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Earth Day Reads*
*Easiest/Shortest
  • Changes in Latitudes, Will Hobbs
  • Flush, Carl Hiaasen*
  • Life as We Knew It, Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
  • Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S, Cynthia Barnett
  • The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, Michael Grunwald
  • Animals on the Edge: Science Races to Save Species Threatened with Extinction, Sandra Pobst*
  • Florida Magnificent Wilderness, James Valentine and D. Bruce Means
  • The Everglades, River of Grass, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas
  • Pinhook, Janisse Ray*
  • A Land Remembered, Patrick D. Smith*
  • Landscaping for Florida�s Wildlife, Joe Schaefer and George Tanner
  • Alligators, Sharks, and Panthers, Charles Sobczak





The list below is something I found. I also recommend Michael Crichton’s, State of
Fear as well as several other Crichton novels. I also recommend Carl Hiaasen who writes stories about Florida’s environment. There are several others I am sure. Ask if you’re not sure of your choice.
The rubric for the culminating assignment will be posted soon.  
 
APES Books
The following is a fairly extensive list of environmental science related books. Some of the books are classics while others are newly published books that address current environmental issues. Some are fiction others are nonfiction. Some are easy reads while others will challenge the most adept reader. If
you have a book you would like to read and it’s not on the list it must be approved before you start reading.
 
Affluenza by John DeGraff, David Wana & Thomas Naylor
Atomic Farm Girl by Teri Hein
And No Birds Sing by Mark Jaffe
The Anthropology of Turquoise by Ellen Meloy
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
Atmosphere, Climate, and Change by Thomas Graedal and Paul Crutzen
The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner
Beyond Malthus by Lester Brown
The Legacy of Luna by Julia Hill
Beyond Oil by Kenneth Deffeyes
Big Coal by Jeff Goodell
The Big Year by Mark Obmascik
Biomimicry; Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus
A Book-Lover’s Holidays in the Open by Theodore Roosevelt
The Burning Season by Andrew Revkin
CadillacDesert by Marc Reisner
A Civil Action by Jonathon Harr
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark
Kurlansky
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
The Coming Plague by Laurie Garret
The Control of Nature by John McPhee
Cool Creatures, Hot Planet by Marty Essen
The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth by Edward O. Wilson
Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough & Michael Braungart
Crimes Against Nature by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
A Dangerous Country by Mark Reisner
Deadly Feasts by Richard Rhodes
Death in the Marsh by Tom Harris
Deep Ecology by Bill Devall
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
The Desperate People by Farley Mowat
Devil’s Teeth by Susan Casey
Diet for a Dead Planet by Christopher D. Cook
The Diversity of Life by E. O. Wilson
Down the River by Edward Abbey
Earth: An Intimate History by Richard Fortey
Earth in Mind by David Orr
Earth in the Balance by Al Gore
Earth Under Siege by Richard P. Turco
Eating in the Dark by Kathleen Hart
Ecoagriculture by Jeffrey A. McNeely & Sara J. Scherr
Ecology, Economics, and Ethics: The Broken Circle by Bonnan and Kellert
The EmptyOcean by Richard Ellis
Encounters With the Archdruids by John McPhee
The End of Nature by Bill McKibben
The End of Oil by Paul Roberts
The End of the Line Charles Clover
Endurance: Shackelton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
Enough by Bill McKibben
The Everglades: An Environmental History by David McCally
Evolution by Carl Zimmer
The Exploration of Colorado River and Canyons by John Wesley Powell
Fate of the Wild by Bonnie Burgess
Fateful Harvest by Duff Wilson
Field Notes From a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Final Frontiersman by James Cambell
The Future of Life by E.O. Wilson
GarbageLand by Elizabeth Royte
The Ghost Map: Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic by Steven Johnson
The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
The Good Rain by Timothy Egan
Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
Green Delusions by Martin Lewis
A Green History of the World by Clive Pointing
Green Living by the editors of E magazine
Grizzly Years by Doug Peacock
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
High Tech Trash by Elizabeth Grossman
Home Enlightenment by Annie Bond
Home Safe Home by Debra Lynn Dadd
Hooked: Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish by G. Bruce Knecht
How Many People Can the Earth Support? By Joel E. Cohen
How Much is Enough?: Consumer Society the Future of Earth by Alan Durning
How the Cows Turned Mad by Maxime Schwarz
The HungryOcean by Linda Greenlaw
In Amazonia, A Natural History by Hugh Raffles
In Growth We Trust by Edwin Stennett
In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
In Trouble Again: A Journey Between Orinoco… by Remond O’Hanlon
Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm
Internal Combustion by Edwin Black
Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
Into the Wild by John Krakauer
Invisible Allies: Microbes that Shape Our Lives by Jeanette Farrell
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
The Journey Home by Edward Abbey
The Killers Within by M. Shnayerson & M.J. Plotkin
King of Fish by David Montgomery
Krakatoa by Simon Winchester
Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine
Life in Balance: Humanity and Biodiversity by Niles Eldredge
The Limits to Growth 2nd Edition by Donnella Meadows
Living Down Stream: Cancer and the Enviroment by Sandra Steinberger
Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth by Keith S. Thomson
The Log From the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck
Lords of the Harvest by Dan Charles
Mad Cowboy by Howard F. Lyman
Mapping the Deep by Robert Kunzig
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
My Story As Told By Water by David James Duncan
Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science by David Quammen
Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
No Mercy: A Journey Into the Heart of the Congo by Redmond O’Hanlon
No More Bull! by Howard Lyman
Oak: The Frame of Civilization by William Bryant Logan
Ocean Warrior by Paul Watson
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
On the Wild Edge by David Peterson
The Only Kayak by Kim Heacox
Organic, Inc. by Samuel Fromartz
The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
The Outermost House by Henry Beston
Our Ecological Footprint by Wackernagel and Rees
Our Stolen Future by Theo Colburn, Dianne Dumonaski and John P. Myers
Out of Thin Air by Peter Ward
Outgrowing the Earth by Lester Brown
People of the Deer by Farley Mowat
The People’s Forests by Robert Marshall
Plan B 2.0 by Lester Brown
The Population Bomb by Paul Ehrich
Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth by Jim Merkel
The Radioactive Boy Scout by Ken Silverstein
Rats by Robert Sullivan
A Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall
Red Sky at Morning by James Gustave Speth
The River Why by David James Duncan
The Sacred Balance by David Suzuki
Sand CountyAlmanac by Aldo Leopold
Savages by Joe Kane
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
Sea of Slaughter by Farley Mowat
The Search for the Giant Squid By Richard Ellis
Secret Agents by Madeline Drexler
The Secret Life of Dust by Hannah Holmes
Secret Lives of Lobsters by Trevor Corson
Silent Scourge by Colleen Moore
Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them by Mark Jerome Walters
The 6th Extinction by Leakey and Lewin
Sharing Nature’s Interest By Nicky Chmbers
Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver
The Snow Leopard by Peter Mathiessen
Song of the Dodo by David Quammen
The Stork and The Plow by Paul Ehrich
A Stain Upon the Sea by Stephen Hume
Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the 21st Century by Juliet Schor and B. Taylor
T. Rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Alvarez
Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice by Mark Plotkin
Thin Ice by Mark Bowen
Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt
Tigers in Red Weather by Ruth Padel
Tinkering With Eden by Kim Todd
Totem Salmon by Freeman House
Tracking the Vanishing Frogs by Kathryn Phillips
The Tree by Colin Tudge
Tree: A life Story by David Suzuki & Wayne Grady
Trespass Against Us by Jack Doyle
Tropical Nature by Adrian Forsyth & Ken Miyata
Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergrast
Underwater to Get Out of the Rain by Trevor Norton
An Unreasonable Woman by Diane Wilson
Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin
Washed Up by Skye Moody
Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit by Vandana Shiva
The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery
When Smoke Ran Like Water by Devra Davis
Winter Brothers by Ivan Doig
Wolves at our Door by Jane & Jamie Dutcher
Wolves of Isle Royale by Rolf Peterson
Working on the Edge by Spike Walker
Worldchanging by Alex Steffen
A Year in the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrich

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