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Environmental books (Nonfiction)

A Listmania! list by Tormod V. Burkey "@Toruk_Makto_" (On the river Glomma)
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The list author says: "If you care about the world and particularly those other species out there that mankind has displaced and is increasingly displacing, books to inspire, books to make you mad, books to make you weap, books to make you smile, books to fuel your rage and help you do something about it as soon as you stop reading and take action.

Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. One brave deed is worth a thousand books.
—Edward Abbey"
Sea of Slaughter (The Farley Mowat Series)
1.  Sea of Slaughter (The Farley Mowat Series) by Farley Mowat
The list author says:
  "A story you wont find in the history books, but no one should be allowed to forget. Nobody remembers what the place used to be like... How the world once was, and how we got to where we are today. So you will remember what we are fighting for, and against..."
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Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
2.  Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James C. Hansen
The list author says:
  "If you read one book about climate change and how to deal with the coming climate catastrophe, let it be this one."
$17.74   Used & New from: $0.41
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Unnatural History of the Sea
3.  The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts
The list author says:
  "It is important to remember what the world used to be like. One of my tenents is that part of the reason people do not stand up and fight for the natural world is that no one remembers what the place used to be like. If we did, we might get the much needed revolution."
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Steady-State Economics: Second Edition With New Essays (Urban Opportunity)
4.  Steady-State Economics: Second Edition With New Essays (Urban Opportunity) by Herman E. Daly
The list author says:
  "Absolutely key. And as well-written and brilliant as the original essays"
$39.32   Used & New from: $17.54
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse
5.  Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse by David W. Orr
The list author says:
  "Comprehensive and poetic on our state of affairs and what is needed."
$15.65   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)
6.  The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.) by Edward Abbey
The list author says:
  "The Bible for environmental activists"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial#A Graphic Novel
7.  As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial#A Graphic Novel by Derrick Jensen
The list author says:
  "If you don't read anything else, read this... Its easy: comic book... When you are ready to do something. And if you are not, perhaps this will help... Not exactly "nonfiction", but goes to the very heart of the matter!"
$12.35   Used & New from: $2.40
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching
8.  Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching by Bill Haywood
The list author says:
  "How to...
Nobody knows how to change the world, so do what you can. And Dave, as usual, has lead the way.

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
           —Aldous Huxley"
$15.32   Used & New from: $4.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Most Important Fish in the Sea: Menhaden and America
9.  The Most Important Fish in the Sea: Menhaden and America by H. Bruce Franklin
The list author says:
  "An on-going tragedy. Stopping the despicable Menhaden slaughter may provide a last chance to save the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico."
$21.34   Used & New from: $17.35
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

A Sand County Almanac (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)
10.  A Sand County Almanac (Outdoor Essays & Reflections) by Michael Sewell
The list author says:
  "The Classic"
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Walden (150th Anniversary Edition) (Princeton Classic Editions)
11.  Walden (150th Anniversary Edition) (Princeton Classic Editions) by Henry David Thoreau
The list author says:
  "The other Classic"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)

Never Cry Wolf : Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves
12.  Never Cry Wolf : Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves by Farley Mowat
The list author says:
  "Story of field work with wolves in the northern Manitoba in the late 1940s by one of the truly great nature writers. An early sympathetic view of wolves."
$13.00   Used & New from: $0.01
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Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit
13.  Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit by Al Gore
The list author says:
  "Give that man the power to do something about it! Broad knowledge, understanding, and great communication skills."
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Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
14.  Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization by Derrick Jensen
The list author says:
  "Don't forget to also get Volume 2: Resistance.

Then stop reading and go join the resistance. Or start it."
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Endgame, Vol. 2: Resistance
15.  Endgame, Vol. 2: Resistance by Derrick Jensen
The list author says:
  "We now face the prospect of a kind of global civil war between those who refuse to consider the consequences of civilization’s relentless advance and those who refuse to be silent partners in the destruction. More and more people of conscience are joining the effort to resist, but the time has come to make this struggle the central organizing principle of world civilizations. — Al Gore"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Requiem for Nature (Shearwater Book)
16.  Requiem for Nature (Shearwater Book) by John Terborgh
The list author says:
  "John Terborgh: one of the Founding Fathers of Conservation Biology"
$26.16   Used & New from: $7.94
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How Many People Can the Earth Support?
17.  How Many People Can the Earth Support? by Joel E. Cohen
The list author says:
  "A clear and informative book exploring various scenarios of resource use and consumption levels and their consequences on maximum human numbers. Not very normative, but descriptive."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
18.  Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming by James Hoggan
The list author says:
  "Wonder why you are still confused about climate change? Wonder no more. Discover the deliberate obfuscation of the charlatan climate deniers..."
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Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning
19.  Heat: How to Stop the Planet From Burning by George Monbiot
The list author says:
  "Can global heating still be stopped in time? Monbiot always writes brilliantly, with amazing data."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Salmon Without Rivers: A History Of The Pacific Salmon Crisis
20.  Salmon Without Rivers: A History Of The Pacific Salmon Crisis by Jim Lichatowich
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Game Wars: The Undercover Pursuit of Wildlife Poachers
21.  Game Wars: The Undercover Pursuit of Wildlife Poachers by Marc Reisner
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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition
22.  Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition by Marc Reisner
The list author says:
  "How the world works, or rather, doesn't"
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Rewilding North America: A Vision For Conservation In The 21St Century
23.  Rewilding North America: A Vision For Conservation In The 21St Century by Dave Foreman
The list author says:
  "A positive vision.

The plow has probably done more harm — in the long run — than the sword.
           —Edward Abbey"
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Valuing the Earth: Economics, Ecology, Ethics
24.  Valuing the Earth: Economics, Ecology, Ethics by Herman E. Daly
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Confessions of an Eco-Warrior
25.  Confessions of an Eco-Warrior by Dave Foreman
The list author says:
  "The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?
           — H. D. Thoreau"
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Down the River (Plume)
26.  Down the River (Plume) by Edward Abbey
The list author says:
  "Abbey is always a joy. Hunt cows, not bears!"
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Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast
27.  Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast by Edward Abbey
The list author says:
  "The Indomitable Abbey.
Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one.
           —Edward Abbey"
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For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
28.  For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future by John B. Cobb Jr.
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Where Have All the Birds Gone? Essays on the Biology and Conservation of Birds That Migrate to the American Tropics
29.  Where Have All the Birds Gone? Essays on the Biology and Conservation of Birds That Migrate to the American Tropics by John Terborgh
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Deep Ecology for the Twenty-First Century
30.  Deep Ecology for the Twenty-First Century by George Sessions
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Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and a Plan to Stop them All
31.  Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and a Plan to Stop them All by Brian Czech
The list author says:
  "Stopping them all, including ourselves is the main thing. The question is how. A plan would help..."
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Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement
32.  Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement by Peter Singer
The list author says:
  "The defining classic. We wont really get anywhere before we have an ethic that values other species on a par with humans--if not higher!"
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
33.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "Harness the power of tipping points!"
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The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
34.  The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery
The list author says:
  "An excellent overview of climate science, and a call to action"
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The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People
35.  The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People by Tim Flannery
The list author says:
  "The tragic story of man's arrival to new frontiers."
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The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell
36.  The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky
The list author says:
  "Story of the oyster and how the world once was, before we trashed those wonderful estuaries"
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Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
37.  Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
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Encounters with the Archdruid
38.  Encounters with the Archdruid by John McPhee
The list author says:
  "McPhee as always crystal clear and well researched.
Brings Dave Brower back to life.

You must speak loud to those who are hard of hearing.
           — H. D. Thoreau"
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Wildlife in America
39.  Wildlife in America by Peter Matthiessen
The list author says:
  "Nobody remembers what the place used to be like..."
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Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy
40.  Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy by Robert Francis Kennedy
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