Discover how nature recovers from disaster, along with efforts driven by passionate people to save the planet they love.

Compiled by:
Josh Caswell
The Accidental Ecosystem: People and Wildlife in American Cities

Peter Alagona

This book explores the way that animals thrive in the not so natural habitat of the city and what that tells us about them.

Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction

Michelle Nijhuis

Beloved Beasts explores the lives and ideas of conservationists who have created what the field looks like in the modern day.

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times

Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams

Legendary activist Jane Goodall recounts her experiences as a means to explore hope, both for us as humans and the world around us.

Bringing Back the Beaver: The Story of One Man's Quest to Rewild Britain's Waterways

Derek Gow

A humorous account of the battle to restore the beaver to the English landscape. 

Dead Serious: Wild Hope Amid the Sixth Extinction

Eli Knapp

This book explores both the looming Sixth Extinction, as well as examples of animals thriving in spite of many challenges.

Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape

Cal Flyn

Discover a tale of how nature has rebounded in places abandoned by humans after natural disasters and other exoduses.

Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live

Rob Dunn

Take a closer exploration of the animals, microbes, and bacteria that have shared our home with us through human history.

Rewilding: The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery

Paul Jepson, Cain Blythe

This work explores the process of working to reshape nature into a home for the plants and animals that have lost their homes to human expansion.

Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries that Change How We Think About Animals

Christopher J Preston

This books studies how some populations of animals have undergone resurgences in spite of being on the brink of extinction.

Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth

Jane Alexander

Actress and conservationist Jane Alexander presents short reflections on her travels giving a personal account of what's being done to protect at-risk animals.