What are the best books about nature?

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    #1Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds

    Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds

    Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds is a non-fiction book written by Joy Adamson. This book narrates the story of a lion cub who was raised in captivity as she tries to get back in the wild. This book was originally published in 1960.

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    Sean Keller
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I was going to say this reminded me of the 1960s. Then the review about said that. :) I remember "Born Free" from that decade, so this has *got* to be good!"
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    #2The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild is Jack London’s famous short novel published in 1903. London explores the laws of civilization and wilderness and the pull of instinct through the eyes of Buck, a half Saint Bernard, half Scottish shepherd. 

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    Ángela Trujillo
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Call of the Wild is an excellent book about nature. This would be almost the entire point of the book."
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    #3Last 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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    Jose Evans
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "a pretty expensive book but it's totally worth it since the images and art are so nice."
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    #4Last 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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    Randy Jacobs
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I love animals and read about them as much as I can. this book is great to get more informaiton about the efforts being taken to safe them. Great read if you have the time. "
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    #5Never 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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    Joe Gardner
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I actually think this was the first book i've ever read by Farley Mowat who is just a wonderful writer. Good story about a wolf who was misunderstood. I was interested through the whole read and i was actually sad when the book ended and honestly one of my all time favorites."
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    #6The Botany of Desire

    The Botany of Desire
    The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan is an extraordinary tale of the relationship between human and plans. This full of humour book brings us a different perspective of nature.


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    Emily Garrett
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "The Botany of Desire is about the relationship between humans and plants. It's an interesting book for those looking to read more about nature."
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    #7The Snow Leopard

    The Snow Leopard
    The Snow Leopard is an amazing book written by Peter Matthiessen that tells the journey of the author and the biologist George Schaller to the mountains of Nepal. It is a beautiful tale of self-discovery!


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    Edith Hernández
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I totally vacillate back and forth about this book. I think it's important but I'm not always in the mood to read it. Everyone has to read it once!"
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    #8All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small is a non-fiction book written by James Herriot. The author narrates true stories about animals that touch the heart of readers. This book was originally published in 1972.

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    Vishal Pillai
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book deserves more than the 5 stars I can give it. I've never been able to read a book that was so focused on nature and be so entertained at the same time. This author truly has a gift for creating colorful writing that keeps the user engaged."
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    #9Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book about a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless who left everything he had to start a new life. Months after, his body was found and his unforgettable death will be uncovered. This book was printed in 14 languages.

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    Scott Wells
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I adored this book. It's a wonderful tale of self discovery that inspires readers to reside in the moment. I was filled with a call to nature after reading Into the Wild, daydreaming of lush forests, beautiful lakes and that solace that only untamed nature can provide. "
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    #10The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea

    The Old Man and the Sea tells the story of an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago and his supreme ordeal with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. It was the last major work of fiction to be produced by Hemingway. 

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    Jacob Anderson
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "A classic that all should read. This is required reading and a literary staple."
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    #11Desert 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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    Richard Sanchez
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I did not read this book but the title was impressed and I will read it very soon."
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    #12Walden

    Walden
    Walden is a groundbreaking book about the love of nature, being open minded but also about how important is to learn how to be alone with ourselves and the world. If you feel broken or strange, this book will heal you.
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    Anthony Carroll
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "A classic by a classic author. A good read, though some may not likle the style if you aren't into classic literature. While the book is a good read, and can definitely build self esteem, may young adults and adults alike may be turned off by the length and style of writing."
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    #13The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

    The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
    The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health is a non-fiction book written by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé. First published in 2015, it focuses on microbes and how it can revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

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    Amalia Martínez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Gardening meets biology and medicine in this enlightening exploration combining the author's personal narrative of gardening and his health issues. Delves in an accessible, understandable explanation of how microbes perform in the soil that we gardeners cultivate and tend, and in our guts where they feed upon what we input and impact our health and well being. I had no solid concept of microbes or how they function before picking up this book other than they exist, and now have a clear understanding of their role, huge importance, and impact on health. "
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    #14Down 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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    Ashley Gonzales
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a good solution for the topic. The book is a set of essays about the American wilderness. It sounds interesting from reading the reviews and introduction. I would like to read this book and I am sure the person from the topic would love this book"
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    #15Small 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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    Lawrence Young
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The author has in interesting outlook on things. It was well written and I enjoy looking through the book now and again. "
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    #16Tap the Magic Tree

    Tap the Magic Tree

    Tap the Magic Tree is a picture book for children which is written by Christie Matheson. This book features the story of a tree as the season changes.

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    Ann Song
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I can't say enough wonderful things about this lovely book! It has a beautiful message and is fun to read because it's interactive. Very fun and beautiful illustrations. "
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    #17I 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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    Yan Jiang
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Ackerman writes about subtle beauty and heartbreak here in her way. This collection is a must for poetry and nature enthusiasts. It may catch you off guard at times but all good poetry does. "
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    #18The 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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    #19The 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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    Teresa James
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "With human population reaching it' highest it's ever been we have found ways help us survive. In "The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us" we learn about the advancements in science to help humans survive the planet. "
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    #20The 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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    Kathy Mason
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "nature brings about serenity"
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    #21The 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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    Joseph Collins
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I wanted to read a good book about nature and was told to check out The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It. This is a really interesting book about how to live a much more simple life, including with nature. I also found the book well written and enjoyed reading it. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a more simple life with nature. "
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    #22Blue 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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    Ramón Hurtado
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book is before the Jaws era. It’s a fascinating read and also capturing nature at its finest. How do we cope with things that are withering out there in the sea. Human and nature inspired writing. Must read!"
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    #23The 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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    Janet Ross
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The author have good ability to take you from the present and into his domains. I thoroughly enjoyed The Journey Home. This is a book I could read again and again and will when life is getting to hard and I need to escape for a bit."
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    #24The 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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    Ramón Guillén
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I didn't think I would enjoy a nature book on such a specific subject, but I thought this book was great! This book taught me a lot, and really made me appreciate the diversity of the deserts in the American Southwest."
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    #25Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air is Jon Krakauer's firsthand depiction of the May 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. With a balanced take on the characters and a colorful depiction of the weather that shaped the event, Krakauer won an Academy Award in Literature in 1999. 

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    Paul Medina
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "What a moving piece of non-fiction. This story of Everest and the struggle of these fearless adventurers is breath-taking and gut-wrenching. Im glad I read it from the comfort of my home. Im a bit of a armchair adventurer myself. Check out this amazing book about Everest. It wont have you feeling like climbing it any time soon-and that may be a good thing!"
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    #26Ecotopia

    Ecotopia
    Ecotopia is a novel by Ernest Callenbach. It tells the story of Ecotopia, built from the three American states of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, as they attempt to conserve the environment and make utopia a reality.
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    Louis Gardner
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This book has a good premise but seems to be a little bit too preachy at times. The author has a good sense of where they want the narrative to go, but has some trouble getting it there. A good weekend read if you have nothing better to do. Not specifically about nature, a solid read but nothing special."
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    #27Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

    Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

    Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature is a children's picture book written by multi-award-winning poet Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Beth Krommes. It shows things in nature with swirls, from plants to curled up animals.

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    Bobby Ortiz
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "Not my idea of a nature book. But it does provide an interesting look at nature through fiction and wild illustrations."
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    #28House Held Up by Trees

    House Held Up by Trees

    House Held Up by Trees is children's picture book written by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen. This book highlights the triumph of nature. This book was published in 2012.

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    Jeremy Howell
    Written on April 25, 2018
    ""House hHelp Up the Trees" is a great book about nature. I love to read. I also enjoy camping, hicking, and being outside. This book combines the best of both worlds. The artwork was amazing, it''s wonderfully written, and very enjoyable to read. This is a good book and I recommend it highly."

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Best What are the best books about nature
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Born Free: A Lioness of Two WorldsBooks 1 Paid
2The Call of the WildBooks 1 Paid
3Last Stand: America's Virgin LandsBooks 0 Paid
4Last Chance to SeeBooks 0 Paid
5Never Cry Wolf Books 0 Paid
6The Botany of DesireBooks 0 Paid
7The Snow LeopardBooks 0 Paid
8All Creatures Great and SmallBooks 0 Paid
9Into the WildBooks 0 Paid
10The Old Man and the SeaBooks 0 Paid
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