Recommended Readings


Hans Jonas (Wiki)

  • “The Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of Ethics for the Technological Age”; 1984; ISBN 0226405966
  • “Das Prinzip Verantwortung”; 1979; ISBN 0-226-40597-4

Andri Snær Magnason (Wiki)

  • “Dreamland” (“Draumalandið”in Icelandic); (linkauthor)

Rachel Carson (Wiki)

  • “Silent Spring”; (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962); Mariner Books; 2002; ISBN 0-618-24906-0

McDonough and Braungart

  • “Cradle to Cradle”; 2007; ISBN 0865475873

Frank Ackerman & Lisa Heinzerling

  • “Priceless – On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing”; 2004; ISBN 1-56584-850-0

Daniel Quinn

  • “Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit”; 1995; ISBN-13: 978-0553375404

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (Wiki)

  • “An Attempt at a Critique of all Revelation”; 1792; more about Fichte (link)

Max Weber (Wiki)

  • “Die protestantische Ethic und der Geist des Kapitalismus”; 1904-05; (ebook or •PDF)
  • “Protestand Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism”; 1904-05; (ebook)

David Strahan (link)

  • “The last oil schock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man”; 2008 (link)


Costanza et al.

  • “The value of the world’s ecosystem services and natural capital”; NATURE; Vol. 387; 15 May 1997 (PDF)


  • “Environment and Energy in Iceland: A comparative analysis of values and impacts”; Environmental Impact Assessment Review 27 2007): 522-544 (PDF)
  • “Strategic planning at the national lever: Evaluating and ranking energy projects by environmental impact”; Environmental Impact Assessment Review 27 (2007): 545-568 (PDF)

Karl Benediktsson

  • “Scenophobia”, geography and the aesthetic politics of landscape. Geografiska Annaler 89B(3), 203-217 (PDF)

Lienhoop et al.

  • “Valuing wilderness in Iceland: Estimation of WTA and WTP using the market stall approach to contingent valuation”; Land Use Policy 24 (2007) 289–295 (PDF)

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