A Selected MANAS Bibliography
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The Brave Cowboy, Desert Solitaire
The City Is the Frontier
Consider India, Gandhi Through Western Eyes
Plants, Man and Life
The Great Illusion, Peace and the Plain Man
Origins of Totalitarianism, Between Past and
Future, On Revolution, The Human Condition, Life
of the Mind, Men in Dark Times, Hannah Arendt:
For Love of the World, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
The Light of Asia
Poetics of Space, Poetics of Reverie, Right to
Baker, Richard St. Barbe
Green Glory, My Life, My Trees; Dance of Trees
The Fire Next Time, Notes of a Native Son, Nobody
Knows My Name
Poetic Diction, What Coleridge Thought, Saving
Global Reach, The Lean Years
The Pilgrimage of Western Man, Three Worlds of
Irrational Man, Ego and Instinct, The Illusion of
Teacher in America, A Stroll with William James
Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Mind and Nature
The Heavenly City of the 18th Century
Philosophers, Everyman His Own Historian
Looking Backward, The Religion of Solidarity
Figures of Regulation, Articles in Raise the Stakes
The Creative Mind
The Hedgehog and the Fox, Concepts and
Categories, Against the Current
Long-legged House, Hidden Wound, Unforeseen
Wilderness, A Continuous Harmony, Unsettling of
America, Standing by Words, Recollected Essays,
Home Economics, Remembering the Gift of Good
Land, Wild Birds
The Outermost House, Herbs and the Earth
The Informed Heart, Love Is Not Enough, The Uses
of Enchantment, Freud and Man's Soul
Bhave, Shri Vinoba
Thoughts on Education
Food Is Your Best Medicine
Bishop, Claire H.
All Things Common
Blake's Humanism, John Beer; Blake's Fourfold
Vision, Harold Goddard; His Philosophy and
Symbols, Foster Damon; The Politics of Vision,
Mark Schorer; Blake and Tradition, Kathleen Raine
Blavatsky, H. P.
Isis Unveiled, The Key to Theosophy
Wholeness and the Implicate Order
The Limits of the City, Toward an Ecological
Society, The Modern Crisis
Borgese, Elizabeth M.
The Future of the Oceans
Flight From the City, This Ugly Civilization
War and the Intellectuals, C. Resak, ed.
Through Our Own Eyes
Vectors and Smoothable Curves
The Starship and the Canoe
Building a Sustainable Society, articles Worldwatch
Brown, W. Norman
Man in the Universe
The Next America
Between Man and Man, Ecstatic Confessions,
Paths in Utopia
Poetry and Mathematics, So Reason Can Rule
Buckle, H. R.
History of Civilization
Pepacton, Gospel of Nature, Wake-Robin
The Social Basis of Consciousness, Preconscious
Foundations of Human Experience, The Neurosis
of Man and Toward Social Sanity
Burtt, E. A.
Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical
Science, Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha
Byrd, Admiral Richard
The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Masks of God,
Occidental Mythology, Oriental Mythology, Myths
to Live By, The Power of Myths (interview with Bill
The Myth of Sisyphus, Resistance, Rebellion and
Death, Neither Victims nor Executioners, Camus
and the Men of the Stone, Robt. Proix, ed.; Albert
Camus,Herbert Lottmen; American Journal, Roger
Silent Spring, The Sense of Wonder
Helping Children Grow Through Play
An Essay on Man, Philosophy of the Enlightenment
Freedom Series: Physics and Chemistry of
Freedom, Biology of, Sociology of, Freedom and
Transcendance, The Mahabharata:A Literary
Voices in the Labyrinth, Heraclitean Fire:
Life Before Nature Chipko Movement, The, Anupam Misha
American Power and the New Mandarins.
Language and Responsibility, 1984 and After, Race
Cobbett's Country Book
Cohen, Morris R.
Reason and Nature, Logic and the Scientific
Children in Crisis, A Spectacle Unto the World,
Simone Weil:a Modern Pilgrimage
The Poverty of Power, Science and Survival, The
Politics of Energy
The Bugbear of Literacy, Myths and Legends of
Hindus and Buddhists
Cooney, Robert, co-author
The Power of the People
The Republic of Reason:Personal Philosophies of
the Founding Fathers, articles in Sat. Review
Cranston, Sylvia, co-ed.
Reincarnation: Phoenix Fire Mystery,
Reincarnation: New Horizons in Science, Religions
Cushman, Robert E.
Therapeia: Plato's Conception of Philosophy
A New World in the Making, Sicilian Lives, Fire
Under the Ashes, James McNeish
Custer Died For Your Sins, The Metaphysics of
The Lives of Children
Human Nature and Conduct, Quest For Certainty,
Freedom and Culture
Dhammapada, Irving Babbitt, trsl.
Dickinson, G. Lowes
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
The Human Situation, Hellas Revisited
The Brothers Karamazov, Notes From
Underground, The Years of Ordeal, Joseph Frank
Beast or Angel? Celebrations of Life
Weapons and Hope
Out of My Later Years. An Intimate Study, D.
Marionoff; Einstein and the Poet, Einstein as
Teacher, William Hermanns
Eiseley, Loren E.
Mind as Nature, Immense Journey, Night Country,
The Lost Notebooks of Eiseley, Kenneth Huer, ed.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The Essays of Emerson In His Journals, Joel Porte;
Waldo Emerson, Gay W. Allen
The Brotherhood of Oil
Epstein, Joseph, ed.
Masters: Portraits of Great Teachers
Insight and Responsibility, Young Man Luther,
The Self in Transformation, Confucius:the Secular
as Sacred, Heavy Drinking:the Myth of
Alcoholism as a Disease
Fix, William R.
The Bone Peddlars, Pyramid Odyssey
Days With Albert Schweitzer, My Eye Is in Love,
Zen of Seeing, Art as a Way, African Sketchbook,
The Supreme Koan, Echoes From a Bottomless
Frank, Dr. Jerome
Persuasion and Healing
Frankl, Dr. Viktor
From Death-Camp to Existentialism, Man's Search
For Meaning, Will to Meaning, Unheard Cry for
Meaning, Unconscious God
Freidenberg, Edgar Z.
The Vanishing Adolescent
Psychoanalysis and Religion, Forgotten Language,
Escape From Freedom, Heart of Man, Sane
Society, Art of Loving, Beyond the Chains of
Illusion, Let Man Prevail
The Modern Century, The Stubborn Structure
The One-Straw Revolution
Fundamental Testaments of the American Revolution,
Lib. of Congress
Gandhi, Mohandas K.
Young India, The India of My Dreams, Harijan,
Hind Swaraj, Selections from Gandhi, The
Collected Works. Gandhi Through Western Eyes,
H. Alexander;Story of M. Gandhi, K.S. Acharlu;
Gandhi's Truth, Eric Erickson; The Moral and
Political Thought of, Ragavan Iyer; The Mind of,
Prabhu and Rao, eds. The Spirit's Pilgrimage,
Mirabehn; Gandhi Today, Mark Shephard; Gandhi
and the Good Life, Suman Khanna; A Memoir,Wm.
L. Shirer; M.G.:the Discovery of Satyagraha, Pyarelal
The Man Who Planted Hope and Grew Happiness,
Joy of Man's Desiring
Reality Therapy, Schools Without Failure, The
Identity Society, Control Theory in the Classroom
Blake's Fourfold Vision, The Meaning of
Shakespeare, Studies in New England
Living My Life, Rebel in Paradise, Richard Drinnon
The Stable Society, articles Ecologist, Resurgence
Growing Up Absurd, Utopian Essays, Seeds of
Liberation, The New Reformation, Drawing the
Life, Nature Heals
The American Condition
Gray, J. Glenn
On Understanding Violence Philosophically, The
Warriors:Reflections of Men in Battle
Gregg, Richard B.
The Power of Nonviolence
Griflin, David Ray, ed.
The Reenchantment of Science
Gross, Ronald and Beatrice
Radical School Reform, Invitation to Lifelong
Learning, High School
Fear at Work, The Other Medicines
The Soul of a People
Halle, Louis J.
Men and Nations, Search for an Eternal Norm,
The Greek Way, Mythology
Radical Man, Sane Asylum, Maps of the Mind
Higher Creativity, Global Mind Change
Why Don't We Learn From History?
Preface to Plato, Prometheus Bound (trsl. and
The Next Economy
Gleanings in Buddha Fields, Talks to Writers, In
Ghostly Japan, History of English Literature.
Lafcadio Hearn, Vera McWilliams; The Buddhist
Writings of Lafcadio Hearn, Kenneth Rexroth, ed.
The Future As History, An Inquiry Into the Human
Creating Alternative Futures, Politics of the Solar
Man on a Rock
Hewett, Edgar L.
Ancient Life in the American Southwest
The Creed of Buddha, What Is and What Might Be
Holmes, John Haynes
The Affirmation of Immortality
How Children Fail, How Children Learn, Escape
From Childhood, Teach Your Own, Never Too
Late, articles in Growing Without Schooling
Payne Hollow, Shantytown, Journals
Hutchins, Robert M.
Higher Learning in America, University of Utopia,
Conflict in Education
Man Stands Alone, Evolution in Action
Huxley, Thomas H.
Evolution and Ethics, Essays on Some
De-Schooling Society, Medical Nemesis, Energy
and Equity, Tools For Conviviality, Shadow Work
New Roots for Agriculture, From Swords Into
Plowshares, Meeting the Expectations of the Land,
Altars of Unhewn Stone, articles in Land Report
The Death and Life of Great American Cities,
Cities and the Wealth of Nations
Principles of Psychology, Psychology: A Briefer
Course, On Some of Life's Ideals. A Stroll with
William James, Jacques Barzun
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of
the Bicameral Mind.
How to Grow More Vegetables
The Future Is Not What It Used To Be
Jones, Frederick W.
Hallmarks of Mankind
Jones, Roger S.
Physics as Metaphor
Modern Man in Search of a Soul, Undiscovered
The Meaning of History, The Disintegration of
Form in the Arts, essay in Out of the Labyrinth
The New World Philosophy
Racing Alone, Ceramic Houses
The Age of Complexity, 36 Children, Half the
House, A Book of Puzzlements, On Teaching
The Philosophy of Moral Development
The City of Man, Overdeveloped Nations,
Development Without Aid, Breakdown of Nations
Death at an Early Age, Prisoners of Silence, On
Being a Teacher, Illiterate America
Fields, Factories, and Workshops, Mutual Aid, The
Anarchist Prince, George Woodcock
Krutch, Joseph Wood
Great Chain of Life, Measure of Man, Desert Year,
If You Don't Mind My Saying So, Human Nature
and the Human Condition, Modern Temper, More
Lives Than One
Kuhn, Thomas S.
The Structure of Scientific Revolution
Man a Machine
History of Materialism
The Tao Te Ching, Taoism:The Parting of the Way,
Lappe, Frances Moore
Food First, Exploding the Hunger Myth, What Can
We Do? Betraying the National Interest
Larson, Jeanne, co-ed.
Seeds of Peace
The Culture of Narcissism
The Dangers of Disobedience, American
History of European Morals, History of Spirit of
Rationalism in Europe
A Sand County Almanac, Round River. Companion
of Sand County Almanac, J. Baird Callicott, ed. The
Man and His Legacy, Thomas Tanner, ed.
Of Fear and Freedom
Man in a Mirror
Lewis, C. S.
Studies in Words
Gaia, A New Look at Life on Earth
Lovins, Amory and Hunter
Nonnuclear Futures, Soft Energy Paths, Brittle
Death and Consciousness
Against the American Grain, The Root Is Man
Riddle of Life, Modern Materialism and Emergent
The Savage and Beautiful Country, Gravity and
The Future of the Future, Ecological Context,
World Facts and Trends, Basic Needs: A
Framework for Action
Some Dogmas of Religion, The Nature of Existence,
McTaggart, G. Lowes Dickinson
Ambrose Bierce, Factories in the Fields, A Mask
for Privilege, Education of Carey McWilliams
Marsh, George P.
Man and Nature. The World of Geo. P. Marsh,
Curtis, Curtis and Lieberman, eds.
The Dynamic Environment
Martin, Everett D.
Farewell to Revolution
The Machine in the Garden
Maslow, Abraham H.
Toward a Psychology of Being, Religions, Values,
and Peak-Experiences, New Knowledge in Human
Values, Eupsychian Management, Farther Reaches
of Human Nature, Psychology of Science, Journals
of. A.H. Maslow, an Intellectual Portrait, Richard
Lowry; The Right to Be Human, Edward Hoffman
What Can a Man Do? If Men Were Angels
The Dream World
Miles, Rufus E., Jr.
Awakening from the American Dream
The Colossus of Maroussi, Stand Still Like the
Hummingbird, Wisdom of the Heart, To Paint Is to
Love Again, World of Lawrence
The Vision of Cosmic Order in the Vedas
The Captive Mind, Visions From San Francisco
Vision in Motion
Matrix of Man, Moholy-Nagy Experiment in
The Long Road, Search for Purpose, Community of
the Future, Finding His Way, Nowhere Was
Somewhere, Observations, Industries for Small
Communities, Small Community, Dealing
Creatively with Death. A Biography and Memoir,
Walter Kahoe, Finding His World, Lucy Morgan
Romantic to Revolutionary, E.P. Thompson
The Ruling Class
Mountains of California, The Pathless Way,Michael Cohen;
Muir Among the Animals, Lisa Mighetto;
The Wilderness World of John Muir,Edwin W. Teale
Art and Technics, In the Name of Sanity, The
Pentagon of Power, The City in History, My Works
A Field of Broken Stones
From Socialism to Sarvodaya
Nearing, Scott and Helen
Man's Search for the Good Life, Living the Good
Life, Making of a Radical, Continuing the Good
Life, Wise Words on the Good Life
Science and Civilization in China, Grand Titration
The New Religions, Sword of Gnosis, Sense of the
Cosmos, Consciousness and Tradition, Heart of
Philosophy, Way of the Physician
The Socratic Method
Education and the Modern Mind
Nock, Albert Jay
Theory of Education in the U.S., Free Speech and
Ortega (Ortega y Gasset)
Revolt of the Masses, Idea of Principle in Leibniz,
Concord and Liberty, Toward a Philosophy of
History, Dehumanization of Art, Man and Crisis,
Man and People Meditations on Quixote, Mission
of the University, Some Lessons in Metaphysics,
Modern Theme, Man and His Circumstances:
Ortega as Educator, Robert McClintock
The Rights of Man, Age of Reason, "Common Sense,"
Bernard Bailyn in Fundamental Testaments
of the American Revolution; Tom Paine: America's
Godfather, W.E. Woodward
Peaks and Lamas
Plant in My Window, School of the Soldier, Stages
in a Journey
Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful, Cry the Beloved
Penfield, Dr. Walter
The Mystery of the Mind, Creative Experience
Pico della Mirandola
Oration on the Dignity of Man
Breaking New Ground
The Dialogues of Plato, Plato:An Introduction,
Paul Friedlander; Therapeia, Robert Cushman;
Preface to Plato, Eric Havelock; Platonism and Its
Influence, A.E. Taylor
Primitive, Archaic and Modern Economics
Science, Faith and Society, Personal Knowledge,
The Tacit Dimension
Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Teaching as a
Conserving Activity, Disappearance of Childhood,
Amusing Ourselves to Death
Literature and Western Man, Journey Down a
The Death and Rebirth of Psychology, The
Symbolic and the Real
History of Indian Philosophy, Eastern Religions
and Western Thought, East and West, Gautama the
Buddha, The Principal Upanishads
Blake and Tradition, Defending Ancient Springs
Rau, Neil and Margaret
My Dear Ones
The Grass Roots of Art, Education Through Art,
Redemption of the Robot, To Hell With Culture!
The Innocent Eye, Anarchy and Order
The Primitive World and Its Transformations
The Greening of America
New World of the Mind, Parapsychology:Frontier
Science of the Mind. J.B. Rhine: On the Frontiers
of Science, K.R. Rao
Sign, Image, Symbol
Life at Death, Heading Toward Omega
Scientific Conscience, Science, Animals and
Rosegarden and Labyrinth
Robinson, James Harvey
Mind in the Making
On Becoming a Person, A Way of Being
The Tradition of the New
The Making of a Counter Culture, Where the
Wasteland Ends, Unfinished Animal,
Person/Planet, Rethinking Liberalism, Cult of
The School in Rose Valley
The Roots of American Culture
The World and the Individual
Education and the Good Life, Introduction to
Lange's History of Materialism
Culture and Practical Reason
Dwellers in the Land:Bioregional Vision, Human
The Survival of the Wisest, World Population and
Human Values, Anatomy of Reality
The Discovery of Peace
Reflections on Authority, articles New American
The Fate of the Earth
Story of an African Farm, Dreams. An Olive
Schreiner Reader, Carol Barash, ed.
What Is Life?
Schumacher, E. F.
Small Is Beautiful, Guide for the Perplexed, E. F.
Schumacher: His Life and Times, Barbara Wood
Schwartz, Walter and Dorothy
Deserts onthe March
Seymour, John and Sally
How to Save the World, Lore of the Land, The
A New Science of Life, The Presence of the Past
Shelley, Percy B.
A Defense of Poetry
Since Gandhi, Gandhi Today
Part of a Winter
Wealth of Nations
The Religions of Man, Beyond the Post-Modern
Smith, Wilfred Cantwell
Faith and Belief, Meaning and End of Religion
In the Name of Progress
Beyond the Bomb
The Web of Life
The Hidden Remnant
Tao Te Ching, Lao Tse (Lionel Giles, trsl.)
Richer by Asia
Teggart, Frederick J.
Rome and China, Theory and Processes of History,
Practice of Geography
The Radical "No"
The Lives of a Cell, The Youngest Science, Late
The Hopi Way, Culture in Crisis
Thompson, William Irwin
At the Edge of History, Imagination of an
Insurrection, Passages About Earth, Darkness and
Scattered Light, Gaia:A Way of Knowing, ed.
Thoreau, Henry David
Civil Disobedience, Walden, Excursions, Week on
the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Maine Woods.
Natural History of Massachusetts, The Senses of
Walden, Stanley Cavell; Concord Rebel, August
Derleth; Thoreau:a Life of the Mind, Robert
Richardson, Booklets and Bulletins of Thoreau Society
Africa in Crisis
Todd, John and Nancy
Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming;
Reinhabiting Cities and Towns, Tomorrow Is Our
Christianity and Patriotism, The Kingdom of God
Is Within You, What Is Religion?, My Confession,
What is Art?, On Education, The Inevitable
Revolution, On Life, Intimate Diary,Tolstoy or
Dostoevsky, Geo. Steiner; Tolstoy Remembered,
Tatyana Tolstoy; Writings on Civil Disobedience
and Nonviolence, David Albert, ed.
Road to Ophir
The Opposing Self
Practicing History, March of Polly, Distant Mirror
The Quiet Crisis
Homeopathy:Medicine for the 21st Century
The Art of Poetry
Van der Post, Laurens
The Dark Eye in Africa, Yet Being Someone Other
Van Dresser, Peter
A Landscape for Humans, Homegrown
The Unadjusted Man
A Decade of Anarchy
Ideas Have Consequences
The Need For Roots, The Iliad:the Poem of Force,
Oppression and Liberty, Simone Weil Reader.
S.W.:Interpretations of a Life, Geo. A. White,
ed.:Interpretations, Michele Murray;:An
Anthology, Sian Miles, ed.:A Modern Pilgrimage,Robert Coles
Computer Power and Human Reason
Taoism:The Parting of the Way, Buddhism Under
White, Lyn, Jr.
Machina Ex Deo
Whitehead, Alfred North
The Aims of Education, Nature and Life, Science
Leaves of Grass, Notes and Fragments, Democratic
Whorf, Benjamin Lee
Language, Thought, and Reality
Williams, William A.
The Great Evasion, Some Presidents
Wolff, Robert Jay
On Art and Learning
The Anarchist Prince, The Walls of India, Who
Killed the British Empire? Proudhon
A People's History of U.S.
Agriculture and Human Values
Alternatives to Growth, Dennis Meadows, ed.
American Review (formerly New American Review)
ANAI (Costa Rica)
Annals of Earth Stewardship, Nancy Todd, ed.
Betterway, Tom Peters, Dir.
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Eugene Rabinowitch, ed.
Christian Science Monitor
CoEvolution Quarterly, Stephanie Mills, ed.
Community Service Newsletter
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture Newsletter
The Ecologist (England)
Et cetera, Neil Postman, ed.
Gandhi Marg (India)
Gandhi Vigyam, K.S. Acharlu, ed. (India)
Green Revolution (Canada)
Growing Without Schooling, Donna Richoux, ed.
Harvard Educational Review
Journal of Humanistic Psychology
Journal of Parapsychology
Journal of The New Alchemists
Land Report, The Land Institute
Land Stewardship Newsletter
New Alchemy Quarterly
New Directions in Teaching
New York Review of Books
New York Times Book Review
North Country Anvil
Not Man Apart
Our Generation Against Nuclear War (Canada)
Parents Bulletin from School of Rose Valley
Peace News (England)
Pendle Hill Pamphlets
Permaculture, Bill Mollison, ed. (Australia)
Rain, Tanya Kucak, ed.
Raise the Stakes, Peter Berg, ed.
Rocky Mt. Institute Newsletter
Science for Villages (India)
Seedling News, Tree People
State of the World, Worldwatch Institute
Teachers College Record
Technology Review, MIT
Wall Street Journal