Recommended Reading

The National Book Review calls The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, by Dan Egan “A literary clarion call.… Egan’s narrative reflects a nuanced understanding of history and science, which is matched by his keen perceptions about public policy.”

Little Toller Books is an independent British publisher founded in 2008 with the mission to “revive forgotten and classic books about nature and rural life in the British Isles.” Its Nature Classics series includes Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne, in an edition introduced by James Lovelock and illustrated with woodcuts Eric Ravilious. White’s book, first published in 1789, is considered an enduring classic of nature writing. Little Toller also publishes contemporary works such as field notes and monographs. Some titles that BLT members might find interesting include Tim Dee’s Landfill, a “…love letter to gulls and their charged relationship with humans, [and] a deep meditation on difficulty and waste, on the beauty of the disregarded…” (Helen McDonald), and Carol Donaldson’s On the Marshes, “a deeply felt exploration into the waterlands of the north Kent marshes.”