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Earth Day: Audiobook Picks

Earth Day: Audiobook Picks

From nonfiction and fiction reads on climate change, guides to re-connecting to nature, and Indigenous wisdom, these picks encourage an insightful Earth Day—no matter which genre you choose.

Playlist Tags: topic: earth topic: climate change season: earth day topic: nature

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The Uninhabitable Earth

Life After Warming

By David Wallace-Wells
Narrated by: David Wallace-Wells
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon

With a new afterword

It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are... Read more »

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The Endangereds

By Philippe Cousteau & Austin Aslan
Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo
Length: 5 hours 58 minutes

It’s time for animals to take fate into their own paws! The Endangereds is the first book in a thrilling new adventure series by world-renowned environmentalist and Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Awesome Planet Philippe Cousteau and award-winning TURBO Racers author Austin Aslan.

Innocent animals are in trouble: temperatures are climbing,...

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The Oak Papers

By James Canton
Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 6 hours 54 minutes

"A profound meditation on the human need for connection with nature, as one man seeks solace beneath the bows of an ancient oak tree."—Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

"James Canton knows so much, writes so well and understands so deeply about the true forest magic and the important place these trees have in it. Knowledge and...

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The Day the World Stops Shopping

How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves

By J.B. MacKinnon
Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
Length: 11 hours 54 minutes

Consuming less is our best strategy for saving the planet—but can we do it? In this thoughtful and surprisingly optimistic book, journalist J. B. MacKinnon investigates how we may achieve a world without shopping.

We can’t stop shopping. And yet we must. This is the consumer dilemma.

The economy says we must always consume more: even the...

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All Along You Were Blooming

Thoughts for Boundless Living

By Morgan Harper Nichols
Narrated by: Morgan Harper Nichols
Length: 1 hours 47 minutes

A celebration of hope. An encounter with grace. A restoration of the heart. A healing of wounds. An anthem of freedom. All Along You Were Blooming is the ultimate love letter from the pen of popular Instagram poet Morgan Harper Nichols to your mind, heart, soul, and body.

On Instagram @morganharpernicols, Morgan has over a million followers. Fans...

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How Far You Have Come

Musings on Beauty and Courage

By Morgan Harper Nichols
Narrated by: Morgan Harper Nichols
Length: 2 hours 50 minutes

Includes 6 audiobook-exclusive poems!

How Far You Have Come is an exquisite collection of poetry and essays from bestselling artist and writer Morgan Harper Nichols. In the midst of the hurt and the mundane, the questions and the not yets, you can forget just how far you have come. Morgan weaves together personal reflections with her signature...

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The Homing Instinct

Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

By Bernd Heinrich
Narrated by: Rick Adamson
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

A captivating exploration of the homing instinct in animals, and what it means for human happiness and survival, from the celebrated naturalist and author of Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, and Life Everlasting.

Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is...

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The Appalachian Trail

A Biography

By Philip D'Anieri
Narrated by: Jason Culp
Length: 7 hours 51 minutes

The Appalachian Trail is America’s most beloved trek, with millions of hikers setting foot on it every year. Yet few are aware of the fascinating backstory of the dreamers and builders who helped bring it to life over the past century.

The conception and building of the Appalachian Trail is a story of unforgettable characters who explored it,... Read more »

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The Future We Choose

Surviving the Climate Crisis

By Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac
Narrated by: Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac
Length: 4 hours 47 minutes

A cautionary but optimistic book about the world’s changing climate and the fate of humanity, from Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac—who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015.

The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by... Read more »

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Superman's Not Coming

Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It

By Erin Brockovich
Narrated by: Erin Brockovich
Length: 12 hours 56 minutes

From environmental activist, renowned crusader, champion fighter, maverick—a book that looks at our present situation with water and shows us how we can each take action to make changes in our cities, towns, and villages, before it is too late.

"Brockovich is a vocal, no-nonsense writer--Roberts might even have downplayed her fire in the movie...

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Finding the Mother Tree

Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

By Suzanne Simard
Narrated by: Suzanne Simard
Length: 12 hours 13 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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

Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; her TED talks have been... Read more »

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Is Science Enough?

Forty Critical Questions About Climate Justice

By Aviva Chomsky
Narrated by: Moe Egan
Length: 8 hours 6 minutes

Why social, racial, and economic justice are just as crucial as science in determining how humans can reverse climate catastrophe

We are facing a climate catastrophe. A plethora of studies describe the damage we’ve already done, the droughts, the wildfires, the super-storms, the melting glaciers, the heat waves, and the displaced people fleeing... Read more »

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The Drowning of Money Island

A Forgotten Community's Fight Against the Rising Seas Forever Changing Coastal America

By Andrew S. Lewis
Narrated by: Thom Rivera
Length: 7 hours 51 minutes

Offers a glimpse of the future of vanishing shorelines in America in the age of climate change, where the wealthy will be able to remain the longest while the poor will be forced to leave.

Journalist Andrew Lewis chronicles the struggle of his New Jersey hometown to rebuild their ravaged homes in the face of the same environmental stresses and... Read more »

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Climate Courage

How Tackling Climate Change Can Build Community, Transform the Economy, and Bridge the Political Divide in America

By Andreas Karelas
Narrated by: Sean Duffy
Length: 7 hours 21 minutes

How Americans can take action in their own communities and unite across the political spectrum in pursuit of solutions to climate change.

Andreas Karelas has a message we don’t often hear: we have all the tools we need to solve the climate crisis and doing so will improve our lives, our economy, and our society.

But to engage people in the climate... Read more »

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How It All Ends

By Scientific American
Narrated by: Alex Boyles
Length: 8 hours 36 minutes

The Book of Revelation, the Maya, Nostradamus—humans have speculated about the end since, well, the beginning. In this book, we look at several “end of the world” scenarios—or at least, things that could make human life really difficult.

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Climate Change and Extreme Weather

By Scientific American
Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
Length: 5 hours 38 minutes

If climate catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy seem to be on the rise, it’s for a reason. The likelihood of these extreme weather events are increasingly being tied to man-made global warming, mostly through overproduction of carbon dioxide. It’s no longer an abstract idea; it’s being felt locally, on every level.

Climate Change and Extreme Weather...

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Battling Drought

By Scientific American
Narrated by: Alex Boyles
Length: 10 hours 49 minutes

The extreme drought in the US Southwest has brought the issues of water use and management to the forefront of media attention. Historically, arguments over water rights have plagued this area since the days of John Wesley Powell, and disputes mark the relations between states, city-dwellers, farmers, and environmentalists to this day. Add to...

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Climate Change

Planet under Pressure

By Scientific American
Narrated by: Suzie Althens
Length: 8 hours 35 minutes

From increasingly severe storms to collapsing coral reefs to the displacement of Syrian citizens, in this audiobook we examine the effects of Earth’s changing climate on weather systems, ecosystems, and human habitability and what this means for our future.

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Nature beyond Solitude

Notes from the Field

By John Seibert Farnsworth
Narrated by: John Patrick Walsh
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes

John Seibert Farnsworth’s delightful notes are not only about nature, but from nature as well.

In Nature Beyond Solitude, he lets us peer over his shoulder as he takes his notes. We follow him to a series of field stations where he teams up with scientists, citizen scientists, rangers, stewards, and grad students engaged in long-term ecological...

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A Polar Affair

Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins

By Lloyd Spencer Davis
Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes

A captivating blend of true adventure and natural history by one of today’s leading penguin experts and Antarctic explorers

George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings...

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