Reading List

On this new page we reference a number of guides and books that we have found helpful or inspiring, including those recommended by members of our Innsbrook Nature Group. We have also included a few environmental classics as well as fun fictional reads. Please help us build this list by nominating your favorites and suggestions. Just send an email to More on-line references such as websites can be found at . Thanks!

“A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf” by John Muir

“Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri” by Tom Johnson

“Animal Tracks: A Pocket Naturalist Guide” by Kavanagh/Leung

“Animals & People: A Selection of Essays from Orion Magazine”  by Orion Magazine

“Birding Basics & Beyond” by Kyle Carlsen

“Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know” by Joseph Romm

“Complete Katy Trail Guidebook” by Brett Dufur

“Diet for a Small Planet” by Frances Moore Lappe

“Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet” by Bill McKibben

“Enjoying Missouri Birds” by Missouri Dept. of Conservation

“Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age” by Bill McKibben

“Environmental Missouri: Issues and Sustainability What You Need to Know” by Don Corrigan

“Fish of Missouri Field Guide” by Dave Bosanko

“Flight of the Hummingbird: A Parable for the Environment” by Michael Yahgulanaas

“Fox in the Forest” by Lorna Domke

“Guide to the Stars: Northern Hemisphere Star Chart” by David Levy (ISBN 9781928771012)

“Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate” by Peter Wohlleben

“Katy Trail Nature Guide” by Brian Beatte & Brett Dufur

“Keeping Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You” by Clare Leslie and Charles Roth

“Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” by Richard Louv

“Missouri Birds: A Pocket Naturalist Guide” by Kavanagh/Leung

“Missouri River Country: 100 Miles of Stories and Scenery from Hermann to the Confluence” by Dan Burkhardt

“Missouri Trees & Wildflowers: A Pocket Naturalist Guide” by Kavanagh/Leung

“Missouri Wildlife: A Pocket Naturalist Guide” by Kavanagh/Leung

“Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America” by Donald Culross Peattie

“Reptiles & Amphibians: A Pocket Naturalist Guide” by Kavanagh/Leung

“Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold

“Shrubs and Woody Vines of Missouri” by Don Kurz

“Show Me Natural Wonders of Missouri” by Don Corrigan

“Show Me Nature’s Wrath” by Don Corrigan

“Silent Spring” by Rachel Carlson

“Skywatching; The Nature Company Guide” by David Levy

“Snakes of Missouri: A Guide to Common & Notable Species” by Clint Pustejovsky

“The Best of Nature Quotations” by Dalton Exley

“The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World” by William Nordhaus

“The Complete Angler” by Izzak Walton

“The Dying of the Trees” by Charles Little

“The End of Nature” by Bill McKibben

“The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks” by Terry Tempest Williams

“The Humane Economy” by Wayne Pacelle

“The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative” by Florence Williams

“The Riverkeepers” by John Cronin and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

“The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert

“The Wild Mammals of Missouri” by Charles Schwartz and Elizabeth Schwartz

“Tintern Abbey & The Pedlar” by William Wordsworth

“Trees of Missouri Field Guide” by Don Kurz

“Trees: A Pocket Naturalist Guide” by Kavanagh/Leung

“Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life” Richard Louv

“Walden” by Henry David Thoreau

“What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?: How Money Really Does Grow on Trees” by Peter Seligmann


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