Books about conservation and the environment provided a welcome refuge when COVID-19 struck because traveling to various places and enjoy Nature became a risk.
The top books on conversation and environment at this time are:
1. Becoming Wild
Author Carl Safina
Biologist Carl Safina works in the frontline of conversation imparts things learned in this book. He explores the life of chimpanzees, sperm whales, and scarlet macaws. The agenda is biodiversity but Becoming Wild demonstrates the total loss of species will be more than statistics if there is no effort to protect the remaining lives.
2. Oak Flat
Author: Lauren Redniss
Author Lauren Redniss’s book is a chronicle of struggles that a San Carlos family undergoes to protect the destruction of a sacred land after a copper deposit discovery at a U.S Southwest desert. The Apache are still fighting with laws that place profit before people’s welfare.
3. Owls of the Eastern Ice
Author: Jonathan Slaght
Jonathan, a WCS scientist, writes about finding Blakiston′s fish owl in its dwelling place in Far East Russia’s harsh forests and mountains. The book explores how the owls are dwindling due to fishing and logging in Primorye Province. Jonathan also discusses hardy folk who turned from a threat to his accomplices in a mission to save the owl species.
4. The Nature of Nature
Author: Enric Sala
Nature by Nature tells stories probing how interconnectivity binds lives of all species, including humans, together. Sala, an Ecologist, and explorer appreciate diversity and unveil steps to ensure diverse life persists.
5. The Medicine Wheel
The Medicine Wheel is an academic book by ten different Indigenous authors. The authors draw on art, culture, and history of native societies from other global points to focus on better co-existence with Nature. The aim is to guide how science and indigenous thinking can solve environmental problems by working together.
6. Cottongrass Summer
Author: Roy Dennis
Roy Dennis tells stories from many years of his fieldwork and battles with prevailing conservation establishment. The 80-year-old ornithologist and conservationist still offer hope for a healthier and wilder planet. Cottongrass Summer reviewer Erik Meijaard an Orangutan biologist, says the book is about love for Nature and belief in a better co-existence for everything on earth.
The above books on conversation and environment are worth reading as authors share their observations and tales from the field.