Nonfiction Books with Environmental Themes

We aren't celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day as we had hoped, but we can't let the week end without acknowledging this important date. Here are some suggestions for nonfiction books with an environmental bent. We've probably left out dozens, but it's a place to start. You can also read about some fiction with an environmental bent at this link.

After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780295746937
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Published: University of Washington Press - April 1st, 2020

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393353587
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2017

Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781732610323
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Published: Overcup Press - April 14th, 2020

Return to Spirit Lake: Life and Landscape at Mount St. Helens Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781887853323
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Published: Radiolarian Press - January 1st, 2010

The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324001898
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 14th, 2020

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525576716
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - March 17th, 2020

Losing Earth: A Recent History Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250251251
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Published: Picador - March 17th, 2020

Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

Our House Is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133575
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Published: Penguin Books - March 17th, 2020

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780143133568
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Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2019

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
By Andrea Wulf, Lillian Melcher (Illustrator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524747374
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Published: Pantheon - April 2nd, 2019

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780345806291
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2016

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143130444
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Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385543002
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Published: Doubleday - April 14th, 2020

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250256850
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

Silent Spring Cover Image
By Rachel Carson, Linda Lear (Introduction by), Edward O. Wilson (Afterword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618249060
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Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2002

Horizon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375708473
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Published: Vintage - January 7th, 2020

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781571313782
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Published: Milkweed Editions - July 9th, 2019

Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538747087
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 27th, 2019

Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781604699005
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Published: Timber Press - February 4th, 2020

The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780525658351
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Published: Knopf - February 25th, 2020

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313812
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 12th, 2019

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316260206
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 7th, 2018

How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143134336
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Published: Penguin Books - July 16th, 2019

The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night's Sleep Cover Image
By Mary Democker, Bill McKibben (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608684816
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Published: New World Library - April 17th, 2018

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509435
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - July 23rd, 2019

On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982129910
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 17th, 2019

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771642484
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Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393355550
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

The Anthropology of Turquoise: Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone, and Sky Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375708138
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Published: Vintage - July 8th, 2003

Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062661401
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Published: Dey Street Books - February 18th, 2020

Upstream: Selected Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143130086
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Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2019

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563249
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Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

The Essential W.S. Merwin Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781556595134
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - August 29th, 2017

Think Little: Essays (Counterpoints) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781640091733
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 5th, 2019