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.
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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
- 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