Green Party: The Recent Rise of Nature Books
Nature, in Her infinite awesomeness, can provide solace even when you’re stuck in the house.
As a matter of fact, the numbers suggest that there has been something of a surge in the sale of nature books over the last year or so. Clearly, we’ve all gained a renewed appreciation for the pleasure of being out and about. The range of subjects is kind of astonishing, and it appears that birds, trees, and fish are major recent themes. Curious. Discuss!
This collection of nature-themed books draws from titles published since the beginning of 2020, with an eye toward the most highly rated books in the current publishing ecosystem. Ecologist Suzanne Simard’s Finding the Mother Tree is a fascinating exploration of how forests adapt, perceive, communicate and even think. Scott Weidensaul’s A World on the Wing tracks the pretty-much-impossible annual journeys of migratory birds. And fans of the excellent radio show/podcast Radiolab will want to check out Why Fish Don't Exist, the debut from NPR investigative reporter Lulu Miller. (Spoiler: They do exist, but there's a catch.)
Scroll over the covers below to learn more about each book, and be sure to add the books that pique your interest to your Want to Read shelf!
Which nature books do you love? Tell your fellow readers about your favorites in the comments below!
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