Recently reviewed

By Earthbound Books

By Earthbound Books

Books recently featured on The Earthbound Report, covering climate and environment, social justice and consumerism. 

The Case for Degrowth

Giorgos Kallis, Susan Paulson, et al.

£9.99

Short and straightforward explanation of what degrowth means, why it's necessary and how it might happen.

The Age of Low Tech: Towards a Technologically Sustainable Civilization

Philippe ( independent author and engineer ) Bihouix

£19.98

A smart sideways look at where we are and what we call progress, from the French techno-sceptic.

Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy

Jennie C Stephens

£26.00

A short and inspiring book that describes why we need antiracist and feminist leadership, with lots of real world examples of what it looks like.

Renewable Energy: Can it Deliver?

David Elliott

£16.98

This balanced and analytical book assesses the critical question of whether or not the world can ever run on 100% renewable energy.

Hope in Hell: A decade to confront the climate emergency

Jonathon Porritt

£16.98 £15.79

One of Britain's most respected environmental voices on the state of the climate and what the present moment requires.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

William Kamkwamba

£8.99 £8.36

The inspiring story of William Kamkwamba, who built his own wind turbine as a teenager in Malawi.

Is Wildness Over?

Paul Wapner

£35.00

Wildness is not gone, but displaced to the global scale and onto others, argues Wapner in this thought-provoking and imaginative theory.

Fragile Planet: The Impact of Climate Change

Collins Books

£16.98 £15.79

A photographic book providing a straightforward visual record of a changing planet.

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

Jason Hickel

£14.99 £13.94

Hickel blows open the idea of degrowth in this bold, multi-disciplinary and highly readable book.

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What's Possible in the Age of Warming

Eric Holthaus

£16.98 £15.79

A decade at a time, Holthaus describes the changes to come between now and 2050 with honesty, hope and compassion.

Food and Climate Change without the hot air: Change Your Diet: the Easiest Way to Help Save the Planet

S L Bridle

£19.98 £18.58

Runs the numbers on the carbon content of our food and cooking choices, and has more fun with it than you might expect.

How Are We Going to Explain This?: Our Future on a Hot Earth

Jelmer Mommers

£9.99 £9.29

A good place to start for people who haven’t read a lot about climate change and would rather not think about it.

Bunker: Building for the End Times

Bradley Garrett

£20.00 £18.60

An investigative journey into the people who build and commission bunkers, what they fear, and what it says about our world.

#futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country

Jane Davidson

£14.99 £13.94

Wales is the first country in the world to introduce a Future Generations Act, a story told here by the politician who led the campaign.

Why Global Justice Matters: Moral Progress in a Divided World

Chris Armstrong

£40.00

The topic of global justice was more prominent 20 years ago, and faded with the issues unresolved. A good introduction to the topic and where we stand today.

China Goes Green: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet

Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro

£15.99

Is China living up to its environmental rhetoric? And what can we learn from environmentalism in a one-party state?

Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being

Alastair McIntosh

£9.99 £9.29

A powerful plea for community and belonging as a solution to the climate emergency.

Is Racism an Environmental Threat?

Ghassan Hage

£35.00

Somewhat impenetrable academic exploration of racial inequality and environmental risk.

The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

£12.99 £12.08

One of the big climate books of the year, most useful for its insider perspective on the Paris Agreement, its promise and its shortcomings.

Our House is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis

Malena Ernman, Greta Thunberg, et al.

£9.99 £9.29

Unexpected and brutally honest in its depiction of eating disorders, depression, and family conflict, bringing powerful context to the familar territory of Greta's personal activism.

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

Merlin Sheldrake

£20.00 £18.60

Extraordinary insights into the world of fungi, written with flair by a true enthusiast.

A Guide to Eco-Anxiety: How to Protect the Planet and Your Mental Health

Anouchka Grose

£12.99 £12.08

One of the first, certainly not the last, books to tackle the important subject of eco-anxiety. Tackles the subject with compassion without ever taking itself too seriously.

Chasing the Sun: The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds

Linda (Features Editor) Geddes

£8.99 £8.36

Full of useful information and interesting stories about the science of sunlight and its effect on mental health.

Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration-and Why It's Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives

Danny Dorling and Kirsten McClure

£18.98 £17.65

A typically creative and typically rambling exploration of global slowdown from the geographer Danny Dorling.

Too Hot to Handle?: The Democratic Challenge of Climate Change

Rebecca (Lancaster University) Willis

£12.99 £12.08

Lots of useful lessons here from one of the architects of Britain's climate assembly.

Feeding Britain: Our Food Problems and How to Fix Them

Tim Lang

£25.00 £23.25

Arrived in the shops just as Britain experienced panic buying and empty shelves, with a great overview of why food security matters in Britain too.

Climate Change and the Nation State: The Realist Case

Anatol Lieven

£9.99 £9.29

Can nationalism be harnessed as a force to address climate change? An unusual perspective in the climate debate.

Global Planet Authority: How we're about to save the biosphere

Angus Forbes

£8.99 £8.36

A bizarrely unrealistic fantasy of global government and how it could be established, IMHO

How Everything Can Collapse: A Manual for our Times

Pablo Servigne and Raphael Stevens

£14.99

These two French authors' book appeared right at the point of COVID's impact, full of language and considerations for talking intelligently about the risk of collapse.

Affluence Without Abundance: What We Can Learn from the World's Most Successful Civilisation

James Suzman

£9.99 £9.29

I absolutely loved this portrait of the bushmen people of the Kalahari, and how their simple way of life represents a truly sustainable culture.

The Fully Charged Guide to Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy

Fully Charged

£16.98 £15.79

The overview of the electric car market may date fast, but until it does it's a great celebration of an emerging technology.

The Violence of Climate Change: Lessons of Resistance from Nonviolent Activists

Kevin J. O'Brien

£18.00

Painful but important, O'Brien argues that climate change can be understood as an act of violence.

What We Need to Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future

Chris Goodall

£9.99 £9.29

A to-do list from one of my favourite writers on climate and technology.

Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild

Lucy Jones

£9.99 £9.29

Surprisingly personal guide to nature connection and why we all need more wildness in our lives.