One of his top ten eco-books, as told to the Guardian:
Bad Land by Jonathan RabanRead about another book on Pearce's list.
I went to Montana, to the beautiful badlands on the American prairies, a couple of years ago. It is magnificently empty, dotted with abandoned shacks and haunted by big skies, the sound of wind and freight trains carrying coal west. I met a dentist who had a part-time ranch the size of the Isle of Wight. Raban's extraordinary bitter-sweet romance is about how this forgotten corner of America, once the new frontier for migrants, got this way. This empty. It is a story of broken dreams and recurring nightmares, of a socialist past and a sometimes rabid Republican present. It is about what happens when people and the land don't get along.
Also see John Mullan's list of ten of the best green stories in literature and Michelle Nijhuis's 2008 list of 15 green books to take to the beach.