What are the best books about environment or nature?

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    #1Collapse

    Collapse
    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jared Diamond. It investigates the various factors that cause societies to fall apart, such as climate change and rapid population growth.
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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Collapse is a good reminder of what will happen to our planet if we do not take actions in making the environment and nature better. In this book, the author highlights climate change, population growth and other issues we are currently facing. I would recommend this if you want to learn more about mother earth."
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    #2The Culture of Cities

    The Culture of Cities
    Lewis Mumford's best work, this book is an investigation of the human environment of the first years of the 20th century. Through many surveys held in North American and European cities, the author is able to study many cities around the world, and he also suggests how they should be in a near future: more ecological, balanced and with a better use of technology. 
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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "The culture of cities is more of discussing the differences of how cities were before between how they are in the present. It gives more information about histories of cities. Not really about the environment or planet earth but worth-reading."
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    #3The Lorax

    The Lorax
    The Lorax is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss first published in 1971. It aims to teach children to respect and care for the environment by telling the story of the Once-ler, who destroyed trees in his greed.
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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I'm a huge fan of Dr. Seuss!! This book is not only for kids but also for all ages. It tackles the environmental issues we are facing today, which is very relevant to know especially so everyone could be aware of the actions that need to be taken before it gets too late."
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    #4The Curious Garden

    The Curious Garden

    The Curious Garden by Peter Brown is a children's illustration book in the environment. This book tells the children readers to how to take care of the environment and how their simple acts can make a big change. 

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "The story involves a boy who's trying to start a garden. This book gives focus on the environment, and it contains colorful pages, no wonder my kid always reads this book even if he has already finished it."
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    #5Desert Solitaire

    Desert Solitaire
    Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey is a passionate tale of a man who lived in a desert. With a lot of details and humor, this incredible book lets you reconsider your relationship with nature.
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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Being a wanderer, this book is very interesting because it lets you explore a place you've never been to through each page. After reading this book, I actually plan on going for a trip to Utah just to explore and experience the three seasons in this book."
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    #6The World Without Us

    The World Without Us

    The World Without Us is a nonfiction environmental science nature book written by Alan Weisman. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books.

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    Lawrence Mason
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The World Without Us is the perfect nature book to read on a Sunday afternoon or at night before bed. Featuring over 300 pages, the non fictional title leaves lovers of science and reading captivated from beginning to end."
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    #7Walking

    Walking

    Walking by the hero to environmentalists and ecologists, Henry David Thoreau is an essay first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862. It's a vital appreciation of Thoreau's work.

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    Christian Harris
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I just finished reading this book and I really enjoyed it. It reminded me to stop being so busy all the time and to just go out and enjoy nature. There are so many great things we take for granted and this book helps point some out. "
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    #8Last Chance to See

    Last Chance to See
    Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine is an extraordinary book about nature, animals, and conservation.It is an inspirational text that makes us think about our relationship with the Planet Earth.





     
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    Brian Reyes
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A book that really helped me to learn about the environment and nature was Last Chance to See. I did not know much of the current issues facing the earth at this time but by the end of this book I felt a lot more informed."
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    #9In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

    In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
     With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.
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    Jessica Jiang
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This book has a lot more to do with eating than nature or environment. It's not a bad book, but nature is only a small part of it, and so is environment. They both have a role to play but overall this book is better if you want to know about what to and how to eat with a more environmentally conscious mind. It is not a bad book, but it is better focused on eating habits than nature or environment. "
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    #10Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

    Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
    "Waste equals food". With this provocative statement, the author of this book wants to explain how products can be created from the start to not to be dangerous for the environment and he shows how everybody can contribute.
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    Albert Hart
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things is a great solution for best books about environment or nature, because "Waste equals food". With this provocative statement, the author of this book wants to explain how products can be created from the start to not to be dangerous for the environment and he shows how everybody can contribute."
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    #11A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods

    A Walk in the Woods is an autobiographical novel by Bill Bryson, who wanted to rediscover his country upon his return from Britain. With his friend from college Stephen Katz, the two men hike the 2,100-mile long Appalachian Trail.

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    Virginia Campbell
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book is nice for what it is, a book about the Appalachian Trail. For someone interested in it, it's perfect for that. It's just a very specific, nature-wise, and might not be interesting for everyone."
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    #12Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know

    Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know

    Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know by Joseph Romm is a book that offers the most up-to-date examination of climate change's foundational science, its implications for our future, and the core clean energy solutions. 

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    Lawrence Thomas
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I've been looking for a single compilation of information regarding climate change for a while and having come across this primer has been quite informative. AGW (climate change caused by humans) is one of the most pressing issues that will affect the way that each and every one of us lives in the not-so-distant future and everyone owes it to themselves, and the future generations, to learn as much as possible about this dire problem. Read up and take action before it's too late and a good start would be to read this."
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    #13The Great Global Warming Blunder

    The Great Global Warming Blunder
    The Great Global Warming Blunder unveils new evidence from major scientific findings that explode the conventional wisdom on climate change and reshapes the global warming debate as we know it.
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    Ruth Barrett
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a great read on the environment and global warming. It's got fantastic new insights from new scientific findings to back up the claims on global warming. A must read."
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    #14Eating Animals

    Eating Animals
    Jonathan Foer faces with the problem of analysing why we eat some animals and not others. In this book, Foer explores the origin of those traditions and the cultural explanations for creating these habits. Foer tries to answer what's behind the culture of eating chicken, fish, and burgers. 

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    Amanda McDonald
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a great solution because this book going in depth of animals and their habitats."
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    #15The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
    The Omnivores Dilemma is a book by Michael Pollan that tells the story about food.  It is sometimes, one of the factors of politics, culture and history. Learning what we eat even of the simplest everyday meals is one of the best ways to know what we are, and where are we heading to.

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    Alice Qian
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "One of the most enlightening books on nature that I have read it probably The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. I was pretty ignorant to the issues going on related to diet and the relation to nature but feel like this book really expanded my perspective."
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    #16Never Cry Wolf

    Never Cry Wolf

    Never Cry Wolf is a nonfiction book by Farley Mowat which documents the journey of the naturalist Mowat in investigating the behavior of arctic wolves and discovering their true nature. It was published in 2001 by Back Bay Books.

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    Fernando Valdés
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Never Cry Wolf : Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolve. The journey of the naturalist Mowat in investigating the behavior of arctic wolves and discovering their true nature."
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    #17Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands

    Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands

    Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands is a nonfiction book written by Barbara Kingsolver and illustration made by Annie Griffiths Belt which explians why the wilderness must be preserved for the future generation. 

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    Timothy Oliver
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The American Virgin Islands are lush with tropical greenery, which makes it a great setting for a book about nature and the environment. However, it might not be the most relevant locale to the general population, so while the book is useful and informative, it doesn't really focus on an area that many of us will find relevant. "
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    #18The Tourist Trail

    The Tourist Trail
    The Tourist Trail is a romance and adventure book written by John Yunker. This environmental-themed book was published on June 14, 2010. Set in Argentina, it follows the story of a biologist named Angela Haynes.
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    Bruce Gonzales
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This environmental book involves tourist trails, and is a romance. It follows the story of a biologist."
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    #19Float

    Float

    Float authored by JoeAnn Hart is a contemporary about nature and environment published on February 1, 2013 by Ashland Creek Press. It follows the story of Duncan Leland.

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    Yuan Jia
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "environment should be neat and clean. this helps us to get knowledge regarding the nature "
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    #20I Praise My Destroyer

    I Praise My Destroyer

    I Praise My Destroyer is a collection of assorted poems written by naturalist Diane Ackerman which is about several worlds of nature, science, and society.

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    Brandon Wagner
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I Praise My Destroyer is a beautiful collection of thought provoking poetry by Diane Ackerman. Colorful and philosophical, this book of poems gets my highest recommendation. "
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    #21The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

    The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

    The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons is a non-fiction book written by John Wesley Powell wherein he shares his accounts of his crews' adventures along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon.

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    Doris Fowler
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Great pictures and overall stories. For a nature book, the story is well written."
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    #22The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us is a nonfiction book written by Diane Ackerman which tackles the relationship between the world and the nature of the prospect of the future. 

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    Charles Pearson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "When this book came out in 2015 it won several awards. I've scanned a few pages of it and it is what I call a "deep" book. Each page has a lot of information, so not for the faint of heart."
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    #23The Land of Little Rain

    The Land of Little Rain

    The Land of Little Rain is a non-fiction book written by Mary Austin which includes a collection of meditations on the wonders of the Mojave Desert.

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    Steven Hayes
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Land of Little Rain is 20 years old but not much is changed in the Mohave Desert, Death Valley and other places in Hell's kitchen. If you want an informative book about the landscape, flora and fauna, and general life in the region, then this is the book you're looking for."
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    #24The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

    The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

    A comprehensive, back-to-basics guide explains how to live independently in harmony with the planet, utilizing natural forms of energy, raising crops and livestock, preserving foods, gardening, carpentry, and other essential skills designed to help build a community and transform one's life. 15,000 first printing.

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    Gerald Medina
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I would recommend to purchase "Intro to Human Growth". This book has a better understanding of how to live in harmony with the planet and to interact with people."
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    #25The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency

    The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency
    The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers is a science and agriculture book that features gardening written by John Seymour. 
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    Kimberly Hill
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is a very useful book. It is well written and worth the time to read."
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    #26Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark

    Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark

    Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark is a travel literature novel written by Peter Matthiessen. This book was originally published in 1997 by Penguin Classics. Matthiessen is a National Book Award winner.

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    Lori Wheeler
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This novel was fascinating and I couldn't get enough. I loved hearing about how they searched for the shark and the action was packed!"
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    #27The Journey Home

    The Journey Home

    The Journey Home is a non-fiction book written by Edward Abbey and Jim Stiles which gives a portrait of the American West that will soon be forgotten in the future. 

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    Elizabeth Mitchell
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Great book, especially for those in the American West. Very informative about the issues affecting this part of the country. "
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    #28How to Live Without Electricity- And Like It

    How to Live Without Electricity- And Like It

    How to Live Without Electricity- And Like It is a nonfiction environmental-themed book featuring sustainability. This reference book is written by Anita Evangelista and was published on November 1, 1998 by Breakout Productions.

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    #29The Secret Knowledge of Water

    The Secret Knowledge of Water

    The Secret Knowledge of Water is a non-fiction book written by Craig Childs wherein he shares his exploration in the deserts of the American West in search of water revealing the natural world at its most extreme.

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    Jordan Delgado
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Secret Knowledge of Water is a non-fiction book written by Craig Childs wherein he shares his exploration in the deserts of the American West in search of water revealing the natural world at its most extreme."
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    #30The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

    The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

    The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is a memoir written by Elisabeth Tova Bailey wherein she shares her journey showing on how a part of the natural world illuminates the human existence.  

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    #31Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a collection of essays written by Annie Dillard which includes her observations and accurate descriptions of the natural world. This has won a Pulitzer Prize. 

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    Bruce Vasquez
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "For anyone that loves the outdoors, you must read. Engrossing and I was there in my mind when reading. I could see the trees and the countryside "
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    #32Phoebe Comes Home (Protectors of the Wood)

    Phoebe Comes Home (Protectors of the Wood)

    Phoebe Comes Home (Protectors of the Wood) is a fiction book featuring the environment written by John KixMiller, published on June 7, 2017 by Protectors of the Wood. It follows the quest of misfit teens who try to save the world.

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    Pamela Meyer
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The story of Phoebe was so-so. I picked up this book because I was intrigued by the story line, kids finding their purpose in doing what they can to save the environment. It's a very good story idea. The author just didn't have what it takes to make the story come to life. It's a pass."
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    #33Toxics (Old World)

    Toxics (Old World)
    Toxics (Old World) is an adventure and fantasy book catered to young adults written by Isabel Burt, published in December 2013 by SilverWood Books Ltd.. It follows the story of a 14-year-old Felicity Penfold.
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    Andrew James
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Always being a huge fan of nature I ended up picking up this book to try it. For me it's a little too fantastical. They could have worked in more natural elements in my opinion. Overall not horrid if you are looking for something like this. The best? I don't think so. I'm disappointed in wasting my time honestly."
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    #34Small Wonder

    Small Wonder

    Small Wonder is a collection of essays written by Barbara Kingsolver wherein she tackles everything from raising children to global war expressing her ideas on every topic. 

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    Crystal James
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "A timely collection of essays written over a decade ago. Barbara Kingsolver has warning: we need to take better care of ourselves and the environment. Given that this collection was released in 2002, the decline of natural resources, the massacre of species and the abandonment of our protected lands has only reached higher levels of endangerment. The subject matter is not all nihilistic: there are wonderful essays about her daughters chickens, Kingsolver’s favorite book store and letters to her mother and daughter. Each essay is highly informative and righteously powerful. "
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    #35Lullaby

    Lullaby

    Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk is a contemporary horror fiction novel published on June 5, 2003 by Vintage. It follows the story of Carl Streator, a reporter, on his investigation on a syndrome for a feature news,

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    Vihaan Rangarajan
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a wonderful book that uses the environment for horror. It isn't as much a focus on the environment as it is great horror and storytelling. It is fiction and a great book."
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    #36Down the River

    Down the River

    Down the River is a collection of essays written by environmentalist Edward Abbey wherein he explores the beauty of some of the greatest stretches of the American wilderness. 

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    Lee Lu
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Seems to be a compilation of short stories and essys and observations of his of a variety of subjects many of them involving river trips. Typical Abbey stuff and if you like his writing you'll probably like this. Good for before bed or on trips when you don't want to follow a long novel and all of its characters and plot twists. A little dated in some aspects though, one essay is about his opposition to the MX missile project of the 80s so that's a bit of history there. Not bad. "

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Best What are the best books about environment or nature
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CollapseBooks 49 Paid
2The Culture of Cities Books 44 Paid
3The LoraxBooks 43 Paid
4The Curious GardenBooks 41 Paid
5Desert SolitaireBooks 39 Paid
6The World Without UsBooks 38 Paid
7WalkingBooks 35 Paid
8Last Chance to SeeBooks 34 Paid
9In Defense of Food: An Eater's ManifestoBooks 31 Paid
10Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make ThingsBooks 30 Paid
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