Books 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

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

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A Dark Place in the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Natural History of Australia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels

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

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A Petlove Guide to Finches is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Agaves of continental North Am... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels

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

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

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

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

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

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Animal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Animal is a non-fiction coffee table book edited by David Burnie, who was the main-editor, and several co-authors. The full title of the book is: Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to The ...more

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Animal fact/animal fable is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Seymour Simon

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Animal Happiness is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Vicki Hearne

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Animal Passions is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Alan Coren

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Animal rights is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Mark Rowlands

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Animal Skulls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Mark Elbroch

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Animal Stories is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
P. T. Barnum

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Animals in the Third Reich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels

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Animals in translation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Temple Grandin Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior is a 2005 book by Temple Grandin and co-written by Catherine Johnson. Animals in Translation explores the ...more

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Animals Like Us is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Mark Rowlands

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Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
David McGonigal

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Apples is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Gail Gibbons

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Arboles excepcionales del mund... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels

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At home on the earth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Richard Jefferies

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Australian Rainforests is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Densey Clyne

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Backyard Astronomy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Jeff Kanipe

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Backyard Bird Tracker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels

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Baikal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Peter Matthiessen

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Bandit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Vicki Hearne

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Bats is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Gail Gibbons

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Beautiful Swimmers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay is a Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction book by William W. Warner about the Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs and watermen.

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Beechcombings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Richard Mabey

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Between Extremes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Brian Keenan

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Biomimicry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Janine Benyus

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Bird Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Nature Books and Novels
Neltje Blanchan Bird Neighbors, published in 1897, was the first major work by nature writer Neltje Blanchan. The book combined scientific data with color illustrations, accessible language, and personal ...more