Hey BaGI listeners, we got some good feedback on the books we highlighted on this week’s show and we wanted to share the links with you. Click, ship/download, enjoy!
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature
Biologist David George Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature’s path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life.
Thermally Active Surfaces in Architecture
The standard paradigm for thermal comfort in a building–heating, cooling and circulating air–has been largely unquestioned for two generations. Kiel Moe shows the potential for a strikingly different approach, thermally active surfaces, based on recent pathbreaking European engineering (but also on neglected practices from ancient Rome and Korea).
City 2.0 – The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There
A collaboration between TED Talk contributors and Atlantic City authors, the book is a collection of 12 essays (with photos!) that asks and answers how can we transform cities to be sustainable, efficient, beautiful, and invigorating to the human soul.
$2 on Amazon!
Cities for People
Urban designer/architect Jan Gehl’s seminal work on the function and form of urban spaces. Gehl’s book is a visual encyclopedia on urban design, how to do it right, and how it impacts human relations within cities.
A Song of Ice and Fire Series
George R.R. Martin’s malthusian vision of an alternative human society where sustainability organically emerges from economic planning and population control methods incurred through war with dragons, zombies and men. A Must Read!
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