Updated July 20, 2018 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Environmental Science Textbooks

video play icon 10 Best Environmental Science Textbooks
Earth as a Living Planet
Chemistry of the Environment
Silent Spring

This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Everything humans do affects the planet, and it is precisely these interactions that are the main concern of environmental science. On this list you’ll find textbooks to get you started in this field, whether you’re learning on your own, in a high school classroom, or on a college campus. Some are challenging, some are entertaining, but all of them will make you more knowledgeable. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best environmental science textbook on Amazon.

10. Chemistry of the Environment

9. A Self-Teaching Guide

8. Visualizing Environmental Science

7. A Global Concern

6. Energy and Civilization: A History

5. Environmental Science

4. Silent Spring

3. Earth as a Living Planet

2. Systems and Solutions

1. Toward A Sustainable Future


Melissa Harr
Last updated on July 20, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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