Number One on her list:
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and DaringRead about all fifteen books on the list.
Richard Preston, Random House, 2007
Think nature writing is boring? The Wild Trees is about as boring as a car chase. Master storyteller Richard Preston follows a motley group of professional and amateur botanists into the canopies of the tallest trees in the world, where they explore a sky-high ecosystem almost entirely unknown to humans. A great tale of science and adventure -- and a love story to boot.