Monday, April 22, 2019

Six of the best books about nature

Andrea Wulf is a full-time writer and the author of six books. She has written for many newspapers including the New York Times, the Guardian, Financial Times, The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal.

Her latest books are The Invention of Nature and The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt.

One of Wulf's six favorite books about nature, as shared at the The Week magazine:
The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy (2015).

Some books change the way you see things and stay with you forever. This is one of them. It's an unashamed plea for the importance of seeking joy in nature — a joy that humans have experienced for more than 50,000 generations. Our ability to imagine developed as we evolved, McCarthy explains, and our bond with the natural world lies buried in our DNA. It's the best argument I've heard so far for nature appreciation as part of our very essence.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue