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Famous Nature Books and Novels

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List of famous nature books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular nature books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best nature novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

Books include everything from Walden to Desert Solitaire.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best nature books?" and "What are the most famous nature books?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable nature titles on Amazon with just one click.
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3-D Bees and Micro Fleas... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Shar Levine

Subjects: Animal

Genres (Book): Nature, Children's literature

2
A Bird in the Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Stephen Moss

Subjects: Ecology, Birdwatching

Genres (Book): Nature

3
A Dark Place in the Jung... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Linda Spalding

Subjects: Ecology, Research, Zoology

Genres (Book): Nature, Mathematics, Travel, Science

4
A Dog Is Listening is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Roger A. Caras

Subjects: Ecology, Animal

Genres (Book): Nature

5
A Forest Community is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Elizabeth Massie

Subjects: Ecology, Technology, Trees, Environmental science

Genres (Book): Nature, Children's literature

6
A Ghost in the Water is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Terry Glavin

Subjects: Ecology, British Columbia

Genres (Book): Nature

7
A History of Florida For... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Baynard Kendrick

Subjects: Ecology, Trees, Florida, Local, United States of America, + more

Genres (Book): Nature

8
A Land of Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
David G. Campbell

Subjects: Ecology, Brazil, Australia, History, New Zealand

Genres (Book): Nature, Anthropology, Reference

9
A Moment on the Earth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Gregg Easterbrook

Subjects: Ecology, Environmentalism, Environmental science

Genres (Book): Nature, Philosophy

10
A Natural History of Aus... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Tim Berra

Subjects: Ecology, Natural history, Birdwatching, Zoology, Australia, + more

Genres (Book): Nature, Mathematics, Science

11
A perfect harmony is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Roger A. Caras

Subjects: Ecology, Animal, History

Genres (Book): Nature, Anthropology

12
A Petlove Guide to Finch... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
David Alderton

Genres (Book): Nature

13
A timbered choir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Wendell Berry

Genres (Book): Nature, Poetry

14
A Transcendental Almanac... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Louis Daniel Brodsky

Subjects: Literature

Genres (Book): Nature, Poetry

15
A Tree Is a Plant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Clyde Robert Bulla

Subjects: Trees, Gardening

Genres (Book): Nature, Children's literature

16
Accepting the universe ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
John Burroughs

Subjects: Ecology, Philosophy, Literature, Classics, Cosmology, + more

Genres (Book): Nature, Philosophy, Science

17
Advanced Skywatching is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Jeff Kanipe

Subjects: Astronomy

Genres (Book): Nature, Mathematics, Science

18
Adventures with a Texas ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Roy Bedichek

Subjects: Ecology, Texas, Natural history, Science, Biology

Genres (Book): Nature

19
African Portraits is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Stuart Cloete

Subjects: Ecology, History, Africa, South Africa

Genres (Book): Nature

20
Agaves of continental No... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Howard Scott Gentry

Subjects: Flowering plant, Botany, North America, Science, Spermatophyte

Genres (Book): Nature, Mathematics, Science

21
All Flesh Is Grass is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Gene Logsdon

Subjects: Ecology, Technology, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy

Genres (Book): Nature

22
All Our Relatives is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Paul Goble

Subjects: United States of America, Places

Genres (Book): Nature, Children's literature

23
All pigs are beautiful ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Dick King-Smith

Subjects: Agriculture, Animal

Genres (Book): Nature, Children's literature

24
Among the Forces is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Henry White Warren

Subjects: Literary, Natural history, Science, Religion

Genres (Book): Nature, Fiction

25
An Unspoken Hunger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Terry Tempest Williams

Subjects: Ecology

Genres (Book): Nature