I have had a list of environment and science books I’ve wanted to read (and re-read) for a couple of years now, and the list keeps getting bigger, but with work and study I just haven’t found the time to really get my teeth into anything much more than a bit of light fiction.
My aim is to review and discuss (some of) the themes and ideas in these in a blog post every couple of weeks (how’s that for motivation!)
So far on my list I have…
- Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
- A Sand County Almanac -Aldo Leopold
- The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
- On the Origin of the Species – Charles Darwin
- A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
First time reads:
- Feral – George Monbiot
- Lost Words – Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
- The Revenge of Gaia – James Lovelock
- Sapiens and Homo Deus – Yurval Noel Harari
What I would like to know is if any of you have any suggestions for others I could add to my list… are there any books along the same line you’d say were a ‘must read’? Any that inspired you or changed the way you look at the world? Any themes or ideas that challenged your way of thinking?
Any suggestions welcome!