Books that every aspiring (and established) ecologist should read

As we wrap up the spring semester, I thought I would share the upwithclimate team’s recommended summer reading list (in no particular order) for anyone interested in ecology and conservation biology.  We welcome any suggestions for other books to add to the list.
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
The Double Helix by James D. Watson
The Diversity of Life by E. O. Wilson
The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold 
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
My first summer in the Sierra by John Muir
Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History by Steven J Gould
Ignorance: How It Drives Science by Stuart Firestein 
Where the Wild Things Were by William Stolzenbug
The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen
Requiem for Nature by John Terborgh
Eye of the Albatross by Carl Safina
Tropical Nature by Adrian Forsyth
The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery
One River by Wade Davis
Gorillas in the Mist by Diane Fossey
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
King Solomon’s Ring by Konrad Lorenz
The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
A Neotropical Companion by John Kricher
Storms of My Grandchildren by James Hansen

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