Nature reading list

Nature reading list (Photo by Pexels)

Nature reading list (Photo by Pexels)

We polled our colleagues for their favourite nature books. Here’s what a few of them suggested, although this list is by no means exhaustive. Happy reading!

Fiction and poetry

Flight Behaviour, by Barbara Kingsolver

Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat

The Animals in That Country, by Margaret Atwood

The Dry, by Jane Harper

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein

The Overstory, by Richard Powers

The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White

Watership Down, by Richard Adams

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens


Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, by Ansel Adams, Andrea G. Stillman

A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold

Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in the Northwest Passage, by Kathleen Winter

The Once and Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History, by John Riley

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey

Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales, by Diane Ackerman

Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller, by Harry Robinson

Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live, by Rob Dunn

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard

Sightlines, by Kathleen Jamie

The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North, by Beverley Gray

The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye-view of the World, by Michael Pollan

The Curve of Time: The Classic Memoir of a Woman and Her Children Who Explored the Coastal Waters of the Pacific Northwest, by M. Wylie Blanchet

The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World, by Peter Wohlleben

The Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative, by Florence Williams

The Old Ways: a Journey on Foot, by Robert Macfarlane

The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet's Great Ocean Voyagers, by Adam Nicolson

The Shepherd’s Life: A People’s History of the Lake District, by James Rebanks

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, by John Vaillant

Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life, by Brian Brett

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