The books that have had the biggest impact on me this year.
The writers in this collection grapple with what it means to be “planetary” beings: how our individual actions can seem so small, but have global consequences.
Victor Steffensen offers a language to articulate here we want to go and how to get there.
Entangled Life is a mind-expanding trip into the world of fungi, and a model for nature and science writing.
A moving and compelling investigation into wild food and the practices of hunting and gathering, and by extension, humanity’s whole relationship to nature.
A mammoth and a tyrannosaurus skeleton find themselves in storage, setting the stage for a fascinating and ultimately moving romp through history.
In Truganini, historian Cassandra Pybus attempts to “release” a woman from colonial myth-making. It is a shattering book.
Mark O’Connell is a very entertaining, self-effacing and thoughtful companion to the end of the world.
Fathoms is a book of philosophy and science that might shock us out of our lethargy towards nature.
Flight Lines is one of the most beautiful and moving books about nature I have read in a while.