Michel Serres: The Parasite — explores how human relations are identical to those of the parasite to the host body. Among Serre's arguments is that by being pests, minor groups can become major players in public dialogue ‚ creating diversity and complexity vital to human life and thought (english translation: http://www.urbanibalism.org/michel-serres-the-parasite )
Michel Serres: The five senses: a philosophy of mingled bodies — could be a philosophy of the 64 limbed jakuzi! during the last days i found myself thinking alot about the contradictory relations between the information revolution /technological advances and the lessons of the human senses: the fragile empirical world, long resistant to our attempts to contain and catalogue it, is disappearing beneath the relentless accumulations of late capitalist society and information technology. Data has replaced sensory pleasure; we are less interested in the taste of fine wine than in the descriptions on the bottle's label. What are we, and what do we really know when we have forgotten that our senses can describe a taste more accurately than language ever could?
Manuel de Landa, A Thousand Years of Non-Linear History, the urban infrastructure as an exo-skeleton: http://www.urbanibalism.org/manuel-de-landa-atynh De Landa traces the concrete movements and interplays of matter and energy through human (urban) populations in the last millenium.
Gilles Clément, Manifeste du Tiers paysage: Clement advocates opening up the biological corridors of the city to make bio-diversity circulate on its own http://www.urbanibalism.org/manifeste-du-tiers-paysage (and yes Johan it has been translated into German Die dritte Landschaft, Merve 2007): Luminous Green for me is the Third Landscape:
What is Luminous Green? Everything
What Has It Been Until Now in The Political Order? Nothing
What does it want to be? Something
Dolores Hayden, Grand Domestic Revolution (apropos of matriarchal qualities) Hayden describes the material feminist movement in the US in the early 20th century — these women were the first feminists who identified economic exploitation of women's domestic labour by men as the most basic cause of women's inequality. While other feminists campaigned for political or social change with philosophical or moral arguments, the material feminists concentrated on material life and a new spatial imagination by socializing domestic work, sharing childcare, housekeeping and public kitchens
Henri Lefebvre, The Urban Revolution, essential analysis/critique and guide to the nature of the city
Last but not least serious:
Will Guppy, How to Attract the Wombat, on some of the more curious creatures of our animal kingdoms and alter egos.