Recommended Nature Writing

List of the Month
April 2021 (see all)
Description
List of the Month: April 2021 Add your recommended works of nature writing to the list. Nonfiction, fiction, and poetry are all welcome. Please only thumb down if the books is not a work of nature writing.
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1,325 members
94 reviews
4.1
12 Members
DetailMuse, raidergirl3, krazy4katz, CoriatLib, Heather39, perennialreader, -Cee-, gylafowler, SoccerMomKnits, Booksplorer, Tosta, Charon07
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krazy4katz: I had forgotten this book until I saw it listed here and went back to my library to find it. One of the most beautiful books I have ever read!
perennialreader: Such a simple book and so delightful.
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6,648 members
100 reviews
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4,483 members
60 reviews
4.2
10 Members
lorax, stretch, mldg, PaperbackPirate, elenchus, Heather39, perennialreader, emglider, steller0707, Tosta
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perennialreader: As relevant today as when it was published.
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4,441 members
283 reviews
3.9
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5,324 members
152 reviews
4.2
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1,596 members
32 reviews
3.9
9 Members
tardis, DetailMuse, CorneliusNepos, claire.rivers, dhm, CDay, sturlington, perennialreader, gylafowler
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perennialreader: Wonderful way of looking at nature and our relationship to the earth.
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4,143 members
83 reviews
4.2
8 Members
ursula, hipdeep, norabelle414, NorthernTeacher, al.vick, Cora-R, maschi, RaeCreated
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al.vick: Endangered animals, reasons for conservation, and Douglas Adams humor. How could you go wrong? If you have not read this, you are really missing a gem!
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14,310 members
185 reviews
3.8
8 Members
hipdeep, SilentInAWay, dhm, jburlinson, FAMeulstee, shelfoflisa, gypsysmom, kristilabrie
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kristilabrie: One of my first loves in nature writing. An early favorite.
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490 members
12 reviews
½ 4.4
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5,370 members
153 reviews
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3,979 members
90 reviews
4.2
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626 members
17 reviews
4.2
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12,125 members
147 reviews
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25,185 members
473 reviews
4.2
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721 members
13 reviews
4.2
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961 members
31 reviews
4.1
4 Members
hailelib, lilithcat, CDay, vwinsloe
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lilithcat: My review says it all: https://www.librarything.com/work/160624/reviews/531710
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312 members
5 reviews
½ 4.3
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330 members
11 reviews
4.1
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874 members
15 reviews
4.2
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1,980 members
40 reviews
4.1
4 Members
janoorani24, SilentInAWay, jwk, danbennett
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janoorani24: A mesmerizing exploration of the Arctic landscape.
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1,865 members
10 reviews
4.1
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1,211 members
56 reviews
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402 members
5 reviews
½ 4.3
5 Members
hipdeep, mikej, susanbooks, ahef1963, steller0707,Hanno ,arethusarose ,alsocass
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susanbooks: Not explicitly nature writing, but implicitly so: a story of what happens, eras later, when humanity's resource extraction has run amok.
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9,052 members
197 reviews
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1,722 members
55 reviews
4.1
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323 members
11 reviews
3.9
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947 members
24 reviews
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14,538 members
119 reviews
4.1
3 Members
mikej, FAMeulstee, birder4106
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birder4106: Bücherlisten über die Natur ohne Darwin, Wegener und Wallace: undenkbar!
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966 members
9 reviews
3.8
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697 members
11 reviews
3.9
3 Members
lilithcat, CoriatLib, spiphany
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lilithcat: Henry Beston, whose book The Outermost House I recommended here, gave this one high praise. So do I.
spiphany: Not as well known today, but more representative of Carson's nature writing than Silent Spring
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262 members
7 reviews
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3 Members
DetailMuse, Comatoes, Treebeard_404
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Comatoes: How does death announce itself in nature? This book describes death in numinous ways.
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5,559 members
105 reviews
4.2
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914 members
26 reviews
½ 4.3
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460 members
18 reviews
3.9
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789 members
44 reviews
½ 4.3
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2,744 members
64 reviews
4.1
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3,248 members
228 reviews
3.9
3 Members
hailelib, raidergirl3, perennialreader
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perennialreader: Mary Anning is a fossil hunter with a passion for her work. One of the most interesting female scientist.
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2,695 members
158 reviews
4.1
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4,381 members
74 reviews
4.2
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2,400 members
115 reviews
3.9
2 Members
laruebk, Charon07
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838 members
17 reviews
4.1
2 Members
uru, Lyttlefold
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69 members
2 reviews
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2 Members
douggob, jwk
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358 members
12 reviews
4.2
2 Members
rshart3, eronn
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306 members
4 reviews
½ 4.4
2 Members
Bookmarque, kristilabrie
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kristilabrie: We used this book in my Natural History course at UMO: such beautiful illustrations and illustrative writing, I still follow these concepts on my nature hikes.
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168 members
2 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
perennialreader, mgnm
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perennialreader: Great information about the complicated world of monarch migration.
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2 Members
pickupf, RailMilFic
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pickupf: See review by LT member jeane. "Don Coyote" was a ground-breaking wildlife study in 1986, and the American Library Association named it one of the ten top books of the decade."
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49 members
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3,515 members
197 reviews
3.9
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274 members
4 reviews
3.9
2 Members
mldg, mgnm
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156 members
3.9
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32 members
2 reviews
½ 3.3
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171 members
1 review
4.2
2 Members
tardis, kristilabrie
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tardis: Field guides are a key way of enhancing one's knowledge and appreciation of nature. I love them.
kristilabrie: Yes it's a field guide—not sure if I'm bending the rules here—but I use this book so often, I LOVE birding and checking off new species in the back.
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898 members
15 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
mikej, Kristelh
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240 members
4 reviews
½ 4.3
2 Members
Oberon, emglider
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34 members
2 reviews
½ 4.4
2 Members
CaitZ, gypsysmom
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605 members
12 reviews
3.9
2 Members
noveltea, Faranae
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861 members
42 reviews
4.1
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295 members
9 reviews
½ 4.3
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228 members
24 reviews
4.1
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92 members
2 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
pondelro, ncsurfer
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2,569 members
44 reviews
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610 members
24 reviews
4.1
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523 members
12 reviews
3.9
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291 members
16 reviews
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265 members
6 reviews
3.8
2 Members
FAMeulstee, EMS_24
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514 members
10 reviews
4.2
2 Members
charl08, aileverte
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3,713 members
163 reviews
4.1
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Navarone
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1,850 members
113 reviews
3.9
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fulner
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1,830 members
42 reviews
4.1
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unctifer
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1,397 members
37 reviews
3.8
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ncsurfer
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986 members
16 reviews
½ 3.7
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suitable1
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958 members
27 reviews
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946 members
8 reviews
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922 members
12 reviews
½ 3.7
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Comatoes
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Comatoes: One of the first frameworks for nature writing.
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871 members
11 reviews
½ 4.3
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709 members
61 reviews
½ 4.3
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aspirit
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590 members
15 reviews
½ 4.5
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jbergerot
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506 members
2 reviews
½ 3.7
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491 members
4 reviews
3.8
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tardis
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tardis: I could have added ALL of Durrell's books, but I restrained myself :)
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456 members
14 reviews
½ 3.7
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unctifer
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419 members
1 review
½ 4.3
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wolfetr
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389 members
14 reviews
4.1
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NoPlanetB
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385 members
4 reviews
4.2
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MaryEK
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342 members
19 reviews
3.8
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338 members
11 reviews
½ 4.3
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328 members
11 reviews
½ 4.3
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317 members
5 reviews
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dianeham
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304 members
11 reviews
½ 3.7
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flips
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257 members
8 reviews
½ 4.4
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cataylor