If you only get chance to read one book this year, then I would highly recommend this:
1. The Man Who Planted Trees – Jean Giono
It’s refreshingly short (only 4000 words) and frighteningly ahead of it’s time, considering it was published in 1953. You can read my favorite part and find a full free version here. If you have a bit longer, here are some other gems. Let me know your own recommendations in the comments below.
2. The Snow Leopard – Peter Matthiessen
3. The Wild Trees – Richard Preston
4. The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
5. Gorillas in the Mist – Dian Fossey
6. Jaguars and Electric Eels – Alexander von Humboldt
7. The Butterfly Isles – Patrick Barkham
8. The Last Grain Race – Eric Newby
9. The Greenpeace Book – Rex Weyler
10. The Bottom Billion – Paul Collier
I heard about pretty much all of these book, thank to recommendations from friends at one time or another. What would you recommend?