Favorite Books on the Environment,
Selected by Faculty on the Environmental Studies Committee

Karla Armbruster:

Nature Writing/Literature
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
John Muir, "Stickeen"
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Teaching a Stone to Talk
Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild
Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony
Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Josephine Johnson, Inland Island
Barry Lopez, The Rediscovery of North America
Toni Morrison, Beloved, Song of Solomon, and Tar Baby
Ursula K. Le Guin, Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences

Other Works on the Environment
Bill McKibben, The End of Nature
Bill Devall and George Sessions, Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature Mattered
David Orr, Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World
William Cronon, ed., Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature
Donna Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature
Vera Norwood, Made from this Earth: American Women and Nature
Alexander Wilson, The Culture of Nature:   North American Landscape from Disney to the Exxon Valdez
Carolyn Merchant, The Death of Nature: Woman, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution

Don Conway-Long:

Lester Brown, Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
Ward Churchill, Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Colonization
John Bellamy Foster, Ecology against Capitalism
R. Alan Hedley,     Running Out of Control: Dilemmas of Globalization
Winona LaDuke, All Our Relations: Naïve Struggles for Land and Life
Mark Jerome Walters, Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them

Don Corrigan:

Al Gore,   Earth In The Balance                  
Rachel Carson,   Silent Spring                      
Richard Benedick,   Ozone Diplomacy                           
John Naar,   Design For A Living Planet             
Christopher Manes, Green Rage                          
John McPhee,   The Curve of Binding Energy             
Mike Gray & Ira Rosen, The Warning
Leslie Freeman,    Nuclear Witnesses
John Gribbin,    The Hole In The Sky                   
Francesca Lyman,    The Greenhouse Trap         

Jeff De Pew

Jared Diamond, Collapse
E.O. Wilson, The Future of Life and Biophilia
Stephen R. Kellert, ed., The Biophilia Hypothesis
Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire
Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge,
Jeremy Narby, Intelligence in Nature
Stephen L. Buchmann and Gary Nabhan, The Forgotten Pollinators
Richard Ellis, No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species
Bill McKibben, Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age

Ted Green:

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
T. H. Breen, Tobacco Culture
Ted Steinberg, Down to Earth:   Nature's Role in American History
Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Ecoscience:   Population, Resources, Environment
Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

Jih-un Kim:

Harold and Margaret Sprout, Toward a Politics of the Planet Earth
William Ophuls, Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity: Prologue to a Political Theory of the Steady State
Ophuls revisited this theme to publish Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity Revisited: The Unraveling of the American Dream
Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, Environment, Scarcity, and Violence
World Bank, Clear Water, Blue Skies: China's Environment in the New Century
Lester R. Brown, Who Will Feed China: Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet

Kim Kleinman:

Edgar Anderson, Plants, Man and Life
William Cronon, Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West
Alfred Crosby, Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe
Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species
John Brinckerhoff Jackson,   Landscape in Sight: Looking at America
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
Karl Marx, Capital
J.R. McNeill, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth Century World
Carolyn Merchant, The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution
Donald Worster,   Dust Bowl

Don Morse:

John Dewey, Experience and Nature  
Andrew Light and Eric Katz, ed. Environmental Pragmatism
Christopher Preston, Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place
Holmes Rolston, Philosophy Gone Wild: Environmental Ethics
John Zerzan, Future Primitive