The 10 Best Environmental Science Textbooks

Updated July 28, 2018 by Melissa Harr

10 Best Environmental Science Textbooks
A Global Concern
Chemistry of the Environment
Silent Spring
We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. 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 picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. 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


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Last updated on July 28, 2018 by Melissa Harr

Melissa is a writer, editor, and EFL educator from the U.S. She's worked in the field since earning her B.A. in 2012, during which time she's judged fiction contests, taught English in Asia, and authored e-courses about arts and crafts. In her free time, she likes to make stuff out of sticks and string.


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