Monday, July 7, 2008

15 green books to take to the beach

For Grist, Michelle Nijhuis, winner of the 2006 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism, named 15 green books to take to the beach this summer.

Number One on her list:
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
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.
Read about all fifteen books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue