What are the best books about the great outdoors?

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    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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    Héctor Solano
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This amazing book, Walden features an introduction and annotations by renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben. The book is so handy in the present world hence every person need to read it. "
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    #2The 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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    Brian Banks
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This classic tale by Dr. Seuss was hard to find in my school library as it was popular and always checked out. This was true of Dr. Seuss books in general but this one is special in that it teaches about environmental awareness and conservation. However, I don’t see it as being generally educational about the “great outdoors” as much as it does for the topic of conservation. It is a great book but there may be better selections to learn about the great outdoors with a more general approach. "
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    #3Silent Spring

    Silent Spring
    Silent Spring is a book by biologist Rachel Carson. First published in 1962, it advocates for environmental conservation by raising awareness about the dangers of chemicals to humans, animals, and the environment.

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    Mark Foster
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I love the outdoors and read just about anything I can find related to the subject. I picked up this book at the local book store and I was very impressed. There are many things in the book that I really had no idea about when it came to the impact humans are having on the environment. It really shows you that was can not take for granted our great outdoors and we need to stand up and protect them. A truly great book that will inspire you."
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    #4The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden is a novel about Mary Lennox, a spoiled and alone child who is sent to his grieving uncle after her parent's death. She found out about that there is a forgotten garden there and she visited it to know its mysteries.


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    Amber Garza
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "A classic book that's not really about the great outdoors. I would still highly recommend the book though."
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    #5Into 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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    Kyle Gardner
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This book is an interesting read. If you are looking for more of a how to book on the outdoors this isn't going to be the book for you. Keep looking, there are many out there. "
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    #6The 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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    Wayne Wallace
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "The Old Man and the Sea is an Ernest Hemingway classic that anyone with an appreciation for classic literature should take the time to check out. It tells a tale of man against nature that is quite enthralling. I always try to revisit this from time to time and I never feel as though I've wasted my time."
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    #7The 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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    Austin Cunningham
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Call of the Wild is a famous short novel published more than 100 years ago, it is still a great read and truly stands the test of time. I appreciated the wilderness a lot more once I read this novel."
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    #8Seven Years in Tibet

    Seven Years in Tibet
    Seven Years in Tibet is a memoir by Heinrich Harrer. It tells the story of the author's travels in 1943, when he escaped from a concentration camp in India and crossed the Himalayas to Tibet, where he became the Dalai Lama's tutor.

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    Jeffrey Salazar
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Seven Years in Tibet is a memoir piece that follows the author as he escapes from a concentration camp in India and crosses the Himalayas into Tibet to become the Dalai Llama's Tutor. It's quite engaging and shows the dichotomy of the social classes as well as the amount of prejudiced, bigotry, and unfairness of life in these times. I highly recommend it as it was very enlightening."
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    #9A 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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    #10Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet is the first book in Brian's Saga by written by Gary Paulsen which tells the tale of 13-year-old Brian Robeson who finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness after the plane he was riding on his way to visit his father crashes. 


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    #11Basin and Range

    Basin and Range

    Basin and Range is the first book in the nonfiction science book Annals of the Former World written by John McPhee which tells the history of the vanished landscapes of the United States from Utah to eastern California. 


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    Edgar Guillén
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I really enjoy geology. It is one of those things I may have chosen as a career back when I was getting started in learning what to do for a living. This book takes you through some famous geological areas."
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    #12Desert 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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    Gerald Bradley
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "It is an fantastic autobiographical work by American writer Edward Abbey, eventually recognized as an iconic work of nature writing and a staple of early environmentalist writing, bringing Abbey critical acclaim and popularity as a writer of environmental, political, and philosophical issues. Edward Abbey lived for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah, and what he discovered about the land before him, the world around him, and the heart that beat within, is a fascinating, sometimes raucous, always personal account of a place that has already disappeared, but is worth remembering and living through again and again. "
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    #13Into 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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    Ananya Mehta
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "This book was captivating. It kept me up til the darkest hours of the night, unable to put it down. Someone should definitely consider making this story into a movie. "
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    #14A Walk Across America

    A Walk Across America

    A Walk Across America is a memoir written by Peter Jenkins. In this book, the author shares his journey of walking across America. This book was originally published in 1979.


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    Samuel Walsh
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "america my home"


Best What are the best books about the great outdoors
1WaldenBooks 46 Paid
2The LoraxBooks 41 Paid
3Silent SpringBooks 39 Paid
4The Secret GardenBooks 37 Paid
5Into the WildBooks 35 Paid
6The Old Man and the SeaBooks 33 Paid
7The Call of the WildBooks 33 Paid
8Seven Years in TibetBooks 29 Paid
9A Walk in the WoodsBooks 27 Paid
10Hatchet (Brian's Saga)Books 26 Paid

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