5 Best Nature Books to Read in a Hammock

Add to your exploration with these nature indulging books. Nothing adds more to your environment than getting lost in a story. 

1. The Hidden Life of Trees 


Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware


2. Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural 
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Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses.


3. Talking on Water
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During the 1980s and 90s, the Resource Institute, headed by Jonathan White, held a series of "floating seminars" aboard a sixty-five-foot schooner featuring leading thinkers and writers from an array of disciplines. Over ten years, White conducted interviews, gathered in this collection, with the writers, scientists, and environmentalists who gathered on board to explore our relationship to the wild.


4. Braiding Sweetgrass
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As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. She embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.

5. The Jungle Book
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Written by Rudyard Kipling. Originally published in 1894, the story that brought a childhood favorite to the screen, the novel dives into the depths of the Indian jungle and tales through adventure with Mowgli and Baloo. With original sketches, this feel-good book a classic armchair adventure. 


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