Best Environmental Books

Contemporary fiction or non-fiction, how-to guides to green living, ecology tracts from the tree-hugging '70s, and those seminal works that chronicled the first stirrings of the conservation ethic.

See also:
Cli Fi Climate Change Fiction
Best Fiction Books about the Environment and Sustainability
Best Climate Change Books
Consequences of Climate Change
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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

The biggest problem is there are TOO MANY PEOPLE! What we need is a big plague like the 1918 flu to come around again. How else is the earth going to save itself from too many people?


message 2: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten deleted user wrote: "The biggest problem is there are TOO MANY PEOPLE! What we need is a big plague like the 1918 flu to come around again. How else is the earth going to save itself from too many people? " While this is true, it's also a hard philosophy to actually think about. Would you sacrifice yourself in this hypothetical human apocalypse?


message 3: by Marta (new)

Marta Zaraska Interesting list, although I wouldn't call some of the books here "environmental" - for example, "The Hot Zone" - very good book, but not really a "green" type of book (it's about the Ebola and Marburg viruses)


message 4: by Rosa (new)

Rosa I think if a book has a really strong message about the importance of protecting the earth, it should be on this list.


message 5: by Richard (new)

Richard Galli deleted user wrote: "The biggest problem is there are TOO MANY PEOPLE! What we need is a big plague like the 1918 flu to come around again. How else is the earth going to save itself from too many people? "
Global warming a sure solution...
for instant nirvana I'll let you borrow a 1911 & one cartridge


message 6: by William (new)

William Are you volunteering?


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