Recommended Reading and Surfing

These are some of the titles and websites I often return to for intellectual stimulation:

The David Suzuki Foundation:
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

Climate Analysis by climate scientists:
http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2007/05/start-here/

Land Use Planning:
Canadian Institute of Planners:
http://www.cip-icu.ca

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Land Use Planning)
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/scripts/index_.asp

News from Science
http://news.sciencemag.org/

Our Ecological Footprint
http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/

Any work on food, culture, and society, including some icons and favourites:

History of Food--Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

Food in History--Reay Tannahill

Food and Cooking in Victorian England--Andrea Broomfield

Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Western Civilization--Paul S. Kinstedt

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle--Barbara Kinsolver

On Food and Cooking-Harold McGee

The Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore--Harold McGee

Food Production and Its Consequences--Philip Edward Lake Smith

Consuming Culture: Why You are What You Eat--Jeremy MacClancy

An Edible History of Humanity--Thomas Standage

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture--Marvin Harris

Larousse Gastronomique

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Food

Cultural Materialism--Marvin Harris

The Sacred Cow and the Abominable Pig: Riddles of Food and Culture--Marvin Harris

Songbirds, Truffles, and Wolves: An American Naturalist in Italy-- Gary Paul Nabhan

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals--Michael Pollan

Cultural Studies:

Travels in Hyperreality (a.k.a. Faith in Fakes)--Umberto Eco

Travels as a Brusseles Scout--Nick Middleton
Ice Tea and Elvis
Last Disco in Outer Mongolia
The Going to Extremes series (books and television programs)
Desertification

The Serpent and the Rainbow--Wade Davis
The Wayfinders

On the Origin of Species--Charles Darwin

Guns, Germs, and Steel--Jared Diamond

The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions--David Quammen

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded--Simon Winchester
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

True North: Travels in Arctic Europe--Francis Gavin

In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon--Redmond O'Hanlon

Earthweek
http://www.earthweek.com/

Space Weather
www.spaceweather.com

National Geographic Daily News
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/

One Geology
http://www.onegeology.org/

Dear Colleague--by Yi-Fu Tuan (the Yoda of geography!)
http://www.yifutuan.org/archive.htm

Ruth Goodman, Historical Consultant
http://www.ruthgoodman.me.uk/

Cybergeography
http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/m.dodge/cybergeography/atlas...

The IUCN List of Threatened Species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/

The Open Anthropology Cooperative
http://openanthcoop.ning.com/

Climatological Database for the World's Oceans 1750-1850
http://www.ucm.es/info/cliwoc/

Climate Impacts Group
http://cses.washington.edu/cig/pnwc/compensopdo.shtml

GRASS GIS
http://grass.fbk.eu/

MapWindow
http://www.mapwindow.org/

Climatology
http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/nsdb/ecostrat/district/climate.html

Historical Climatology:
http://www.historicalclimatology.com/

Slow Food Vancouver
http://www.slowfoodvancouver.com/

The Isaac Brock Society:
http://isaacbrocksociety.com/

Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Centre:
http://vancouveraquarium.org/

Northern Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium:
http://www.marinemammal.org/

POST (Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Project):
http://www.postcoml.org/

Paleoclimatology:
http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/topics/proxies/paleoclimate.html