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The Book Collection housed at the Vegetarian Center

A trove of vegetarian sources shows the breadth of our culture.

Permanant installations at the Veggie Center:

  • Adams, Carol J., Living Among Meat Eaters: The Vegetarian's Survival Handbook, Three Rivers Press, 2001.
  • Adams, Carol J., The Sexual Politics of Meat, Continuum International Publishing Group, 1990.
  • Arlin, Stephen (with Fouad Dini and David Wolfe), Nature's First Law: The Raw-Food Diet, Maul Brothers Publishing, 1997.
  • Barnard, Neal, M.D., The Best in the World, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, 1998. Fast, healthful recipes from exclusive and out-of-the-way restaurants.
  • Barnard, Neal, M.D., Food for Life, Three Rivers Press, 1993.
  • Barnard, Neal, M.D., Foods That Fight Pain, Three Rivers Press, 1998.
  • Barnard, Neal, M.D, The Power of Your Plate, Book Publishing Company, 1990. (The 1995 edition is also available.)
  • Battaglia, Richard A., Handbook of Livestock Management, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 1998. Encyclopedic; a look behind the scenes of animal agriculture
  • Gene Gaur, Farm Sanctuary, A Touchstone Book, 2008. The author is one of the founders of Farm Sanctuary, the national advocacy group for farmed animals.
  • Berry, Rynn, Famous Vegetarians and Their Favorite Recipes, Pythagorean Publishers, 1995. The author is a New Yorker.
  • Berry, Rynn, Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism and The World's Religions, Pythagorean Publishers, 1998.
  • Berry, Rynn, Why Hitler Was Not a Vegetarian, Pythagorean Publishers, 1999.
  • Boyd, Billy Ray, For the Vegetarian in You, Taterhill Press, 1987.
  • Braunstein, Mark Mathew, Radical Vegetarianism, Panacea Press, 1993.
  • Breier, Davida Gypsy, Vegan and Vegetarian FAQ: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions, The Vegetarian Resource Group, 2001. Includes a nutrition section by Reed Mangels, Ph.D, R.D.
  • Brody, Jane E., The New York Times Book of Health, Random House, 1997.
  • Brower, Michael, Ph.D. (with Warren Michael, Ph.D.), The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices, Three Rivers Press, 1999.
  • Brown, Arthur (with S. Barbara Holmes), Good and Cheap Vegetarian Dining in New York, City & Company, 1994.
  • Butts, Lauren, OK, So Now You're a Vegetarian, Broadway Books, 2000.
  • Campbell, T. Colin, PhD., The China Study, Benbella Books, 2006
  • Cerquetti, Giorgio, The Vegetarian Revolution: Commentary and Cookbook, Torchlight Publishing Inc., 1997.
  • Civic, Jed and Susan, The Vegetarian Traveler, Larson Publications, 1997.
  • Coats, C. David, Old MacDonald's Factory Farm: The Myth of the Traditional Farm and the Shocking Truth About Animal Suffering in Today's Agribusiness, Continuum Publishing, 1989.
  • Coe, Sue, Dead Meat, Four Walls Eight Windows, 1995.
  • Cohen, Robert, Ed., God's Nutritionist: Pearls of Wisdom from Ellen G. White, Square One Publishers, 2004. Ellen G. White was a founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Seventh Day Adventists are required to be vegetarian.
  • Cohen, Robert, Milk A-Z, Argus Publishing, 2001.
  • Cohen, Robert, Milk: The Deadly Poison, Argus Publishing, 1998.
  • Cook, Robin, Toxin, The Berkeley Publishing Group, 1998. A suspense novel about E. coli contamination.
  • Cooking with PETA: Great Vegan Recipes for a Compassionate Kitchen, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 1997.
  • Davis, Brenda, R.D. (with Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.), Becoming Vegan, Book Publishing Company, 2000.
  • Davis, Karen, Ph.D., Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry, Book Publishing Company, 1996.
  • Della Croce, Julia, Italy: The Vegetarian Table, Chronicle Books, 1994.
  • Dinshah, Freya, The Vegan Kitchen, American Vegan Society, 1997.
  • Dori, Ann Marie, Ed. Caring Consumers: A Guide to Products That Are Not Tested on Animals, PETA, 2007.
  • Eisman, George L., The Most Noble Diet: Food Selection and Ethics, Diet-Ethics, 1994. Foreword by Michael Klaper, M.D.
  • Eisman, George, R.D. (with Anne Greene and Matt Ball), The Most Noble Diet: Food Selection and Ethics, Diet Ethics, 1994.
  • Eisnitz, Gail A., Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry, Prometheus Books, 1997.
  • Ferrell, Vance, International Meat Crisis, Harvestime Books, 2001. Designed to work as a vegetarian propaganda tool.
  • Fifty Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth, Earthworks Press, 1989.
  • Fuhrman, Joel, M.D., Discover the Health Equation, published by the author, 1999.
  • Fuhrman, Joel, M.D., Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor's Program for Conquering Disease, St. Martin's Griffin, 1995.
  • Giehl, Dudley, Vegetarianism: A Way of Life Barnes & Noble Books, 1979.
  • Greger, Michael, Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching, Lantern Books, 2006.
  • Greger, Michael, M.D., Carbophobia: The Scary Truth About America's Low-Carb Craze, Lantern Books, 2005.
  • Harris, William, The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism, Hawaii Health Publishers, 1995. You need to know your chemistry for this one.
  • Hutto, Joe, Illumination in the Flatwoods, Lyons Press, 1995. The diary of a man who had a brood of wild turkeys imprint on him.
  • Jacobs, Lynn, Waste of the West: Public Lands Ranching, published by the author, 1991.
  • Jennifer Horseman & Jaime Flowers, Please Don't Eat the Animals,Quill Driver Books, 2006.
  • Kalechofsky, Roberta, Ph.D., Vegetarian Judaism: A Guide for Everyone, Micah, 1998.
  • Kirchner, Bharti, Vegetarian Burgers, Harper Perennial, 1996.
  • Klaper, Michael, M.D., Pregnancy, Children and the Vegan Diet, Gentle World Inc., 1997.
  • Klavan, Ellen, The Vegetarian Factfinder, illustrations by Adrienne Hartman, The Little Bookroom, 1996.
  • Kowalski, Gary, The Souls of Animals, Stillpoint Publishing, 1991.
  • Lappé, Frances Moore, Diet for a Small Planet, Ballantine Books, 1991. The book that started a revolution in the way Americans eat.
  • Linzey, Andrew, Christianity and the Rights of Animals, Crossroad, 1987.
  • Lovenheim, Peter, Portrait of a Burger As a Young Young Calf: The Story of One Man, Two Cows, and the Feeding of a Nation, Harmony Books, 2002.
  • Lyman, Howard F., Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat, Scribner, 1998.
  • Marcus, Erik, Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating, McBooks Press, 1998.
  • Mason, Jim, An Unnatural Order: Why We Are Destroying the Planet and Each Other, Continuum Publishing Company, 1997.
  • Mason, Jim (with Peter Singer), Animal Factories, revised and updated, Harmony Books, 1990.
  • Maurer, Donna, Vegetarianism: Movement or Moment, Temple University Press, 2002.
  • McDougall, John A., M.D., The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health, Plume, 1990.
  • McFadden, Christine, New Vegetarian Food, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1994.
  • McMenamin, Michael (with Walter McNamara), Milking the Public: Political Scandals of the Dairy Lobby from LBJ to Jimmy Carter, Nelson-Hall Inc., 1980.
  • Moran, Victoria, Fit from Within, McGraw-Hill, 2002.
  • Melina, Vesanto, R.D. (with Brenda Davis, R.D., and Victoria Harrison, R.D.), Becoming Vegetarian: A Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Vegetarian Diet, Book Publishing Company, 1995.
  • Ornish, Dean, M.D., Eat More, Weigh Less, Harper Collins, 1993.
  • Ornish, Dean, M.D., Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery, Baltimore Books, 1996. That system is veganism, of course.
  • Parachin, Victor, 365 Good Reasons to Be a Vegetarian, Avery Publishing Group, 1998.
  • Poletti, Arthur, God Does Not Eat Meat, Exposure Publishing.
  • Regan, Tom, Empty Cages, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004. An important book of today's animal rights movement.
  • Reinhardt, Mark Warren, The Perfectly Contented Meat-Eater's Guide to Vegetarianism, Continuum, 1998.
  • Rhodes, Richard, Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague, Simon & Schuster, 1997.
  • Rice, Pamela, 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian, Lantern Books, 2005. An expansion on the popular pamphlet. CLICK HERE for reviews.
  • Rifkin, Jeremy, Beyond Beef: The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture, Dutton, 1992.
  • Robbins, John, Diet For a New America, Stillpoint Publishing, 1987. This is a pillar in vegetarian literature.
  • Robbins, John, The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and the World, Conari Press, 2001.
  • Robbins, John, May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World, William Morrow and Company Inc., 1992.
  • Rollin, Bernard E., Farm Animal Welfare: Social, Bioethical, and Research Issues, Iowa State University Press, 1995. Highly illustrative.
  • Rowe, Martin (editor), The Way of Compassion: Survival Strategies for a World in Crisis, Stealth Technologies Inc., 1999.
  • Safron, Jeremy A. (with Renée Underkoffler), The Raw Truth: The Art of Loving Foods, Raw Foods Press, 1997. Cookbook for raw-food enthusiasts.
  • Schlosser, Eric, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
  • Schwartz, Richard H., Judaism and Global Survival, Lantern Books, 2002. Author of Judaism and Vegetarianism.
  • Schwartz, Richard H., Ph.D., Judaism and Vegetarianism, Lantern Books, 2001.
  • Scully, Matthew, Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and a Call to Mercy, St Martins Press, 2002. The author is one of the speechwriters for President George W. Bush.
  • Seaborn, Ron, The Children's Health Food Book, Life Line Inc., 1995.
  • Sinclair, Upton, The Jungle, The New American Library, 1905. Classic pro-labor treatise that inadvertantly changed meat sanitation laws in the U.S.
  • Singer, Peter, Animal Liberation (new revised edition), Avon Books, 1990.
  • Singer, Peter, Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement, Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.
  • Smith, Scott S., The Soul of Your Pet: Evidence for the Survival of Animals After Death, Holmes Publishing Group, 1998.
  • Sowing Seeds Workbook: A Humane Education Primer, Center for Compassionate Living, 1999.
  • Spencer, Colin, Vegetarianism: A History, Four Walls, Eight Windows, 2000 edition.
  • Stepaniak, Joanne, The Vegan Sourcebook, Lowell House Extension Press, 1998.
  • Strategies for Activists from the Campaign Files of Henry Spira, Animal Rights International, 1996. A compilation of deeds and works of Henry Spira.
  • Vaclavik, Charles P., The Vegetarianism of Jesus Christ, Kaweah, 1986.
  • Von Kreisler, Kristin, The Compassion of Animals: True Stories of Animal Courage and Kindness, Prima, 1997.
  • Wade, Nicholas (editor), The Science Times Book of Fish, The Lyons Press, 1997.
  • Warwak, Dave, Peep Show for Children Only, self published by Mr. Warwak, 2008.
  • Wasserman, Debra, The Lowfat Jewish Vegetarian Cookbook, The Vegetarian Resource Group, 1994.
  • Weitzel, Annemarie (editor), Vegetarian Visitor: Where to Stay and Eat in Britain, Jon Carpenter, both 1998 and 2003 editions.
  • Wolfe, David, The Sunfood Diet Success System, Maul Brothers Publishing, 1999.
  • Wolfson, David J., Beyond the Law: Agribusiness and the Systemic Abuse of Animals Raised for Food or Food Production, Farm Sanctuary Inc., 1999.
  • Wolfson, David J., McLibel, Animal Law, 1999.
  • Yntema, Sharon, Vegetarian Baby, McBooks Press, 1991.
  • Yntema, Sharon, Vegetarian Children, The Little Bookroom, 1995.
  • Zepezaeur, Mark (with Arthur Naiman), Take the Rich Off Welfare, Odonian Press, 1996.

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