansen
Dr. James Hansen—the nation’s leading scientist on climate issues—speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return.
The Great Neighborhood Book
This book explains how any community can be improved and enlivened, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there. A must-read for neighborhood activists, concerned citizens, urban planners, and policy-makers.
The Mesh, Lisa Gansky
Mesh businesses leverage data and social networks to enable people to share goods and services efficiently and conveniently; to gain superior access to what they need without the burdens or expense of ownership.
The New Capitalist Manifesto, Umair Haque
Haque discusses slowing growth in developed countries, a shift he terms far more significant than any crisis or crash. In these mature economies, disruptive technologies are what will thrive in the 21st century.
The Sharing Solution, Janelle Orsi
From housing to childcare, cars to lawnmowers, gardens to bike repair, The Sharing Solution gives you the tips and tools to share your resources, while addressing commonly held questions about liability and individual security with compassion.
What is the What, Dave Eggers
In a heartrending and astonishing novel, Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States.
What’s Mine is Yours, Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers
Collaborative Consumption describes the rapid explosion in swapping, sharing, bartering, trading and renting being reinvented through the latest technologies and peer-to-peer marketplaces in ways and on a scale never possible before.