1. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

By investigating one of the world’s most sought-after fungi, The Mushroom at the End of the World presents an original examination into the relation between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for continuing life on earth.

2. Black Lion: Teachings from the Wilderness by Sicelo Mbatha

Wilderness guide Sicelo Mbatha shares lessons learnt from a lifetime’s intimate association with Africa’s wildest nature.

3. Second Nature by Nathaniel Rich

From the author of Losing Earth, a beautifully told exploration of our post-natural world that points the way to a new mode of ecological writing.

4. The Disordered Cosmos by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science.

5. Women on Nature edited by Katharine Norbury

Women on Nature presents a groundbreaking vision of the natural world which, in addition to being a rich and scintillating anthology that shines a light on many unjustly overlooked writers, is of unique importance in terms of women’s history and the history of writing about nature.

6. Awakening Artemis by Vanessa Chakour

A healing resource that blends practical plant-based knowledge with spiritual reconnection to show how respect for and communion with our natural world guides us toward healing.

7. Bitch by Lucy Cooke

A fierce, funny, and revolutionary look at the queens of the animal kingdom.

8. Fresh Banana Leaves by Jessica Hernandez, PhD

An Indigenous environmental scientist breaks down why western conservationism isn’t working—and offers Indigenous models informed by case studies, personal stories, and family histories that center the voices of Latin American women and land protectors.

9. Feminism or Death: How the Women’s Movement Can Save the Planet by Francoise Deaubonne

The passionately argued, incendiary French feminist work that first defined “eco-feminism”—now available for the first time in English.

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