Past Seasons of Ryerson Reads

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Walking It Off by Doug Peacock 

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

The Outermost House by Henry Beston

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan


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


Walden by Henry David Thoreau 

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

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