Yay, Earth – Earth Day Reads For Adults

Earth viewed from spaceYay, Earth!

There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day (April 22), as I'm sure you know.  However you choose to celebrate, if you do choose to celebrate, a good book makes it even better.

A few titles are below; the full list can be found on the KCLS Earth Day Reads For Adults booklist.

 

Replenishing the Earth

Wangari Maathai accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her "contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace." A year before her death she wrote this book about the spiritual values across faiths that foster healing for ourselves and the planet.

You Are Here

Photos of the Earth from the International Space Station, with humorous commentary about life in zero gravity, written by astronaut Chris Hadfield.

The Wild Trees (eBook)

Part botany, part adventure, utterly fascinating; if you're into trees. Richard Preston explores the world's tallest trees and the people who climb them.

Lost Woods

31 previously unpublished or little known essays, speeches, and articles by the Grand Dame of American environmentalism.