This set of links is compiled from the "core list" email file and my own travels in cyberspace in a very partially ordered order. Anyone who wishes (Marie Ange, Carole, Conrad, or any of us) can provide a suggested classification system and I (or another) can implement it. The more the merrier? --ed
Beat the Drums! Send in a Link!
It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan,
more uncertain of success, nor more dangerous to manage
than the creation of a new order of things.
For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit
by the preservation of the old institutions,
and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones.
--Machiavelli, The Prince (1513)
First of all, we should have a good basic search routine.
I use the metacrawler, which combines a number of the best basic search engines, including altavista. You can add or subtract to configure your own (meta!) search. I just use their default at:
There are other metacrawlers, and no doubt metametacrawlers will emerge...
Those using Netscape (which I advocate strongly as a means of avoiding Bill Gates & Co, FREE from here) can create a folder in your bookmarks and drag a link to it when you are somewhere worth noting. Thus is created a file which can be copied and pasted into any sort of textfile (word, works, etc.) or straight into an email. as an example here is the contents of my folder called "Module Links" for want of a better name...first as a saved 'bookmark' file and second as cut&paste.
The World Wide Web Virtual Library: (an overview of subject areas)
The world wide web virtual library: Ecology & Biodiversity: -- Brendan in Module1 handbook
The world wide web virtual library: Forests & Forestry: --ed from long-time involvement
The EnviroLink Library : Categorized by types of resources (organizations, publications, etc.) and environmental topics. Extensive searching tools. You may suggest a resource if it does not already appear in the library.
Carole's classified links (a virtual library themselves) or Ed's
"Best environmental directories:"
TAO (The Anarchist Organisation); a site echoing Lao Tzu?
Earth First! Simply the most RIGHT ON! (if you dare) -ed
Devoted to Ed Abbey and monkeywrenchers everywhere:
Adbusters was mentioned last weekend! -- Chris P.
And a few words about property and the land reform debate from Andy Wightman and others: -ed
and another land reform site for Scotland:
Al-QADHAFI speech to International Conference for Green-Alternative and Peace Movements
Sirte, 12-14 June 1992): http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jamahir/Qadhafi.htm
and here are a couple of links to a charismatic practitioner: (good or evil?) http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8744/dsreview.htm
The Precautionary Principle & The Vancouver Statement on the Globalization and Industrialization of Agriculture: http://www.orionsociety.org/reinhabiting.html
Alliance for Bio-Integrity: "the hot stuff is the FDA's Internal Memoranda on the Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods" --Chris Pilley
"Daily Diffs" newswatch including weather analysis, biotechnology
Schmacher College website:
Forests, Trees & People, UN based good papers about indigenous folk and their places
http://www-trees.slu.se/ -FREE print quarterly!
Green Earth Journal (reports from the environmental front)
Dominic Ashmoles links from the Wildwood pages:
The Menominee Sustainable Development site -
A First Nation tribe who have managed a forest for 140 years and have harvested more wood than was there when they began, and there's still (a little) more than there was...--ed
Wendell Berry visited them and wrote about it
Taiga Rescue Network - watching out for our hemisphere's northern oldgrowth:
Forest Action Network (Canada)
You might subscribe to this; it comes three to four times a week and is a quick, informative read...Jamie
All stories on the web at: http://www.envirolink.org/environews/
Natural Capitalism, (Hawken, Lovins, Lovins) which includes reviews, etc. relating to the book, including the current Resurgence interview with Lovins by Satish Kumar... --ed
And then there's the sustainability webring CHE is in the ring!
Re-defining Progress: Lots of good socio-economic papers on current changes -- ed
Alan Watts may be dead, but he's on the reading list! Started as an "uptight English theologian, became one of the most lucid interpreters of zen, buddhism, taoism...sadly, Nature Man & Woman is out of print, but there's lots else, including one of my alltime favourites, TAO, the watercourse way -- ed
Preservenet; an assembly of stuff which is hard to find elsewhwere, including Illich--ed
of which Political (?) theory on the net:
Wherein we find Ivan Illich from the reading list module2: Shadow Economics, and Illich on Energy & Equity:
(those of you who know how to deconstruct a URL will deduce that there is a directory at:
http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~ira/illich/texts/ or thereabouts, and it's Edin Uni! I wonder what's at cogsci.ed.ac.uk/...? Your starter for 10 --ed
and then there's "Brain Food" from Jay Hanson at:
A most interesting assembly of very serious papers, including Garret Hardin's "Tragedy of the Commons"
and many papers following on from it, with direct bearing on Module1.
e.g.: Vitousek, Ehrlich, Ehrlich & Matson's "Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis." Ehrlich and Simon, et al are referred to more than once by Ulrich & Brendan!
or See the webmaster's occasional brainfood newsletter: for a real hit: -- ed
Various reviews from 'whole earth review' issues by Howard Rheingold
A review of "Out of Control" - rheingold on kevin kelly...the emergent properties of modern knowlege systems.... :
And for those who would like to see the (wholly online) book: references to lovelock, margulies, dawkins, stewart brand (who was behind Whole Earth Catalog, Coevolution Quarterly, etc), and much else, all pretty relevant and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (worth buying the paperback!) -- ed
In Context, mentioned by Nick with the amoeba game we played:
Care2.com "homebase for people who care about the environment." --jamie
Aldo Leopold's LAND ETHIC: I think Aldo leopold wouldn't mind me violating his copyright, It's from A sand County Almanac, and the ink-on-paper version is available and highly commended. --ed
Wendell Berry on Farming, Private Property, Conserving Communities & Forests:
Another Turn of the Crank (with apologies to E F Schumacher)
An Agricultural testament: Sir Albert Howard (one of the founders of organic farming)
Steve Solomon (soil & health web host) is interested in publishing appropriate stuff you may have,
if it's out of print & copyright, e.g. Farmers of 40 Centuries? and you wanna share it, get in touch with him (address on website)
Lady Eve Balfour's (who did found the Soil Association) address: The living Soil 1977:
Playing God in the Garden, by Michael Pollan, New York Times 25/10/98
Rachel's environment & health weekly (honor Ms Carson and read Silent Spring!)
Columbia Univ Center for international earth science information network: access to DATA --ed
metadata is data about data..... http://www.ciesin.org/metadata/TOC/overview.html
socio economic data http://sedac.ciesin.org/
Gateway to Data search 'build query' system http://www.gateway.ciesin.org/wdc/
World Data Center system front page
International Council of Scientific Unions: World Data Center system guide
For a truly "top down" view of things, you can't do better than:
Earth Observation NASA http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/eospso_homepage.html
NASA's earth observation proj 'handbook' 5MB pdf file available (BIG DOWNLOAD!) --ed
From the BBC:
and "one Planet", etc:
European Commission Directorate-General for Research
You will also find all the guides, work programmes, application forms on the UKRO web site:
An interesting source? National Research Council (USA)
CONFERENCE: 'Environmental Values' being held at University College Cork on 23rd-25th June;
The event is being organised by Dr Mark Rowlands of the Philosophy Department and Dr Sylvia Ross of the Italian Department.
Big Biotech seminar in Edinburgh...28 Feb-1Mar 2000
Current and Furture EVENTS at CHE
World Scientists' statement: moratorium on GMO/GE releases
ASSOCIATION OF INTERNET RESEARCHERS -- Conference Website:
Informatics Colloquium, a forum for prestigious talks with broad appeal across Informatics.
E-GOVERNMENT BULLETIN The Email Newsletter On Electronic Government, UK And Worldwide.
Scottish Parliament website:
The transcript of sustainable development debate in the Scottish Parliament is to be found at:-
Cycling by Design; Bicycle strategy
Climate Change Scoping Study, (ed has prepared a critique of the document): critique
Scottish office "modulation" consultation (eurofunding to keep folk on the land? why and how?)
Cost Effective Landscape: learning from Nature:
Trunk Road Biodiversity Action Programme:
DETR: Department of Environment, Transport & Regions (an interesting combo! -ed)
Our beloved government's take on Sustainability - as they think that (1997, web site) :"Sustainable development means reconciling two basic aspirations of society: to achieve economic development to secure rising standards of living both now and for future generations; and to protect and enhance the environment now and for the future. "...(as long as we can still afford it and GROW)...Carole
DETR: A Better Quality of Life - A strategy for sustainable development for the UK (May 99)
DETR: Quality of Life Counts - Indicators for a strategy for sustainable development for the UK : a baseline assessment (Dec 99) (Available for download in pdf format)
The Government Panel on Sustainable Development was established by the Government in January 1994.
Partial readinglist Search results for Module2.7 & 2.8:
Two references on Peter Singer: Ethics in the age of Evolutionary Psychology & "How are we to Live?"
A review by Joseph Baldacchino of 'Sources of the Self' by Charles Taylor
"Universality and History"
Robin Attfield `Future generations' leads to:
International Society for Environmental Ethics http://www.cep.unt.edu/ISEE.html
An interesting paper by Robin Attfield on Preferences, Health, Interests and Value
Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A. 10-15 August 1998
Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic:
John Muir's First Summer in the Sierra: (And the rest of Muir's writings as well)
Bill McKibben, Hope, Human and Wild; Profile of mckibben:
Environmental Ethics and Public Policy Program http://www.hds.harvard.edu/ee/
An archive of selected Thomas Berry Papers http://ecoethics.net/ops/berrybio.htm
A profile of Thomas Berry from Earthlight http://www.earthlight.org/mfoxontberry.html
From the walls of the world's Greasy Spoon Cafes: Quotations Appear.... and cycle randomly.
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Bookmarks for Ed Iglehart
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And, as promised (threatened?), a copy and paste from my bookmarks file:
module links http://conbio.rice.edu/vl/ http://www.alanwatts.com/ http://www.preservenet.com/index2.htm http://www.rheingold.com/texts/reviews/index2.htm http://www.well.com/ http://www.well.com/user/rbr/qa/toc.htm module links file:///C|/msworks/chemsc/Vernacular.html http://www.niss.ac.uk/ http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/ http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.html http://www.onelook.com/ http://220.127.116.11/bgs/w3/libr/licoll.html http://copac.ac.uk/ http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/lib/resbysub/geolo.shtml http://helios.bto.ed.ac.uk/ierm/ http://helios.bto.ed.ac.uk/icapb/ http://helios.bto.ed.ac.uk/ierm/ http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8744/mqfacts.htm http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8744/escape.htm http://www.naturalcapital.org/ http://www.rprogress.org/ http://ds.dial.pipex.com/ukfg/ukabc.htm#Top http://www.globalchange.org/
If these had been pasted into an email blank set up under netscape (as mine is) they would appear as clickable links to the recipient...
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