Society Recommendations

Abbott, Jonathan, Steph Gillies, and Nicola Ryan.  2010.  The little book of shocking global facts. Barnbook Design, Fiell Publishing Ltd, London.  191 pp.

Diamond, Jared. 2005. Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed. Viking, NY. 575 pp.

Diamond, Jared.  2012.  The world until yesterday: What can we learn from traditional societies.  Viking, the Penguin Group, New York.  499 pp.

Florida, Richard. 2002. The rise of the creative class --- and how it’s transforming work, leisure, community, and everyday life. Basic Books, NY. 434 pp.

Florida, Richard. 2005. The creative class. Routledge, NY. 198 pp.

Florida, Richard. 2007. The plight of the creative class: the global competition for talent. Collins, NY. 326 pp.

Florida, Richard. 2008. Who’s your city? How the creative economy is making where to live the most important decision of your life. Basic Books, NY. 374 pp.

Friedman, Thomas L. and Michael Mandelbaum. 2011.  That used to be us: how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back.  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, N.Y. 380 pp.

Miller, Robert E.  2014.  Poverty as my teacher: Learning to create sustainable family communities.  Our Family Orphan Communities, Inc.  Conifer, Colorado.  199 pp.

Myers, Bryant L.  2011.  Walking with the poor: Principals and practices of transformational development.  Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York.  386 pp.

Tainter, Joseph a. 1988. The collapse of complex societies. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. 250 pp.