Past Seasons of Ryerson Reads
2015-16

Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich

An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field by Terry Tempest Williams

The Meaning of Human Existance by E.O. Wilson

A Friend of the Earth by T.C. Boyle

2014-15

When the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle

The Paradise of Bombs by Scott Russell Sanders

The Last Amimal by Abby Geni

Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition by Robert Pogue Harrison

2013-14

American Canopy: Trees, Forests and the Making of a Nation by Eric Rutkow

Air: The Restless Shaper of the World by William Bryant Logan

The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth by Edward O. Wilson

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature  by Melanie Challenger

2012-13

1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles Mann 

Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan

All the Strange Hours: The Excavation of a Life by Loren Eiseley

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles Mann

2011-12

American Chestnut: The Life Death and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree  by Susan Freinkel

The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston

The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Valliant

Miracle Under the Oaks: The Revival of Nature in America  by William K. Stevens

2010-11

Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind by David Quammen

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan

Biophilia by Edward O. Wilson

2009-10

The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley

The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature by Jonathan Rosen

Three Famous Short Novels: Spotted Horses, Old Man, The Bear by William Faulkner

The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry

2008-09

Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Souls by Scott Weidensaul

A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm by Edwin Way Teale

A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell

Flight Maps by Jennifer Price

2007-08

Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams 

The Founding Fish by John McPhee

The Practice of the Wild: Essays by Gary Snyder

John James Audubon: The Making of an American by Richard Rhodes

2006-07

Walking It Off by Doug Peacock 

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

The Outermost House by Henry Beston

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

2005-06

The Mountains of California by John Muir 

Field Notes by Barry Lopez

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin

2004-05

Walden by Henry David Thoreau 

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

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