List of environmental books

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Humans have been writing about the environment for centuries, and the environment has figured prominently as a theme in both Western and Eastern philosophies. Books about or featuring the environment as a prominent theme have proliferated especially since the middle of the twentieth century. The rise of environmental science, which has encouraged interdisciplinary approaches to studying the environment, and the environmental movement, which has increased public and political awareness of humanity's impact on the environment, have been highly influential. The 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring has been regarded as particularly important in popularizing environmental science and helping to launch the modern environmental movement.[1] The emergence of the environmental humanities, including fields like environmental history, has also been important in bridging divides between the sciences and humanities and encouraging further interdisciplinary approaches. The environment also features prominently in much fictional literature.

This page is a list of environmental books. In this context they are notable books that feature the environment as a major theme, including human impacts on the environment.

Non-fiction environmental books[edit]

Non-fiction accounts are ones that are presented as factual, although often in the context of subjective argument. Non-fiction environmental books may, for example, be the products of scholarly or journalistic work. The books in this list include fields and styles such as anthropology, conservation science, ecology, environmental history, lifestyle, and memoirs.

Title Author(s) Year Theme(s) and subtheme(s) ISBN(s)
Silent Winter: Our Chemical World & Chronic Illness Joanna Malaczynski-Moore 2021 Toxic chemicals and chronic illness ISBN 978-1-62894-446-4
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Charles C. Mann 2005 Indigenous population and land use ISBN 978-1-4000-4006-3
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Charles C. Mann 2011 Ecological imperialism ISBN 978-0-307-26572-2
A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape Candace Savage 2012 Landscape history ISBN 9781553652342
A Science on the Scales: The Rise of Canadian Atlantic Fisheries Biology, 1898-1939 Jennifer Hubbard 2006 Fisheries management ISBN 9780802088598
A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America Anya Zilberstein 2016 Climate change; colonialism ISBN 9780190206598
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler 2012 Various themes ISBN 978-1-4516-1421-3
Agricultural Involution: The Processes of Ecological Change in Indonesia Clifford Geertz 1963 Agriculture; Indonesia ISBN 9780520004597
All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management Carmel Finley 2006 Fisheries management; conservation ISBN 978-0226249667
All We Can Save Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson (eds.) 2020 Essays, poetry ISBN 978-0-593-23706-9
Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility Christopher A. Simon 2006 Energy ISBN 0-7425-4908-9 ISBN 978-0-7425-4908-1 ISBN 0-7425-4909-7 ISBN 978-0-7425-4909-8
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara Kingsolver 2007 Local food ISBN 978-0-06-085255-9
AP 42 Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors 1968 Pollution: air pollution
An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming Nigel Lawson 2008 Global warming ISBN 978-0-7156-3786-9 ISBN 978-1-59020-084-1
Aqueous Wastes from Petroleum and Petrochemical Plants Milton R. Beychok 1967 Waste: oil refinery and petrochemical wastewaters
Atlas of Our Changing Environment United Nations Environment Programme 2005 Climate change
Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada Stephen J. Pyne 2007 Wildfires; Canada ISBN 9780774840279
Babylon's Ark, The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence 2007 Wildlife conservation ISBN 9781429981439
Beyond the Limits Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, Jorgen Randers 1992 Population ISBN 0-930031-62-8
Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak Kenneth S. Deffeyes 2006 Energy ISBN 9780374707026
Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future Jeff Goodell 2006 Pollution ISBN 978-0-618-87224-4
A Big Fix: Radical Solutions for Australia's Environmental Crisis Ian Lowe 2005 Various themes ISBN 9781863951265
Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World - Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It Ken Alibek 1999 Biological weapons ISBN 0-385-33496-6
Black Faces, White Spaces Carolyn Finney 2014 Environmental justice; racism ISBN 978-1-4696-1448-9
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming Paul Hawken 2007 Environmentalism ISBN 978-0-670-03852-7
The Blue Economy Gunter Pauli 2010 Technology: biomimetics ISBN 978-0-912111-90-2
A Blueprint for Survival Edward Goldsmith and Robert Allen 1972 Survival ISBN 978-0-14-052295-2
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza Gloria Anzaldúa 1987 Chicanx theory; borderlands ISBN 978-1-879960-12-1
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants Robin Wall Kimmerer 2013 Botany, Indigenous knowledge ISBN 978-1-57131-335-5
Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan Jakobina K. Arch 2018 Whaling; sustainability ISBN 978-0-295-74329-5
Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins 1982 Energy ISBN 0-931790-28-X
Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation Silvia Federici 2004 Ecofeminism ISBN 978-1-57027-059-8
Canada's Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System Jim Harding 2007 Uranium mining; nuclear power ISBN 9781552662267
The Carbon War: Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era Jeremy Leggett 1999 Global warming ISBN 9780415931021
Catastrophe: Risk and Response Richard Posner 2004 Various themes ISBN 978-0-19-530647-7
Challenging the Chip Ted Smith, David A. Sonnenfeld, and David Naguib Pellow 2006 Waste: electronic waste ISBN 1-59213-330-4
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England William Cronon 1983 Land and water: hunting and fishing ISBN 0-8090-0158-6
The Chilling Stars Henrik Svensmark and Nigel Calder 2003 Climate change: cosmic rays ISBN 1-84046-815-7
Cinderella of the New South: A History of the Cottonseed Industry, 1855-1955 Lynette Boney Wrenn 1995 Agriculture ISBN 9780870498824
A Civil Action Jonathan Harr 1996 Pollution: water pollution ISBN 0-679-77267-7
The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder 2007 Clean technology ISBN 0-06-089623-X
Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen 2011 Climate change; capitalism ISBN 978-0-8090-3473-4
Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options Marilyn A. Brown and Benjamin K. Sovacool 2011 Climate change mitigation and global energy security ISBN 978-0-262-01625-4
Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand Haydn Washington and John Cook; foreword by Naomi Oreskes 2011 Climate change denial ISBN 978-1-84971-336-8
Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action David Spratt and Philip Sutton 2008 Global warming ISBN 1-921372-20-6
Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope 2017 Global warming and sustainable cities ISBN 978-1-250-14207-8
Climber's Paradise: Making Canada's Mountain National Parks, 1906-1974 PearlAnn Reichwein 2014 environmental history, mountaineering, history of Canada, national parks ISBN 978-0-88864-674-3
The Coal Question William Stanley Jevons 1865 Coal; peak coal ISBN 978-0341876854
Coal River: How a Few Brave Americans Took on a Powerful Company–and the Federal Government–to Save the Land They Love Michael Shnayerson 2008 Mining: mountain removal mining ISBN 9781429933162
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Jared Diamond 2005 Various themes ISBN 0-14-303655-6
The Colors of Nature Alison H. Deming and Lauret E. Savoy 2011 Nature writing ISBN 978-1-57131-319-5
The Columbian Exchange Alfred W. Crosby 1972 Columbian exchange ISBN 978-0837172286
The Coming Global Superstorm Art Bell and Whitley Strieber 1999 Global warming ISBN 0-671-04190-8
Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture International Water Management Institute and Earthscan 2007 Agriculture: agricultural hydrology ISBN 978-1-84407-397-9 hardback
Confessions of an Eco-Warrior Dave Foreman 1991 Earth First!; environmental activism ISBN 9780451499455
The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists Michael Brower and Warren Leon 1999 Consumerism ISBN 0-609-80281-X
Contesting the Future of Nuclear Power: A Critical Global Assessment of Atomic Energy Benjamin K. Sovacool 2011 Energy: nuclear energy ISBN 978-981-4322-75-1
A Contract with the Earth Newt Gingrich and Terry L. Maple 2007 Environmental protection and restoration ISBN 978-0-8018-8780-2
The Control of Nature John McPhee 1989 Geoengineering ISBN 0-374-12890-1
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming Bjørn Lomborg 2007 Global warming ISBN 978-0-307-26692-7
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Michael Braungart and William McDonough 2002 Sustainability; production ISBN 0-86547-587-3
The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution Carolyn Merchant 1990 Environmental history and history of science ISBN 0-06-250595-5
The Deniers: The world-renowned scientists who stood up against global warming hysteria, political persecution, and fraud Lawrence Solomon 2008 Global warming: denial ISBN 978-0-9800763-1-8
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Edward Abbey 1968 Memoir; conservation ISBN 978-0-345-25021-6
Diagnosis Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison Jane Hightower 2008 Toxic waste ISBN 978-1610910026
The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What's Blocking Clean Power in the United States Benjamin K. Sovacool 2008 Energy ISBN 9780313355417
The Discovery of Global Warming Spencer R. Weart 2003 Global warming: history of scientific discoveries ISBN 0-674-03189-X
Do Glaciers Listen? Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination Julie Cruikshank 2014 Anthropology; Indigenous History; Colonialism ISBN 9780774811866
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist Kate Raworth 2017 Economics; Doughnut (economic model); sustainability ISBN 9781603586740
Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation Andri Snær Magnason 2006 Energy: hydropower ISBN 978-0-9551363-2-0
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Bill McKibben 2010 Climate change ISBN 978-0-8050-9056-7
Earth from the Air Yann Arthus-Bertrand (photographer) 2010 Aerial landscape photography ISBN 9780500515419
Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit Al Gore 1992 ISBN 0-395-57821-3 ISBN 0-618-05664-5
ISBN 1-85383-743-1 ISBN 978-1-59486-637-1
Eating Animals Jonathan Safran Foer 2009 Food industry ISBN 0-316-06990-6
Ecodefense: A Field Guide To Monkeywrenching Dave Foreman and Bill Haywood (editors) 1985 Activism; direct action ISBN 9780963775108
Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 Alfred Crosby 1986 Ecological imperialism; introduced species: epidemics ISBN 9781107394049
Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems Michael Begon, Colin R. Townsend, and John L. Harper 2006 Ecology ISBN 978-1-4051-1117-1
The Economical Environmentalist Prashant Vaze 2009 Lifestyle ISBN 9781849774604
Ecotage! Sam Love 1972 Activism; direct action ISBN 0-671-78180-4
Encounters at the Heart of the World Elizabeth A. Fenn 2014 Environmental history ISBN 978-0-374-71107-8
Encounters with the Archdruid John McPhee 1971 Environmentalism; David Brower ISBN 0-374-51431-3
The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat Charles Clover 2004 Overfishing ISBN 0-09-189780-7 ISBN 1-59558-109-X ISBN 0-09-189781-5 ISBN 0-520-25505-4
The End of Nature Bill McKibben 1989 Global warming ISBN 0-8129-7608-8
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World Paul Roberts (author) 2004 Energy ISBN 978-0-618-23977-1
Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation Alison J. Stattersfield, Michael J. Crosby, Adrian J. Long, and David C. Wege 1998 Wildlife conservation ISBN 0-946888-33-7
Endgame (two volumes) Derrick Jensen 2006 Anti-civilization ISBN 1-58322-730-X ISBN 1-58322-724-5
Energy and American Society: Thirteen Myths Benjamin K. Sovacool and Marilyn A. Brown (editors) 2007 Energy ISBN 978-1402055638
Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social & Technological Case for Renewable Energy Hermann Scheer 2006 Energy ISBN 1-84407-355-6
Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology K. Eric Drexler 1986 Nanotechnology ISBN 0-385-19973-2
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Merlin Sheldrake 2020 Mycology ISBN 978-0-525-51031-4
Entropy: A New World View Jeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard 1980 Resource conservation ISBN 0-670-29717-8
Enviro-Capitalists: Doing Good While Doing Well Terry Lee Anderson and Donald R. Leal 1997 Free-market environmentalism ISBN 978-0-8476-8382-6
Environmental Principles and Policies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction Sharon Beder 2006 Various themes ISBN 978-1-84407-404-4
An Essay on the Principle of Population Thomas Robert Malthus 1798 Population ISBN 978-0486456089
The Everglades: River of Grass Marjory Stoneman Douglas 1947 Nature conservation ISBN 978-1561649907
Everybody Loves a Good Drought P. Sainath 1996 Economics; development ISBN 0-14-025984-8
The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850–1920 (collection of books and other publications) Conservation movement
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines Paul Fleischman 2014 Various themes ISBN 978-0-7636-7545-5
Factor 5: Transforming the Global Economy through 80% Increase in Resource Productivity Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, et al. 2009 Resource efficiency ISBN 978-0-8165-1086-3
Fallout: An American Nuclear Tragedy Philip L. Fradkin 1989 Radiation exposure; nuclear weapon tests ISBN 978-0-8165-1086-3
Famine 1975! America's Decision: Who Will Survive? William Paddock, Paul Paddock 1967 Overpopulation: food security
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat Philip Lymbery, Isabel Oakeshott 2014 Factory farming; fish farming ISBN 978-1-40884-644-5
The Fate of the Earth Jonathan Schell 1982 Nuclear disarmament ISBN 9780394525594
Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret Duff Wilson 2001 Waste: toxic waste recycled in fertilizer ISBN 9780061873768
Feral: Searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding George Monbiot 2013 Re-wilding ISBN 978-1846147487
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change Elizabeth Kolbert 2006 Climate change: causes and effects ISBN 1-59691-125-5
Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown Javier Auyero and Débora Swistun 2008 Environmental justice; pollution ISBN 9789501245455
Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait Bathsheba Demuth 2019 Environmental history; Beringia ISBN 0393635163
Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer—And What You Can Do About It 2009 Food industry ISBN 978-1586486945
The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution Henry I. Miller, Gregory Conko 2004 Agriculture: genetically modified food ISBN 978-0275978792
Free Market Environmentalism Terry L. Anderson, Donald R. Leal 2001 Environmental economics ISBN 9780312299736
Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion (4th edition) Milton R. Beychok 2005 Air pollution; atmospheric dispersion modeling ISBN 0-9644588-0-2
The Gene Revolution: GM Crops and Unequal Development Sakiko Fukuda-Parr 2006 Genetically modified organisms ISBN 9781136553844
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World Steven Berlin Johnson 2006 Pollution: water pollution ISBN 1-59448-925-4
The Global Interior: Mineral Frontiers and American Power Megan Black 2018 Environmental history; U.S. imperialism ISBN 978-0-674984-25-7
Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism Sharon Beder 1997 Anti-environmentalism and free-market environmentalism ISBN 978-1-890132-12-5
God is Red: A Native View of Religion Vine Deloria Jr. 1973 Environmental degradation; anthropocentrism ISBN 978-0-448-02168-3
The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans Mark Lynas 2011 Various themes ISBN 9781426208911
The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management Pat Hutchings, Mike Kingsford, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg 2008 Great Barrier Reef ISBN 978-0-643-09557-1
The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable Amitav Ghosh 2016 Climate change ISBN 9789386057433
The Green Bible 2008 Religion ISBN 978-0-06-162799-6
The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems Van Jones 2008 Economics ISBN 978-0-06-165075-8
The Green Crusade Charles T. Rubin 1998 Environmentalism ISBN 0-8476-8817-8
Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism Ozzie Zehner 2012 Consumerism and renewable energy ISBN 978-0-8032-3775-9
Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage Daniel C. Esty 2006 Business ISBN 9780470393741
Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy Mark Diesendorf 2007 Energy ISBN 978-0-86840-973-3
Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence Robert Bryce 2008 Energy: renewable energy ISBN 978-1-58648-321-0
Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis Jeremy Leggett 2005 Energy ISBN 978-1846270055
Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada Harold Coward, Andrew J. Weaver 2004 Climate change: effects in Canada ISBN 978-0-88920-442-3
Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World Charles, Prince of Wales, with Tony Juniper, Ian Skelly 2010 Climate change and agriculture ISBN 0-06-173135-8
Heaven and Earth: Global Warming — The Missing Science Ian Plimer 2009 Global warming ISBN 0-7043-7166-9
Hell and High Water: Global Warming — the Solution and the Politics — and What We Should Do Joseph J. Romm 2006 Global warming ISBN 0-06-117212-X
High and Dry: John Howard, Climate Change and the Selling of Australia's Future Guy Pearse 2007 Global warming ISBN 9780670070633
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines Michael E. Mann 2012 Climate change: hockey stick graph ISBN 0-231-15254-X
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—And How It Can Renew America Thomas L. Friedman 2008 Sustainable development ISBN 9780141918501
How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The Individual's Guide to Stopping Climate Change Chris Goodall 2007 Consumerism ISBN 978-1-84407-426-6
Human Ecology, Human Economy: Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future Mark Diesendorf and Clive Hamilton 1997 Ecological economics ISBN 9781864482881
The Hundred Year Lie: How Food And Medicine Are Destroying Your Health Randall Fitzgerald 2006 Food industry ISBN 0-525-94951-8
The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate Joseph J. Romm 2004 Climate change ISBN 1-55963-703-X ISBN 1-55963-704-8
The Improving State of the World: Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives On a Cleaner Planet Indur M. Goklany 2007 Environmental skepticism ISBN 1-930865-98-8
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It Al Gore 2006 Global Warming ISBN 1-59486-567-1
An Introduction to Sustainable Development Peter P. Rogers, with Kazi F. Jalal, John A. Boyd 2007 Sustainable development ISBN 978-1-84407-521-8
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World Andrea Wulf 2015 History of ecology ISBN 978-0385350662
It's a Matter of Survival Anita Gordon, David Suzuki 1991 Survival ISBN 0-674-46970-4
Kick The Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World Tom Rand 2010 Renewable energy: solar energy, wind power, geothermal energy, and more ISBN 9780981295206
Killer Company: James Hardie Exposed Matt Peacock 2009 Asbestos in construction: fibrosis ISBN 978-0-7333-2580-9
Last Chance to See Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine 1990 Wildlife conservation ISBN 9781409069751
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder Richard Louv 2005 Nature deficit disorder ISBN 978-1-56512-605-3
Latin American World Model Amilcar Herrera, Hugo Scolnick, et al. 1976 Ecology Population ISBN 0-88936-083-9
The Lay of the Land: Metaphor As Experience and History in American Life and Letters Annette Kolodny 1984 Ecofeminism ISBN 978-0-8078-4118-1
The Legacy of Luna Julia Butterfly Hill 2000 Forest conservation ISBN 0-06-251658-2
Life in 2050 Ulrich Eberl 2011 Various themes ISBN 978-3-407-75357-1
The Limits to Growth Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, Jørgen Randers, William W. Behrens III 1972 Population; economic growth ISBN 0-87663-165-0
Living in the Hothouse: How Global Warming Affects Australia Ian Lowe 2005 Climate change ISBN 9781920769413
The Living Soil Lady Eve Balfour 1943 Organic farming ISBN 9781904665083
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century James Howard Kunstler 2005 Various themes ISBN 978-0-87113-888-0
The Machine in Neptune's Garden: Historical Perspectives on Technology and the Marine Environment Helen M. Rozwadowski, David K. van Keuren 2004 Ocean environment; envirotech ISBN 0-88135-372-8
Making Peace with the Planet Barry Commoner 1990 Sustainable production ISBN 978-0-394-56598-9
Man and Nature George Perkins Marsh 1864 Environmental degradation ISBN 978-1298509253
Managing Urban America David R. Morgan, Robert E. England, John Peter Pelissero 1979 Urban planning ISBN 1-56643-065-8 ISBN 1-56802-930-6
Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition Bent Flyvbjerg, Nils Bruzelius, Werner Rothengatter 2003 Megaprojects ISBN 0-521-80420-5
Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast Christine M. DeLucia 2018 Indigenous history ISBN 9780300201178
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway 2010 Climate change denial; politics; lobbying ISBN 978-1-59691-610-4
Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World David Maybury-Lewis 1992 Tribal cultures and modernity (book companion to documentary series) ISBN 978-0934245203
Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement Susan Rimby 2012 Environmental History, Conservation, Progressive Era, Women's History ISBN 978-0-271-05823-8
The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels Alex Epstein 2014 Energy: fossil fuels ISBN 978-1-59184-744-1
The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins Anna Tsing 2015 Ethnography; Matsutake ISBN 9781400873548
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, Hunter Lovins 1999 Ecosystem services: full-cost accounting ISBN 978-0-316-35316-8
A Nature Conservation Review (2 volumes) Derek Ratcliffe 1977 Nature conservation ISBN 0-521-21159-X
Nature, Place, and Story: Rethinking Historic Sites in Canada Claire Elizabeth Campbell 2017 Historic sites; human and environmental history ISBN 9780773551251
The Navajo People and Uranium Mining Doug Brugge, Timothy Benally, Esther Yazzie-Lewis 2006 Mining: uranium mining ISBN 978-0-8263-3778-8
The New Green Consumer Guide Julia Hailes 2007 Consumerism ISBN 978-0-7432-9530-7
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Greta Thunberg 2019 Global warming; climate crisis ISBN 978-0-14-199174-0
Non-Nuclear Futures: The Case for an Ethical Energy Strategy Amory B. Lovins, John H. Price 1975 Energy ISBN 0-88410-603-9
Nourishing the Planet Agriculture: sustainable agriculture
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Michael Pollan 2006 Food industry ISBN 978-1-59420-082-3
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Eduardo Galeano 1971 Latin America; mining ISBN 978-0853459903
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth Buckminster Fuller 1968 Spaceship Earth; conservation ISBN 978-3037781265
Our Angry Earth: A Ticking Ecological Bomb Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl 1991 Various themes ISBN 0-312-85252-5
Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis Al Gore 2009 Climate change ISBN 9780747590989
Our Plundered Planet Henry Fairfield Osborn, Jr. 1948 Environmental degradation; soil ISBN 9780316666084
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution Francis Fukuyama 2002 Biotechnology ISBN 0-374-23643-7 ISBN 0-312-42171-0
Our Stolen Future Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, John Peterson Myers 1996 Endocrine disruptors ISBN 978-0-525-93982-5
Our Synthetic Environment Murray Bookchin (pseudonym "Lewis Herber") 1962 Pesticides ISBN 9781684222339
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World Kevin Kelly (editor) 1994 Various themes ISBN 978-0-201-48340-6
Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil David Goodstein 2004 Energy ISBN 0-393-05857-3
The Oyster Question: Scientists, Watermen, and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay since 1880 Christine Keiner 2009 Conservation ISBN 978-0820326986
The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies Richard Heinberg 2003 Energy ISBN 0-86571-482-7
The Pesticide Question: Environment, Economics and Ethics David Pimentel (scientist), Hugh Lehman (editors) 1993 Pesticides ISBN 978-0-412-03581-4
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard 1974 Nature narrative ISBN 978-0-7862-2325-1
Plows, Plagues and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate William Ruddiman 2005 Various themes ISBN 9780691173214
Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters Kate Brown 2013 Environmental history; energy; nuclear power ISBN 9780199855766
Political Animals and Animal Politics Marcel Wissenburg, David Schlosberg 2014 Animal welfare: animal ethics and environmental politics ISBN 978-1-137-43461-6
The Population Bomb Paul R. Ehrlich 1968 Population ISBN 1-56849-587-0
Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits Steven W. Mosher 2008 Population ISBN 978-1-4128-0712-8
Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World Richard Heinberg 2004 Energy ISBN 978-0-86571-510-3
Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future Robert Bryce 2010 Energy ISBN 978-1-58648-789-8
Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement David Pellow and Bob Brulle (eds) 2005 Environmental justice ISBN 9780262162333
Power, Profit and Protest: Australian Social Movements and Globalisation Verity Burgmann 2003 Social movements; Australia ISBN 9781741140163
Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science Donna Haraway 1990 History of science and biology ISBN 9780415902946
Prosperity Without Growth Tim Jackson (economist) 2009 Environmental economics ISBN 9781849713238
Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon Cindy Ott 2012 Environmental history; Pumpkin ISBN 9780295993324
Putting biodiversity on the map: priority areas for global conservation C. J. Bibby, et al. 1992 Biodiversity conservation ISBN 0-946888-24-8
Reaction Time: Climate Change and the Nuclear Option Ian Lowe 2007 Various themes ISBN 978-1-86395-412-9
The Real Global Warming Disaster (Is The Obsession With 'Climate Change' Turning Out To Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder In History?) Christopher Booker 2009 Global warming ISBN 1-4411-1052-6
Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment James Gustave Speth 2004 Environmentalism ISBN 0-300-10232-1
Reflections in Bullough's Pond: Economy and Ecosystem in New England Diana Muir 2000 Agriculture and fossil fuels ISBN 0-87451-909-8
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place Terry Tempest Williams 1991 Various themes ISBN 978-0-679-40516-0
Renewable Electricity and the Grid: The Challenge of Variability Godfrey Boyle 2007 Energy ISBN 978-1-84407-418-1
Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth about Climate Change Clive Hamilton 2010 Climate change: climate change denial ISBN 978-1-84971-081-7
The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth is Fighting Back - and How we Can Still Save Humanity James Lovelock 2007 Various themes ISBN 0-14-102597-2
Risk Governance: Coping with Uncertainty in a Complex World [1]Ortwin Renn 2008 Risk ISBN 9781844072927
River of Renewal: Myth and History in the Klamath Basin Stephen Most 2006 Various themes ISBN 9780295986227
The Riverkeepers: Two Activists Fight to Reclaim Our Environment as a Basic Human Right John Cronin (environmental author) and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (foreword by Al Gore) 1997 Pollution: water pollution ISBN 0-684-83908-3
Road to Survival William Vogt 1948 anti-capitalist environmentalism ISBN 0-548-38516-5
The Sacred Balance David Suzuki 1997 Various themes ISBN 978-1-55054-548-7
A Sand County Almanac Aldo Leopold 1949 Nature conservation ISBN 0-19-500777-8
Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War on Nature and Truth Todd Wilkinson 1998 Politics ISBN 9781555662103
Scorched: South Africa's Changing Climate Leonie Joubert 2007 Climate change ISBN 9781868144372
Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change Clive Hamilton 2007 Climate change: Kyoto Protocol and Australian politics ISBN 978-0-9775949-0-0
The Sea Around Us Rachel Carson 1951 Marine biology ISBN 978-0195069976
Secrets and Lies Nicky Hager and Bob Burton 1999 Anti-environmentalism ISBN 0-908802-57-9
Selling Solar: The Diffusion of Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets Damian Miller 2009 Energy ISBN 9781849772518
Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003 Joy Parr 2010 Environmental history; embodied history ISBN 9780774859189
The Shamba Raiders: Memories of a Game Warden Bruce Kinloch 1972 Wildlife conservation ISBN 978-0-00-261751-2
Shaped by the West Wind: Nature and History in Georgian Bay Claire Elizabeth Campbell 2004 environmental history, history of Canada ISBN 9780774810982
A Short History of Progress Ronald Wright 2004 Environmental history ISBN 0-88784-706-4
Siberia, Siberia Valentin Rasputin 1991 Environmental degradation ISBN 978-0-8101-1575-0 ISBN 5-94535-067-2
Silence of the Songbirds Bridget Stutchbury 2007 Various themes ISBN 978-0-8027-1609-5
Silent Spring Rachel Carson 1962 Pesticides; conservation ISBN 9780618249060
Silent Spring & other writings on environment Rachel Carson 2018 Environmental science ISBN 978-1-5985-3560-0
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet Mark Lynas 2007 Climate change ISBN 978-0-00-720905-7
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert 2014 Extinction: human activities ISBN 978-0-8050-9299-8
The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World Bjørn Lomborg 2001 Various themes ISBN 0-521-01068-3
Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered E. F. Schumacher 1973 Various themes ISBN 978-0-06-091630-5
Small Is Profitable: The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size Amory Lovins, et al. 2002 Economics ISBN 9781881071075
State of the World Worldwatch Institute 1984–
(annual)
Global environmental challenges Various (see article)
State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism to Sustainability Erik Assadourian, et al. 2010 Sustainability and consumerism ISBN 9781849710541
States of Nature: Conserving Canada's Wildlife in the Twentieth Century Tina Loo 2006 Environmental history; conservation; Canada ISBN 978-0-77-481290-0
Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene Donna Haraway 2016 Environmental change; pollution ISBN 978-0822362241
Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming Chris Mooney 2007 Global warming ISBN 978-0-15-101287-9
Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity James Hansen 2009 Climate change: fossil fuels ISBN 978-1-60819-200-7
Straight Up: America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions Joseph J. Romm 2010 Various themes ISBN 1-59726-716-3
Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Colonization Ward Churchill 1993 Various themes ISBN 0-87286-414-6
Surviving the Century: Facing Climate Chaos and Other Global Challenges Herbert Girardet (editor) 2007 Various themes ISBN 9781136556159
Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy and Politics of Global Warming Christopher Essex and Ross McKitrick 2002 Global warming ISBN 1-55263-212-1
Tasmania's Wilderness Battles: A History Greg Buckman 2008 Wilderness ISBN 978-1-74175-464-3
Ten Technologies to Save the Planet (first edition) or Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate (second edition) Chris Goodall 2008 (1st ed.);
2009 (2nd ed.)
Various themes ISBN 978-1-84668-868-3
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate Naomi Klein 2014 Climate change; economics ISBN 978-1451697384
This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha 1992 Environmental history; use of natural resources in India ISBN 978-0-19-807744-2
A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World Peter Tertzakian 2007 Energy ISBN 978-0-07-149260-7
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation Dan Fagin 2013 Pollution: cancer cluster ISBN 978-0-553-80653-3
Trading Up: Consumer and Environmental Regulation in a Global Economy David Vogel 1995 Environmental regulation ISBN 9780674044685
Twisted: The Distorted Mathematics of Greenhouse Denial Ian G. Enting 2007 Climate change: environmental skepticism ISBN 978-0-646-48012-1
The Ultimate Resource Julian Lincoln Simon 1981 Resources ISBN 0-691-00381-5
Unbowed: A Memoir Wangari Maathai 2007 Environmentalism ISBN 9780307275202
The Unfinished Twentieth Century Jonathan Schell 2001 Energy: nuclear energy ISBN 978-1-85984-780-0
Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years Siegfried Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery 2006 Global warming: natural causes ISBN 978-0-7425-5117-6
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization Thomas Homer-Dixon 2006 Various themes ISBN 978-0-676-97722-6
Voices from the Gathering Storm: The Web of Ecological-Societal Crisis Joseph C. Arcos, Mary F. Angus, and Frederick J. DiCarlo, eds. (18 contributors) 2005 Ecological and social crisis ISBN 978-1-59571-101-4
Walden Henry David Thoreau 1854 Lifestyle ISBN 978-0-345-80431-0
Wave: Life and Memories after the Tsunami Sonali Deraniyagala 2013 Natural disaster: 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami ISBN 978-0-345-80431-0
The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change Tim Flannery 2005 Climate change ISBN 1-920885-84-6
The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes From a Climate-Changed Planet Heidi Cullen 2010 Climate change ISBN 978-0-06-172688-0
Wet Prairie: People, Land, and Water in Agricultural Manitoba Shannon Stunden Bower 2011 Agriculture, environmental history ISBN 9780774818520
When Corporations Rule the World David Korten 1995 Anti-globalization; economics ISBN 1-887208-00-3
Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto Stewart Brand 2009 Various themes ISBN 978-0-670-02121-5
Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity Mike Hulme 2009 Climate change ISBN 978-0-521-72732-7
Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice Cormac Cullinan 2003 Environmental justice ISBN 0-9584417-8-2 ISBN 1-903998-35-2
Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank Andrew Beattie and Paul R. Ehrlich 2001 Biodiversity ISBN 9780300127188
Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures Richard Leakey and Virginia Morell 2001 Wildlife conservation ISBN 0-330-37240-8
The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores Archie Carr 1956 Conservation: wildlife conservation ISBN 978-0-8130-0639-0
Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs and Security Amory Lovins 2005 Energy ISBN 978-1-84407-194-4
Wintergreen Robert Michael Pyle 1987 Logging ISBN 978-0-395-46559-2
The World Without Us Alan Weisman 2007 De-population; the natural world ISBN 0-312-34729-4 ISBN 978-0-312-34729-1
Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System Mary Arlene Appelhof 1982 Vermicomposting; waste management ISBN 978-0-942256-10-9

Fiction environmental books[edit]

Fiction environmental books feature the environment as a prominent theme. Books in this list include fields such as children's literature, eco-fiction, fantasy, and science fiction.

Title Author(s) Year(s) Theme(s) ISBN(s)
American War Omar El Akkad 2017 Climate change ISBN 978-1-5098-5220-8
Antarctica Kim Stanley Robinson 1997 Nature conservation ISBN 0-00-225359-3
The Appeal John Grisham 2008 Pollution: water pollution ISBN 978-0-385-51504-7
The Back of the Turtle Thomas King 2014 Defoliants ISBN 978-1-4434-3162-0
Blockade Derek Hansen 1998 Logging ISBN 0-7322-6466-9
Caballero: A Historical Novel Jovita Gonzalez and Eve Raleigh 1996 borderlands ISBN 978-0-89096-700-3
The Caretaker Trilogy (series) David Klass 2006;
2008;
2009
Nature conservation ISBN 978-0-374-32307-3
ISBN 978-0-374-32308-0
ISBN 978-0-374-32309-7
Carpentaria Alexis Wright 2006 indigenous studies; Australia; settler colonialism ISBN 978-1439157848
Coal Audre Lorde 1976 poetry collection ISBN 978-0393044393
The Cool War Frederik Pohl 1981 Energy; fossil fuel depletion ISBN 0-394-29383-5
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Olga Tokarczuk 2009 Animal welfare; hunting ISBN 978-83-08-04398-1
Earth Abides George R. Stewart 1949 Disease and population ISBN 9780345487131
The Earthquake in Chile Heinrich von Kleist 1807 Earthquakes
Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston Ernest Callenbach 1975 Various themes ISBN 0-553-34847-7
Ecotopia Emerging Ernest Callenbach 1981 Various themes ISBN 0-9604320-3-5
Flight Behavior Barbara Kingsolver 2012 Climate change ISBN 978-0-06-212427-2
The Forgotten Enemy Arthur C. Clarke 1949 Climate change
Freedom Jonathan Franzen 2010 Various themes ISBN 0-374-15846-0
A Friend of the Earth T. Coraghessan Boyle 2000 Various themes ISBN 0-670-89177-0
The Green Brain Frank Herbert 1966 Ecosystems: insects almost extinguished OCLC 476046923
Hoot Carl Hiaasen 2002 Wildlife conservation ISBN 0-330-41529-8
The Hungry Tide Amitav Ghosh 2004 South Asia; environmental transformation ISBN 0-00-714178-5
Ishmael Daniel Quinn 1992 Human-animal relations; sustainability ISBN 0-553-07875-5
The Last Man Mary Shelley 1826 Pandemic; global catastrophic risk
The Lorax Dr. Seuss 1971 Various themes ISBN 0-394-82337-0
MaddAddam Margaret Atwood 2013 Climate change; ecological degradation ISBN 0-77100-846-5
Make Room! Make Room! Harry Harrison 1966 Population ISBN 978-0-7653-1885-5
The Marrow Thieves Cherie Dimaline 2017 indigenous studies; climate change ISBN 978-1770864863
The Mockery Bird Gerald Durrell 1981 Symbiosis and Lazarus taxa ISBN 978-0-671-44131-9
The Monkey Wrench Gang Edward Abbey 1975 Eco-terrorism ISBN 0-397-01084-2
Mother of Storms John Barnes 1994 Climate change: giant hurricane caused by nuclear explosion ISBN 0-312-85560-5
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Mike Resnick 2001 Genetically engineered animals
Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood 2003 Climate change; ecological degradation ISBN 0-7710-0868-6
Parable of the Sower Octavia Butler 1993 Ecological collapse; adaptation ISBN 0-941423-99-9
Parable of the Talents Octavia Butler 1998 Ecological collapse; adaptation ISBN 1-888363-81-9
A Planet for the President Alistair Beaton 2004 Various themes ISBN 0-297-84776-7
Plume Kathleen Flenniken 2012 Poetry collection ISBN 978-0-295-99153-5
Process of Elimination Carolyn Keene 1998 Mystery ISBN 9780671007393
Prodigal Summer Barbara Kingsolver 2000 ISBN 0-06-095903-7
Rainforest Jenny Diski 1987 ISBN 978-0-413-15910-6
Salvage the Bones Jesmyn Ward 2011 Environmental justice ISBN 978-1-60819-522-0
So Far from God Ana Castillo 1993 Environmental justice ISBN 0-393-03490-9
State of Fear Michael Crichton 2004 Various themes ISBN 0-00-718159-0
Under the Feet of Jesus Helena María Viramontes 1995 Environmental justice, Chicanx ISBN 9780393326932
The Winter Vault Anne Michaels 2009 dams; inundated landscape; Egypt ISBN 978-0747598091
The Word for World Is Forest Ursula K. Le Guin 1972 Colonialism ISBN 0-399-11716-4
The Year of the Flood Margaret Atwood 2009 Climate change; ecological degradation ISBN 978-0-7475-8516-9
Zodiac Neal Stephenson 1988 Toxic waste ISBN 0-87113-181-1

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Griswold, Eliza (21 September 2012). "How 'Silent Spring' Ignited the Environmental Movement". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-20.

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