non fiction books about the environment
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 07
A Jeanie Baker book called Window has a very important environment theme. It is a wordless picture book. The Australian author has great illustration in her books. They are life like collages that have been photographed. Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea is anothet gem of a book that she has created. It has words.
• United States
13 Mar 07
Two that I've read recently are Collapse, by Jared Diamond, and Field Notes from a Catastrophe, by Elizabeth Kolbert. The subtitle of Field Notes is Man, Nature, and Climate Change. Collapse is quite long, but fascinating, and deals with the collapse of various societies through history, due to changes in the environment, often manmade. Field Notes is short, a very easy read and is based on Kolbert's travels and research into global warming.