Nature & Environment
The best books on the natural world and the environment, as recommended by the most eminent writers, ecologists and biologists in the field. Below you’ll find reading lists on a variety of subjects including wilderness, climate change, pollution, the Anthropocene, ocean life, deserts and renewable energy.
Our environmental books section is edited by the journalist and author Caspar Henderson.
Some of the most recommended books in our interviews include David MacKay’s Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air, Douglas Adams’s Last Chance to See, and Elizabeth Kolbert’s Field Notes From a Catastrophe.