9 must reads for conservationists

Protecting the environment is becoming more and more urgent and is by no means a new issue. We need more conservationists. Our green conscience has been evolving since the beginning of the industrialisation. Here are nine must read books – some because they put the climate change debate and environmental protection into historical context and others because they are entertaining and have brought environmental issues to the masses.

Just click on the links in the carousel below. Should the carousel not load for you, below is the list spelled out again.

The list is:

  • Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, 1865
  • Germinal by Emile Zola, 1885
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 1962
  • Flight of Ashes by Monika Maron 1986
  • Farewell to Matyora by Valentin Rasputin, 1995
  • Purple America by Rick Moody, 1998
  • The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson 2003
  • The Swarm: by Frank Schatzing,  2007
  • The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, 2008
  • Christel Price

    Interesting. Will have to look more into these books!

    • Thanks Christel, I will add some description to each one and how it relates to environmental protection, that will make it easier to pick.

      • Kylah Morrison

        That would be great if you had a description for each and why you loved reading them.

  • Donna

    I love the carousel :) As I haven’t read any of these, which do you recommend I start with and reasons why? Would love your opinion :)

  • I haven’t even heard of any of these books! I wonder if there are any that come as an audio book?!

  • Fantastic list – I’m going to head to the local library today and look around – thanks so much!