I am not sure I have ever done recommendations on this blog, but I thought I would. One of my favourite genres is non-fiction about the natural world. I have read a bunch and loved quite a few!
So, let’s talk about five of my favourite books that have some sort of natural history slant
- An Immense World (Ed Yong) – I read this one recently. It has all to do with animal senses and the way they see/experience the world around them. I found it very interesting.
- Wilding (Isabella Tree) – I loved reading this one. The author talks about letting their estate go wild and the practicalities and successes and failures with regard to that. I actually learned quite bit form this book regarding the way farming practices impact the environment. I adored this book!
- Wildwood (Roger Deakin) – This is a bit of natural history mixed in with a travel memoir. The focus is on trees. I found it very interesting and super engaging, I loved it.
- Buzz (Thor Hanson) – I do love a good book about bees. There are a couple I would recommend, but this is the one I went for. I love the way Hanson writes. It is like you are discovering along with him and does not presume prior knowledge, just interest! Thor Hanson also wrote Feathers, which is a book about, well, feathers, and is also a book worth reading!
- The Seabird’s Cry (Adam Nicolson) – as per the title, this book focuses on sea birds, like puffins and albatrosses. It’s very well written and super interesting. I really enjoyed it. The audio book was great!