Environmental Center Library

The Environmental Center houses a small library of books, magazines and audio-visual materials in our office in University Memorial Center room 355.    Books and DVDs are available for borrowing.  Current magazines are for use in the office, but back issues can be taken on request.

Audio-Visual Materials

The Environmental Center has more than 150 DVDs, CDs, Video tapes and Audio tapes on a wide variety of subjects that include but are not limited to Food and Agriculture, Green Building, Sustainable Development, and Fossil Fuel Extraction.  Keynote speeches, Documentaries, Feature Films, and more include the full library of the Planet Earth TV series and Bioneers national conference plenaries.  

See a listing of all our A/V materials here.   A $25 deposit is required to borrow an A/V item, in the form of a check made payable to the University of Colorado.


Stop by to browse through the latest issues of 25 different magazines:  Audubon, Cultural Survival, E - The Environmental Magazine, Earth Island Journal, Edible Front Range, Environmental Justice, Green American, High Country News, Headwaters, Nature Conservancy, Nature's Voice, National Green Pages, OnEarth, Orion, Population Press, ReDirect Guide, Resource Recycling, Resources, Sierra, Solutions Journal, Sustainability - the Journal of Record, Utne Reader, America's Wilderness, Sustain, and Yes!


Have you ever read the classics Rachel Carson's Silent Spring or Thoreau's Walden?  Modern texts are on our shelves, too, on subjects ranging from Environmental Justice and Sustainable Living to Peak Energy and Climate Change.   Many photo books and local guide books can also be browsed or borrowed.  Here is a full list of our titles:

Book Title Sub Title Author Subject # Note from Author
The Big Flatline Oil and the No-Growth Economy Jeff Rubin Resources
The Logarithmic Century Charting Future Shock Ralph E. Lapp Growth
Harnessing Water Power for Home Energy Dermot McGuigan Energy
Energy Revolution Policies for a Sustainable Future Howard Geller Energy x
Energy and the Environment Robert A. Ristinen, Jack J. Kraushaar Energy
Gusher of Lies The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence" Robert Bryce Energy
In Growth We Trust Sprawl, Smart Growth, and Rapid Population Growth Edwin Stennett Growth x
GeoDestinies The inevitable control of Earth resourcers over nations and individuals Walter Youngquist Resources x
Models of Doom A Critique of the Limits to Growth H.S.D.Cole, Christopher Freeman, Marie Jahoda, and K.L.R. Pavitt Growth
Reversing Population Growth Swiftly and Painlessly A Simple Two-Credit System to Regulate Birth Rates and Immigration William Brodovich Growth
Point of Equilibrium David Grienenberger Growth x
For the Common Good Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future Herman E. Daly and John B. Cobb, Jr Economics
When Oil Peaked Kenneth S. Deffeyes Resources 2
Beyond Oil The View from Hubbert's Peak Kenneth S. Deffeyes Resources
Hubbert's Peak The Impending World Oil Shortage Kenneth S. Deffeyes Resources 2
Peak Everything Waking Up to the Century of Declines Richard Heinberg Resources
Our Common Future The World Commission on Environment and Development The World Commission Environment
The Two-Mile Time Machine Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future Richard B. Alley Climate Change
Agenda 21 The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet Daniel Sitarz Environment
The Blueprint Averting Global Collapse Daniel Rirdan Environment
The Weather Makers The History & Future Impact of Climate Change Tim Flannery Climate Change
The End of Growth Adapting to Our New Economic Reality Richard Heinberg Growth 2
Too Many People The Case for Reversing Growth Lindsey Grant Growth
Life on the Brink Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation Philip Cafaro and Eileen Crist Growth
Valuing the Earth Economics, Ecology, Ethics Herman E. Daly and Kenneth N. Townsend Economics, Environment
The Population Bomb Population Control or Race to Oblivion? Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich Growth
Living Within Limits Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos Garrett Hardin Growth
Scarcity or Abundance? A Debate on The Environment Norman Myers and Julian L. Simon Environment
Power Down Options and Actions for A Post-Carbon World Richard Heinberg Resources
Oil and the Future of Energy Climate Repair, Hydrogen, Nuclear Fuel, Renewable and Green Sources, Energy Efficiency Scientific American Magazine Energy 2
The Population Explosion Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich Growth
Enough is Enough Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill Economics, Resources
An Essay on the Principle of Population Thomas Robert Malthus Growth 2
Conversations on Collapse C-Realm Podcast Transcripts by KMO Kevin Michael O'Connor Environment x
Outgrowing the Earth The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures Lester R. Brown Food, Resources
World on the Edge How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse Lester R. Brown Environment, Economics
The Poised Century On Living Today as If Tomorrow Mattered David A. Robinson Environment, Growth x
The Collapsing Bubble Growth and Fossil Energy Lindsey Grant Growth, Energy
America on the Brink The Next Added 100 Million Americans Frosty Wooldridge Growth x
In Search of Sustainability Edited by Jenny Goldie, Bob Douglass, Bryan Furnass Sustainability x
Full Planet, Empty Plates The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity Lester R. Brown Food, Resources
Our Ecological Footprint Reducing Human Impact on the Earth Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees Sustainability
Beyond Malthus Sixteen Dimensions of the Population Problem Lester R. Brown, Gary Gardner, Brian Halweil Growth
The Limits to Growth Donella H Meadows, Dennis Meadows, Jorgen Randers, William Behrens Growth
Humans: An Endangered Species The Only Solution Jason G. Brent Growth 2
Dem-Lab Teaching Demography Through Computers Vivian Z. Klaff Growth
How Much Is Enough? The Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth Alan Durning Environment/Society
Population An Introduction to Concepts and Issues John R. Weeks Growth
Hard Truths: Facing the Hard Truths about Energy A comprehensive view to 2030 of global oil and natural gas National Petroleum Council Resources
The No-Growth Society Mancur Olson and Hans H. Landsberg Growth
A Bicentennial Malthusian Essay Conservation, Population, and the Indifference to Limits John F. Rohe Growth
The Population Fix Breaking America's Addiction To Population Growth Edward C. Hartman Growth
Humanity's Environmental Future Making Sense in a Troubled World William Ross McCluney Sustainability x
Population Politics The Choices that Shape Our Future Virginia D. Abernethy Growth x
Atlas of World Population History Colin McEvedy and Richard Jones Growth
Full House Reassessing the Earth's Population Carrying Capacity Lester R. Browh and Hal Kane Growth
Scarcity: Humanity's Final Chapter? The realities, choices, and likely outcomes associated with ever-increasing nonrenewable natural resource scarcity Christopher O. Clugston Growth
Crossing the Rubicon The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil Michael C. Ruppert Resources
Oil Crisis C.J. Campbell Resources
Twilight in the Desert The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy Matthew R. Simmons Resources, Economics
The Genesis Strategy Climate and Global Survival Stephen H. Schneider with Lynne E. Mesirow Climate Change
The Impending World Energy Mess What It Is and What It Means to You! Robert L. Hirsh, Roger H. Bezdek, Rebert M. Wendling Energy
The Oil Age is Over What to Expect as the World Runs Out of Cheap Oil, 2005-2050 Matt Savinar Resources
The Decline of the Age of Oil Petrol Politics: Australia's Road Ahead Brian J. Fleay Resources
20th Century Sprawl Highways and Reshaping of the American Landscape Owen. D. Gutfreund Growth
The Oil Sepletion Protocol A Plan to Avert Oil Wards, Terrorism, and Economic Collapse Richard Heinberg Resources, Economics
Out of Gas The End of the Age of Oil David Goodstein Resources
The Solar Fraud Why Solar Energy Won't Run The World Howard C. Hayden Energy
The Challenge of Man's Future Harrison Brown Environment
The Ultimate Resource Julian L. Simon Resources, Growth
Harnessing Hydrogen The Key to Sustainable Transportation James S. Cannon Sustainability, Transportation
Energy From Heaven and Earth Edward Teller Energy
Natural Capitalism Creating the Next Industrial Revolution Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins Economics
Economicology The Eleventh Commandment Pater M. Wege Economics
The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook Community Solutions to a Global Crisis Greg Pahl Energy