To tie in with this year’s theme of ‘Academic Books and the Environment’ our team of academic booksellers has created a list of 10 key titles that they highly recommend you read. Whether written by academics, published by university presses, or studied as set texts, here are 10 essential academic books about the environment.
 
“Our theme of ‘Academic Books and The Environment’ encourages campus booksellers to engage with academics and students in a subject area that, many would say, is the most urgent of our lifetimes. Our starting list of ten titles emphasises the range of publishing booksellers can link into this theme. From classic ecological texts to leading edge studies of the latest science, we provide a taster for the incredible depth of publishing shops can feature.” Will Williams, Head of Academic Sales, Blackwell’s Bookshops

The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth

DAVID WALLACE-WELLS


Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780141988870
 
Silent Spring

Silent Spring

RACHEL CARSON


Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141184944
There Is No Planet B

There Is No Planet B

MIKE BERNERS-LEE


Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108439589
Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

DARRELL BRICKER; JOHN IBBITSON


Robinson (Little, Brown)

ISBN: 9781472142979
ORIGINS How the Earth Shaped Human History

ORIGINS How the Earth Shaped Human History

LEWIS DARTNELL


Vintage

ISBN: 9781784705435
The Future We Choose

The Future We Choose

CHRISTIANA FIGUERES; TOM RIVETT-CARNAC


Manilla Press

ISBN: 9781838770822
Field Notes From A Catastrophe

Field Notes From A Catastrophe

ELIZABETH KOLBERT

 
Bloomsbury

ISBN: 9781408860441
Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

JAMES LOVELOCK

 
Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198784883
The Psychology Of Climate Change

The Psychology Of Climate Change

GEOFFREY BEATTIE; LAURA MCGUIRE

 
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: Paperback:  9781138484528 Hardback:  9781138484511
The Great Derangement

The Great Derangement

AMITAV GHOSH

 
The University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226526812