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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

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Recommended Reading list


The reading and book list below is intended to give guidance on general texts which will help provide a useful background in Sustainable Development issues prior to joining the course. Course specific reading lists for each module will be provided at the beginning of each term.





Brinkman R. (2016) Introduction to Sustainability  Wiley Blackwell       


Yates J.K Castro-Lacouture D. (2015) Sustainability in Engineering Design and

Construction CRC Press


Jha N.K (2015) Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability CRC Press


Caradonna J.L. (2014) Sustainability:  A History  Oxford University Press


Capra F., Luisi P.L ( 2014) The Systems View of life: A unifying vision

Cambridge University Press     


Ainger C.,  Fenner R.A. (2014) Sustainable Infrastructure: Principles into Practice  (Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure Series)   ICE Publishing 


Johnson A, Gibson A.( 2014) Sustainability in Engineering Design  Academic Press Inc                                                                      


De Las Heras A., (2014) Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction

CRC Press


De Vries B. (2013)_ Sustainability Science Cambridge University Press


ISBN-10: 1118487257


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Bentivegna V, Brandon P.S.  and Lombardi P (2012)  Evaluation of the Built Environment for Sustainability Taylor and Francis




Randers J., (2012)  2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years  Chelsea Green Publishing Co                                                                                     


ISBN-10: 1603584218


Allenby B.R.  (2012) The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Engineering Pearson (Prentice Hall)                                                                                                 


ISBN10: 0 273 75216 2


Flannery T. (2012) Here on earth - A twin biography of the planet and the human race Penguin 



ISBN-10: 0241950732

Brown L ( 2011) World on the Edge : How to prevent environmental and economic collapse  Routledge                                                                                        

ISBN-10: 1849712743


Harris F. (ed) (2012) Global Environmental Issues  2nd Edition Wiley-Blackwell       


ISBN 987-0-470-68469-6


Tester J., Drake E., Driscoll M., Golay M., Peters W. (2012) Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options      2nd edition MIT Press;                


ISBN-10: 0262017474


Porritt J. (2012) Capitalism as if the World Matters  Routledge             


ISBN: 1844071936


Allwood J., Cullen J. ( 2012) Sustainable Materials - with Both Eyes Open: UIT Cambridge   


ISBN-10: 190686005X


Nicholas Ashford and Ralph Hall (2011)   Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State  Yale University Press               


ISBN-10: 0300169728


Dyer G., (2011) Climate Wars One World, Oxford                                 


ISBN 978-1-85168-814-2


Mulder M., Ferrer D., van Lente H. (2011) What is Sustainable Technology?: Perceptions, Paradoxes and Possibilities   Greenleaf Publishing        


ISBN-10: 1906093504


Azapagic A., Perdan S.  (2011) Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists 2nd Edition  Wiley




Andrea Colantonio, Tim Dixon (2010) Urban Regeneration and Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities        Wiley – Blackwell       


ISBN-10: 1405194197


S. Bry Sartre ( 2010) Sustainable Infrastructure: The Guide to Green Engineering and Design               John Wiley and Sons                         


ISBN-10: 0470453613


Nicholas Stern (2010) A blueprint for a safer planet: how we can survive the world and create prosperity     Vintage 



ISBN-10: 0099524058


James Lovelock (2009) The vanishing face of Gaia: a final warning     Allen Lane     


ISBN-10: 1846141850


Donella Meadows (2008) Thinking in Systems - A Primer Chelsea Green Publishing  


Harris G ( 2007) Seeking Sustainability : in an age of complexity Cambridge University Press


Walker P., (2006)  Change Management for Sustainable Development – a workbook The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Best Practice Series Volume 8          

ISBN 978 1 60358 055 7


ISBN 978-0-521-69532-9



ISSN 1473-849X


Mulder K., (ed) (2006)  Sustainable Development for Engineers: A Handbook and Resource Guide Greenleaf Publishing


ISBN 1 874719 19 5


Diamond J., ( 2006) Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed  Penguin Books Ltd 


ISBN  0140279512


Edwards, A, (2005) The Sustainability Revolution - Portrait of a paradigm shift New Society Publishers                                                      


ISBN 0 86571 531 9


Doppelt B. (2003)  Leading change Towards Sustainability: A change management guide for business, government and civil society (with forwards by William McDonagh and Paul de Jongh. Greenleaf Publishing Ltd                                  


ISBN 1874719632


Eric Neumayer (2003)  Weak versus strong sustainability: exploring the limits of two opposing paradigms.  Edward Elgar Publishers          



ISBN: 1843764881