Earth Day for Adults

Inspirational and motivational non-fiction reads for Earth Day.

Updated April 15, 2023
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The climate book
Thunberg, Greta
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER We still have time to change the world. From climate activist Greta Thunberg, comes the essential handbook for making it happen. You might think it's an impossible task: secure a safe future for life on Earth, at a scale and speed...
Fire and flood : a people's history of climate change, from 1979 to the present
Linden, Eugene
Winner of the American Meteorological Society's Louis J. Batton Book of the Year Award From a writer and expert who has been at the center of the fight for more than thirty years, a brilliant, big-picture reckoning with our shocking failure to address climate change. Fire and...
Heart to heart : a conversation on love and hope for our precious planet
Bstan-?dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV
From His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mutt's cartoonist and award-winning author Patrick McDonnell comes a powerful and timely gem of a book on how to heal our relationship with the planet and each other. At the Dalai Lama's residence in Dharamsala, India, an...
Wilderness tales : forty stories of the North American wild
Fuss, Diana
A dazzling collection of short stories about North American outdoor life-both classic and contemporary-from James Fenimore Cooper and Jack London to Margaret Atwood and Anthony Doerr and many more. The North American landscape, in its rich and rugged variety, has inspired an...
Under a white sky : the nature of the future
Kolbert, Elizabeth
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? RECOMMENDED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND BILL...
The uninhabitable earth : life after warming
Wallace-Wells, David
#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 NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY...
All we can save : truth, courage, and solutions for the climate crisis
Johnson, Ayana Elizabeth
NATIONAL BESTSELLER . Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. "A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?"-The New York Times ...

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