A Reading List of Adventure

Here are some books that capture the spirit of this grant program. This is by no means a required reading list; simply recommendations of a few great books that we hope will inspire you to think creatively, as well as some fascinating reading.

River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
by Peter Hessler
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Steep Passages: A World-wide Eco-Adventurer Unlocks Nature's Spiritual Truths
by David Lee Drotar
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Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise?
by Martha Honey
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The New Economy of Nature
by Gretchen Daily and Katherine Ellison
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Hotspots:Ý Earth's Biologically Richest and Most Endangered Terrestrial Ecosystems
by Russell Mittermeier
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Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science--from the Babylonians to the Maya
by Dick Teresi
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The Blessings of Bhutan
by Russel and Blyth Carpenter
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The Voyage Of The Beagle
by Charles Darwin
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Evolution on Islands
by Peter Grant
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Beyond the Hundreth Meridian
by Wallace Stegner
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The Universe Below
by William Broad
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Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages
by Mark Abley
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Footsteps in the Jungle
by Jonathan Evans Maslow
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Bright Paradise: Victorian Scientific Travelers
by Peter Raby
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Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
by Sarah Erdman
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Archipelago: The Islands of Indonesia.  
by Gavan Daws, and Fujita Marty
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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Floods, Famines and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations
by Brian Fagan
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A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
by Clive Ponting
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The Spice Islands Voyage: The Quest for Alfred Wallace, the Man Who Shared Darwin¼s Discovery of Evolution.
by Tim Severn
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Island Life
by Alfred Russel Wallace
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Islands: Portraits of Miniature Worlds
by Louise B. Young
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The Tapir's Morning Bath
by Elizabeth Royte
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Platypus: The Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World
by Ann Moyal
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The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes
by Peter Matthiessen
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Beyond the Last Village: A Journey of Discovery in Asia's Forbidden Wilderness
by Alan Rainowitz
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Island Biogeography: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
by Robert J. Whittaker
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Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa
by Johannes Fabian
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Darwin Slept Here
by Eric Simons
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Last updated 11.30.2012