Books about Conservation

  1. The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

    by Richard Dawkins
    A journey through the history of life on Earth, tracing the emergence of species.

    The renowned biologist and thinker Richard Dawkins presents his most expansive work yet: a comprehensive look at evolution, ranging from the latest developments in the field to his own provocative ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

    by Bill Bryson
    A humorous account of a man's attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail, reflecting on the beauty and history of the American wilderness.

    The book starts with Bryson explaining his curiosity about the Appalachian Trail near his house. He and his old friend Stephen Katz start hiking the trail from Georgia in the South , and stumble in ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Galápagos

    by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    A journey to the Galápagos Islands revealing secrets of evolution, humanity, and the future.

    Galápagos is the story of a small band of mismatched humans who are shipwrecked on the fictional island of Santa Rosalia in the Galápagos Islands after a global financial crisis cripples the world's ... (Wikipedia)

  4. A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

    by Aldo Leopold
    A reflection on nature, paying homage to the beauty of the Wisconsin countryside.

    First published in 1949, A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. Written ... (Goodreads)

  5. The Lorax

    by Dr. Seuss
    A story of environmental stewardship and warning of the consequences of greed.

    A young unnamed boy living in a polluted area visits a strange isolated man called the Once-ler on the Street of the Lifted Lorax. The boy pays the Once-ler fifteen cents, a nail, and the shell of a ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Hidden Life of Trees: what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world

    by Peter Wohlleben
    An exploration of the complex relationships between trees and the environment.

    A, New York Times, bestseller,, With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this beautifully-written book journeys deep into the forest to uncover the fascinating—and surprisingly moving—hidden ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. The World Without Us

    by Alan Weisman
    A thought experiment exploring how the Earth and its species would fare without the presence of humans.

    A penetrating, page-turning tour of a post-human Earth In The World Without Us , Alan Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to ... (Goodreads)

  8. A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion

    by Anthony Bourke
    Two men raise a lion cub in London, release him to the wild in Kenya, and reunite with him a year later.

    In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, ... (Goodreads)

  9. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

    by Robin Wall Kimmerer
    An exploration of the reciprocal relationship between humans and nature, utilizing both Indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge.

    As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals ... (Goodreads)

  10. Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish

    by John Hargrove
    A former SeaWorld trainer exposes the truth about the treatment of killer whales in captivity and the dangers of keeping them in theme parks.

    *Now a, New York Times, Best Seller* Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. Open Season

    by C.J. Box
    Game warden Joe Pickett investigates the murder of an environmental activist, uncovering a web of corruption and danger in the Wyoming wilderness.

    Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts, and the game warden–especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way--is far from ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Log from the Sea of Cortez

    by John Steinbeck
    A marine biology expedition to the Gulf of California, documenting the wonders of the sea and the people who live along its shores.

    An alternate edition can be found here . In 1940 Steinbeck sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend the marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

    by Andrea Wulf
    Biography of the German scientist who changed our understanding of the natural world.

    The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the ... (Goodreads)

  14. Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

    by Stacey O'Brien
    A remarkable story of an owl's unconditional love and the bond between a woman and her beloved pet.

    When biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl with nerve damage in one wing, she knew he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild, so gave him a permanent home living ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

    by Timothy Egan
    The heroic story of how Teddy Roosevelt and the US Forest Service fought the largest wildfire in US history.

    On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning ... (Goodreads)

  16. Desert Solitaire

    by Edward Abbey
    A personal account of a season spent as a park ranger in the American wilderness.

    First published in 1968, Desert Solitaire is one of Edward Abbey’s most critically acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the world of nonfiction writing. Written while Abbey was working as a ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Curious Garden

    by Peter Brown
    A young boy transforms a dreary city into a lush garden paradise.

    This, New York Times, bestselling modern classic explores the perennial topic of environmentalism in an urban world, from the creator of, The Wild Robot, and, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, One boy's quest for ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

    by Elizabeth Kolbert
    Examination of the current extinction of species caused by human activity and the potential global implications.

    Over the last half-billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring ... (Goodreads)

  19. Silent Spring

    by Rachel Carson
    Expose of the environmental damage caused by the widespread use of chemical pesticides.

    Silent Spring is an environmental science book. The book documents the adverse environmental effects caused by the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

    by Paul Goble
    A young Oglala Sioux girl and her connection to the wild horses of the plains.

    The story focuses on a young Native American girl who has a deep affinity for wild horses . She cares for the horses that her tribe relies on for the nomadic hunting of buffalo . One day, the herd ... (Wikipedia)

  21. The Wild Robot

    by Peter Brown
    A robot's journey of self-discovery and its transformation from a machine to a living creature.

    Wall-E, meets, Hatchet, in this, New York Times, bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. The Great Kapok Tree

    by Lynne Cherry
    A man falls asleep under a kapok tree and is visited by animals who plead with him to save their home from destruction.

    Two men who go to an Amazon rain forest to cut down trees for wood. Once they arrive, they stop beside a tree and the younger man falls asleep after the older man leaves. During his sleep, several ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Ishmael

    by Daniel Quinn
    A gorilla's provocative teachings on the human condition, exposing the flaws of modern society.

    Implicitly set in the early 1990s, Ishmael begins with a newspaper advertisement: "Teacher seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person". , The nameless narrator and ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Native Tongue

    by Carl Hiaasen
    A family of environmental activists take on a powerful corporation intent on destroying the Everglades.

    When the precious blue-tongued mango voles at the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills on North Key Largo are stolen by heartless, ruthless thugs, Joe Winder wants to uncover why, and find the voles. Joe is ... (Goodreads)

  25. Encounters with the Archdruid

    by John McPhee
    A series of three encounters between environmentalist David Brower and three men who represent different perspectives on nature and its use.

    The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed

    by John Vaillant
    The story of a unique golden spruce tree in Canada and the man who destroyed it, exploring the clash between nature and human greed.

    When a shattered kayak and camping gear are found on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Northwest, they reignite a mystery surrounding a shocking act of protest. Five months earlier, ... (Goodreads)

  27. Hoot

    by Carl Hiaasen
    A boy's mission to save burrowing owls, uncovering a dark plot along the way.

    The main character Roy Eberhardt moves from Montana to Florida and into the fictional town of Coconut Cove, where a 7th grader, Dana Matherson, starts to bully him. On the bus to school, Roy sees a ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

    by Robin Wall Kimmerer
    A lyrical exploration of the world of mosses, revealing their beauty and importance in the natural world.

    Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection ... (Barnes & Noble)

  29. The Monkey Wrench Gang

    by Edward Abbey
    A comedic adventure of environmental activism, fighting against corporate pollution.

    The book's four main characters are ecologically minded misfits—"Seldom Seen" Smith, a Jack Mormon river guide; Doc Sarvis, an odd but wealthy and wise surgeon; Bonnie Abbzug, his young Jewish ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Last Chance to See

    by Douglas Adams
    A humorous and poignant travelogue documenting the author's quest to find endangered species. A call to action to save our planet's biodiversity.

    Join author Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine as they take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures. ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Orchid Thief

    by Susan Orlean
    A captivating story of obsession, intrigue, and the beauty of the rare flower.

    The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii— a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named ... (Goodreads)

  32. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    by Newt Scamander
    An exploration of the hidden world of magical creatures, and their incredible powers.

    A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides on almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where the ... (Goodreads)

  33. Colonel Roosevelt

    by Edmund Morris
    Biography of Theodore Roosevelt's life, from his rise to power to his death.

    Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain “Colonel Roosevelt,” he was hailed as the most famous ... (Goodreads)

  34. Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature

    by Andy Goldsworthy
    Exploring nature through art, and the beauty of the environment.

    Illustrates outdoor sculptures created with a range of natural materials, including snow, ice, leaves, rock, clay, stones, feathers, and twigs. ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Lost World

    by Michael Crichton
    Explorers uncover a prehistoric world and use science to battle its inhabitants.

    In 1993, four years after the disaster at Jurassic Park, chaos theorist and mathematician Ian Malcolm – who is revealed to have survived the events of the previous novel , despite being declared dead ... (Wikipedia)

  36. The Garden of the Gods

    by Gerald Durrell
    A humorous and heartwarming memoir of the author's time in Corfu, Greece, where he and his family lived among a menagerie of animals.

    The third volume in the 'Corfu Trilogy' continues the accounts of the young Gerald Durrell during the years that he and his family lived in Corfu before the Second World War. While the animals of ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Man Who Planted Trees

    by Jean Giono
    A shepherd single-handedly reforests a barren valley, transforming the land and the people who live there.

    The story begins in the year 1913, when a young man who is the narrator was travelling alone on a hiking trip through Provence , France, and into the Alps , enjoying the relatively unspoiled ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Ill Wind

    by Nevada Barr
    A park ranger investigates a series of murders in a national park during a hurricane.

    Lately, visitors to Mesa Verde have been bringing home more than photos–they're also carrying a strange, deadly disease. And once it strikes, park ranger Anna Pigeon must find the very human source ... (Goodreads)

  39. Chomp

    by Carl Hiaasen
    A family's adventure in the Florida Everglades, uncovering corruption and saving a species.

    Wahoo Cray and his father, Mickey Cray, a professional animal wrangler , are hired to help with the latest episode of a reality series titled Expedition Survival! As Mickey was injured shortly before ... (Wikipedia)

  40. My Family and Other Animals

    by Gerald Durrell
    A humorous memoir of a family's experiences living on the Mediterranean island of Corfu.

    When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Loop

    by Nicholas Evans
    A story of a love triangle between two brothers and a woman set against the backdrop of the Wild West.

    Helen Ross is a 29-year-old biologist, sent into a hostile place to protect the wolves from those who seek to destroy them. She struggles for survival and for self-esteem, embarking on a love affair ... (Goodreads)

  42. Cry of the Kalahari

    by Mark Owens
    A couple's journey to study and protect the wildlife in the Kalahari Desert, facing challenges and forming deep connections with the animals.

    This is the story of the Owens' travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and the animals they ... (Goodreads)

  43. The Smoke Jumper

    by Nicholas Evans
    A former fire fighter finds redemption in the wilderness, learning to love and trust again.

    In a searing novel of love and loyalty, guilt and honor, the acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Horse Whisperer gives his millions of readers another hero… His name is Connor ... (Goodreads)

  44. Upstream: Selected Essays

    by Mary Oliver
    A collection of essays on the beauty of nature, and the importance of a mindful life.

    Comprising a selection of essays, Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing. As she contemplates the ... (Goodreads)

  45. Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    by David Quammen
    An exploration of zoonotic diseases, how animal infections spread and threaten human life.

    "[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." —Dwight Garner,, New York Times, The next big human pandemic—the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. Tourist Season

    by Carl Hiaasen
    A journalist investigates the mysterious killings of tourists in the Florida Keys.

    Las Noches de Diciembre ( Spanish , "The Nights of December") is a small terrorist cell led by rogue newspaper columnist Skip Wiley, calling himself El Fuego .. Skip believes that the only way to ... (Wikipedia)

  47. Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

    by Vicki Constantine Croke
    The true story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, who trained elephants in Burma during WWII to aid in transportation and rescue missions.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER • A, NEW YORK TIMES, NOTABLE BOOK,The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves

    by Farley Mowat
    A scientist's immersive study of Arctic wolves in the wild, challenging preconceptions of predator behavior.

    More than a half-century ago the naturalist Farley Mowat was sent to investigate why wolves were killing arctic caribou. Mowat's account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone—studying the ... (Goodreads)

  49. The Story of B

    by Daniel Quinn
    An exploration of the origins and consequences of human domination and its implications for the future.

    The Story of B is presented as a diary of the American first-person narrator and protagonist , Fr. Jared Osborne, a Roman Catholic priest of the (fictitious) Laurentian order . The Laurentians have ... (Wikipedia)

  50. The River Why

    by David James Duncan
    A young man's quest to find himself, living by a river and learning the secrets of life.

    A coming-of-age story narrated by Gus Orviston, a high school graduate and the oldest son in a fishing-crazed family. Frustrated with life in Portland, Oregon, and the constant bickering of his bait ... (Wikipedia)

  51. Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

    by Mark Kurlansky
    A history of cod, tracing the integral role the fish has played in shaping global culture.

    The Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been triggered by it, national diets have been based on it, economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, ... (Goodreads)

  52. H is for Hawk

    by Helen Macdonald
    A journey of grief and healing, told through the eyes of a goshawk.

    Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator. When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly ... (Goodreads)

  53. Bambi

    by Felix Salten
    A beloved tale of a young deer's journey from innocence to understanding the circle of life.

    Bambi is a roe deer fawn born in a thicket in late spring one year. Over the course of the summer, his mother teaches him about the various inhabitants of the forest and the ways deer live. When she ... (Wikipedia)

  54. The Naturalist

    by Andrew Mayne
    An entomologist's adventures as he pursues his passion for the study of insects.

    Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they ... (Goodreads)

  55. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

    by Marc Reisner
    A comprehensive history of water management in the American West, exposing the political and environmental consequences of water usage.

    The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar ... (Goodreads)

  56. Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

    by Ralph Helfer
    The incredible true story of a boy and his elephant, Modoc, and their journey through life together.

    Modoc tells the true story of Bram, a German boy , and his elephant , Modoc. They’re both born on the same day and the same hour. Bram’s father – a third-generation elephant trainer in a circus – has ... (Wikipedia)

  57. A Girl of the Limberlost

    by Gene Stratton-Porter
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery, finding her place in a hostile environment.

    The novel is set in northeastern Indiana. Most of the action takes place either in or around the Limberlost, or in the nearby, fictional town of Onabasha. The novel's main character, Elnora Comstock, ... (Wikipedia)

  58. Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

    by Bill Martin Jr.
    A fun and educational journey of animals and their habitats, featuring bright and colorful illustrations.

    The author and illustrator team behind the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? turn their extraordinary talents ot the theme of animal conservation. Thirty-five years after their first ... (Goodreads)

  59. Nature Girl

    by Carl Hiaasen
    A woman takes a man on a wild and dangerous adventure through the Florida Everglades.

    In his latest New York Times bestseller, Hiaasen introduces impassioned, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed queen of lost causes Honey Santana, who schemes to help rid the world of irresponsibility, ... (Goodreads)

  60. My First Summer in the Sierra

    by John Muir
    Naturalist John Muir's account of his first summer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, exploring and documenting the beauty of the wilderness.

    In the summer of 1869, John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, joined a crew of shepherds in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The diary he kept while tending sheep formed the ... (Goodreads)

  61. Birds, Beasts and Relatives

    by Gerald Durrell
    A humorous memoir of a young boy's adventures with his eccentric family on the Greek island of Corfu, filled with colorful characters and exotic wildlife.

    Part coming-of-age autobiography and part nature guide, Gerald Durrell's dazzling sequel to My Family and Other Animals is based on his boyhood on Corfu, from 1933 to 1939. Originally published in ... (Goodreads)

  62. Savage Run

    by C.J. Box
    A Wyoming game warden is on the hunt for a dangerous killer, while also trying to protect a herd of endangered wild horses.

    In Savage Run C.J. Box's acclaimed follow-up to his career-making debut Open Season game warden Joe Pickett looks into the bizarre death of an environmental activist...and what he finds is bigger and ... (Goodreads)

  63. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

    by Olga Tokarczuk
    An elderly woman's journey of self-discovery, as she investigates a series of mysterious animal deaths.

    In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her ... (Goodreads)

  64. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

    by Carl Sagan
    Reflection on humanity's place in the universe, and its responsibility to protect life on Earth.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sagan traces our exploration of space and suggests that our very survival may depend on the wise use of other worlds. This stirring book reveals how scientific ... (Goodreads)

  65. The Penguin Lessons

    by Tom Michell
    A young Englishman rescues a penguin in Uruguay and brings him back to his boarding school in Argentina. Heartwarming tale of friendship and adventure.

    "I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time." Set against ... (Goodreads)

  66. Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds

    by Joy Adamson
    The true story of how a lioness was raised and released back into the wild.

    There have been many accounts of the return to the wild of tame animals, but since its original publication in 1960, when, T,he, New York Times, hailed it as a “fascinating and remarkable book,”, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  67. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

    by Richard Louv
    Examining the consequences of disconnecting children from nature, and the need for reconnection.

    "I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in—and so out of touch with the ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

    by David Quammen
    A journey through the science of island biogeography and the impact of human activity on the extinction of species.

    David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo , is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message — a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way ... (Barnes & Noble)

  69. The Shattering

    by Kathryn Lasky
    A young girl uncovers a dark family secret that shatters her world and forces her to confront the truth.

    In the fifth book in this series, the war between an evil group led by Soren's brother, Kludd, and the owls of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree rages on. In the midst of war, Eglantine unwittingly becomes a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  70. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

    by John Vaillant
    A thrilling tale of a Siberian tiger's fight for survival amidst conflict between man and nature.

    It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs ... (Goodreads)

  71. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

    by Hugh Lofting
    Doctor Dolittle, a veterinarian, sets sail on a series of adventures with his animal friends.

    The novel begins when Tommy Stubbins, the narrator of the story, finds a squirrel injured by a hawk. Matthew Mugg, the cat's meat man, informs him to get help from Doctor Dolittle, who can speak the ... (Wikipedia)

  72. The Elephant Whisperer

    by Lawrence Anthony
    A story of the unlikely bond between a conservationist and a herd of wild elephants.

    When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in South Africa, his commonsense told him to refuse. But he was the ... (Goodreads)

  73. Me...Jane

    by Patrick McDonnell
    A young girl embarks on a journey of exploration and imagination, inspired by the life of Jane Goodall.

    Patrick McDonnell-beloved, bestselling author-artist and creator of the Mutts syndicated comic strip–shares the inspiring story of young Jane Goodall, the legendary and inspiring conservationist ... (Goodreads)

  74. Songs of the Humpback Whale

    by Jodi Picoult
    A woman leaves her husband, taking their daughter to find solace in the songs of humpback whales. Told from multiple perspectives.

    Jane Jones, a speech pathologist , has been married to Oliver Jones for almost twenty years. Together, they have a teenage daughter named Rebecca. Oliver is a world-renowned marine biologist . ... (Wikipedia)

  75. Flush

    by Carl Hiaasen
    A humorous tale of a dog named Flush, who helps his owner, a girl named Noah, seek revenge on a polluting casino boat owner.

    The narrator of the story is a teenage boy named Noah Underwood. Noah's father, Paine, a passionate environmentalist, has been arrested for sinking the Coral Queen , a casino boat operated by "Dusty" ... (Wikipedia)

  76. Endangered

    by Eliot Schrefer
    A young girl must navigate the dangers of the jungle and protect a baby bonobo from poachers.

    From National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer comes the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos – and herself -- from a violent coup. Congo is a dangerous place, even for people ... (Barnes & Noble)

  77. Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

    by Bea Johnson
    A practical guide to reducing waste and simplifying life through the 5R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot.

    Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; ... (Goodreads)

  78. Gorillas in the Mist

    by Dian Fossey
    True story of a scientist's dedication to saving the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

    Occupational therapist Dian Fossey ( Sigourney Weaver ) is inspired by anthropologist Louis Leakey ( Iain Cuthbertson ) to devote her life to the study of primates. She writes ceaselessly to Leakey ... (Wikipedia)

  79. Skink - No Surrender

    by Carl Hiaasen
    When a young girl goes missing in Florida, a retired governor turned eco-vigilante sets out to find her.

    Richard Sloan is worried when his cousin and best friend, Malley, fails to meet him for their regular nightly exploration of Loggerhead Beach , scouting for turtle nests. He, noticing a soda straw ... (Wikipedia)

  80. Brazzaville Beach

    by William Boyd
    A primatologist reflects on her life in Africa, including her research on chimpanzees and her involvement in a civil war.

    Brazzaville Beach consists of three separative narratives. The first is Hope Clearwater's reflections on her current life whilst living in a beach house on Brazzaville Beach. The second narrative is ... (Wikipedia)

  81. Silverwing

    by Kenneth Oppel
    A young bat named Shade embarks on a perilous journey to find his colony after being separated from them during migration.

    Shade is a young Silverwing bat whose father disappeared before he was born. He lives with his mother Ariel and is bullied by other newborns, especially Chinook and his friends, for being the runt of ... (Wikipedia)

  82. The Animals of Farthing Wood

    by Colin Dann
    A group of woodland animals flee their homes to escape destruction and embark on a perilous journey to find a new home.

    The story opens with the animals discovering that their small pond has been filled in. Humans dug up the surrounding heath some time ago, and have reduced the size of Farthing Wood itself since then, ... (Wikipedia)

  83. My Ishmael

    by Daniel Quinn
    A young girl seeks guidance from a telepathic gorilla on how to save the world from impending ecological disaster.

    My Ishmael is presented as the final copy of a book published by Julie Gerchak, who has herself read, Ishmael, . At the time she begins writing, Julie is sixteen, though during the main plot of her ... (Wikipedia)

  84. In the Shadow of Man

    by Jane Goodall
    A groundbreaking study of chimpanzees in Tanzania, revealing their complex social behaviors and challenging our understanding of humanity.

    This best-selling classic tells the story of one of world's greatest scientific adventuresses. Jane Goodall was a young secretarial school graduate when the legendary Louis Leakey chose her to ... (Goodreads)

  85. Endangered

    by C.J. Box
    A thrilling story of a family's fight for survival in the face of a ruthless enemy.

    New York Times,–bestselling writer C. J. Box returns with a thrilling new novel, featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. She was gone. Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if ... (Goodreads)

  86. Paddle-to-the-Sea

    by Holling Clancy Holling
    A wooden figure of a Native American in a canoe travels from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean, encountering various obstacles and people along the way.

    At Lake Nipigon , Ontario, a First Nation boy carves a wooden model of an “Indian” in a canoe. On its side he roughly carves the words "Please put me back in the water. I am Paddle-to-the-Sea" and ... (Wikipedia)

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    by Peter Allison
    A humorous and thrilling memoir of a safari guide in Botswana, sharing his encounters with wild animals and tourists alike.

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    Three narratives spanning centuries, exploring the interplay of humankind and bees.

    In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding ... (Goodreads)

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    by Ernest Hemingway
    Hemingway's account of his safari in East Africa, exploring the beauty of the landscape and the thrill of the hunt.

    Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December 1933. Hemingway's ... (Goodreads)

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    by Nevada Barr
    A national park ranger investigates a murder in the Rocky Mountains, facing danger and betrayal in the wilderness.

    It's fall in the Sierra Mountains, and Anna Pigeon is slinging hash in Yosemite National Park's historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Four young people, all seasonal park employees, have disappeared, and two ... (Goodreads)

  91. Being a Green Mother

    by Piers Anthony
    A young woman must embrace her destiny as the Green Mother, a powerful force for nature, to save the world from destruction.

    It is discovered that young Orb , the Aunt of Luna, has the gift of conjuring natural music that emanates from things in nature. She sets off on a quest for a magical song known as the Llano, a song ... (Wikipedia)

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