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List of environmental books

This page is a list of environmental books.

In this context they are notable books that describe, as a major theme, the effects of human activity on the environment.


Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. This presentation may be accurate or not; that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question. However, it is generally assumed that the authors of such accounts believe them to be truthful at the time of their composition.

Title Theme(s) and subtheme(s) Author(s) Year(s) ISBN(s)
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Population Mann, Charles C.Charles C. Mann 2005 ISBN 978-1-4000-4006-3
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think Various themes Diamandis, PeterPeter Diamandis and Steven Kotler 2012 ISBN 9781451614213
Agricultural Involution: The Processes of Ecological Change in Indonesia Agriculture Geertz, CliffordClifford Geertz 1963
Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility Energy Simon, Christopher A.Christopher A. Simon 2006 ISBN 0-7425-4908-9;
ISBN 978-0-7425-4908-1;
ISBN 0-7425-4909-7;
ISBN 978-0-7425-4909-8
AP 42 Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors Pollution: air pollution 1968
An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming Global warming Lawson, NigelNigel Lawson 2008 ISBN 978-0-7156-3786-9 (UK);
ISBN 978-1-59020-084-1 (US)
Aqueous Wastes from Petroleum and Petrochemical Plants Waste: oil refinery and
petrochemical wastewaters
Beychok, Milton R.Milton R. Beychok 1967
Atlas of Our Changing Environment Climate change United Nations Environment Programme 2005–
Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada Wildfires: in Canada Stephen J. Pyne 2007
Babylon's Ark, The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo Wildlife conservation Anthony, LawrenceLawrence Anthony and Graham Spence
Beyond the Limits Population Meadows, DonellaJorgen Randers 1992 ISBN 0-930031-62-8
Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak Energy Deffeyes, Kenneth S.Kenneth S. Deffeyes 2006
Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future Pollution Goodell, JeffJeff Goodell 2006 ISBN 978-0-618-87224-4
A Big Fix: Radical Solutions for Australia's Environmental Crisis Various themes Lowe, IanIan Lowe 2005
Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World - Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It Alibek, KenKen Alibek 1999 ISBN 0-385-33496-6
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming Environmentalism Hawken, PaulPaul Hawken 2007 ISBN 978-0-670-03852-7
The Blue Economy Technology: biomimetics Pauli, GunterGunter Pauli 2010 ISBN 978-0-912111-90-2
A Blueprint for Survival Survival Goldsmith, EdwardEdward Goldsmith and Robert Allen 1972
Bountiful Harvest Anti-environmentalism DeGregori, Thomas R.Thomas R. DeGregori 2002 ISBN 1-930865-31-7
Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security Energy Lovins, AmoryAmory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins 1982 ISBN 0-931790-28-X
Canada’s Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System Various themes Harding, JimJim Harding 2007
The Carbon War: Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era Global warming Leggett, JeremyJeremy Leggett 1999
Catastrophe: Risk and Response Various themes Posner, RichardRichard Posner 2004 ISBN 978-0195306477
Challenging the Chip Waste: electronic waste Smith (environmentalist), TedTed Smith (environmentalist), David A. Sonnenfeld, and David Naguib Pellow 2006 ISBN 1-59213-330-4 (paperback);
ISBN 1-59213-330-4 (e-book)
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England Land and water: hunting and fishing Cronon, WilliamWilliam Cronon 1983 ISBN 0-8090-0158-6
The Chilling Stars Climate change: cosmic rays Svensmark, HenrikHenrik Svensmark and Nigel Calder 2003;
2007 (updated)
ISBN 1-84046-815-7
A Civil Action Pollution: water pollution Harr, JonathanJonathan Harr 1996 ISBN 0-679-77267-7
The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity Clean technology Pernick, RonRon Pernick and Clint Wilder 2007 ISBN 0-06-089623-X
Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change Climate change Lovins, L. HunterL. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen 2011 ISBN 978-0-8090-3473-4
Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options Climate change mitigation and global energy security Brown, Marilyn A.Marilyn A. Brown and Benjamin K. Sovacool 2011 ISBN 978-0-262-01625-4
Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand Climate change denial Haydn Washington and John Cook; foreword by Naomi Oreskes 2011 ISBN 978-1-84971-336-8
Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action Global warming Spratt, DavidDavid Spratt and Philip Sutton 2008 ISBN 1-921372-20-6
The Coal Question Coal: peak coal Jevons, William StanleyWilliam Stanley Jevons 1865
Coal River: How a Few Brave Americans Took on a Powerful Company–and the Federal Government–to Save the Land They Love Mining: mountain removal mining Shnayerson, MichaelMichael Shnayerson 2008
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Various themes Diamond, JaredJared Diamond 2005 ISBN 0-14-303655-6
The Coming Global Superstorm Global warming Bell, ArtArt Bell and Whitley Strieber 1999 ISBN 0-671-04190-8
Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Agriculture: agricultural hydrology International Water Management Institute and Earthscan 2007
Confessions of an Eco-Warrior Eco-terrorism Foreman, DaveDave Foreman 1991
The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists Consumerism Brower, MichaelMichael Brower and Warren Leon 1999 ISBN 0-609-80281-X
Contesting the Future of Nuclear Power: A Critical Global Assessment of Atomic Energy Energy: nuclear energy Sovacool, Benjamin K.Benjamin K. Sovacool 2011 ISBN 978-981-4322-75-1
A Contract with the Earth Environmental protection and restoration Gingrich, NewtNewt Gingrich and Terry L. Maple 2007 ISBN 978-0-8018-8780-2
The Control of Nature Geoengineering McPhee, JohnJohn McPhee 1989 ISBN 0374128901
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming Global warming Lomborg, BjørnBjørn Lomborg 2007 ISBN 978-0-307-26692-7
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Braungart, MichaelMichael Braungart and William McDonough 2002 ISBN 0-86547-587-3
The Deniers: The world-renowned scientists who stood up against global warming hysteria, political persecution, and fraud Global warming: denial Solomon, LawrenceLawrence Solomon 2008 ISBN 978-0-9800763-1-8
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Abbey, EdwardEdward Abbey 1968 ISBN 978-0-345-25021-6
Diagnosis Mercury: Money, Politics and Poison Toxic waste Hightower, JaneJane Hightower 2008
The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States Energy Sovacool, Benjamin K.Benjamin K. Sovacool 2008
The Discovery of Global Warming Global warming: history of scientific discoveries Weart, Spencer R.Spencer R. Weart 2003 ISBN 0-674-03189-X
Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation Energy: hydropower Magnason, Andri SnærAndri Snær Magnason 2006 ISBN 978-0-9551363-2-0
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Climate change McKibben, BillBill McKibben 2010 ISBN 978-0-8050-9056-7
Earth from the Air Arthus-Bertrand, YannYann Arthus-Bertrand
Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit Gore, AlAl Gore 1992 ISBN 0-395-57821-3;
ISBN 0-618-05664-5;
ISBN 1-85383-743-1;
ISBN 978-1-59486-637-1 (paperback, Rodale Press, 2006)
Eating Animals Food industry Foer, Jonathan SafranJonathan Safran Foer 2009 ISBN 0316069906
Ecodefense: A Field Guide To Monkeywrenching Eco-terrorism Foreman, DaveDave Foreman 1985
Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 Introduced species: epidemics Crosby, AlfredAlfred Crosby 1986
Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems Begon, MichaelMichael Begon, Colin R. Townsend, and John L. Harper 2006 ISBN 978-1-4051-1117-1
The Economical Environmentalist Climate change: effects of climate change Vaze, PrashantPrashant Vaze
Ecotage! Eco-terrorism Love, SamSam Love 1972 ISBN 0-671-78180-4
Encounters with the Archdruid McPhee, JohnJohn McPhee 1971 ISBN 0-374-51431-3
The End of Energy Obesity: Breaking Today's Energy Addiction for a Prosperous and Secure Tomorrow Energy Tertzakian, PeterPeter Tertzakian 2009 ISBN 978-0-470-43544-1
The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat Overfishing Clover (journalist), CharlesCharles Clover (journalist) 2004 (UK);
2006 (US)
ISBN 0-09-189780-7 (UK hardcover 1st ed.);
ISBN 1-59558-109-X (US hardcover 1st ed.);
ISBN 0-09-189781-5 (UK 2005 rev. ed.);
ISBN 0-520-25505-4 (US 2008 reprint 1st ed.)
The End of Nature Global warming McKibben, BillBill McKibben 1989 ISBN 0-8129-7608-8
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World Energy Roberts (author), PaulPaul Roberts (author) 2004 ISBN 978-0-618-23977-1
Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation Wildlife conservation Stattersfield, Alison J.Alison J. Stattersfield, Michael J. Crosby, Adrian J. Long, and David C. Wege 1998 ISBN 0-946888-33-7
Endgame (two volumes) Jensen, DerrickDerrick Jensen 2006 ISBN 1-58322-730-X;
ISBN 1-58322-724-5
Energy and American Society: Thirteen Myths Energy Sovacool, Benjamin K.Benjamin K. Sovacool and Marilyn A. Brown (editors) 2007
Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social & Technological Case for Renewable Energy Energy Scheer, HermannHermann Scheer 2006 ISBN 1844073556
The Energy Construct Energy: renewable energy, nuclear energy, and clean fossil energy Cipiti, BenBen Cipiti 2007
Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology Nanotechnology Drexler, K. EricK. Eric Drexler 1986 ISBN 0-385-19973-2
Entropy: A New World View Resource conservation Rifkin, JeremyJeremy Rifkin and Ted Howard 1980 ISBN 0-670-29717-8
Enviro-Capitalists: Doing Good While Doing Well Free-market environmentalism Anderson, Terry LeeTerry Lee Anderson and Donald R. Leal 1997 ISBN 978-0-8476-8382-6
Environmental Principles and Policies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction Various themes Beder, SharonSharon Beder 2006 ISBN 978-1-84407-404-4
An Essay on the Principle of Population Population Malthus, Thomas RobertThomas Robert Malthus 1798
Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada's Oil Sands Energy: petroleum energy Levant, EzraEzra Levant 2010 ISBN 0-7710-4641-3
The Everglades: River of Grass Nature conservation Douglas, Marjory StonemanMarjory Stoneman Douglas 1947
Everybody Loves a Good Drought Sainath, P.P. Sainath 1996 ISBN 0-14-025984-8
The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850–1920 (collection of books and other publications) Conservation movement
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines Various themes Paul Fleischman 2014 ISBN 978-0763675455
Factor 5: Transforming the Global Economy through 80% Increase in Resource Productivity Resource efficiency von Weizsäcker, Ernst UlrichErnst Ulrich von Weizsäcker and others 2009 ISBN 978-0-8165-1086-3
Fallout: An American Nuclear Tragedy Radiation exposure: nuclear weapon tests Fradkin, Philip L.Philip L. Fradkin 1989 ISBN 978-0-8165-1086-3
Famine 1975! America's Decision: Who Will Survive? Overpopulation: food security Paddock, WilliamWilliam Paddock and Paul Paddock 1967
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat Agriculture: industrial livestock production and industrial fish farming Lymbery, PhilipPhilip Lymbery and Isabel Oakeshott 2014
The Fate of the Earth Schell, JonathanJonathan Schell 1982
Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret Waste: toxic waste recycled in fertilizer Wilson, DuffDuff Wilson 2001
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change Climate change: causes and effects Kolbert, ElizabethElizabeth Kolbert 2006 ISBN 1-59691-125-5
Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer—And What You Can Do About It Food industry 2009
The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution Agriculture: genetically modified food Miller, Henry I.Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko 2004
Free Market Environmentalism Environmental economics Anderson, Terry L.Terry L. Anderson and Donald R. Leal
Fundamentals of Stack Gas Dispersion
(4th edition)
Pollution: air pollution: atmospheric dispersion modeling Beychok, Milton R.Milton R. Beychok 2005 ISBN 0-9644588-0-2
The Gene Revolution: GM Crops and Unequal Development Genetically modified organisms Fukuda-Parr, SakikoSakiko Fukuda-Parr 2006
Genethics: The Clash between the New Genetics and Human Values Genetic engineering Suzuki, DavidDavid Suzuki and Peter Knudtson 1990
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World Pollution: water pollution Johnson, Steven BerlinSteven Berlin Johnson 2006 ISBN 1594489254
Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism Anti-environmentalism and free-market environmentalism Beder, SharonSharon Beder 1997;
ISBN 978-1-890132-12-5
The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans Various themes Lynas, MarkMark Lynas 2011
The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management Various themes Hutchings, PatPat Hutchings, Mike Kingsford, and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg 2008
The Green Bible Religion 2008 ISBN 978-0-06-162799-6
The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems Economics Jones, VanVan Jones 2008 ISBN 978-0-06-165075-8
The Green Crusade Environmentalism Rubin, Charles T.Charles T. Rubin 1998 ISBN 0847688178
Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage Esty, Daniel C.Daniel C. Esty 2006
Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy Energy Diesendorf, MarkMark Diesendorf 2007 ISBN 978-0-86840-973-3
Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence Energy: renewable energy Bryce, RobertRobert Bryce 2008 ISBN 978-1-58648-321-0
Half Gone: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Global Energy Crisis Energy Leggett, JeremyJeremy Leggett 2005
Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada Climate change: effects in Canada Harold Coward and Andrew J. Weaver 2004 ISBN 978-0889204423
Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World Climate change and agriculture Charles, Prince of Wales, with Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly 2010 ISBN 0061731358
Heaven and Earth: Global Warming — The Missing Science Global warming Plimer, IanIan Plimer 2009 ISBN 0-7043-7166-9
Hell and High Water: Global Warming — the Solution and the Politics — and What We Should Do Global warming Romm, Joseph J.Joseph J. Romm 2006 ISBN 0-06-117212-X
High and Dry: John Howard, Climate Change and the Selling of Australia's Future Global warming Pearse, GuyGuy Pearse 2007
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines Climate change: hockey stick controversy Mann, Michael E.Michael E. Mann 2012 ISBN 023115254X
The Hockey Stick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of Science Climate change Montford, AndrewAndrew Montford 2010 ISBN 978-1-906768-35-5
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America Various themes Friedman, Thomas L.Thomas L. Friedman 2008
How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The Individual's Guide to Stopping Climate Change Consumerism Goodall, ChrisChris Goodall 2007 ISBN 9781844074266
Human Ecology, Human Economy: Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future Diesendorf, MarkMark Diesendorf and Clive Hamilton 1997
The Hundred Year Lie: How Food And Medicine Are Destroying Your Health Food industry Fitzgerald, RandallRandall Fitzgerald 2006 ISBN 0-525-94951-8
The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate Climate change Romm, Joseph J.Joseph J. Romm 2004 ISBN 1-55963-703-X;
ISBN 1-55963-704-8
The Improving State of the World: Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives On a Cleaner Planet Environmental skepticism Goklany, Indur M.Indur M. Goklany 2007 ISBN 1930865988
An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems Beck, GlennGlenn Beck 2007 ISBN 1-4165-5219-7
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It Gore, AlAl Gore 2006 ISBN 1-59486-567-1
An Introduction to Sustainable Development Rogers, Peter P.Peter P. Rogers, with Kazi F. Jalal and John A. Boyd 2007 ISBN 978-1-84407-521-8
It's a Matter of Survival Survival Gordon, AnitaAnita Gordon and David Suzuki 1991 ISBN 0-674-46970-4
Kick The Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World Renewable energy: solar energy, wind power, geothermal energy, and more Rand, TomTom Rand 2010
Killer Company: James Hardie Exposed Asbestos in construction: fibrosis Peacock, MattMatt Peacock 2009 ISBN 9780733325809
Last Chance to See Wildlife conservation Adams, DouglasDouglas Adams and Mark Carwardine 1990
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder Nature deficit disorder Louv, RichardRichard Louv 2005 ISBN 978-1-56512-605-3
The Legacy of Luna Forest conservation Hill, Julia ButterflyJulia Butterfly Hill 2000 ISBN 0-06-251658-2
Life in 2050 Various themes Eberl, UlrichUlrich Eberl 2011 ISBN 978-3-407-75357-1
The Limits to Growth Population Meadows, DonellaDonella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, Jørgen Randers, and William W. Behrens III 1972 ISBN 0-87663-165-0
Living in the Hothouse: How Global Warming Affects Australia Climate change Lowe, IanIan Lowe 2005
The Living Soil Organic farming Balfour, Lady EveLady Eve Balfour 1943
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century Various themes Kunstler, James HowardJames Howard Kunstler 2005
Making Peace with the Planet Commoner, BarryBarry Commoner 1990 ISBN 978-0-394-56598-9
Man and Nature Environmental degradation Marsh, George PerkinsGeorge Perkins Marsh 1864
Managing Urban America Urban planning Morgan, David R.Robert E. England, and John Peter Pelissero 1979 ISBN 1-56643-065-8 (5th ed. paperback);
ISBN 1568029306 (6th ed.)
Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition Megaprojects Flyvbjerg, BentBent Flyvbjerg, Nils Bruzelius, and Werner Rothengatter 2003 ISBN 0-521-80420-5
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming Global warming Oreskes, NaomiNaomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway 2010 ISBN 978-1-59691-610-4
Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World (book companion to series of videos) Maybury-Lewis, DavidDavid Maybury-Lewis 1992
The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels Energy: fossil fuels Alex Epstein 2014 ISBN 978-1591847441
Moving Mountains: How One Woman and Her Community Won Justice from Big Coal Mining: coal mining Loeb, PennyPenny Loeb 2007
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution Ecosystem services: full cost accounting Hawken, PaulPaul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins 1999 ISBN 978-0-316-35316-8
A Nature Conservation Review (2 volumes) Nature conservation Ratcliffe, DerekDerek Ratcliffe 1977 ISBN 0-521-21159-X
The Navajo People and Uranium Mining Mining: uranium mining Brugge, DougDoug Brugge, Timothy Benally, and Esther Yazzie-Lewis 2006 ISBN 978-0-8263-3778-8
The New Green Consumer Guide Consumerism 2007 ISBN 978-0-7432-9530-7
Non-Nuclear Futures: The Case for an Ethical Energy Strategy Energy Lovins, Amory B.Amory B. Lovins and John H. Price 1975 ISBN 0-88410-603-9
Nourishing the Planet Agriculture: sustainable agriculture
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Food industry Pollan, MichaelMichael Pollan 2006 ISBN 978-1-59420-082-3
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth Fuller, BuckminsterBuckminster Fuller 1968
Our Angry Earth: A Ticking Ecological Bomb Various themes Asimov, IsaacIsaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl 1991 ISBN 0-312-85252-5
Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis Climate change Gore, AlAl Gore 2009
Our Plundered Planet Osborn, Jr., Henry FairfieldHenry Fairfield Osborn, Jr. 1948
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution Biotechnology Fukuyama, FrancisFrancis Fukuyama 2002 ISBN 0-374-23643-7 (hardcover);
ISBN 0-312-42171-0 (paperback)
Our Synthetic Environment Pesticides Bookchin, MurrayMurray Bookchin (pseudonym "Lewis Herber") 1962
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World Various themes Kelly (editor), KevinKevin Kelly (editor) 1994 ISBN 978-0201483406
Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil Energy Goodstein, DavidDavid Goodstein 2004 ISBN 0-393-05857-3
The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies Energy Heinberg, RichardRichard Heinberg 2003 ISBN 0-86571-482-7
The Pesticide Question: Environment, Economics and Ethics Pesticides David Pimentel and Hugh Lehman (editors) 1993 ISBN 978-0-412-03581-4
The Phoenix Project: Shifting from Oil to Hydrogen Energy Braun, HarryHarry Braun
Plows, Plagues and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate Various themes Ruddiman, WilliamWilliam Ruddiman 2005
The Population Bomb Population Ehrlich, Paul R.Paul R. Ehrlich 1968 ISBN 1-56849-587-0
Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits Population Mosher, Steven W.Steven W. Mosher 2008 ISBN 978-1-4128-0712-8
Power Down: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World Energy Heinberg, RichardRichard Heinberg 2004 ISBN 978-0865715103
Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future Energy Bryce, RobertRobert Bryce 2010 ISBN 978-1-58648-789-8
Power, Profit and Protest: Australian Social Movements and Globalisation Burgmann, VerityVerity Burgmann 2003
Prosperity Without Growth Environmental economics Jackson (economist), TimTim Jackson (economist) 2009
Putting biodiversity on the map: priority areas for global conservation Biodiversity conservation Bibby, C. J.C. J. Bibby, N. J. Collar, M. J. Crosby, M.F. Heath, Ch. Imboden, T. H. Johnson, A. J. Long, A. J. Stattersfield, and S. J. Thirgood 1992 ISBN 0-946888-24-8
Reaction Time: Climate Change and the Nuclear Option Various themes Lowe, IanIan Lowe 2007 ISBN 978-1-86395-412-9
The Real Global Warming Disaster (Is The Obsession With 'Climate Change' Turning Out To Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder In History?) Global warming Booker, ChristopherChristopher Booker 2009 ISBN 1-4411-1052-6
Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment Environmentalism Speth, James GustaveJames Gustave Speth 2004 ISBN 0-300-10232-1
Reflections in Bullough's Pond: Economy and Ecosystem in New England Agriculture and fossil fuels Muir, DianaDiana Muir 2000 ISBN 0-87451-909-8
Renewable Electricity and the Grid: The Challenge of Variability Energy Boyle, GodfreyGodfrey Boyle 2007 ISBN 978-1-84407-418-1
Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth about Climate Change Climate change: climate change denial Hamilton, CliveClive Hamilton 2010 ISBN 978-1-84971-081-7
The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth is Fighting Back - and How we Can Still Save Humanity Various themes Lovelock, JamesJames Lovelock 2007 ISBN 0-14-102597-2
Risk Governance: Coping with Uncertainty in a Complex World Renn, OrtwinOrtwin Renn 2008
River of Renewal: Myth and History in the Klamath Basin Various themes Most, StephenStephen Most 2006
The Riverkeepers: Two Activists Fight to Reclaim Our Environment as a Basic Human Right Pollution: water pollution Cronin (environmental author), JohnJohn Cronin (environmental author) and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (foreword by Al Gore) 1997 ISBN 0-684-83908-3
The Sacred Balance Various themes Suzuki, DavidDavid Suzuki ISBN 978-1-55054-548-7
Sammy & Sue Go Green Too! Lifestyle Corso, SuzanneSuzanne Corso
A Sand County Almanac Nature conservation Leopold, AldoAldo Leopold 1949;
1966 (reprinted)
ISBN 0-19-500777-8
Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War on Nature and Truth Wilkinson, ToddTodd Wilkinson 1998
Scorched: South Africa's Changing Climate Climate change Joubert, LeonieLeonie Joubert 2007
Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change Climate change: Kyoto Protocol and Australian politics Hamilton, CliveClive Hamilton 2007 ISBN 978-0-9775949-0-0
Secrets and Lies Anti-environmentalism Hager, NickyNicky Hager and Bob Burton 1999 ISBN 0-908802-57-9
Selling Solar: The Diffusion of Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets Energy Miller, DamianDamian Miller 2009
The Shamba Raiders: Memories of a Game Warden Wildlife conservation Kinloch, BruceBruce Kinloch 1972;
A Short History of Progress Environmental history Wright, RonaldRonald Wright 2004 ISBN 0-88784-706-4
Siberia, Siberia Environmental degradation Rasputin, ValentinValentin Rasputin 1991;
1996 (English translation)
ISBN 978-0-8101-1575-0;
ISBN 5-94535-067-2 (Russian ed.)
Silence of the Songbirds Various themes Stutchbury, BridgetBridget Stutchbury 2007 ISBN 978-0-8027-1609-5
Silent Spring Pesticides Carson, RachelRachel Carson 1962
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet Climate change Lynas, MarkMark Lynas 2007 ISBN 978-0-00-720905-7
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Extinction: human activities Kolbert, ElizabethElizabeth Kolbert 2014 ISBN 9780805092998
The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World Various themes Lomborg, BjørnBjørn Lomborg 2001 ISBN 0-521-01068-3
Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered Various themes Schumacher, E. F.E. F. Schumacher 1973 ISBN 978-0-06-091630-5
Small is Profitable: The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size Lovins, AmoryAmory Lovins and others 2002
State of the World (book published annually) Worldwatch Institute 1984–
See article
State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism to Sustainability Sustainability and consumerism Assadourian, ErikErik Assadourian and others 2010
Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming Global warming Mooney (journalist), ChrisChris Mooney (journalist) 2007 ISBN 9780151012879
Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity Climate change: fossil fuels Hansen, JamesJames Hansen 2009 ISBN 978-1-60819-200-7
Straight Up: America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions Various themes Romm, Joseph J.Joseph J. Romm 2010 ISBN 1-59726-716-3
Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Colonization Various themes Churchill, WardWard Churchill 1993;
Surviving the Century: Facing Climate Chaos and Other Global Challenges Various themes Girardet, HerbertHerbert Girardet
Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy and Politics of Global Warming Global warming Essex, ChristopherChristopher Essex and Ross McKitrick 2002 ISBN 1-55263-212-1
Tasmania's Wilderness Battles: A History Wilderness Buckman, GregGreg Buckman 2008 ISBN 978-1-74175-464-3
Ten Technologies to Save the Planet (first edition) or Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate (second edition) Various themes Goodall, ChrisChris Goodall 2008 (1st ed.);
2009 (2nd ed.)
ISBN 978-1-84668-868-3
This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India Environmental history: use of natural resources in India Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha 1992;
ISBN 978-0-19-807744-2
A Thousand Barrels a Second: The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World Energy Tertzakian, PeterPeter Tertzakian 2007 ISBN 978-0-07-149260-7
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation Pollution: cancer cluster Fagin, DanDan Fagin 2013 ISBN 978-0-553-80653-3
Trading Up: Consumer and Environmental Regulation in a Global Economy Environmental regulation Vogel (professor), DavidDavid Vogel (professor) 1995
Tuxedo Park: The Gift of Nature Environmental protection: Tuxedo Park, New York Chiu Yin Hempel 2015
Twisted: The Distorted Mathematics of Greenhouse Denial Climate change: environmental skepticism Enting, Ian G.Ian G. Enting 2007 ISBN 978-0-646-48012-1
The Ultimate Resource Resources Simon, Julian LincolnJulian Lincoln Simon 1981 ISBN 0-691-00381-5 (1996 paperback revision)
The Unfinished Twentieth Century Energy: nuclear energy Schell, JonathanJonathan Schell 2001 ISBN 978-1-85984-780-0
Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years Global warming: natural causes Singer, Siegfried FredSiegfried Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery 2006 ISBN 978-0-7425-5117-6
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization Various themes Homer-Dixon, ThomasThomas Homer-Dixon 2006 ISBN 978-0-676-97722-6
Voices from the Gathering Storm: The Web of Ecological-Societal Crisis 18 contributors 2005 ISBN 978-1595711014
Walden Lifestyle Thoreau, Henry DavidHenry David Thoreau 1854 ISBN 9780345804310
Wave: Life and Memories after the Tsunami Natural disaster: 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami Deraniyagala, SonaliSonali Deraniyagala 2013 ISBN 9780345804310
The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change Climate change Flannery, TimTim Flannery 2005 ISBN 1-920885-84-6
The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes From a Climate-Changed Planet Climate change Cullen, HeidiHeidi Cullen 2010 ISBN 978-0-06-172688-0
When Corporations Rule the World Korten, DavidDavid Korten 1995 ISBN 1-887208-00-3
Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto Various themes Brand, StewartStewart Brand 2009 ISBN 978-0-670-02121-5
Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity Climate change Hulme, MikeMike Hulme 2009 ISBN 978-0-521-72732-7
Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice Environmental justice Cullinan, CormacCormac Cullinan 2003 ISBN 0-9584417-8-2;
ISBN 1-903998-35-2
Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank Biodiversity Beattie (author), AndrewAndrew Beattie (author) and Paul R. Ehrlich 2001
Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures Wildlife conservation Leakey, RichardRichard Leakey and Virginia Morell 2001 ISBN 0-330-37240-8
The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores Conservation: wildlife conservation Carr, ArchieArchie Carr 1956 ISBN 978-0-8130-0639-0
Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs and Security Energy Lovins, AmoryAmory Lovins 2005
Wintergreen Logging Pyle, Robert MichaelRobert Michael Pyle 1987
The World Without Us Weisman, AlanAlan Weisman 2007 ISBN 0-312-34729-4 (10);
ISBN 978-0-312-34729-1 (13)
Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System Waste management Appelhof, MaryMary Appelhof 1997 (revised) ISBN 978-0-942256-10-9


Title Theme(s) Author(s) Year(s) ISBN(s)
Antarctica Nature conservation Robinson, Kim StanleyKim Stanley Robinson 1997 ISBN 0-00-225359-3
The Appeal Pollution: water pollution Grisham, JohnJohn Grisham 2008 ISBN 978-0-385-51504-7
The Back of the Turtle Defoliants King (novelist), ThomasThomas King (novelist) 2014 ISBN 9781443431620
Blockade Logging Hansen, DerekDerek Hansen 1998 ISBN 0-7322-6466-9
The Caretaker Trilogy (series) Nature conservation Klass, DavidDavid Klass 2006;
The Cool War Energy: fossil fuel depletion Pohl, FrederickFrederick Pohl 1981 ISBN 0-394-29383-5
The Earthquake in Chile Earthquakes Heinrich von Kleist 1807
Earthquake Terror Earthquakes Peg Kehret
Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston Various themes Callenbach, ErnestErnest Callenbach 1975 ISBN 0-553-34847-7
Ecotopia Emerging Various themes Callenbach, ErnestErnest Callenbach 1981 ISBN 0-9604320-4-3 (hardback);
ISBN 0-9604320-3-5 (paperback)
Flight Behavior Climate change Kingsolver, BarbaraBarbara Kingsolver 2012 ISBN 978-0-06-212427-2
The Forgotten Enemy Climate change Clarke, Arthur C.Arthur C. Clarke 1949
Freedom Various themes Franzen, JonathanJonathan Franzen 2010 ISBN 0-374-15846-0
A Friend of the Earth Various themes Boyle, T. CoraghessanT. Coraghessan Boyle 2000 ISBN 0-670-89177-0
The Green Brain Ecosystems: insects almost extinguished Herbert, FrankFrank Herbert 1966
Hoot Wildlife conservation Hiaasen, CarlCarl Hiaasen 2002 ISBN 0-330-41529-8
The Lorax Various themes Seuss, Dr.Dr. Seuss 1971 ISBN 0-394-82337-0
Make Room! Make Room! Population Harrison (writer), HarryHarry Harrison (writer) 1966
The Mockery Bird Symbiosis and Lazarus taxa Durrell, GeraldGerald Durrell 1981
The Monkey Wrench Gang Eco-terrorism Abbey, EdwardEdward Abbey 1975 ISBN 0-397-01084-2 (hardback)
Mother of Storms Climate change: giant hurricane caused by nuclear explosion Barnes (author), JohnJohn Barnes (author) 1994 ISBN 0-312-85560-5
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Genetically engineered animals Resnick, MikeMike Resnick 2001
A Planet for the President Various themes Beaton, AlistairAlistair Beaton 2004 ISBN 0-297-84776-7
Process of Elimination
Rainforest Diski, JennyJenny Diski 1987
State of Fear Various themes Crichton, MichaelMichael Crichton 2004 ISBN 0-00-718159-0
Zodiac Toxic waste Stephenson, NealNeal Stephenson 1988 ISBN 0-87113-181-1
(1st ed., paperback)

See also

External links

  • Biology Library News: Best Sellers in Environmental Science
  • Natural Resources Library - Best Sellers in Environmental Studies, December 2006 - Present, As Compiled by YBP Library Services News
  • eScholarship: Environmental Information Sources: Websites and Books
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