Earth Day Booklist

Satellite image of Earth from space, Earth is centered on North America.Celebrate your Earth Day by curling up outside with a good book about the only home we have—Earth. Need some ideas? No problem! Check out one of these great books! Don’t want to read? We’ve got a selection of movies, too!

 

Climate Change/Environmentalism:

Climate of Hope : How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet by Bloomberg, Michael (2017).

Silent Spring by Carson, Rachel (2002).

Earth in Human Hands : Shaping Our Planet’s Future by Grinspoon, David Harry (2016).

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman : Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland by Horn, Miriam (2016).

This Changes Everything  by Klein, Naomi (2014).

The Sixth Extinction : An Unnatural History by Kolbert, Elizabeth (2014).

Dead Zone : Where the Wild Things Were by Lymbery,Philip (2017).

The New Wild : Why Invasive Species will be Nature’s Salvation by Pearce, Fred (2015).

The Archipelago of Hope : Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change by Raĭgorodet͡skiĭ, Gleb (2017).

Cadillac Desert : The American West and its Disappearing Water by Reisner, Marc (1993).

 

Nature:

Sisters of the Earth : Women’s Prose and Poetry about Nature (1991).

A Sting in the Tale : My Adventures with Bumblebees by Goulson, Dave (2014).

The Triumph of Seeds : How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips, Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by Hanson, Thor (2015).

Birding Without Borders : An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World by Strycker, Noah K (2017).

Thoreau’s Wildflowers by Thoreau, Henry David (2016).

The Hidden Life of Trees : What They Feel, How They Communicate : Discoveries from a Secret World by Wohlleben, Peter (2016).

 

Fiction:

The Signature of All Things by Gilbert, Elizabeth (2013).

Garden Spells by Allen, Sarah Addison (2007).

Prodigal Summer by Kingsolver, Barbara (2000).

The Great Alone by Hannah, Kristin (2018).

South Pole Station by Shelby, Ashley (2017).

 

Movies:

The 11th Hour (2007).

Fern Gully (1992).

An Inconvenient Truth (2006).

Into the Wild (2008).

March of the Penguins (2005).

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984).

Oceans (2010).

Planet Earth (2006).

Wild (2014).