The Top 10 Wildlife Books to Enjoy for World Wildlife Day
With World Wildlife Day fast approaching, we at WeBuyBooks thought it was a good idea to put together a list of our top 10 favourite Wildlife Books. Although this list may contain some top-selling books with the best reviews, don’t be put off. It’s fair to say we have read many books, and these are some of our all-time favourites.
We have books of every kind in this list, from books filled with stunning wildlife photography and educational children’s books to gripping stories based on actual events.
National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals
The life-long works of photographer Joel Sartore with foreword from Harrsion Ford and prose from wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick. This book follows Joel Sartore travelling the world visiting zoo’s and nature rescue centres on a mission to create studio portraits of 12,000 animals, paying special attention to those species that are endangered. A vibrant and thought-provoking book that delivers a strong message.
Ocean – Hélène Druvert and Emmanuelle Grundmann
Ocean is a short, colourful and educational book that is a joy for any reader. Brimming with incredible artwork, facts about the ocean from the deep dark depths to the shallow shores and accompanied by lots of pop-outs and movable tabs; this book is perfect for children.
Bird Therapy – Joe Harkness
This ground-breaking book by Joe Harkness dives into the world of mental health, speaking from experience in the subject, the author provides a first-hand report of how bird watching had a huge impact on his wellbeing. Packed full of useful tips, this book is not only a thoroughly enjoyable read but a beacon for which people can translate into their own lives.
Lost Spells – Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
Reading aloud is this beautiful collection of spells (poems) based on common animals that can, unfortunately, be forgotten. Illustrated with paintings that emphasise the true essence of nature, the Lost Spells is a book to beckon back the care for the underappreciated natural life that surrounds us.
The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy: What animals on Earth reveal about aliens and ourselves – Dr Arik Kershenbaum
As we begin to look to the stars, some of us may immediately start thinking about aliens; well, scientists have said with confidence that they think there is alien life somewhere out there. Thanks to Hollywood, we all have this stereotypical image of what we think aliens should look like. Still, Dr Arik Kershenbaum has used everything that we know about life on our planet coupled with Darwin’s Theory of Evolution to project what an aliens’ life must really look like. A fascinating read for all your curious minds.
Vesper Flights – Helen Macdonald
From one of the centuries greatest nature writers and the author of the award winning ‘H is for Hawk’ comes ‘Vesper Flights’, A collection of essays that weave the natural world with the human mind and how we make sense of it, with essays on so many different facets of life from wild pigs to farming ostriches.
The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
This all-time classic story by Rudyard Kipling depicts the story of a young boy taken in and raised by many wild animals in the remote Rainforest. A beautiful story and a joy to read for all ages.
Life on Earth – David Attenborough
This incredible book By Sir David Attenborough is a celebration of life in all its forms, from the very first organic speck to the vibrant, lush world we live in today. This fantastic book takes you on a journey around the world, exploring every facet of life.
The Elephant Whisperer – Lawrence Anthony
A must-read for all animal lovers. The story of conservationist Lawrence Anthony was given the option of taking in a herd of potentially dangerous and unpredictable elephants or refusing them, which may well have ended up in the killing of the magnificent animals. Seeing no other option, they are taken in, and Lawrence soon learns just how incredible this herd is.
Rewild Your Garden: Create a Haven for Birds, Bees and Butterflies – Frances Tophill
Bringing things lightly closer to home with this book by horticulturalists Frances Tophill. This book is all about creating and maintaining a beautiful haven for insects and wildlife, whether you have a large outdoor space or a simple balcony.