Books recently featured on The Earthbound Report, covering climate and environment, social justice and consumerism.
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.
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.
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.
This balanced and analytical book assesses the critical question of whether or not the world can ever run on 100% renewable energy.
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.
William Kamkwamba£8.99 £8.36
The inspiring story of William Kamkwamba, who built his own wind turbine as a teenager in Malawi.
Wildness is not gone, but displaced to the global scale and onto others, argues Wapner in this thought-provoking and imaginative theory.
Collins Books£16.98 £15.79
A photographic book providing a straightforward visual record of a changing planet.
Jason Hickel£14.99 £13.94
Hickel blows open the idea of degrowth in this bold, multi-disciplinary and highly readable book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Alastair McIntosh£9.99 £9.29
A powerful plea for community and belonging as a solution to the climate emergency.
Somewhat impenetrable academic exploration of racial inequality and environmental risk.
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.
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.
Merlin Sheldrake£20.00 £18.60
Extraordinary insights into the world of fungi, written with flair by a true enthusiast.
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.
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.
Rebecca (Lancaster University) Willis£12.99 £12.08
Lots of useful lessons here from one of the architects of Britain's climate assembly.
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.
Anatol Lieven£9.99 £9.29
Can nationalism be harnessed as a force to address climate change? An unusual perspective in the climate debate.
Angus Forbes£8.99 £8.36
A bizarrely unrealistic fantasy of global government and how it could be established, IMHO
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.
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.
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.
Kevin J. O'Brien£18.00
Painful but important, O'Brien argues that climate change can be understood as an act of violence.
Chris Goodall£9.99 £9.29
A to-do list from one of my favourite writers on climate and technology.
Lucy Jones£9.99 £9.29
Surprisingly personal guide to nature connection and why we all need more wildness in our lives.
Joshua S. Goldstein£20.00 £18.60