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Multi-section board of books (and poems, stories, creative non-fiction) about climate change and related issues

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Children’s books

The Promise

The Promise

The Promise

Little Parachutes • children's picture books about

Little Parachutes • children's picture books about

A hand-picked collection of picture books that gently explains anxiety, worry and stress to young children

Get Inventing | Little Inventors Pioneers

Get Inventing

Get Inventing | Little Inventors Pioneers

Protagonistas de la aventura más grande del planeta

Los Profes Cuentan 6EcoembesEd. Planeta 2017 spanish

Sandra Beer Illustration Frankfurt am Main

Sandra Beer macht Illustration und Design in Frankfurt am Main. Kunst, Editorial, Verlag, Kinderbuch, Kunst, Art sind Ihre Schwerpunkte. Diplom Designerin HFG

20 Nature Books for Kids (& Favorite Fall Shoes for Kids) - The Chirping Moms

20 Nature Books for Kids to Encourage a Love for the Outdoors. Favorite Fall Sneakers from See Kai Run & Printable Scavenger Hunt.

Cristina@ Mothers Abroad on Instagram: “Two new books arrived yesterday to complete my collection about children and nature: "Play the Forest School Way" and "How to raise a wild…”

101 Likes, 10 Comments - Cristina@ Mothers Abroad (@mothers.abroad) on Instagram: “Two new books arrived yesterday to complete my collection about children and nature: "Play the…”

Nature Anatomy: A Glorious Illustrated Love Letter to Curiosity and the Magic of Our World

A loving celebration of sunsets and salamanders, ferns and feathers, mountains and mushrooms, and the whole enchanting aliveness in between.

Amazing Books That Inspire Environmental Responsibility

Amazing Books That Inspire Environmental Responsibility These environment books focus on different aspects of saving the planet including deforestation, pla

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Plastic by Katie Daynes

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Plastic (ISBN: 9781474963381) All young children will be aware that plastic is causing major problems in the world, so this bright, attractive and informative book is very welcome.

It's Your World Now! by Barry Falls

It's Your World Now! (ISBN: 9781843654100) This bright, busy book – the text delivered via an irresistible bouncy rhyme – presents children with lots to look at, and lots to think about too.

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth

The Last Tree (9781843654377). Following the success of The King Who Banned the Dark, Emily Haworth-Booth has created another timely, beautiful and enthralling fable.

Ecology in general

Restoration Agriculture Review

Restoration Agriculture - restore ground cover, protect (and rebuild) topsoil, conserve and clean water, and create a healthy, balanced ecosystem.

Where the Water Goes

About Where the Water Goes An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes. The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways…

But, she continues, “writing about love means you are also writing about death. Because love and death and loss are all part of one thing, really, particularly now with the climate emergency. It is really hard to write about the natural world without writing about grief.” The world has changed scarily since H Is for Hawk was published, and she felt it was no longer possible to write a book about “voles plashing through the fens”. She wanted to examine why we value certain landscapes and…

Helen Macdonald: 'It is hard to write about the natural world without writing about grief'

The award-winning writer of H Is for Hawk talks about her post-lockdown tattoo, the climate emergency and living alone in middle-age

Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology

Buy Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology on Amazon.com ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders

The Wisdom of Birch, Oak, and Yew, by Penny Billington

Enhance and enrich your life by engaging with the natural world. Experience the peace and zest for life that only the trees can give. Discover the wisdom of three significant Druid trees and learn how you can apply their lessons to your life. Enjoy the transformation, refreshment, and awareness of the magic of the forest.

Ecotherapy

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The Hive | Bee Wilson | Macmillan

Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: socia...

Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain's Secret Wilderness | World Environment Nature News

Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain’s Secret Wilderness, by Paul Evans Ebury Press, hardback, 272 pages. Out now Book review by Neil Sentance For the past month we’ve been left in charge of my mother-in-law’s young dog, a lively whippet-poodle cross, while she has been bac

The World’s Largest Independent Bookstore

Shop new, used, rare, and out-of-print books. Powell's is an independent bookstore based in Portland, Oregon. Browse staff picks, author features, and more.

27 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

When we’re looking for good books to read, we browse bestseller lists, click around Goodreads and Instagram, and ask friends for their recommendations. But the usual blanket categories and genres can be a bit too broad, and often, we’ve found that we get the best recommendations when we choose books based on our mood or our interests. RELATED: The Best Books of 2019 Some people read books based on the seasons (we've got you covered in summer, winter, spring, and fall) and the weather…

Speaking with Nature: Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth

Speaking with Nature: Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth: Ingerman, Sandra, Roberts, Llyn: 0884981201485: Books - Amazon.ca

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Mr E’s Recommended Reads – Year 5 (Fiction)

The New Urban Farmer – new book Linked by Michael Levenston

The New Urban Farmer – new book

Patterned Ground: Entanglements of Nature and Culture - Google Books

Patterned Ground: Entanglements of Nature and Culture - Google Books

Stories that are visions of Wild England after eco-cataclysm. Richard Jefferies's After London or Wild England (1885). Also, Morris News from Nowhere

Visions of our future in a broken world

How will future generations live in a world transformed by climate change and overconsumption? Explore the imaginings of writers, artists and filmmakers

Why do photos of nature help to reduce stress? Find out in 'Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age'.

Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age: How to feel better without logging off

Why do photos of nature help to reduce stress? Find out in 'Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age'.

The Goshawk, T.H. White. So lovingly/brutally assessed in "H is For Hawk"

The Goshawk, T.H. White. So lovingly/brutally assessed in "H is For Hawk"

Articles

But, she continues, “writing about love means you are also writing about death. Because love and death and loss are all part of one thing, really, particularly now with the climate emergency. It is really hard to write about the natural world without writing about grief.” The world has changed scarily since H Is for Hawk was published, and she felt it was no longer possible to write a book about “voles plashing through the fens”. She wanted to examine why we value certain landscapes and…

Helen Macdonald: 'It is hard to write about the natural world without writing about grief'

The award-winning writer of H Is for Hawk talks about her post-lockdown tattoo, the climate emergency and living alone in middle-age

We Need To Talk: Marriage Counseling with Capitalism Itself

Marriage Counseling with Capitalism

> Writing by Rhys Lindmark [/] > Illustrations by Audra Jacobi [https://audraillustration.wixsite.com/portfolio/illustration-1] We are viewing a relationship therapy session between HUMANITY, CAPITALISM, POST-CAPITALISM, and a THERAPIST. THERAPIST: Hello everyone. Welcome to today’s relationship therapy session. Humanity, how are you doing on this beautiful Monday? HUMANITY: I’m stressed. And tired. Yeah, it’s a tough time. Maybe some green tea might help? Thank you. And Capitalism, how are…

Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever

We are living in the Anthropocene age, in which human influence on the planet is so profound – and terrifying – it will leave its legacy for millennia. Politicians and scientists have had their say, but how are writers and artists responding to this crisis?

Our global climate reporter suggests some smart reads on how they're related.

Our global climate reporter suggests some smart reads on how they're related.

These Apocalyptic Myths Are Coming True Thanks to Climate Change

These Apocalyptic Myths Are Coming True Thanks to Climate Change

It’s not just the grim forecasts of scientists that are coming to pass. Increasingly perilous fires and floods echo prophesies from religion and folklore.

Dandelion

Dandelion is a postgraduate arts journal and research network based at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Wellness | Penguin Random House

Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and wellness sites now joining forces, get ready to receive even more inspirational and motivating, high-quality content. If you aspire to live an authentic life but need a bit …

Our House Is on Fire by Greta Thunberg et al review – a family and planet in crisis | Books | The Guardian

Our House Is on Fire by Greta Thunberg et al review – a family and planet in crisis

Our House Is on Fire by Greta Thunberg et al review – a family and planet in crisis | Books | The Guardian

Tears at bedtime: are children's books on environment causing climate anxiety? | Books | The Guardian

Tears at bedtime: are children's books on environment causing climate anxiety?

Greta Thunberg-effect behind sales boom in books on everything from plastic waste to endangered wildlife

From climate collapse to generation rent: coming-of-age novels have changed forever | Books | The Guardian

From climate collapse to generation rent: coming-of-age novels have changed forever

Joe Dunthorne looks at the best books that deal with facing up to adulthood, including Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation and Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School

Top 10 books of eco-fiction | Michael Christie | Books | The Guardian

Top 10 books of eco-fiction | Michael Christie

Top 10 books of eco-fiction | Michael Christie | Books | The Guardian

As the planet heated up to record breaking levels, the seas continued to rise, and wildfires, storms, floods, or other manifestations of climate change made headlines every single day, the stream of climate change literature turned into a deluge. This...

Climate Change Literature that Made Waves in 2019

As the planet heated up to record breaking levels, the seas continued to rise, and wildfires, storms, floods, or other manifestations of climate change made headlines every single day, the stream of climate change literature turned into a deluge. This...

Essential reads to increase your understanding of climate science and the viable solutions we have

6 Books On Climate Change You Need To Add To Your Reading List

If you’re looking to increase your understanding of climate change and the solutions we need to be focused on, then books are a great place to start. This list covers 6 essential reads (in my…

Climate change touches everything this newspaper reports on. It must be tackled urgently and clear-headedly

The climate issue

Climate change touches everything this newspaper reports on. It must be tackled urgently and clear-headedly

Non-fiction and science

How to Be a Good Creature: Naturalist Sy Montgomery on What 13 Animals Taught Her About Otherness, Love, and the Heart of Our Humanity

“Our world, and the worlds around and within it, is aflame with shades of brilliance we cannot fathom — and is far more vibrant, far more holy, than we could ever imagine.”

Unlearn, Rewild

Publisher: New Society Publishers Pub. Date: 2012-09-01 ISBN: 9780865717213 Format: Paperback - 240 pages Size: 5.5" x 8.5" (w x h) BISAC: NATURE / Ecology

A Farewell to Ice by Peter Wadhams review – climate change writ large

The warning this book gives us about the consequences of the loss of the planet’s ice is emphatic, urgent and convincing

‘The only uncertainty is how long we’ll last’: a worst case scenario for the climate in 2050

In their new book, the architects of the Paris climate accords, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, lay out radical but hopeful alternatives for the future of humanity

Climate change impacts-more heat, drought, extreme rainfall, and stronger storms-have already harmed communities around the globe. Even if the world could cut its carbon emissions to zero tomorrow, further significant global climate change is now inevitable.

Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Climate change impacts-more heat, drought, extreme rainfall, and stronger storms-have already harmed communities around the globe. Even if the world could cut its carbon emissions to zero tomorrow, further significant global climate change is now inevitable.

There is an Arch Villain Behind the Climate Crisis — And There is Just One Solution

There is an Arch Villain Behind the Climate Crisis — And There is Just One Solution

In his new book, The Great Healing — Five Compassions That Can Save Our World, Stephen Erickson identifies our Arch Villain, the main cause of the global warming climate crisis which now threatens to…

New Words for a New World – Chicago Review of Books

New Words for a New World

An interview with Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, co-editor of “An Ecotopian Lexicon.”

Stories to challenge assumptions of culture, psychology and therapy, and to make soul.

unpsychology magazine – Medium

Stories to challenge assumptions of culture, psychology and therapy, and to make soul.

RetroSuburbiaHolmgren

RetroSuburbiaHolmgren

RetroSuburbiaHolmgren

Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown. Now you can become part of the movement - and together, we can make history. It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about the global climate and ecological emergency. Our last chance to save the world as we know it. Now or never, we need to be radical. We need to rise up. And we need to rebel. Extinction Rebellion is a global activist movement of ordinary people, demanding action from ...

This Is Not A Drill

Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown. Now you can become part of the movement - and together, we can make history. It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about the global climate and ecological emergency. Our last chance to save the world as we know it. Now or never, we need to be radical. We need to rise up. And we need to rebel. Extinction Rebellion is a global activist movement of ordinary people, demanding action from ...

Every Chapter of ‘There Is No Planet B’ by Mike Berners-Lee in 13 Minutes

Every Chapter of ‘There Is No Planet B’ by Mike Berners-Lee in 13 Minutes

There Is No Planet B is a book written by Professor Mike Berners-Lee, who is a lecturer at Lancaster University as well as a consultant focused on sustainability within organisations (and yes, he is…

Every Chapter of ‘There Is No Planet B’ by Mike Berners-Lee in 13 Minutes

Every Chapter of ‘There Is No Planet B’ by Mike Berners-Lee in 13 Minutes

There Is No Planet B is a book written by Professor Mike Berners-Lee, who is a lecturer at Lancaster University as well as a consultant focused on sustainability within organisations (and yes, he is…

How to Talk About the Climate Catastrophe | The New Republic By casting heroes and villains, Rich puts a face to the climate change crisis and endows his characters with agency in a way that is likely to feel satisfying to readers. When you tell the story of climate change like this, maybe readers will feel that they can (finally) understand it.

How to Talk About the Climate Catastrophe

The case for alarmism amid a global emergency

Rising -- endsickness and adaptive thinking | ClimateCultures - creative conversations for the Anthropocene

Rising -- endsickness and adaptive thinking | ClimateCultures - creative conversations for the Anthropocene

Mark Goldthorpe reviews Elizabeth Rush's Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore -- a contemplation of transience, connection and resilience.

Environmental Apocalypse in Science and Art :: At a time when it is clear that climate change adaptation and mitigation are failing, this book examines how our assumptions about (valid and usable) knowledge are preventing effective climate action. Through a cross-disciplinary, empirically-based analysis of climate science and policy, the book situates the failures of climate policy in the cultural history of prediction and its interfaces with policy. <P>Fava calls into question th...

Environmental Apocalypse in Science and Art : Sergio Fava

Environmental Apocalypse in Science and Art :: At a time when it is clear that climate change adaptation and mitigation are failing, this book examines how our assumptions about (valid and usable) knowledge are preventing effective climate action. Through a cross-disciplinary, empirically-based analysis of climate science and policy, the book situates the failures of climate policy in the cultural history of prediction and its interfaces with policy. <P>Fava calls into question th...

Amazon.com: Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (Audible Audio Edition): Paul Hawken, Christopher Solimene, Tantor Audio: Books

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Amazon.com: Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (Audible Audio Edition): Paul Hawken, Christopher Solimene, Tantor Audio: Audible Audiobooks

No Planet B - Centre for Alternative Technology

There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, what are the knock-on effects of our actions, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? Should we frack? How can we take c

Climate-Smart Food | Dave Reay | Palgrave Macmillan

Climate-Smart Food | Dave Reay | Palgrave Macmillan

This open access book asks just how climate-smart our food really is. From our breakfast tea and toast, through breaktime chocolate bar, to take-away supper, Dave Reay explores what weather extremes those who provide our food deal with, and what new threats climate change will bring.

Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World by Glenn A Albrecht

Earth Emotions

Earth Emotions book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. As climate change and development pressures overwhelm the environment...

The Ice at the End of the World by Jon Gertner | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

The Ice at the End of the World by Jon Gertner: 9780812986549 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate...

Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans - 1588346013 | Smithsonian Books Store

Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans - 1588346013

Resources & reviews

Resources | Good Grief Network

Home - Good Grief Network

Resources | Good Grief Network

Media coverage of climate

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Short stories and poems

Eco Anxious Stories

Eco-Anxiety

Eco Anxious Stories

McSweeney's Issue 58: 2040 A.D. - The McSweeney's Store

McSweeney's Issue 58: 2040 A.D.

McSweeney's Issue 58: 2040 A.D. - The McSweeney's Store

Guernica - climate fiction

Climate Fiction: A Special Issue

We've known for years about climate change, but only 54% of Americans think it's a

CURRENT FUTURES: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology—XPRIZE

Mother Ocean by Vandana Singh — XPRIZE

ILLUSTRATED BY Jing Jing Tsong @xprize #OceanStories

Novels

Burning Worlds - Climate Change in Art and Literature

Climate Fiction for Climate Action

An interview with Maja Lunde, author of ‘The End of the Ocean.’

Amitav Ghosh : Gun Island

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh : Gun Island

Where the river runs gold by Sita Brahmachari, Stanton, On order

Where the river runs gold / Sita Brahmachari ; [illustrations by Evan Hollingdale]

Shifa and her brother, Themba, live in Kairos City with their father, Nabil. The few live in luxury, whilst the millions like them crowd together in compounds, surviving on meagre rations and governed by Freedom Fields - the organisation that looks after you, as long as you opt in. The bees have long disappeared; instead children must labour on farms, pollinating crops by hand so that the nation can eat. The farm Shifa and Themba are sent to is hard and cruel. Themba won't survive there and…

The Wall | W. W. Norton & Company

The Wall

Shortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize"Thrilling…A topical and deftly satirical novel." —Anna Mundow, Wall Street Journal, The Wall, A Novel, John Lanchester, 9780393357776

The Gulf

The Gulf

Marianne is in a slump: barely able to support herself teaching, not making progress on her poetry, about to lose her Brooklyn apartment. When her novelist ex-fiancé, Eric, and his venture capitalist brother, Mark, offer her a job directing a low-residency school for Christian writers at a motel they’ve inherited on Florida’s Gulf Coast, she can’t come up with a reason to say no.

Restoration Agriculture Review

Restoration Agriculture - restore ground cover, protect (and rebuild) topsoil, conserve and clean water, and create a healthy, balanced ecosystem.

The Promise

The Promise

The Promise

Little Parachutes • children's picture books about

Little Parachutes • children's picture books about

A hand-picked collection of picture books that gently explains anxiety, worry and stress to young children

Get Inventing | Little Inventors Pioneers

Get Inventing

Get Inventing | Little Inventors Pioneers

Where the Water Goes

About Where the Water Goes An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes. The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways…

But, she continues, “writing about love means you are also writing about death. Because love and death and loss are all part of one thing, really, particularly now with the climate emergency. It is really hard to write about the natural world without writing about grief.” The world has changed scarily since H Is for Hawk was published, and she felt it was no longer possible to write a book about “voles plashing through the fens”. She wanted to examine why we value certain landscapes and…

Helen Macdonald: 'It is hard to write about the natural world without writing about grief'

The award-winning writer of H Is for Hawk talks about her post-lockdown tattoo, the climate emergency and living alone in middle-age

But, she continues, “writing about love means you are also writing about death. Because love and death and loss are all part of one thing, really, particularly now with the climate emergency. It is really hard to write about the natural world without writing about grief.” The world has changed scarily since H Is for Hawk was published, and she felt it was no longer possible to write a book about “voles plashing through the fens”. She wanted to examine why we value certain landscapes and…

Helen Macdonald: 'It is hard to write about the natural world without writing about grief'

The award-winning writer of H Is for Hawk talks about her post-lockdown tattoo, the climate emergency and living alone in middle-age

Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology

Buy Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology on Amazon.com ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders

The Wisdom of Birch, Oak, and Yew, by Penny Billington

Enhance and enrich your life by engaging with the natural world. Experience the peace and zest for life that only the trees can give. Discover the wisdom of three significant Druid trees and learn how you can apply their lessons to your life. Enjoy the transformation, refreshment, and awareness of the magic of the forest.

Protagonistas de la aventura más grande del planeta

Los Profes Cuentan 6EcoembesEd. Planeta 2017 spanish

Sandra Beer Illustration Frankfurt am Main

Sandra Beer macht Illustration und Design in Frankfurt am Main. Kunst, Editorial, Verlag, Kinderbuch, Kunst, Art sind Ihre Schwerpunkte. Diplom Designerin HFG

Ecotherapy

DESCRIPTION

How to Be a Good Creature: Naturalist Sy Montgomery on What 13 Animals Taught Her About Otherness, Love, and the Heart of Our Humanity

“Our world, and the worlds around and within it, is aflame with shades of brilliance we cannot fathom — and is far more vibrant, far more holy, than we could ever imagine.”

The Hive | Bee Wilson | Macmillan

Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: socia...

Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain's Secret Wilderness | World Environment Nature News

Field Notes from the Edge: Journeys through Britain’s Secret Wilderness, by Paul Evans Ebury Press, hardback, 272 pages. Out now Book review by Neil Sentance For the past month we’ve been left in charge of my mother-in-law’s young dog, a lively whippet-poodle cross, while she has been bac

The World’s Largest Independent Bookstore

Shop new, used, rare, and out-of-print books. Powell's is an independent bookstore based in Portland, Oregon. Browse staff picks, author features, and more.