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Best Nature & Environment Books of 2022

  • NONFICTION

    LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

    AUG. 9, 2022

HISTORY

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

by Rinker Buck

For armchair-travel aficionados and frontier-history buffs, it doesn’t get much better. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    AN IMMENSE WORLD

    JUNE 21, 2022

NONFICTION

AN IMMENSE WORLD

by Ed Yong

One of the year’s best popular natural histories. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    BIRDS AND US

    AUG. 9, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    WILD NEW WORLD

    OCT. 25, 2022

NONFICTION

WILD NEW WORLD

by Dan Flores

An outstanding addition to the literature on the ecological history of America. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    EVER GREEN

    MARCH 15, 2022

NONFICTION

EVER GREEN

by John W. Reid & Thomas E. Lovejoy

A highly readable, eloquent reminder of the dire importance of our forests. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THIN PLACES

    APRIL 12, 2022

NONFICTION

THIN PLACES

by Kerri ní Dochartaigh

A beautifully written tribute to the healing power of nature. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE RISE AND REIGN OF THE MAMMALS

    JUNE 7, 2022

NONFICTION

THE RISE AND REIGN OF THE MAMMALS

by Steve Brusatte

A must for any list of the best popular science books of the year. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    AT HOME ON AN UNRULY PLANET

    AUG. 2, 2022

NONFICTION

AT HOME ON AN UNRULY PLANET

by Madeline Ostrander

A hopeful, urgent, and universal message about our collective ability to face the climate changes we can no longer ignore. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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