The impact of environmental damage is a concern shared by everyone. Climate change is a real threat, and it is essential that we know and learn about this topic as much as possible.
Here is a list of books on the environment that were published in 2021, and each of them covers different aspects of our ecology. Based on your interest and choice, you can pick your book.
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Author: Bill Gates
The man who created and built the technology giant Microsoft Corporation would know a thing or two about technology, innovation, and solving complex problems. Climate change is another catastrophic problem the world is currently facing. With the help of experts in various fields, Bill Gates has tried to discuss innovative solutions that can solve it.
In How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates emphasized the importance of achieving net-zero targets and the technologies that can help achieve them. The book also presents a practical plan that government, companies, and other stakeholders can use to reduce emissions and achieve climate goals.
The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis
Author: Amitava Ghosh
Nutmeg’s Curse gives an exciting account 500 years ago in 1621 at Banda Island, Indonesia. Through a story of nutmeg, this book highlights the aspects of European colonialism, the capitalist mindset, and how it shaped the fortunes of our planet and led us into a climate crisis.
Amitava Ghosh has written many fictional books on the environment, but this book looks into history, politics, and culture, all interwoven in an excellent storytelling format.
Lessons From Plants
Author: Beronda L. Montgomery
We generally associate plants as a stationary organism that is predictable and with limited functions. Lessons from Plants look at Plants from a fascinating perspective. Beronda Montgomery brings her knowledge on the subject to the fore and looks into the realm of Plants. As per Montgomery, Plants are masters of adoption, using this knowledge to create their way in the world.
Plants might lack the physical attributes of a living being, but they respond to the ecology in their style. Like humans, plants are a diverse group that has its own set of friends, relatives, and adversaries. This book derives insights from Plants’ behavior and advocates its relevance in Humans’ lives.
The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Peter Wohlleben is a forester and author; like his previous book, The Hidden Life of Trees, this book also takes an in-depth look into the world of Trees and Forests. The Heartbeat of Trees highlights the connection between humans and nature.
As per Peter, trees have heartbeats and roots like brains, giving them the power to adapt to changes and the environment. The book is filled with scientific research and highlights the symbiotic relationship between humans and trees, and ultimately deforestation is humanity’s loss.
Green Humour for a Greying Planet
Author: Rohan Chakravarty
Green Humour for a Greying Planet is one of the unique books on the environment that is devoid of any scientific jargon. Authored by Rohan Chakravarty, this book illustrates some hard truths about the current state of our environment, ecology, and biodiversity in the form of comic strips.
This book has a massive compilation of cartoons and illustrations on wildlife and nature. While some cartoons are funny, some are satirical, and others are entertaining. It will appeal to everyone, including youngsters, and motivate people to be concerned about our ecology.
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