Silent Spring – Rachel Carson

How a courageous woman took on the chemical industry and raised important questions about humankind's impact on nature.

A Sand County Almanac – Aldo Leopold

Essays that both informed readers of how the natural world worked and inspired them to take action to ensure the future health of the land and water that sustains all life.

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water – Marc Reisner

The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It – Al Gore

Presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked.

The Turquoise Ledge – Leslie Marmon Silko

Profound reflections on family and the natural world

Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment – David Kirby

Exposes the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms, and tracks the far-reaching fallout that contaminates our air, land, water, and food.

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion – Elizabeth Cline

Uncovers the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut. What are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?

Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution, And How it Can Renew America – Thomas Friedman

A fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy—both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit – Barry Estabrook

Combines history, legend, passion for taste, and investigative reporting on modern agribusiness and environmental issues into a revealing, controversial look at the tomato, the fruit we love so much that we eat $4 billion-worth annually.

Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril -Kathleen Dean Moore

Brings together the testimony of over 80 visionaries — theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturists, activists, and writers — to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibilities to our planet.