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A SLOW Reading List

This reading list was compiled from the extensive reading lists found on a few other Slow Food Sites, from the "Roots of Change" website, and from personal collections within the convivium. We have provided links to facilitate purchase or lending (from the Central Valley Libray System, if available) of these books. If you choose to use the library system, and find that the book you wish to read is not available in your local branch, you may request a copy through the system that will be transferred temporarily to your local branch for a miniscule fee.

The Omnivore's Dilemma The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
The Penguin Press HC
April 11, 2006
ISBN-10: 1594200823
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Slow Food Nation Slow Food Nation:
Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, And Fair

by Carlo Petrini
Rizzoli Ex Libris
May 8, 2007
ISBN-10: 0847829456
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management
by Bryan G. Norton
University Of Chicago Press; New Ed edition
November 1, 2005
ISBN-10: 0226595218

NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon

Dialogue Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking Together
by William Isaacs
Doubleday Business; 1 edition
September 14, 1999
ISBN-10: 0385479999
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill
by Daniel Imhoff
University of California Press; 1 edition
March 15, 2007
ISBN-10: 0970950020
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Sharing the Harvest Sharing the Harvest: A Citizens Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, Revised and Expanded
by Elizabeth Henderson and Robyn Van En
Chelsea Green Publishing; Rev Exp edition
November 1, 2007
ISBN-10: 193339210X
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Our Valley Our Choice Our Valley, Our Choice (Great Valley)
by Great Valley Center
Heyday Books; Trade paperback edition
January 1, 2007
ISBN-10: 1597140589
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods
by Gary Paul Nabhan
W. W. Norton & Company
November 2002
ISBN-10: 0393323749
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
by Bill McKibben
Oneworld Publications
September 28, 2007
ISBN-10: 1851685960
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
North Point Press; First Edition
April 22, 2002
ISBN-10: 0865475873
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Four Seasons in Five Senses: Things Worth Savoring
by David Mas Masumoto
W. W. Norton & Company
January 2004
ISBN-10: 0393325369
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
The Art of Simple Food:
Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

by Alice Waters
Clarkson Potter
October 2, 2007
ISBN-10: 0307336794
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
by Peter Menzel
Ten Speed Press
September 2007
ISBN-10: 1580088694
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Organic, Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew
by Samuel Fromartz
Harvest Books
March 5, 2007
ISBN-10: 0156032422
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Together at the Table:
Sustainability And Sustenance in the American Agrifood System
by Patricia Allen
Pennsylvania State University Press
May 30, 2007
ISBN-10: 0271029773
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture
by Wendell Berry
Sierra Club Books; Revised Edition
November 1, 2004
ISBN-10: 0871568772
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems
by Stephen R. Gliessman
CRC; 2 edition
November 15, 2006
ISBN-10: 0849328454
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
California: The Great Exception
by Carey McWilliams
& Lewis H. Lapham
University of California Press; 1 edition
April 2, 1999
ISBN-10: 0520218930
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
The New Agrarianism:
Land, Culture, and the Community of Life
Eric T. Freyfogle (Editor)
Island Press; 1 edition
September 1, 2001
ISBN-10: 1559639210
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
The Organic Cook's Bible: How to Select and Cook the Best Ingredients on the Market
by Jeff Cox
Wiley
April 24, 2006
ISBN-10: 0471445789
From the Valley Library System<

From Amazon
Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age
by Alison H. Fine
Jossey-Bass
September 29, 2006
ISBN-10: 0787984442
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
by Paul Hawken,
Amory Lovins,
& L. Hunter Lovins
Back Bay Books; 1st edition
October 12, 2000
ISBN-10: 0316353000
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
World Agriculture and the Environment:
A Commodity-By-Commodity Guide To Impacts And Practices
by Jason Clay
Island Press; 1 edition
March 1, 2004
ISBN-10: 1559633700
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
This Organic Life:
Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader
by Joan Dye Gussow
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
October 2002
ISBN-10: 1931498245
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon

State of the World 2008:
Toward a Sustainable Global Economy
by The Worldwatch Institute

W. W. Norton; 25 Anv edition
January 7, 2008
ISBN-10: 0393330311
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Agriculture Jules Pretty (Editor)
Earthscan Publications Ltd.
November 2005
ISBN-10: 1844072363
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
The Wealth of Networks:
How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
by Yochai Benkler
Yale University Press
October 23, 2007
ISBN-10: 0300125771
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Sustainable Capitalism:
A Matter of Common Sense
by John Ikerd
Kumarian Publishers
August 17, 2005
ISBN-10: 1565492064
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Ecoagriculture: Strategies To Feed The World And Save Wild Biodiversity
by Future Harvest,
Jeffrey A. McNeely,
& Sara J. Scherr
Island Press; 1 edition
November 1, 2002
ISBN-10: 1559636459
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
The Ecology of Commerce
by Paul Hawken
Collins
June 3, 1994
ISBN-10: 0887307043
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
The Farm as Natural Habitat: Reconnecting Food Systems With Ecosystems
by Nina L. Bradley (Foreword), Dana L. Jackson (Editor), Laura L. Jackson (Editor)
Island Press; 1 edition
April 1, 2002
ISBN-10: 1559638478
NOT YET in the
Valley Library Systemm


From Amazon
Interactions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities
Edited by Cornelia Flora
CRC; 1 edition
February 5, 2001
ISBN-10: 0849309174
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Fields That Dream: A Journey to the Roots of Our Food
by Jenny Kurzweil
Fulcrum Publishing
September 15, 2005
ISBN-10: 155591506X
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
by Deborah Madison
Broadway; 1 edition
June 11, 2002
ISBN-10: 0767903498
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment
by Fred Magdoff,
John Bellamy,
& Foster Frederick Buttel
Monthly Review Press
September 1, 2000
ISBN-10: 1583670165
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
The Principles of Sustainability
by Simon Dresner
Earthscan Publications Ltd.
October 2002
ISBN-10: 185383842X
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver,
Steven L. Hopp,
& Camille Kingsolver
Harper Perennial
April 29, 2008
ISBN-10: 0060852569
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Facilitating Sustainable Agriculture: Participatory Learning and Adaptive Management in Times of Environmental Uncertainty
by N. G. Roling (Editor), M. A. E. Wagemakers (Editor)
Cambridge University Press; 1st edition
October 9, 2000
ISBN-10: 0521794811
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America
Edited by Christopher M. Bacon, V. Ernesto Méndez, Stephen R. Gliessman, David Goodman, & Jonathan A. Fox
The MIT Press
February 29, 2008
ISBN-10: 0262524805
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Turning to One Another:
Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future
by Margaret J. Wheatley
Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 ed
January 9, 2002
ISBN-10: 1576751457
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World
by Margaret J. Wheatley
Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 3rd ed.
September 1, 2006
ISBN-10: 1576753441
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Agroecology in Action:
Extending Alternative Agriculture through Social Networks
by Keith Douglass Warner
The MIT Press
January 1, 2007
ISBN-10: 0262731800
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement
by Janet Poppendieck
Penguin (Non-Classics) August 1, 1999
ISBN-10: 0140245561
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Agri-Culture: Reconnecting People, Land and Nature
by Jules Pretty
Earthscan Publications Ltd. September 26, 2002
ISBN-10: 1853839256
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Sustainability: Life Chances and Livelihoods
by M. Redclift
Routledge; 1 edition December 2, 1999
ISBN-10: 0415196175
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
Presence
by Peter M. Senge. Joseph Jaworski, C. Otto Scharmer, Betty Sue Flowers
Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd
June 2, 2005
ISBN-10: 1857883551
NOT YET in the
Valley Library System


From Amazon
The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook
by Peter M. Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Rick Ross, & Bryan Smith
Doubleday Business; 1 ed.
June 20, 1994
ISBN-10: 0385472560
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
The Conquest of Bread: 150 Years of Agribusiness in California
by Richard A. Walker
New Press
August 30, 2004
ISBN-10: 1565848772
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
Italian Slow and Savory
by Joyce Goldstein
Chronicle Books
October 14, 2004
ISBN-10: 081184238X
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon
The Way of Ignorance: And Other Essays
by Wendell Berry
Shoemaker & Hoard
May 17, 2006
ISBN-10: 1593761198
From the Valley Library System

From Amazon