This month’s new books look at America’s disappearing bees, how religion can fight climate change, a pioneering woman scientist and a lot more.

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February may be the shortest month, but this year it also brings a huge number of new environmentally themed books. Titles to be published this month cover everything from climate change to wildlife to important environmental history. The list also includes books for everyone — from dedicated environmentalists to nature-friendly kids. Check ‘em all out below (links are to publishers’ or authors’ websites) and then warm up your library card or plan a trip to your local bookstore.

Wildlife:

february wildlife booksConservation Optimism:

  • The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water by Gary E. Machlis and Jonathan B. Jarvis — a “clear and compelling guide” and “a unified vision of conservation that binds nature protection, historical preservation, sustainability, public health, civil rights and social justice, and science into common cause — and offer real-world strategies for progress.”
  • Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet by April Pulley Sayre — science, nature, geography, biology, poetry and community, all wrapped up together in this beautifully illustrated children’s book.

Climate Change:

Pollution:

Environmental History:

february environmental history booksLooking for even more new eco-books? Check out our previous “Revelator Reads” columns for dozens of additional recent recommendations.

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John R. Platt

is the editor of The Revelator. An award-winning environmental journalist, his work has appeared in Scientific American, Audubon, Motherboard, and numerous other magazines and publications. His “Extinction Countdown” column has run continuously since 2004 and has covered news and science related to more than 1,000 endangered species. John lives on the outskirts of Portland, Ore., where he finds himself surrounded by animals and cartoonists.

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