Earth Day Non-Fiction Reads

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525576716
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - March 17th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon

With a new afterword


This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781451697391
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2015

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.

In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visit


Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143130444
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Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

• New York Times bestseller 

The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world


No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780143133568
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Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Time's 2019 Person of the Year

"Greta Thunberg is already one of our planet’s greatest advocates." —Barack Obama

The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations 


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546133
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Published: Knopf - February 16th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.


The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (Berlin Family Lectures) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226526812
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Published: University of Chicago Press - July 24th, 2017

Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming?


Losing Earth: A Recent History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250251251
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Published: Picador - March 17th, 2020

By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours.


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

“Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” —Nature

“A superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within ten light years, written in a brilliantly sardonic and conversational style.” —E. O. Wilson


The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250062185
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Published: Picador - January 6th, 2015

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST


A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes


Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620409886
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 3rd, 2015

A new edition of the book that launched Elizabeth Kolbert's career as an environmental writer--updated with three new chapters, making it, yet again, "irreplaceable" (Boston Globe).


Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313812
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 12th, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD
A CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOP TEN BOOK OF 2018
A GUARDIAN, NPR's SCIENCE FRIDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018


The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062364814
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Published: Ecco - June 19th, 2018

One of Vox’s Most Important Books of the Decade

New York Times Editors' Choice 2017

Forbes Top 10 Best Environment, Climate, and Conservation Book of 2017


How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143134336
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Published: Penguin Books - July 16th, 2019

An accessible guide to the changes we can all make—small and large—to rid our lives of disposable plastic and clean up the world’s oceans


Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872867154
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Published: City Lights Books - September 12th, 2017

RECIPIENT OF THE 2018 IZZY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Every so often a book comes along that can dramatically change, or elevate, one's thinking about a global problem. Much like Naomi Klein's books, Todd Miller's Storming the Wall is such a book and deserves far more attention and discussion.--Izzy Award Judges, Ithaca College


Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632861023
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 18th, 2015

An Esquire Essential Book on Climate Change

From the founder of the Climate Outreach and Information Network, a groundbreaking take on the most urgent question of our time: Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do we still ignore climate change?

“Please read this book, and think about it.” --Bill Nye


Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393353662
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2017

A New York Times bestseller: "A passionate and convincing case for the sophistication of nonhuman minds." —Alison Gopnik, The Atlantic


Salvage the Bones: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608196265
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - April 24th, 2012

Winner of the National Book Award

Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina.


Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735216099
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 10th, 2018

An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes.


This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226336282
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 25th, 2020

“The American people sees itself advance across the wilderness, draining swamps, straightening rivers, peopling the solitude, and subduing nature,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835. That’s largely how we still think of nineteenth-century America today: a country expanding unstoppably, bending the continent’s natural bounty to the national will, heedless of consequence.


Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608193943
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 31st, 2011

Featuring a new Foreword by former Vice President Al Gore

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

"Important and timely. We ignore this message at our peril."—Elizabeth Kolbert


The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393355550
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award

"Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.… Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." —Robert Moor, New York Times Book Review