Suggestions For Further Reading

Man and the environment:

Novels

Ian McEwan, Solar, 2010.

Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood, 2009.

Sacci Lloyd, The Carbon Diaries 2015, Hodder children’s books 2008

Liz Jensen, The Rapture, Bloomsbury 2009

 

Short Stories

Rob Hopcott, “Highland Beginning”. Short story. http://www.onlineflashfiction.com/2007/10/new-highland-beginnings-by-rob-hopcott.html

Morris Lurie, “The Larder”. 1984. In Wendy Morgan, Writing from Australia, Cambridge University Press. 1994

Ox-Tales Water: anthology published by Oxfam 2009

 

Poems

Edwin Muir, “The Horses”,1952 in Munksgaards engelsk antologi

Alan Brownjohn, “To See the Rabbit”, http://sharingexperiences-conchycastro.com/toseetherabbit.pdf

Roger McGough, “Motorway”, 1966 in McGough, Blazing Fruit. Selected Poems 1967-1987. Penguin 1990

Philip Larkin, “Going, Going”, 1972 http://www.naturewatched.org/going-going.html

Margaret Atwood, “Progressive Insanities of a Pioneer” in The Animals in That Country, Oxford University Press, 1968

Genren ecopoetry: see for example http://www.peterabbs.co.uk/pp001.shtml Peter Abbs has edited the first Anglo-American anthology of contemporary eco-poetry, Earth Songs and http://www.natures-words.co.uk/Homepage.htm

 

Films

The Age of Stupid

An Inconvenient Truth

The Road

The Day after Tomorrow

Dian Fossey: Gorillas in the Mist

 

Non-Fiction

Ian McEwan, “The Hot Breath of Civilization”, April 22, 2005, Los Angeles Times http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0422-31.htm

David Usborne, “How the West Was Withered. Twelve of America’s national parks, among the most spectacular landscapes in the US, are under threat from climate change symptoms such as forest fires and melting glaciers”, 27 July 2006, The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/us-national-parks-how-the-west-was-withered-409416.html

Elisabeth Kolbert, “The Island in the Wind. A Danish community’s victory over carbon emissions”. July 7. 2008

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/07/080707fa_fact_kolbert?printable=true#ixzz0azHI552Y

Dab McDougall, “Time runs out for islanders on global warming's front line”. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/30/india.flooding (Bangladesh and Climate Change)

The Prince of Wales, “Nature Must Come First”, December 14, 2009, Newsweek

Barack Obama, “A New Chapter on Climate Change”, November 2008. www.youtube.com

President-elect Barack Obama spoke by video to a climate conference in Los Angeles before he took office.

Barack Obama’s speech to the Copenhagen climate summit, December 18, 2009 http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/dec/18/obama-speech-copenhagen-climate-summit

Joss Garman, “Copenhagen: A historic failure that will live in infamy” 20 December 2009, The Independent. http://www.jossgarman.com/?m=200912

Graphic representation of birth rate, death rate, and CO2 emissions. Place the mouse on any country, and the statistics will appear in the bottom left corner. http://www.breathingearth.net/

Glaciers: Then and Now. Robert Henson, The Rough Guide to Climate Change. 3rd edition, 2011.

http://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/teach_glacier.html

 

Man, nature and the city:

Novels

David Guterson, The Other, 2008

Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, 1719

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, 1952 (novella)

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, 1851

Jack London, To Build a Fire, 1908

 

Short Stories

Rose Tremain, “Death of an Advocate” (inspired by James Tissot’s painting Holyday c.1876, Tate Britain) in Rose Tremain The Darkness of Wallis Simpson and Other Stories, Chatto 2005

Lawson: The Drover’s Wife (1879) in Lægdsgaard and Dahl, Impressions of Australia, Systime 1986

 

Poetry

John Clare, “The Hail Storm” (1831) and Ted Hughes, “Wind”

Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (1922)

Mary Oliver, Wild Geese. Selected Poems. Bloodaxe Books, 2004

 

Non-Fiction

Chief Seattle, “We May Be Brothers after all”, 1854 in Steenberg, American Ideals and Ideal Americans. Systime. 1985 and http://base.dk/microbase/shaman/chief.seattle.letter1a.html

Ten Bears of the Comanches, Do Not Ask Us to Give Up the Buffalo for the Sheep. In Finn Madsen, The American Indian Today, Systime 1983

Aboriginal Legends, for example in Impressions of Australia, Systime 1986

H.D. Thoreau, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, 1854