Virtual Book Club on Biodiversity—An Invitation

If you were collecting a library of essential works on conservation, ecology, and biodiversity, what books would you include?

My sister Rosemary and I have been talking about this from the standpoint of what a well-read citizen activist’s life list of books would include. We’ve started with a few of our favorite titles:

A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold

Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson

The Diversity of Life, by Edward O. Wilson

What are your favorites?  Please add your titles to our list, and if you’re so inclined, tell us what you like about them. At some point we’ll compile the list and share it on this website.


    Pennie L. wrote on February 20, 2012

    I love this idea and look forward to the list. I nominate Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas W. Tallamy. It answers so many questions about the connections in nature.

    Lisa Weisner wrote on February 06, 2012

    Life in the Balance, by Niles Eldredge

    Julie wrote on January 21, 2012

    Great blog post! I'm curious what others will have to say. There are too many unread conservation books on my list. I support the ones you listed, and also: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver Botany of Desire by Michael Pollen

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