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Further Reading & Resources

Nonfiction books by James Howard Kunstler

The Geography of Nowhere:
The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape

by James Howard Kunstler

Home from Nowhere:
Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century

by James Howard Kunstler

The City in Mind:
Notes on the Urban Condition

by James Howard Kunstler

The Long Emergency:
Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century

by James Howard Kunstler

Novels by James Howard Kunstler

World Made by Hand: A Novel
by James Howard Kunstler

The Witch of Hebron:
A World Made by Hand Novel

by James Howard Kunstler

Books About Urbanism & Architecture

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
by Jane Jacobs

The City in History:
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

by Lewis Mumford

The American Vitruvius:
An Architects’ Handbook of Civic Art

by Werner Hegemann and  Elbert Peets

The Experience of Place:
A New Way of Looking at and Dealing With our Radically Changing Cities and Countryside

by Tony Hiss

From Bauhaus to Our House
by Tom Wolfe

The American Builder’s Companion:
Or A System Of Architecture, Particularly Adapted To The Present Style Of Building (1816)

by Asher Benjamin

A Pattern Language:
Towns, Buildings, Construction

by Christopher Alexander

The Architecture of Community
by Leon Krier

Suburban Nation:
The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream

by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck

Twelve Lectures on Architecture: Algorithmic Sustainable Design
by Nikos A. Salingaros

Green Metropolis:
Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability
by David Owen

Pro Suburban Sprawl Books
(to make your head explode)

Bobos In Paradise:
The New Upper Class and How They Got There
by David Brooks

Sprawl: A Compact History
by Robert Bruegmann

Books about Peak Oil & Collapse

“Is Oil Nearing a Production Crisis?”
Petroleum Week 2 (March 16, 1956), pp. 9-10.
quoting M. King Hubbert

Dark Age Ahead
by Jane Jacobs

Reinventing Collapse:
The Soviet Experience and American Prospects
by Dmitry Orlov

The Long Descent:
A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age

by John Michael Greer

The Party’s Over:
Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies
by Richard Heinberg

Peak Everything:
Waking Up to the Century of Declines
by Richard Heinberg

The End of Growth:
Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

by Richard Heinberg

Books about Generational Cycles

The Greatest Generation
by Tom Brokaw

The Fourth Turning:
An American Prophecy – What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny

by William Strauss and Neil Howe

Other Books

H.L. Mencken: Prejudices:
The Complete Series
by H.L. Mencken

by R. Crumb and Peter Poplanski

Hudson Valley Ruins:
Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape

by Thomas Rinaldi and Robert J. Yasinsac

How to Lie with Statistics
by Darrell Huff and Irving Geis

Waiting for Godot (Eng rev):
A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
by Samuel Beckett

German Expressionist Movies
(Mentioned frequently by JHK)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Robert Wiene, Director

Fritz Lang, Director

The Golem
Carl Boese, Director


“My City Was Gone”
Learning to Crawl
The Pretenders

“(Nothing But) Flowers
Talking Heads

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Paperback – 320 pages 6 Inches × 6 Inches (w × h) Weight: 261 Grams Publisher: New Society Publishers ISBN: 9780865716933 Pub. Date: 2011-11-15


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