Reading List

I sincerely hope you find this list helpful in your search for resources as you research the climate crisis and environmental issues. Many of these books are classics; others will likely soon be.

  • Elizabeth Kolbert – The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
  • Richard Lloyd Parry – Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone
  • Jeff Goodell – The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
  • Kathryn Miles – Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake
  • Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
  • Michael Mann & Tom Toles – The Madhouse Effect
  • Anthony J McMichael, et al – Climate Change and the Health of Nations
  • Jeff Nesbit – This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes are Converging on America
  • Amitaz Ghosh – The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (Berlin Family Lectures)
  • Bill McKibben – Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
  • Bill McKibben – The End of Nature
  • Bill McKibben – Falter
  • Roy Scranton – Learning to Die in the Anthropocene
  • Gaia Vince – Adventures in the Anthropocene
  • James Hansen – Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and our Last Chance to Save Humanity
  • Christine Shearer – Kivalina: A Climate Change Story
  • William deBuys – A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest
  • Tim Flannery – The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
  • Mark Hertsgaard – Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth
  • Paul Gilding – The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World
  • Elizabeth Rush – Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
  • Rachel Carson – Rachel Carson: Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment (Library of America)
  • Aldo Leopold – Aldo Leopoldo: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology (Library of America
  • John Muir – John Muir: Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth; My First Summer in the Sierra; The Mountains of California; Stickeen; Essays (Library of America)
  • Henry David Thoreau – Henry David Thoreau: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers/Walden: Or, Life in the Woods/ The Maine Woods/ Cape Cod (Library of America)
  • Andrea Wulf – The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World
  • Helen Macdonald – H Is for Hawk
  • Michael McCarthy – The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy
  • Edward Abbey – Desert Solitaire – novel
  • Edward Abbey – The Monkey Wrench Gang – novel
  • Cormac McCarthy – The Road – novel
  • Svetlana Alexievich – Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
  • David Wallace-Wells – The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
  • Nathaniel Rich – Losing Earth: A Recent History
  • Romain Gary – The Roots of Heaven – novel
  • James Lovelock – Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth (Oxford Landmark Science)
  • Paul Hawken – Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
  • Paul Hawken – Natural Capitalism
  • Paul Hawken – The Ecology of Commerce
  • Richard Powers – The Overstory – novel
  • Victor Hugo – Toilers of the Sea – novel
  • JG Ballard – The Drowned World – novel
  • JG Ballard – The Drought – novel
  • Michael Klare – The Race For What’s Left
  • Jeremy Brecher – Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual
  • Joshua S. Goldstein & Staffan A. Qvist – A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow
  • Llewelyn Vaughan- Lee (editor) – Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth
  • Lester Brown – Full Planet, Empty Plates
  • John Lanchester – The Wall – novel
  • Al Gore – An Inconvenient Truth
  • Al Gore – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
  • Al Gore – Our Choice
  • Colin Beavan – No Impact Man
  • Derrick Jensen – The Myth of Human Supremacy
  • John Gertner – The Ice at the end of the World
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