Atheneum: boek

Deze pagina bevat selectie van lezenswaardige boeken in het licht van de missie van Stichting Civitas Naturalis. Zij zijn geordend aflopend naar datum. This page contains selection of books worth reading in light of the mission of Civitas Naturalis Foundation. They are arranged descending by date.


Nature’s Temples

A Natural History of Old-Growth Forests Revised and Expanded Joan Maloof | 2023 Standing in an old-growth forest, you can instinctively sense the ways it is different from forests shaped by humans. These ancient, undisturbed ecosystems are increasingly rare and … Lees verder

The Hidden Company That Trees Keep

Life from Treetops to Root Tips James B. Nardi | 2023 A spectacularly illustrated journey into the intimate communities that native trees share with animals, insects, fungi, and microbes. You can tell a lot about a tree from the company … Lees verder

Het tij tegen

Herman Tjeenk Willink | 2023 Meer dan een halve eeuw was Herman Tjeenk Willink direct betrokken bij ontwikkelingen in en rond de overheid: als publieke ambtsdrager, als maatschappelijk bestuurder, als kritische beschouwer. Hij werd niet moe erop te wijzen dat … Lees verder

The Earth Transformed

An Untold History Peter Frankopan | 2023 A most anticipated book of the year: A revolutionary new history that reveals how climate change has dramatically shaped the development and demise of civilisations. Global warming is one of the greatest dangers … Lees verder

Het onbehagen in de democratie

Denken in tijden van crisis Michael J. Sandel | 2023 Een van de belangrijkste filosofen van onze tijd over maatschappelijke ongelijkheid, giftige politiek en een wankele democratie. Het onbehagen in de democratie is een compleet herziene editie van het invloedrijke boek … Lees verder

The Disappearing City

Frank Lloyd Wright | 1932 “The principles set forth in The Disappearing City Frank Lloyd Wright’s advocacy of creating cities built to human scale, of planning the open spaces, making possible both community places and truly private places, of decentralizing the structure … Lees verder

Garden Cities of To-Morrow

Ebenezer Howard | 1965 Originally published in 1898 as To-Morrow: A Peaceful Path to Reform by Ebener Howard “the book”, writes F.J. Osborn “holds a unique place in town planning literature, is cited in all planning bibliographies, stands on the shelves of … Lees verder

The Just City Essays

26 Visions for Urban Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity Edited by Tony L. Griffin, Ariella Cohen and David Maddox | 2015 From the Nature of Cities: “Over the past decade, there have been conversations about the “livable city,” the “green city,” the “sustainable city” … Lees verder

The Fractured Metropolis

Improving The New City, Restoring The Old City, Reshaping The Region Jonathan Barnett | 1995 This book provides a thorough analysis of cities and the entire metropolitan region, considering how both are intrinsically linked and influence one other, targeted at … Lees verder

The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

Martin Wolf | 2023 From the author, known from The Shifts and the Shocks. He is one of the most influential writers on economics on the reckoning with how and why the relationship between democracy and capitalism is coming undone. A book … Lees verder

Design for a Better World

Meaningful, Sustainable, Humanity Centered Don Norman | 2023 How human behavior brought our world to the brink, and how human behavior can save us. The world is a mess. Our dire predicament, from collapsing social structures to the climate crisis, has … Lees verder

Resilience Thinking

Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World Brian Walker and David Salt | 2006 Increasingly, cracks are appearing in the capacity of communities, ecosystems, and landscapes to provide the goods and services that sustain our planet’s well-being. The response … Lees verder

Democracy Erodes from the Top

Leaders, Citizens, and the Challenge of Populism in Europe Larry M. Bartels | 2023 A seeming explosion of support for right-wing populist parties has triggered widespread fears that liberal democracy is facing its worst crisis since the 1930s. Democracy Erodes … Lees verder

The Big Con

How the Consulting Industry Weakens our Businesses, Infantilizes our Governments and Warps our Economies Mariana Mazzucato and Rosie Collington | 2023 There is an entrenched relationship between the consulting industry and the way business and government are managed today which must change. Mariana Mazzucato and … Lees verder

Silent Spring

Rachel Carson | 1962 This sensational book, Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson, warned of the dangers to all natural systems from the misuse of chemical pesticides such as DDT, and questioned the scope and direction of modern science, initiated the … Lees verder

Creating Public Value

Strategic management in government Mark H. Moore | 1995 Public Value is a theory for public management advanced by Professor Mark Moore of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Over the previous two decades, staff and students at Harvard’s Kennedy … Lees verder

The Liars of Nature and the Nature of Liars

Cheating and Deception in the Living World Lixing Sun* | April 2023, Princeton University Press. Nature is rife with cheating. Possums play possum, feigning death to cheat predators. Crows cry wolf to scare off rivals. Amphibians and reptiles are inveterate … Lees verder

The Forest: A Fable of America in the 1830s

Our foundation believes in the parallels between and analogies of forest and society, in a systemic way. It is nice that now and then a book crosses our path with principles alike. A recommend book by Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize–winning … Lees verder

Systeemrobuustheid in het waterbeheer

Over het voorkomen van onacceptabele schade Marjolein Mens | 2015 De maatschappelijke gevolgen van overstromingen en droogte nemen toe Overstromingen en droogte hebben wereldwijd steeds grotere maatschappelijke gevolgen. Ook neemt de kans op deze gebeurtenissen waarschijnlijk toe door klimaatverandering. Waterbeleid … Lees verder

Maatschappelijke bestuurskunde

Hoe verbindende bestuurskundigen (kunnen) inspelen op maatschappelijke vraagstukken Tom Overmans, Marlies Honingh & Mirko Noordegraaf  (red.) | Boom bestuurskunde Het vakgebied bestuurskunde heeft zich de afgelopen jaren bewezen. Via opleidings- en onderzoeksprogramma’s, academische netwerken, internationale verbanden, publicaties, symposia en prijzen … Lees verder

The Power of Organizations: A New Approach to Organizational Theory

Heather A. Haveman | 2022 How organizations developed in history, how they operate, and how research on them has evolved. Organizations are all around us: government agencies, multinational corporations, social-movement organizations, religious congregations, scientific bodies, sports teams, and more. Immensely powerful, … Lees verder

Zicht op de toekomst: De wereld 80 jaar verder

Eric Frank* | 2018 Met interesse bekeek ik nog eens het boek Zicht op de toekomst – De wereld 80 jaar verder van de gebroeders Rudolf en Robbert Das, (tweeling 1929), technisch illustratoren, bouwkundig ontwerpers, futurologen, visionairs en auteurs. In dit boek … Lees verder

De Bosatlas van de duurzaamheid

Noordhoff De atlas laat zien welke effecten de toenemende invloed van de mens op de aarde  heeft, bijvoorbeeld in de vorm van klimaatverandering, het opraken van grondstoffen, verlies aan biodiversiteit en tekort aan zoet water. De atlas geeft ook inzicht … Lees verder

A Research Agenda for Governance

Guy Peters, Jon Pierre, Eva Sørensen, Jacob Torfing* | 2022 This incisive Research Agenda for Governance, published by Edward Elgar Publishing**, draws together unique contributions from leading scholars to examine the two distinct models of governance: the traditional model, based … Lees verder

De integrale staat: kritiek van de samenhang

Bestuurskundige Paul Frissen* laat overtuigend zien hoe het alomtegenwoordige verlangen naar samenhang onze rechtstaat bedreigt. Het verlangen naar samenhang is even begrijpelijk als gevaarlijk. In politiek en bestuur komt het streven naar samenhang al decennialang tot uiting in integraal beleid. Er … Lees verder

If Mayors Ruled the World

Benjamin R. Barber | 2013 Challenges of our time —climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people — the nations of the world seem paralysed. The problems are too big, entrenched, and divisive for the nation state. … Lees verder

Simpler: The Future of Government

Cass Sunstein | 2014 Governments everywhere are undergoing a quiet and profound revolution: they’re getting simpler, more cost-effective, and focused on improved outcomes not politics. For four years one of the leading lights of that revolution, Cass Sunstein, as President … Lees verder

Thinking in Systems

Donella Meadows, Diana Wright (ed.) | 2008 In the years following her role as the lead author of the International bestseller, Limits to Growth – the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet – … Lees verder

Systems Thinking for Curious Managers

Russell L. Ackoff | 2009 This gem of a book introduces the extraordinary world of systems thinking and its ‘Dean’, Russell L. Ackoff, to curious and enquiring managers, teachers, business people – anyone, anywhere who works in an organisation. Finished … Lees verder

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman | 2013 The mind is a hilariously muddled compromise between incompatible modes of thought in this fascinating treatise by a giant in the field of decision research. Psychologist Kahneman positions a brain governed by two clashing decision-making processes. … Lees verder

The Limits to Growth

Club of Rome | 1972 In March 1972, a report by a group of young scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) commissioned by Aurelio Peccei, founder of The Club of Rome, shook the world. The report excels in … Lees verder

An Inconvenient Truth

The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. Al Gore | 2006 In former Vice President Al Gore’s best selling book, An Inconvenient Truth he lays out a case for the climate crisis and why … Lees verder

A Place like No Other

Anthony R.E. Sinclair with René Beyers | Princeton University Press Discovering the Secrets of Serengeti With its rich biodiversity, astounding wildlife, and breathtaking animal migrations, Serengeti is like no other ecosystem on the planet. A Place like No Other is … Lees verder

Surroundings: A History of Environments and Environmentalisms

Etienne S. Benson Given the ubiquity of environmental rhetoric in the modern world, it’s easy to think that the meaning of the terms environment and environmentalism are and always have been self-evident.  But in Surroundings, we learn that the environmental … Lees verder

Form and Flow

Kian Goh | MIT Press An examination of urban climate change response strategies and the resistance to them by grassroots activists and social movements. Cities around the world are formulating plans to respond to climate change and adapt to its … Lees verder

Forests Adrift

Charles D. Canham | Yale University Press Currents Shaping the Future of Northeastern Tree. A captivating analysis of the past, present, and future of northeastern forests and the forces that have shaped them. “Charlie Canham takes us on an inspiring walk through … Lees verder

L’ architecture de la forêt guyanaise

Profile of a patch of forest of about 30 X 40 m in the Saül region by Roelof Oldeman (1974), at an altitude of 285 m. Thick line: trees of the whole of the present; dotted and shaded: trees of … Lees verder


Patrick Kenis en Bart Cambré De organisatievorm van de toekomst In onze veranderende wereld kunnen complexe problemen enkel aangepakt worden als organisaties samenwerken. Individuele organisaties zijn niet in staat om deze complexiteit het hoofd te bieden. Ze moeten hun expertise … Lees verder

Publiek Risico: Essays

Eric Frank en Jack Kruf | 2020 De beginselen van risicomanagement liggen besloten in elk ecosysteem en zijn voor wat de mens betreft zo’n 300.000 jaar oud. Elk mens heeft in zijn hersenen de vroege ontwikkelingsstadia nog opgeslagen. Om te … Lees verder