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WILDING | ISABELLA TREE

“I recommend anyone prone to despair to read Wilding –…
October 11, 2023/by Liz Jensen

A Guide to Eco-Anxiety: How to Protect the Planet and Your Mental Health | Anouchka Grose

 

I must have read this book at least three times (all…
January 10, 2024/by sandyw

The Most Important Comic Book on Earth | Rewriting Extinction

 

 


"Storytelling is our most ancient and powerful…
May 16, 2023/by Katie

Why Rebel | Jay Griffiths

Why rebel? Because our footprint on the Earth has never mattered…
May 16, 2023/by Katie

BIRD GIRL | MAYA-ROSE CRAIG

 

“In deciding to write a personal memoir at the…
October 6, 2023/by Liz Jensen

Sea Change: An Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean | Christina Gerhardt

 

This book takes a relatively simple question: which…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

The Treeline | Ben Rawlence

The Arctic treeline is the frontline of climate change, where…
May 16, 2023/by Katie

The Nerves and Their Endings | Jessica Gaitán Johannesson

The body as a measuring tool for planetary harm. A nervous…
March 27, 2023/by Katie

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference | Greta Thunberg

“I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

The language of trees | Katie Holten

THE IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER

‘A masterpiece’ Max…
July 19, 2023/by IainCa

The Good Ancestor | Roman Krznarnic

Jonas Salk, who developed the first polio vaccine and resisted…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

THE GREAT DERANGEMENT | AMITAV GHOSH

 
In this searing indictment — that’s also an empowering…
February 6, 2024/by Liz Jensen

Fire Weather | John Valliant

 

In May 2016, Fort McMurray, Alberta, the hub of Canada’s…
December 12, 2023/by sandyw

There is No Planet B | Mike Berners-Lee

"We belong to the earth; it does not belong to us…we need…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

Ice Rivers | Jemma Wadham

 

The story of one woman’s passion for glaciers.…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

The Brilliant Abyss: True Tales of Exploring the Deep Sea, Discovering Hidden Life and Selling the Seabed | Helen Scales

 

The deep sea is the last, vast wilderness on the…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

It’s Not That Radical: Climate Action To Transform Our World | Mikaela Loach

The environmental crisis is deeply entangled with colonialism…
August 31, 2023/by sandyw

Spinning Out | Charlie Herzog Young

This debut from a young researcher, writer and award-winning…
August 22, 2023/by Liz Jensen

Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air | David JC MacKay

Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner,…
May 16, 2023/by Katie

Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland | Edited by Kathleen Jamie

 

This vivid collection of prose, poetry and photography…
December 12, 2023/by sandyw

The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis | Amitav Ghosh

‘Something between a history book and a fable about consumerism,…
September 25, 2022/by Katie

Go Toxic Free: Easy and Sustainable Ways to Reduce Chemical Pollution | Anna Turns

 

Practical everyday tips and ideas to help make ourselves…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

LOSING EDEN | LUCY JONES

Part of Lucy Jones’ genius lies in her instinctive, incisive…
February 6, 2024/by Liz Jensen

All Breaking Together | Jem Bendell

“This book provides…the basis for freeing ourselves from…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

Living Together: Searching for Community in a Fractured World | Mim Skinner

 

Mim Skinner sets out to explore communities that…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

How to Save Our Planet | Mark Maslin

Professor Mark Maslin’s How to Save Our Planet is a handbook…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

The Future We Choose | Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

 

This book is an inspiring manifesto from Global…
August 22, 2023/by sandyw

The Joyful Environmentalist | Isabel Losada

The Joyful Environmentalist is very much an XR book, with…
May 16, 2023/by Katie

THE CLIMATE MAJORITY PROJECT | Rupert Read, Liam Kavanagh, Rosie Bell

“The only realistic hope for a turnaround in our civilization’s…
April 1, 2024/by Liz Jensen

VULTURE CAPITALISM | GRACE BLAKELEY

April 1, 2024/by Liz Jensen

Last Chance to See | Douglas Adams

"I am quite certain that all species of We are not the only…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide | Vincent Liegey & Anitra Nelson

As politicians and corporations obsess over "growth" objectives,…
November 20, 2022/by Katie

Avocado Anxiety: and Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From | Louise Gray

In Avocado Anxiety, Louise Gray takes us on a deeply personal…
November 15, 2023/by sandyw

The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman | Davi Kopenawa & Bruce Albert

The Falling Sky is a remarkable first-person account of the…
November 24, 2022/by Katie

Tiger Work | Ben Okri

Twenty thousand years after a catastrophe wiped out the human…
March 27, 2023/by Katie

The Nerves And Their Endings | Jessica Gaitan Johannesson

‘My attempts at making sense of the climate crisis have…
October 2, 2023/by Liz Jensen

Everybody Needs Beauty: In Search of the Nature Cure | Samantha Walton

 

Everybody is talking about the healing properties…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

Letters to the Earth | introduced by Emma Thompson

How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world?…
March 27, 2023/by Katie

From What Is to What If | Rob Hopkins

“As founder of the burgeoning Transitions Movement, Rob…
October 2, 2023/by Liz Jensen

Hope In Hell: A decade to confront the climate emergency | Jonathon Porritt

 

The message in this book is one of hope. Porritt,…
February 14, 2024/by sandyw

In Defense of Degrowth: Opinions and Minifestos | Giorgos Kallis (edited by Aaron Vansintjan)

Giorgios Kallis is one of the leading thinkers of the degrowth…
November 20, 2022/by Katie

Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility | Edited by Rebecca Solnit & Thelma Young Lutunatabua

 

Not Too Late brings together climate voices from…
December 12, 2023/by sandyw

LOSING EARTH: The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change | NATHANIEL RICH

 

“Nearly everything we understand about global warming…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer

"The land knows you, even when you are lost." Hailed by many…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

Wild Fell: Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm | Lee Schofield

 

Lee Schofield, ecologist and site manager for RSPB…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

Living With Trees | Robin Walter

Trees and woods offer great potential for rebuilding our…
November 24, 2022/by Katie

Be The Ultimate Friend of the Earth: 100 questions to boost your climate and nature IQ | Lucy Siegle

February 11, 2024/by sandyw

Islands of Abandonment | Cal Flyn

Ghost towns, exclusion zones, no man’s lands and post-industrial…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

WALDEN | HENRY THOREAU

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,…
February 6, 2024/by Liz Jensen

This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook

“We refuse to bequeath a dying planet to future generations…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance | John Berger

From the War on Terror to resistance in Ramallah and traumatic…
September 25, 2022/by Katie

Hope in the Dark: The Untold History of People Power | Rebecca Solnit

At a time when political, environmental and social gloom can…
August 1, 2023/by sandyw

Being Ecological | Timothy Morton

Don't care about ecology? This book is for you.

Why is…
May 16, 2023/by Katie

News of the Earth | Homero Aridjis

News of the Earth chronicles poet Homero Aridjis’s relationship…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions | Peter Brannen

When we talk about ‘saving the planet,’ we forget that…
March 11, 2024/by sandyw

ENTANGLED LIFE | MERLIN SHELDRAKE

Neither animal, plant or mineral, fungi are the mysterious…
November 15, 2023/by Liz Jensen

Post-Growth Living For an Alternative Hedonism | Kate Soper

Climate change is inextricably linked with the consumerist,…
November 20, 2022/by Katie

After Ithaca: Journeys in Deep Time | Charlotte Du Cann

What happens when the heroes disappear, when the battle for…
September 25, 2022/by Katie

Cli-Fi: A Companion | edited by Alex Goodbody & Adeline Johns-Putra

What is Cli-Fi? Climate change fiction is a new literary…
February 7, 2023/by Katie

NOMAD CENTURY | GAIA VINCE

With every degree of temperature rise, a billion people will…
November 15, 2023/by Liz Jensen

Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse | Dave Goulson

Dave Goulson is passionate about insects. One of his earliest…
November 15, 2023/by sandyw

Regenesis- Rewilding the World without Devouring the Planet | George Monbiot

With the human population increasing and food production…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

The World After GDP | Lorenzo Fioramonti

GDP has become the benchmark of success and a powerful ordering…
November 20, 2022/by Katie

Less Is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World | Jason Hickel

Our planet is in trouble. But how can we reverse the current…
September 25, 2022/by Katie

Notes from Deep Time: A Journey Through Our Past and Future Worlds | Helen Gordon

The story of the Earth is written into our landscape: it's there…
November 24, 2022/by Katie

Crude Britannia: How Big Oil Shaped A Nation | James Marriott and Terry Macalister

 

This is the story of Britain's oil-soaked past, present…
December 12, 2023/by sandyw

Underland | Robert Macfarlane

“To descend into the darkness is to descend into ourselves.…
July 17, 2023/by IainCa

Moving Mountains: Writing Nature through Illness and Disability | Edited by Louise Kenward

 

A groundbreaking anthology of nature writing by authors…
February 11, 2024/by sandyw

The Two-Headed Whale | Sandy Winterbottom

In 2016, Sandy Winterbottom embarked on an epic tall-ship voyage…
November 15, 2023/by sandyw

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World | Tyson Yunkaporta

This remarkable book is about everything from echidnas to…
September 25, 2022/by Katie