Books about Wildlife

  1. Amazonia

    by James Rollins
    Adventure through the Amazon rainforest to uncover a hidden power.

    “Gripping…a first-rate nail biter.” —,Tampa Tribune, James Rollins—the author of, The Doomsday Key,, The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, Black Order,, and other pulse-pounding,, New York Times, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. Elephant Song

    by Wilbur Smith
    A young man's journey to find his father in Africa, encountering danger and adventure along the way.

    Documentary filmmaker Daniel Armstrong vows revenge after a gang of poachers steals a huge cache of ivory and kills Chief Warden Johnny Nzou, Armstrong's childhood friend. ... (Wikipedia)

  7. 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)

  8. Arctic Dreams

    by Barry Lopez
    A poetic exploration of the Arctic landscape, its wildlife, and the people who inhabit it.

    Winner of the National Book Award This bestselling, groundbreaking exploration of the Far North is a classic of natural history, anthropology, and travel writing. The Arctic is a perilous place. Only ... (Goodreads)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. The Corfu Trilogy

    by Gerald Durrell
    A humorous and heartwarming memoir of the author's childhood on the Greek island of Corfu, filled with eccentric characters and exotic animals.

    The Corfu Trilogy consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the ... (Goodreads)

  13. Back of Beyond

    by C.J. Box
    A thrilling mystery novel about a detective who must solve a murder in the remote wilderness of Montana.

    Edgar Award-winning and, New York Times, bestselling author C.J. Box delivers a thriller about a troubled cop trying to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone, now reissued with additional bonus ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. 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)

  15. The Solace of Open Spaces

    by Gretel Ehrlich
    A collection of essays exploring the beauty and harshness of the American West, and the people who call it home.

    A stunning collection of personal observations that uses images of the American West to probe larger concerns in lyrical, evocative prose that is a true celebration of the region. ... (Goodreads)

  16. 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)

  17. 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)

  18. 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)

  19. One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

    by Sam Keith
    The journal of Richard Proenneke, who left civilization to live alone in the Alaskan wilderness, building his own cabin and living off the land.

    To live in a pristine land unchanged by roam a wilderness through which few other humans have choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log be a self-sufficient ... (Goodreads)

  20. Surprise Island

    by Gertrude Chandler Warner
    Two orphaned siblings explore the wonders of the natural world on a remote island.

    The Aldens spend the summer on Grandfather's island! Joe, the island's friendly handyman, helps them with anything they need, but as the children continue to explore their summer home, they realize ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. 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)

  22. 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)

  23. When the Lion Feeds

    by Wilbur Smith
    Epic adventure of two brothers in the African wilderness, facing danger and learning life lessons.

    The novel begins in Natal in the 1870s, with the introduction of twin brothers Sean and Garrick, the sons of ranch owner Waite Courtney. After one of Sean's hunting accidents results in Garrick ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Star Island

    by Carl Hiaasen
    A pop star's life is in danger when a crazed fan mistakes her for a lookalike. A hilarious satire on celebrity culture.

    Ann DeLusia, the " stunt double " for habitually intoxicated and drug-addicted pop star "Cherry Pye", is mistakenly kidnapped by an obsessed paparazzo . Now, the star's entourage must find a way to ... (Wikipedia)

  25. 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)

  26. 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)

  27. Birds of Prey

    by Wilbur Smith
    A thrilling adventure of a young woman's quest for revenge against those who wronged her. Set in the African wilderness.

    In 1667 Holland is at war with England . Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal attack ships of the Dutch East India Company off the coast of Africa. They are betrayed and Sir Francis is executed. Hal ... (Wikipedia)

  28. 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)

  29. Julie of the Wolves

    by Jean Craighead George
    A young girl's journey to find her true identity, guided by a pack of wolves.

    Julie/Miyax (My-yax) is an Inuk girl torn between modern Alaska and the old Inuit tradition . After her mother's death, she is raised by her father Kapugen (Kah-Pue-Jen). In his care, Miyax becomes ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

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

    A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: "only food runs!" With a new introduction and new material from the authorIn the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Green Hills of Africa

    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)

  32. High Country

    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)

  33. Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass

    by Isak Dinesen
    Memoir of a Danish woman's life in colonial Kenya, filled with love, loss, and the beauty of Africa.

    Out of Africa tells the story of a farm that the narrator once had in Africa. The farm is located at the foot of the Ngong hills outside of Nairobi, in what is now Kenya. It sits at an altitude of ... (Goodreads)

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