I'd like to start a new thread which members could perhaps suggest any really good books for further reading. I realise there's a pinned Books thread in this forum, but that tends to be mostly about investing and trading.
However, many of the ideas that get raised in this forum are fascinating, and I'd quite like to learn more about the issues themselves and possible solutions or work-arounds from a non-investment
point of view.
Examples of recent threads in this forum which I find really interesting include:Find the Missing US Recession - What next ?, What truths need facing, when the lies are understood
:http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/index.php?showtopic=4077Planning for the future, What can you do now in preparation
So what I'd be interested in is anyone's suggestions of some books more related to these subjects, e.g.
-- Demographics and changes to the suburban lifestyle (I really enjoy reading Dr. Bubb's threads on how suburban living needs to change to more dense "new-urban" themes... similar to James Howard Kunstler's opinions).
-- Beyond peak oil, and changes to the way we live (slightly different take on the above)
-- Surviving in a great depression.
-- Global Warming and adapting to climate change.
+ any other subjects of interest to people...
Basically, more in-depth background information from an educational perspective about anything that tends to get covered in this forum... Nothing too heavy-going and philosophical, though!
Actually, maybe the odd "coffee-table" type book with colourful illustrations (like in Dr Bubb's "urban living" threads) would be a welcome diversion too...
Recently I've enjoyed the following books:
-- "Crash Proof
" by Peter Schiff
-- "The Collapse of the Dollar
" by James Turk
-- "The Long Emergency
" by James Howard Kunstler
-- "Eating Fossil Fuels
" by Dale Allen Pfeiffer
plus a few documentaries:
-- The End of Suburbia
-- A Crude Awakening
-- The 11th Hour
I've also got the following on my list to get hold for future reading (unless anyone advises against any of them):
-- "Water: The Final Resource: How the Politics of Water Will Affect the World
" by Robin Griffiths and William Houston
-- "The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy (and How to End It)
-- "Fooled by Randomness
" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
-- "Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises
" by Charles P. Kindleberger
-- "Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning
" by George Monbiot
-- "The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel
" by Stephen Leeb
-- "Wake Up - Survive And Prosper In The Coming Economic Turmoil
" by Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi
-- "Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource
" by Marq de Villiers
-- "The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers
" by John Seymour, Will Sutherland, and E.F. Schumacher
-- "Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
" by Mark Lynas
-- "Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
" by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
-- "Empire of Debt: The Rise of An Epic Financial Crisis
" by William Bonner
-- "A World Without Bees
" by Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum
-- "An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
" by Al Gore
(not sure whether to get the book or the DVD)
Maybe if this thread has enough interest, it could also be pinned at the top of the forum?