Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, nature and climate change
by Elizabeth Kolbert
When The Rivers Run Dry: Journeys into the heart of the world's water crisis
by Fred Pearce
Last Chance to See
by Douglas Adams
The End of Nature
by Bill McKibben
Our Dying Planet: An ecologist's view of the crisis we face
by Peter Sale
In 2015 Gaia Vince became the first woman to win the Royal Society’s science book of the year prize for her book Adventures in the Anthropocene. She spent two years on the road investigating how communities across the world are coping with climate change. Here, she shares the five best books on climate change and the Anthropocene – the geological epoch of man.
Welcome to life in the Anthropocene, a new epoch in the history of life where the impact of humanity on the Earth system is so great, we need a new term for it. Author and journalist Caspar Henderson offers a rich reading list to help ourselves and our children grow up in the Anthropocene.
We plunder the ocean for food, dump our waste in it, respect its wildlife less than land-based creatures. Why? Is it a case of “out of sight, out of mind”? A marine biologist tells us what’s down there and what we’re doing to it.
Just as no one can study political science without a basic understanding of human history, or study a modern animal without a basic understanding of evolution, so no one can understand climate change without understanding the Earth's history, argues the Princeton geology professor.
Karen has been studying the hippos in Zimbabwe full-time since 1993. In this interview she talks sustainable conservation and selects five excellent books as further reading including Born Free and The Little Prince