Environmental photographers often find that certain books can serve as blueprints and roadmaps for their photographic explorations. Herein we share a few of our favorites.
In short order Erle Ellis lays out the background, process, politics and cultural divide of the Anthropocene, the controversial proposed new geologic era.
An excellent single source to begin a query into the great environmental issues confronting humanity at the dawn of the Anthropocene.
Water wars of the American West centered around the Colorado River come into superb focus in Marc Reisner’s book.
Vaclav Smil does all the math and gets down to the basics in Harvesting the Biosphere: how much of the earth’s productivity are humans taking and can we keep it up and not destroy the planet.
Trees become characters with real lives, concerns and strategies in Peter Wohlleben’s telling.
Michael Ondaatje and Walter Murch go deep into film editing, highly recommended for anyone in the business of visual storytelling.
Few photographers can go toe to toe with Nick Nichols when it comes to either nature photographer, or sacrifice and suffering to get great pictures.
Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene is classic Clive Hamilton: opinionated, informed, iconoclastic — and probably right.