Environmental Studies: Recommended Reading

Members of the environmental studies faculty contributed titles to this Top 10 recommended reading list for Cornellians.

A Conservationist Manifesto by Scott Russell Sanders (Indiana University
Press, 2009)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of
Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
(W.W. Norton & Co., 1998)

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need
a Green Revolution and How It Can
Renew America
by Thomas Friedman
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008)

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural
History of Four Meals
by Michael
Pollan (Penguin Press, 2006)

The Pine Island Paradox by Kathleen Dean
Moore (Milkweed Editions, 2004)

The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder
(North Point Press, 1990)

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
(Oxford University Press, 1966)

Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters
Along the World’s Coasts and
Beneath the Seas
by Carl Safina
(Henry Holt, 1998)

The Song of the Dodo: Island
Biogeography in an Age of
by David Quammen
(Scribner, 1996, and Paw Prints, 2008)

Wilderness and the American Mind by
Roderick Nash (Yale University Press,
1967; 4th ed., 2001)