International Day for Biological Diversity

By Coll Rowe | May 20 2022 | Science, Technology, Engineering & MathematicsEnvironmental Science

International Day for Biological Diversity is meant as a day to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year’s theme is “building a shared future for all life.” We encourage educators who are interested in spreading awareness of biodiversity issues in their classrooms to browse our book list, which offers a range of the various plants, animals, and environments that depend on biodiversity. We also recommend educators take a look at our full list of biology titles

Finding the Mother Tree
Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
From the world’s leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery.
$18.00 US
Jun 21, 2022
384 Pages

The Loneliest Polar Bear
A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World
Selected for common reading at Onondaga Community College
$28.00 US
Mar 23, 2021
288 Pages

Life on the Rocks
Building a Future for Coral Reefs
The story of the urgent fight to save the coral reefs, and why it matters to us all
$28.00 US
Apr 05, 2022
352 Pages
Riverhead Books

Conflicted American Landscapes
How conflicting ideas of nature threaten to fracture America's identity.
$35.00 US
Apr 27, 2021
280 Pages
The MIT Press

American Wolf
A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
Now in paperback, the intimate, the riveting story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.
$19.00 US
Jul 31, 2018
320 Pages

The Future of Life
ALA Notable Books for Adults
One of the world’s most important scientists, Edward O. Wilson is also an abundantly talented writer who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. In this, his most personal and timely book to date, he assesses the precarious state of our environment, examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and the natural treasures we are about to lose forever.
$17.00 US
Mar 11, 2003
256 Pages

E. O. Wilson: Biophilia, The Diversity of Life, Naturalist (LOA #340)
A landmark collected edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world-renowned biologist, illuminating the marvels of biodiversity in a time of climate crisis and mass extinction.
$45.00 US
Mar 23, 2021
1150 Pages
Library of America

One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon
"This book isn't just about fish; it's about life itself, and the fragile, unseen threads that connect all creatures." --Hampton Sides, author of In the Kingdom of Ice and Blood and Thunder
$18.00 US
Feb 02, 2021
368 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

Eat Like a Fish
My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change
In the face of apocalyptic climate change, a former fisherman shares a bold and hopeful new vision for saving the planet: farming the ocean. Here Bren Smith—pioneer of regenerative ocean agriculture—introduces the world to a groundbreaking solution to the global climate crisis.
$17.95 US
Mar 27, 2020
320 Pages

The Forest Unseen
A Year's Watch in Nature
Biologist and author of Sounds Wild and Broken David Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature's path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life.
$18.00 US
Mar 26, 2013
288 Pages
Penguin Books

Advocating for the Environment
How to Gather Your Power and Take Action
What can any one of us--as ordinary citizens--really do about climate change? A lot!
$19.95 US
Jul 13, 2021
368 Pages
North Atlantic Books

Entangled Life
How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
A “brilliant [and] entrancing” (The Guardian) journey into the hidden lives of fungi—the great connectors of the living world—and their astonishing and intimate roles in human life, with the power to heal our bodies, expand our minds, and help us address our most urgent environmental problems.
$20.00 US
Apr 13, 2021
368 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

The Songs of Trees
Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
The author of the The Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers -- trees
$18.00 US
Apr 03, 2018
304 Pages
Penguin Books

Desert Notebooks
A Road Map for the End of Time
Layering climate science, mythologies, nature writing, and personal experiences, National Magazine Award winner Ben Ehrenreich presents a stunning reckoning with our current moment and with the literal and figurative end of time--"a beautiful meditation on adapting to future cataclysm" (Publishers Weekly).
$16.95 US
Jul 06, 2021
336 Pages