Popular Books on the Environment

 

The environment is everything that is around us, including living or nonliving things. It also includes natural, physical and chemical forces. The environment comprises animal, plants, soil, water and all other nonliving things. The Environment is further classified as the physical, chemical and biological environment. The Environment has two components biotic and abiotic. The biotic element comprises of air, water and land on the other hand abiotic component comprise of plants, animals, and microbes.

Every organism in the world directly or indirectly is dependent on the environment. All human need is fulfilled by environments such as oxygen we breathe, the food we eat. We all are dependent on the environment, so it’s our moral duty to conserve the environment. There are lots of things affecting the environment in a wrong way, but the good thing is that if everyone contributes little can save our environment. We should plant more and more trees to preserve the environment.

Mentions below are the best selling book on the environment. These books help an individual gain more knowledge about the environment.  These books create the awareness about the environment and give the ideas to preserve the environment. Below are the top ten books on the environment.

Silent spring

This is a classical book that discusses about the reckless extinction of fishes and birds due to the excess use of pesticides. It also portrays about the probable genetic problems human can face due to such issues.

Read it For:
The book has a very heart rendering narration and is a classic path maker for environment concern.
Don't Read it For:
People searching for present day problem based environmental books should not go for this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is rated among the best books that revolve around creation of environmental awareness.

Walden

This book tells about the story of Henry David Thoreau who moved into a wooden tiny home. He has the intention isolating him from social life distractions and getting more close to nature. He sustained this living for over two consecutive years.

Read it For:
It would help encourage simple living and enrich your love for nature.
Don't Read it For:
Not for people disliking simple living or loving luxurious lifestyle form.
What makes this book stand out?:
The thoughts of this book provoke us to be in a social harmony nature as well as promote self-sufficiency.

The year of the flood

The year of the flood is a visionary future in a speculative fictional form. This is a tale telling about the long lasting friendship. It creates a fictional concern about the upcoming future problems due to alteration going on with Earth.

Read it For:
Those who like thoughtful books that explore the probable future coming environmental problems would love to read this.
Don't Read it For:
Not a cup of tea for those who don’t like fictional and futuristic writings.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story of the booklet is fictional creation that may happen. It also inspires us to stop alterations of Earth.

A walk in wood

This book takes down the breathtaking experiences in America's majestic mountains, silent forests and sparking lakes. The author introduces to the history as well as ecology. He shares his experiences as he goes along the path.

Read it For:
It is a fun and very engaging book to read that proves to be an entertaining guide.
Don't Read it For:
It is funny in the initial but gets slow as it moves on telling about nature, rivers etc.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is an entertaining experience sharing about the things and people that the author met in his way. The movie of this same name is also good.
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No impact man

As hinted from the name itself, this book tells about the experience of a man who went completely eco friendly scoring off plastics, rejecting the use of electricity and going organic for one year in order to save Earth from environmental disaster.

Read it For:
It is an admirable book that marks a positive influence that one can individually do in this world. 
Don't Read it For:
Non-environmentalists and lavish lifestyle living people won't like this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book comes out of great thinking that can be highly influential for many people raising an eco friendly living.

Hoot

The story is about a kid and his friend who tries to prank the pancake loving people out of the city, so that the idea of building a new site for pancake shop can be dropped and the endangered owls can hopefully live longer.

Read it For:
It is a great understandable literature for upper elementary and middle school students. It is also a fun quick gag read for adults.
Don't Read it For:
Not a long intense book as it targets people of lower ages or children.
What makes this book stand out?:
The easy to understand form of literature in the best part of this book. Also it is a funny and sweet story for those who are kid at heart.

The end of the nature

Rather than being a book based on environmental crisis and the about lost fight in order to save the earth, it is a scientific prediction based upon certain facts and issues such as greenhouse effect, acid rain etc.

Read it For:
Humans made their future destructive in order to live a better and luxurious living in present day.
Don't Read it For:
It is purely fictional; and those who want realistic story should not go for this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
Even in the try to preserve the Mother Nature and still facing the failure, this book is an inspiration to keep fighting.

Eating animals

This book is a philosophy exploring the mystery that why we do not eat all animals but just eat some of them. The author also tries to explore the dining traditions the marked this eating of selective animals.

Read it For:
This books talks about the equality for all animals in order to ensure that no one can be ignored.
Don't Read it For:
It can be story that can end up building guilt for those who are non-vegetarians.
What makes this book stand out?:
This writing is a philosophy asking and exploring the fact of eating certain animals and not eating others.

The Appeal

The story revolves around a crowded courtroom decision against a chemical company which has been accused of throwing toxic waste in a small city's water supply. It further involves various political tries by the company to get the decision reversed in Supreme Court.

Read it For:
Those who love judgmental and realistic case studies would certainly fall in love with this book.
Don't Read it For:
It is a realistic and non fictional story telling form, and those who don’t love these genres should not go through this.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book enlightens the fight a common man asks from judiciary in order to put the people behind bars who deteriorate the environment.

The sea around us

This story tells about the deteriorated and endangered quality of sea's and its effect on rapid extinction of sea life creatures. It also talks about the major reasons for this deteriorating nature of sea's and sea life creatures.

Read it For:
Those who have affection for sea life would love to have a read.
Don't Read it For:
Those who don’t love sea life should not read it as it only deals with concerns related with sea life only.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is a scientific clarity as well as thrill wrapped into a booklet who aware people about the endangered sea qualities and sea life.

The books mentioned above are the most prominent books ever written on Environment, and one must definitely go through the same if they enjoy reading books on the environment.

 

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