Book Club

Arboretum Book Club Selections 2004-2013

listed in the order read

2004
Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan
Sand County Almanac, selections, by Aldo Leopold
Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean

2005
Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson.
Coming Out of the Woods, by Wallace Kaufman.
Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver
North with the Spring, by Edwin Way Teale
Stirring the Mud, by Barbara Hurd
Ship Fever, by Andrea Barrett
Diversity of Life, by E.O. Wilson
Encounters with the Archdruid, by John McPhee
How to Grow Wildflowers & Wild Shrubs & Trees in Your Own Garden, by Hal Bruce

2006
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard
Bay Country, by Tom Horton
Plants, People, Culture, by Michael Balick and Paul Cox
Underground, by Yvonne Baskin
Book of Bees, by Sue Hubbell
Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv
Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin
Suburban Safari, by Hannah Holmes
Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan

2007
Winter World, by Bernd Heinrich
Light on Snow, by Anita Shreve
Gaia's Garden, Home Scale Permaculture, by Toby Hemenway
Beautiful Swimmers, by William Warner
Teaching the Trees, by Joan Maloof
Cloudspotters Guide, by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Second Nature, by Michael Pollan
Song of the Meadowlark: Exploring Values for a Sustainable Future, by James Eggert
A Forest Journey, Role of Wood in the Development of Civilization, by John Perlin
Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, by Janisse Ray
There's a Hair in My Dirt, by Gary Larson

2008
Old Herbaceous, by Reginald Arkell
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, by Barbara Kingsolver
Gathering Moss, by Robin Wald Kimmerer
Bringing Nature Home, by Douglas Tallamy
Crickets and Katydids, Concerts and Solos, by Vincent Dethier
Letters from Eden, by Julie Zickefoose
American Chestnut, by Susan Frienkel
John and William Bartram's America, edited by Helen Gere Cruickshank
Teaming with Microbes, by Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis
The Golden Spruce, by John Vaillaint

2009
Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold
The Wild Trees, by Richard Preston
Undaunted Courage, by Stephen Ambrose
Teaching a Stone to Talk, by Annie Dillard
In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan
The Forgotten Pollinators, by Stephen L. Buchmann and Gary Paul Nabhan
The Meadow, by James Galvin
1491, by Charles Mann
The Naturalist, by E.O. Wilson

2010
What Are People For?, by Wendell Berry
Hot, Flat and Crowded, by Thomas Friedman
Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct & Science, by Carol Yoon
The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession, by Andrea Wulf
The Invisible Garden, by Dorothy Sucher
Fireflies, Honey, Silk, by Gilbert Waldbauer
Summer World: A Season of Bounty, by Bernd Heinrich
In Hovering Flight, by Joyce Hinnefeld
Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists, by Dyana Furmansky
Footprints Across the South: Bartram's Trail Revisited, by James Kautz

2011
The End of Over-Eating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American. Appetite, by David Kessler
Broadsides from the Other Orders: A Book of Bugs, by Sue Hubbell
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food and Love, by Christin Kimball
In the Company of Crows and Ravens, by John Marzluff, Tony Angell, and Paul Ehrlich
Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the America Nation, by Andrea Wulf
Ant Hill: A Novel, by E. O. Wilson
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England, by William Cronon
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard
Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants, by Richard Mabey
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology, by Lawrence Weschler

2012
People of the Mist: A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past, by Kathleen O. Gear and W. M. Gear
The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales, by Diane Ackerman
Among the Ancients: Adventures in Eastern Old Growth Forests, by Joan Maloof
Story of Charlotte's Web: EB White's Eccentric Life in Nature & Birth of an American Classic, by Michael Sims
Nesting Season, by Bernd Heinrich
Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens, by Andrea Wulf
Nabokov's Blues: The Scientific Odyssey of a Literary Genius, by Kate Johnson and Steve Coates
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, by Charles Mann
Folks, this Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World, by Joel Salatin
Essential Earthman: Henry Mitchell on Gardening, by Henry Mitchell

2013
State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett
Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild, by Craig Childs
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed
The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature, by David George Haskell
Horseshoe Crabs & Velvet Worms, by Richard Fortey
What the Robin Knows, by Jon Young
American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation, by Eric Rutkow
Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead, by Justin Martin
Darwin, Portrait of a Genius, Paul Johnson
My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell