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Ecology - Environment - Direct Action - online
Dead Trees Publishing - links
This page has links to a variety of resources elsewhere on the web providing
full texts of books, pamphlets etc which may be of use or interest to
eco-activists. They are all free of charge.
- Links to other resources
(latest additions first)
Earth Crash Earth
- Large archive of articles, plus photo galleries and loads of other
In Search of
- Imagining the Precolumbian Landscapes of Ancient Central America. "There is
no question but that language both reflects and conditions the way we think
about the relationships between humans and their environment."
- Selected readings on modern society and its ills. Focus on alienation
between man, nature, and a dysfunctional technical complex. Forum for ideas
that go against the current. Plea to restore a responsible community. Motto:
Achieving goodness in a complex world.
Uncommon Sense: The State is out of
"The application of Chaos Theory to the marriage of freedom and human
civilization." Whole book online.
rat haus reality,
Living life passionately, birthright of all life, the rat haus promotes seeing
wholistically, within ourselves, with all our relations, and throughout our
world within universe.
The Evolution of the conservation
Large US GOV't archive. Reviewed below.
The Writings of Valdas
Valdas Anelauskas is a Lithuanian journalist temporarily living in the U.S. A
former Soviet dissident and human rights activist in political exile from the
USSR, he settled in the United States and eventually became a dissident in
America just as he was in the former Soviet Union. Observation of the American
reality led him to the conclusion that U.S. extreme capitalist system is
absolutely the same kind of evil as the Soviet mock-communism was.
The Essays and
Research pages of "The Land is ours" website have a good collection
on the history and present state of land rights struggles.
For a huge collection of eco-essays on a wide range of subjects, see:
from the Sunflower Forest
"A Loren Eisley Reader", it says, but much more than this: Selected Eisley
readings, links to sites for other nature writers, 'other genre'--links to
essays on various related subjects and "informational links"
which is an enormously useful page.
Full texts of Walden, Civil Disobedience, Walking, Life Without Principle, and
The full texts of The Origin of Species and Voyage of the Beagle.
For some radical Native American screeds, see: http://www.dickshovel.com/www.html
A massive resource of indigenous literature, biographies, art and poetry from
around the world.
native sovereigntists writing and speaking from the front-lines of North
Wisdom from the
oldest culture in the world.
"Billa Kalina is not a remote and unused area to us. It is our home. It has
always been used as a cultural place and will continue to be used by the
Peoples coming through. We can no longer be sacrificed."
Johannes Dingler is
researching Radical Ecology, Ecofeminism and Postmodernism. He has extensive
bibliographies on deep ecology, ecofeminism, environmental ethics and
Searchable archive of back issues. Excellent research into the doings of the
corporations around the world, from workers rights to ecological destruction.
Go and make a cup of tea first.
This site is produced by the US
Library of Congress. It provides access to hundreds of documents on the early
conservation movement, including the full text of a number of books. Links to
some of these books are provided below.
These books provide a glimpse into the thinking of our great grandparents'
generation -- including both their brilliant insights and their unbelievably
stupid ideas. They recognized a lot of serious problems, and recommended a
number of radical solutions.
By reviewing these books, we who are living at the end of humankind's most
terrible century can readily see that far more radical ideas and approaches
are required to restore peace and harmony to Earth -- far fewer people living
far more simply.
Man And Nature
by George Perkins Marsh was published in 1864. This very important book marks
the dawn of the modern ecology movement. It is a spell-binding collection of
illuminating ecological horror stories. It describes the magnificent
complexity and beauty of functional ecosystems, and then what happens when
civilized humans arrive. The bulk of his observations and ideas remain
accurate to this day. Amazing!
Our Vanishing Wild Life -- Its Extermination and Preservation
by William T. Hornaday was published in 1913. This book provides detailed and
shocking information on 19th century wildlife destruction around the world.
It describes the tremendous abundance of wildlife at the dawn of the
industrial era, enabling modern readers to fully realize exactly how much has
been lost. On its downside, it contains some explicit racism and ecological
The Extermination of the American Bison
by William T. Hornaday was published in 1889. This book documents in great
detail the senseless extermination of the bison in the US.
Checking the Waste -- A Study in Conservation
by Mary Huston Gregory was published in 1911. This book documents the
shocking destruction and waste of forests, soils, fuels, minerals, and
wildlife in the US. She foresees the depletion of these resources, and issues
a strident call for conservation.
The Conservation of Natural Resources in the United States
by Charles Richard Van Hise was published in 1910. This book documents the
waste of natural resources, lays the blame on individualism, and calls for
responsibility -- living in a way that does not diminish the quality of life
for unborn generations. Notably, this book sounds the alarm on excessive
carbon dioxide emissions, and predicts global warming.
The Fight for Conservation
by Gifford Pinchot was published in 1910. This book documents the destruction
of resources, and lays the blame on the terrible merger of politics and
business interests. He advocates returning the control of government to the
Man and the Earth
by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler was published in 1905. This book decries the
destruction of land by irresponsible agricultural practices. It predicts the
elimination of forests by the 23rd century, and the end of war and hunting.
To create new farmland for a growing population, he recommends draining lakes
and wetlands, and irrigating the deserts. He advocates the elimination of
nuisance species -- large predators and untamable herbivores. A great
collection of dumb ideas.
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