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An ever-increasing, alphabetical list of books, articles, podcasts, etc. that I’ve ‘read’* recently and/or hope to read in the near future specifically to inform my writing (links to Amazon.ca provided, eventually):

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Books

Ahmed, N.M..
A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It. Pluto Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-7453-3053-2)

Alton, J., and A. Alton.
The Doom and Bloom Survival Handbook: A Guide to Staying Healthy in an Uncertain Future. 2012. (ISBN 978-0615563237)

Attwood, T., et al..
Asperger’s and Girls. Future Horizons Inc., 2006. (ISBN 978-1-932565-40-9)

Barabasi, A..
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life. Plume Books, 2002. (ISBN 978-0-452-28439-5)

Bernays, E..
Propaganda. iG Publishing, 1928. (ISBN 0-9703125-9-8).

Borjesson, K. (ed.).
Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press. Prometheus Books, 2004. (ISBN 978-1-59102-230-5)

Bricker, D., and J. Ibbitson.
The Big Shift: The Seismic Change in Canadian Politics, Business, and Culture and What It Means For Our Future. Harper Collins Publisher Ltd. , 2013. (ISBN 978-1-44341-645-0)

Brill, S., with E. Dean.
Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places. HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. (ISBN 978-0-688-11425-1)

Brzeezinski, Z..
The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. Basic Books: 1997. (ISBN 978-0-465-02726-2)

Bubel, M. & Bubel, N..
Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables. Versa Press, 1979. (ISBN 978-0-88266-703-4)

Capra, F..
The Web of Life. Anchor Books, 1996. (ISBN 978-0-385-47676-8)

Casti, J..
X-Events: The Collapse of Everything. William Morrow, 2012. (ISBN 978-0-6-208828-4)

Catton, Jr., W.R..
Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change. University of Illinois Press, 1980. (ISBN 978-0-252-00988-4)

Chew, S.C..
World Ecological Degradation: Accummulation, Urbanization, and Deforestation, 3000 B.C. – A.D. 2000. Altamira Press, 2001. (ISBN 978-0-7591-0031-2)
The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes, and System Transformation. Altamira Press, 2007. (ISBN 978-0-7591-0452-5)

Chomsky, N..
Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance. Henry Holt and Company, 2003. (ISBN 0-8050-7400-7)

Corsi, J.R..
Who Really Killed Kennedy? 50 Years Later: Stunning New Revelations About the JFK Assassination. WND Books, 2013. (ISBN 978-193806710-5)

Diamond, J..
The Third Chimpanzee.
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Penguin Books, 2005/2011. (ISBN 978-0-14-311700-1)
Guns, Germs, and Steel.
The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn From Traditional Societies. Penguin Books, 2012. (ISBN 978-0-670-02481-0)

Douthwaite, R., and G. Fallon (eds.).
Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse. New Society Publishers, 2011. (ISBN 978-0-86571-699-5)

Dyer, G..
Climate Wars. Vintage Canada: 2008. (ISBN 978-0-307-35584-3)

Eastman, W.F..
A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game. Storey Publishing, 2002. (ISBN 978-1-58017-457-2)

Estulin, D..
The True Story of the Bilderberg Group. Independent Publishers Group, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-9777953-4-5)

Fergusson, A..
When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany. Public Affairs, 1975. (ISBN 978-1-58648-994-6)

Ferguson, N..
Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power. Basic Books, 2002. (ISBN 0-465-02329-0)
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. Penguin Books, 2008. (ISBN 978-0-14-311617-2)

Flannery, T..
Now or Never: Why We Need to Act Now to Achieve a Sustainable Future. HaperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2009. (ISBN 978-1-55468-605-6)

Foot, D., and D. Stoffman.
Boom, Bust, & Echo: How to Profit From the Coming Demographic Shift. Macfarlane, Walter, and Ross, 1996. (ISBN 0-921912097-8)

Gardner, D..
Risk: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t–and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger. McClelland & Stewart, 2008. (ISBN 978-0-7710-3259-2)
The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain. Penguin Books, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-452-29546-9)
Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail–And Why We Believe Them Anyway. McClelland & Stewart, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-7710-3513-5)

Gehring, A.R. (ed.).
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills. Skyhorse Publishing, 2008. (ISBN 978-1-60239-233-5)

Greer, J.M..
The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age. New Society Publishers, 2008. (ISBN 978-0-86571-609-4)

Heath, J..
Filthy Lucre: Economics For People Who Hate Capitalism. HarpersCollins Publishers Inc., 2009. (ISBN 978-1-55468-374-1)

Heinberg, R.
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines. New Society Publishers, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-86571-645-2)
The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality. New Society Publishers, 2011. (ISBN 978-0-86571-695-7).

Homer-Dixon, T. (ed.).
Carbon Shift: How Peak Oil and the Climate Crisis Will Change Canada (and Our Lives). Vintage Canada, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-307-35719-9)

Hopkins, R..
The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008. (ISBN 978-1-900322-18-8)
The Transition Companion: Making Your Community More Reselient in Uncertain Times. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-60538-392-3)

Huff, M., and A.L. Roth..
Censored 2013: Dispatches From the Media Revolution. Seven Stories Press, 2012. (ISBN 978-1-60980-422-0)

Jackson, T..
Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet. Earthscan, 2009. (ISBN 978-1-84971-323-8)

Jeffers, H.P..
The Complete Idiot’s Guide: The Great Depression. Alpha Books, 2002. (ISBN 978-0-02-864289-5)

Johnson, N..
Simple Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory. Oneworld Publications, 2007. (ISBN 978-1-85168-630-8)

Johnson, R.., and the editors of Outdoor Life, with R.F. James.
Outdoor Life, The Ultimate Survival Manual: 333 Skills That Will Get You Out Alive. Weldon Owen, 2012. (ISBN 978-1-61628-218-9)

Kaplan, R..
The Revenge of Geography. Randon House, 2012. (ISBN 978-1-4000-3683-5)

Kean, T.H. (chair) et al..
The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. W.W. Norton and Company. (ISBN 0-393-32671-3)

Keen, Steve.
Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned? Zed Books, 2011. (ISBN 978-84813-993-0)

Kindleberger, C.P., and R.Z. Aliber.
Maniacs, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, 6th Edition. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011. (ISBN 9-780230-365353)

Kunstler, J. H..
The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century. Grove Press, 2009/2006/2005. (ISBN 978-0-8021-4249-8)
Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation. Grove Press, 2012. (ISBN 978-0-8021-2144-8)

Layton, P..
Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis. Three Rivers Press, 2002. (ISBN 978-0-7615-6367-9)

Leech, J., and J. McNish.
The Third Rail: Confronting Our Pension Failures. McLelland & Stewart, 2013. (ISBN 978-0-7710-4663-6)

Lynn, M..
Bust: Greece, The Euro, and the Sovereign Debt Crisis. Bloomberg Press, 2011. (ISBN 978-0-470-97611-1)

Lucht,. B. (ed.).
Ideas: Brilliant Thinkers Speak Their Minds. Goose Lane Editions, 2005. (ISBN 0-86492-439-9)

Madigan, C. (ed.).
The Backyard Homestead. Storey Publishing, LLC, 2009. (ISBN 978-1-60342-138-6)

Martenson, C..
The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 2011. (ISBN 978-0-470-92764-9)

Mauldin, J. & J. Tepper.
Endgame: The End of the Debt Supercycle and How It Changes Everything. Wiley, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-118-00457-9)

McKibben, B..
eaarth. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-307-39918-2)

McNab, C..
Living Off the Land: An Illustrated Guide to Tracking, Building Traps, Constructing Shelters, Toolmaking, Finding Water, Foraging For Food, and Much More. The Lyons Press, 2007/2002. (ISBN 978-1-59921-068-1)

McPherson, J. & G..
Nked Into the Wilderness: Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills. Prairie Wolf, 1993. (ISBN 0-967877-7-6)

Meadows, D..
Thinking In Systems: A Primer. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008. (ISBN 978-1-60358-055-7)

Meadows, D., J. Randers, & D. Meadows.
Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2004. (ISBN 978-1-931498-58-6)

Minsky, H..
Stabilizing an Unstable Economy. McGraw-Hill, 2008. (ISBN 978-0-07-159299-4)

Mises, L.V..
The Theory of Money and Credit. Pacific Publishing Studio, 2010. (ISBN 978-1-451-57817-1)

Montegomery, D.R..
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilization. University of California Press, 2012. (ISBN 978-0-520-27290-3)

Morton, D..
A Short History of Canada, 6th Edition. McClelland & Stewart, 2006. (ISBN 978-0-7710-6480-7)
A Military History of Canada, 5th Edition. McClelland & Steward, 2007. (ISBN 978-0-7710-6481-4)

Odum, H.T..
Environment, Power, and Society For the Twenty-First Century: The Hierarchy of Energy. Columbia University Press, 2007. (ISBN 978-0-231-12887-2)

Paul, R..
End the Fed. Grand Central Publishing, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-446-54917-2)
The Revolution: A Manifesto. Grand Central Publishing, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-446-53752-0)
Liberty Defined. Grand Central Publishing, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-4555-0144-1)

Prechter Jr., R.R..
Conquer the Crash: You Can Survive and Prosper in a Deflationary Depression. John Wiley & Sons, 2002. (ISBN 0-470-84982-7)
Reid, T..
The Everything Guide to Living Off the Grid: A Back-to-Basics Manual For Independent Living. Adam’s Media, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-4405-1275-9)
Reinhart, C.M., and K.S. Rogoff.
This Time is Different: A Panoramic View of Eight Centuries of Financial Crises. April 16, 2008.

Rickards, J..
Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis. Penquin Group, 2011. (ISBN 978-1-59184-449-5)

Rothbard, M..
Anatomy of the State. Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009. (ISBN 978-80-87888-43-8)

Roubini, N..
Crisis Economics: A Crash Course For the Future of Finance. Penquin Books, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-14-311963-0)

Rubin, J..
Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller. Vintage Canada, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-307-35752-6)

Ruppert, M..
Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. New Society Publishers, 2004. (ISBN 978-0-86571-540-0)
Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Oil World. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009.  (ISBN 978-1-60358-164-3)

Schiff, P.D..
The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy–How To Save Yourself and Your Country. St. Martin’s Press, 2012. (ISBN: 978-1-250-00447-5).
Seymour, J..
Self-Sufficient Life and How To Live It: The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide. DK Publishing, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-7566-5450-4)
Smil, V..
Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years. MIT Press, 2008. (ISBN 978-0-262-19586-7)
Energy Myths and Realities: Brining Science to the Energy Policy Debate. AEI Press, 2010. (ISBN 98-0-8447-4328-3)
Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines. MIT Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-262-01443-4)
Smith, L.C..
The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future. Dutton, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-525-95181-0)
Stager, C..
Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth. HarperCollins, 2011. (ISBN 9-781554-686629)
St. John Ambulance.
The Complete Guide to First Aid and CPR: First On the Scene. (ISBN 1-894070-54-2)
Stein, M..
When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency. Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2008. (ISBN 978-1-933392-45-5)
Steil, B..
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Makng of a New World Order. Princeton University Press, 2013. (ISBN 978-0-691-14909-7)
Strauss. W., and N. Howe.
The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy, What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny. Broadway Books, 1997. (ISBN 0-7679-0046-4)

Tainter, J.A..
The Collapse of Complex Societies. Cambridge University Press, 1988. (ISBN 978-0-521-38673-9)

Tainter, J. & T.W. Patzek.
Drilling Down: The Gulf Oil Debacle and Our Energy Dilemma. Copernicus Books, Springer Science+Business Media, 2012. (ISBN 978-1-4419-7676-5)

Taleb, N.N..
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets. Random House, 2005. (ISBN 970-0-8129-7521-5)
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Improbable. Random House, 2010/2007. (ISBN 978-0-8129-7381-5)
Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder. Random House, 2012. (ISBN 978-1-4000-6782-4)

Turchin. P., and S.A. Nefedov..
Secular Cycles. Princeton University Press, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-691-13696-7)

Turk, J. & J. Rubino.
The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It: Make a Fortune by Investing in Gold and Other Hard Assets. Random House, Inc., 2004. (ISBN 978-0-385-51224-4)

Tzu, S..
The Art of War. Shambhala Publications, 1988. (ISBN 978-1-59030-225-5)
von Bertalanffy, L..
General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications, Revised Edition. George Braziller, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-807-60453-3)
Waldrop, M.M..
Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos. Simon and Schuster, 1992. (ISBN 978-0-671-87234-2)
Wells, S..
Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization. Random House, 2010. (ISBN 978-1-4000-6215-7)
Wesley, Rawles, J..
How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies For Uncertain Times. Penquin Group, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-452-29583-4)
White, R..
Climate Change in Canada. Oxford University Press, 2010. (ISBN 978-0-19-543060-8)
Wiseman, J.L..
SAS Survival Handbook: For Any Climate in Any Situation. Harper Collins, 2009. (ISBN 978-0-06-173319-2).

Articles

Aziz, J.. (www.azizonomics.com)
This Time is Different 2013 Edition. March 6, 2013.

Chefurka, P.. (www.paulchefurka.ca)
Carrying Capacity and Overshoot: Another Look. May 12, 2011.
No really, how sustainable are we? May 16, 2013

Cognitive Dissonance.
The Science Delusion-Rexamining our Worldview Mindset. March 3, 2013. (www.zerohedge.com)

Duncan, R.
The Peak of World Oil Production and the Road to Olduvai Gorge. Pardee Keynote Symposia, Geological Society of America, Summit 2000.
The Olduvai Theory: Toward Re-Equalizing the World Standard of Living.The Social Contract, pp. 67-80. Summer 2009.

Durden, Tyler. (www.zerohedge.com)
Bill Gross: “There Will Be Haircuts.” May 1, 2013
Is The Next Domino To Fall…Canada? August 18, 2011.
The Gold ‘Rehypothecation’ Unwind Begins: HSBC Sues MF Global Over Disputed Ownership Of Physical Gold. September 12, 2011.
Why The UK Trail Of The MF Global Collapse May Have ‘Apocolyptic’ Consequences For the Eurozone, Canadian Banks, Jefferies, And Everyone Else. Dec.7, 2011.

Elias, C..
MF Global and the great Wall St re-hypothecation scandal. Thomson-Reuters News & Insight. Dec. 7, 2011

Hughes, J.D..
Will Natural Gas Fuel America in the 21st Century? Post Carbon Institute, 2011.McKibben, B.. Breaking The Growth Habit. Scientific American, April 2010. pp. 61-65.

Kelly, S..
Faster Drilling, Diminshing Returns in Shale Plays Nationwide? April 29, 2013. (www.desmogblog.com)

Martenson, C.. (www.peakprosperity.com)
Diminishing QE Returns And The Coming 40% Correction. February 28, 2013.

Middleton, R..
Goldman, et. al. Suffer From The Same Malady That Collapsed Lehman and MF Global, Worlds 1st and 8th Largest Bankruptcies. December 12, 2011, (www.zerohedge.com).

Sachs, J.P. & C.L. Myhrvold.
A Shifting Band of Rain. Scientific American, March 2011.

Singh, M., and J. Aitken.
IMF Working Paper: The (sizable) Role of Rehypothecation in the Shadow Banking System. July 2010, International Monetary Fund.

Snyder, M..
12 Things That Just Happened That Show The Next Wave of the Economic Collapse is Almost Here. March 4, 2013. (www.zerohedge.com)

Tverberg, Gail.
The U.S. Electric Grid: Will It Be Our Undoing?www.theoildrum.com/node/3934, May 11, 2008.

Podcast 

Leggett, J..
Surviving the Triple Crunch: An Interview with Jeremy Leggett. 2011.

Presentation

Diamond, J..
Why Civilizations Collapse: An Evening With Jared Diamond. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. November 1, 2011.

And many, many more which I may find time to post, or not.

*NOTE: most I have read completely, from cover to cover, some I have not.
Other Suggested Readings from years gone by:
S.J. Gould.
     The Mismeasure of Man.
     Ever Since Darwin.
T. Khun.
     The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
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