Nature writing

Books about nature, conservation, etc.

Last Chance to See…
by Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine
The late Douglas Adams travels the world visiting endangered species.

Nature Cure
by Richard Mabey
Nature writer recovers from depression by reconnecting with nature.

Fencing Paradise
by Richard Mabey
A series of essays about man's relationship with plants.

Beechcombings
by Richard Mabey
Non-sentimental nature writing at its best.

A Brush With Nature
by Richard Mabey
The best of Mabey's BBC Wildlife magazine pieces.

The Unofficial Countryside
by Richard Mabey
How nature can sometimes thrive in man-made environments.

Weeds
by Richard Mabey
British nature writer wants to cut nature's vagabonds some slack.

The Perfumier and the Stinkhorn
by Richard Mabey
Short but enjoyable book, based on a series of radio programmes.

Crow Country
by Mark Cocker
A naturalist's pursuit of rooks and jackdaws.

The Running Sky
by Tim Dee
A perfect blend of science and poetry.

Wildwood
by Roger Deakin
A celebration of all things arboreal.

Notes From Walnut Tree Farm
by Roger Deakin
The jottings of a great observer of nature's minutiae.

Waterlog
by Roger Deakin
A celebration of all things natatorial.

Monster of God
by David Quammen
David Quammen travels the world, visiting the habitats of four man-eaters.

The Song of the Dodo
by David Quammen
David Quammen travels the world, visiting endangered species.

Leviathan
by Philip Hoare
A wonderful history of man's relationship with the whale.

Granta 102: The New Nature Writing
by Jason Cowley (ed.)
More environments than nature writing, really—but still great stuff.

At the Water's Edge
by John Lister-Kaye
Famous nature writer's observations from his daily circular walk.

Nature's Child
by John Lister-Kaye
Delightful book about encouraging a young daughter's love of nature.

The Peregrine, the Hill of Summer & Diaries
by J.A. Baker
British nature writer wants to cut nature's vagabonds some slack.

Letters From Skokholm
by R.M. Lockley
Wartime letters to a close friend about the wildlife on a Welsh island.

A Year in the Woods
by Colin Elford
A rather special book from a forest ranger.

On Extinction
by Melanie Challenger
How our estrangement from Nature has led to collapse and extinction of entire ways of life.

The Living Mountain
by Nan Shepherd
1940s masterpiece of nature writing.

Fighting For Birds
by Mark Avery
An experienced pragmatist describes the minefield that is nature conservation.

A Sting in the Tale
by Dave Goulson
Fascinating book about bumblebees.

A Buzz in the Meadow
by Dave Goulson
A fantastic sequel to a fantastic prequel.

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings
by Caspar Henderson
A 21st Century Bestiary.