Books to read on World Earth Day

 Read reviewThe Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Jeff Goodell

A deeply reported look at how water is pouring into our cities via the global crisis of rising sea levels

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Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture - A New Earth

Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture - A New Earth

Charles Massy

Is it too late to regenerate the earth? Call of the Reed Warbler shows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our planet.

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Love Earth Now: The Power of Doing One Thing Every Day

Love Earth Now: The Power of Doing One Thing Every Day

Cheryl Leutjen

Stories and inspired ideas for saving the planet from an award-winning writer and environmental lawyer

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The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

Amitav Ghosh

Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of...

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World

Michael Pollan

The startling truth behind the food we consume in the twenty-first century

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We are the Weather Makers

We are the Weather Makers

Tim Flannery

Most of us suspect that climate change is happening, but is it a terrible threat to our world or an exaggerated beat up? Or is it something in between, an issue that humanity must eventually face, but not yet? Ages 12+

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Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet

Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet

Anitra Nelson

Amidst crisis and fragmentation, the need for sociable, practical and sustainable housing is manifest

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Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism

Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism

Shelley Streeby

From the 1960s to the present, activists, artists, and science fiction writers have imagined the consequences of climate change and its impacts on our future. Authors such as Octavia Butler and Leslie Marmon Silko, movie directors...

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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

Exposes the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. This book aims to creates public awareness of the environment.

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Future Eaters

Future Eaters

Timothy Flannery

The story of how human beings have consumed the resources they need for their own future. The book examines the first Afro-Asian people to travel down the chain of islands to Australasia and how they changed the flora and fauna,...

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Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase

Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World’s Longest Sea Chase

Kjetil Saeter, Eskil Engdal

Poachers, kingpins and the longest chase in maritime history: A desperate race to save our planet's oceans.

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Our Shrinking Planet

Our Shrinking Planet

Massimo Livi Bacci, David Broder

In the space of another generation, the population of the earth will rise by 2. 5 billion. Yet the real problem we face is not so much the increase in numbers as the fact that growth will be highly uneven.

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Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future

Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future

Geoff Mann, Joel Wainwright

How climate change will affect our political theory - for better and worse. Despite all the science and summits, leading capitalist states have not managed to mitigate anything close to an adequate level of carbon...

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World Without Fish

World Without Fish

Mark Kurlansky, Professor Frank Stockton

Gives a step-by-step account of what would happen if fish became extinct. This book outlines a plan for remedying the situation. It includes a fifteen-page graphic novel (each page is a chapter opener) that tells the fictional...

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The Lorax: Special How to Save the Planet edition

The Lorax: Special How to Save the Planet edition

Dr. Seuss

The timeless ecological fable from the iconic Dr. Seuss. Help the Lorax save the planet with this very special slipcase edition of the classic picture book.

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Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World

Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World

Josh Tickell, John Mackey

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Heartwood: The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit

Heartwood: The art and science of growing trees for conservation and profit

Rowan Reid

Heartwood challenges the entrenched view that when it comes to forests, one is either a conservationist or a profiteer. Forest scientist Rowan Reid draws on over twenty years of experience and study to offer a...

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How Did We Get into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature

How Did We Get into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature

George Monbiot

Where we have gone wrong, and what to do about it

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The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Florence Williams

An intrepid investigation into nature's restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.

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Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North

Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North

Mark C. Serreze

An insider account of how researchers unraveled the mystery of the thawing Arctic

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The Many Lives of Carbon

The Many Lives of Carbon

Dag Olav Hessen

The Many Lives of Carbon is the story of the element carbon, its myriad properties, and its life-cycle. Dag Olav Hessen examines carbon in minerals and rocks, wood and rain forests, as well as looking at carbon's role in the...

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Utterly Amazing Earth: Packed with Pop-ups, Flaps, and Explosive Facts!

Utterly Amazing Earth: Packed with Pop-ups, Flaps, and Explosive Facts!

DK

Utterly Amazing Earth is a jaw-dropping pop-up book packed with fascinating facts about our amazing planet. Go deep below the Earth's crust to discover earthshattering facts. From volcanoes to earthquakes, the water...

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Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Michael Bloomberg, Carl Pope

From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense.

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