Nine books from my shelf, the book's citations and the top of my recommendations.
- Diamond, Jared (1997): Guns, Germs and Steel – A short history of everybody for the last 13.000 years. Vintage.
- Diamond, Jared (2005): Collapse – How societies choose to fail or survive. Penguin Books.
I cannot express my recommendation of Diamond's books warmly enough. Collapse, especially, is central to the work with Ecowar.
- Dyer, Gwynne (2010): Climate Wars. Oneworld Publications.
Dyer spends a considerable number of pages describing the inadequacy of the COP15 climate change negotiations in Copenhagen. The future scenarios presented frame the "Predictions" part of chapter five of Ecowar.
- Klein, Naomi (2008): The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Knopf Canada / Penguin.
This one actually isn't in the citations. Perhaps it could have been - but it's about a tactic or policy trend towards the end of attaining wealth (including natural resources) from other countries preferably without use of direct violence (unless all else fails). Highly recommended.
- Maas, Peter (2009): Crude World – The Violent Twilight of Oil. Penguin Books.
First class journalism accounting eye witness reports from the hotspots of oil exploitation.
- Mazo, Jeffrey (2010): Climate conflict – How global warming threatens security and what to do about it. International Institute for Strategic Studies.
The academic work not to be missed on the topic.
- Parenti, Christian (2011): Tropic of Chaos – Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Nation Books.
Again excellent journalism from a couple of the worlds hotspots of climate change and conflict.
- Standage, Tom (2005): A History of the World in Six Glasses. Atlantic Books.
- Standage, Tom (2009): An Edible History of Humanity. Atlantic Books.
Standage's books are full of really, really good little stories from human history around the world.
- Strahan, David (2008): The last oil shock:a survival guide to the imminent extinction of petroleum man.
Not in the citations and not in the picture - but could have been in both. Some of the best material on peak oil.
Ecowar - Natural Resources and Conflict would not have been the same book without these. All are recommended.