Naturalists, Conservationists and Natural Scientists: Lives and Work


This list represents a selection of books for general readers on the lives and work of naturalists, conservationists and natural scientists, available at the U.S. Department of the Interior Library. It is arranged alphabetically by the author's last name. Please direct inquiries or concerns to the Reference Librarian at 202-208-5815 between 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.


QH31 .A2
Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907

QK5 .A38 2007
Botanical riches: stories of botanical exploration
Aitken, Richard

Q11 .C18 NO.20
Early naturalists in the far West
Alden, Roland Herrick, 1914-

F592.7 .A49 1996
Undaunted courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
Ambrose, Stephen E.

QH31 .M137 A83 2002
Benton MacKaye: conservationist, planner, and creator of the Appalachian Trail
Anderson, Larry, 1950-

QL31 .A9 A34 2006
The Audubon reader
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

QH31 .A85 A3 2001
Captivating life: a naturalist in the age of genetics
Avise, John C.

QH21 .E5 B37
The heyday of natural history, 1820-1870
Barber, Lynn

GE55 .B43 2000
American environmental leaders: from colonial times to the present
Becher, Anne

QH105 .C2 B45 2006
California's frontier naturalists
Beidleman, Richard G.

QK31 .B3 B47
The life and travels of John Bartram from Lake Ontario to the River St. John
Berkeley, Edmund

Z8150.18 .B6
A bio-bibliography of Rachel Carson, 1907-1964
Blackmon, Leldon Ray

Q141 .C78 2004
Curious minds: twenty-seven scientists describe what inspired them to choose their paths
Brockman, John, 1941-

QH31 .C33 B7 1998
Rachel Carson: the writer at work
Brooks, Paul, 1909-

QH26 .B68
Speaking for nature: how literary naturalists from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson have shaped America
Brooks, Paul, 1909-

QH31 .B859 A3 1990
For earth's sake: the life and times of David Brower
Brower, David Ross, 1912-

E757 .B97 1970
Camping and tramping with President Roosevelt
Burroughs, John, 1837-1921

QH104.5 .H83 B87 1981
A river view and other Hudson Valley essays
Burroughs, John, 1837-1921

E840.8 .U3 C37 2001
Mo: the life & times of Morris K. Udall
Carson, Donald W. (Donald Winslow), 1933-

QH31 .C33 A4 1995
Always, Rachel: the letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964

QH81 .C3546 1998
Lost woods: the discovered writing of Rachel Carson
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964

QE22 .H3 C37 2000
Ferdinand V. Hayden: entrepreneur of science
Cassidy, James G., 1957-

QH31 .C5 A3
Dark trails; adventures of a naturalist
Cherrie, George Kruck, 1865-1946

QH31 .C74 C63
James Graham Cooper, pioneer western naturalist
Coan, Eugene V.

QH26 .C6
Great American naturalists
Coates, Ruth Allison

E748 .N43 C47 2004
The man from Clear Lake: Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson
Christofferson, Bill

QE22 .S77 C85 2003
The seashell on the mountaintop: a story of science, sainthood, and the humble genius who discovered a new history of the earth
Cutler, Alan, 1954-

F592.7 .C99 2003
Lewis and Clark: pioneering naturalists
Cutright, Paul Russell, 1897-

QH302 .D33
The Darwin reader
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

QH31 .D2 A2 1969
The life and letters of Charles Darwin, including an autobiographical chapter
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

QL31 .C34 D38 2007
The man who saved sea turtles: Archie Carr and the origins of conservation biology
Davis, Frederick Rowe, 1965-

F788 .D65 2002
Down the great unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon
Dolnick, Edward, 1952-

E757 .D658 2007
Lion in the White House: a life of Theodore Roosevelt
Donald, Aïda DiPace

QH31 .D2 E43 2005
Darwin: discovering the tree of life
Eldredge, Niles

QH26 .E44 1977
First in the field: America's pioneering naturalists
Elman, Robert

Q143 .S6 E95 2007
The lost world of James Smithson: science, revolution, and the birth of the Smithsonian
Ewing, Heather P.

QH76 .F69
John Muir and his legacy: the American conservation movement
Fox, Stephen R.

PS3537 .T316 Z64 2008
Wallace Stegner and the American West
Fradkin, Philip L.

QH31 .M78 G57 2008
Nature's beloved son: rediscovering John Muir's botanical legacy
Gisel, Bonnie Johanna, 1948-

Q141 .G728 2002
Agassiz's legacy: scientists' reflections on the value of field experience
Gladfelter, Elizabeth H.

SD129 .M29 G58 1986
A wilderness original: the life of Bob Marshall
Glover, James M., 1950-

F594 .G77 1972
The passing of the Great West: selected papers of George Bird Grinnell
Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938

QH104 .H28 1977
Natural history in America: from Mark Catesby to Rachel Carson
Hanley, Wayne, 1915-

SB482 .A4 H37 1988

Battling for the national parks
Hartzog, George B.

QH26 .H38 1996
Visions of a wild America: pioneers of preservation
Heacox, Kim

Q143 .H6 A2 1972
The papers of Joseph Henry
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878

QH31 .M9 H65 1999
The young John Muir: an environmental biography
Holmes, Steven J. (Steven Jon), 1960-

E302.6 .F8 I83 2003
Benjamin Franklin: an American life
Isaacson, Walter

QH11 .K49 2003
Fossils, finches, and Fuegians: Darwin's adventures and discoveries on the Beagle
Keynes, R. D.

QL31 .A5 K57 2010
Kingdom under glass: a tale of obsession, adventure, and one man's quest to preserve the world's great animals
Kirk, Jay

QE862 .D5 D528 1997
Discovering dinosaurs in the Old West: the field journals of Arthur Lakes
Lakes, Arthur, 1844-1917

QH31 .C33 L43 1997
Rachel Carson: witness for nature
Lear, Linda J., 1940-

NC1429 .D237 L46 2001
Ding: the life of Jay Norwood Darling
Lendt, David L.

SK355 .L45 1995
Aldo Leopold's Southwest
Leopold, Aldo, 1886-1948

E415.9 .M185 L6 2000
George Perkins Marsh, prophet of conservation
Lowenthal, David

QH31 .A2 L83
Nature and the American mind: Louis Agassiz and the culture of science
Lurie, Edward, 1927-

QH31 .C33 L98 2007
The gentle subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the rise of the environmental movement
Lytle, Mark H.

QE707 .M47 M37 2005
Preserving the living past: John C. Merriam's legacy in the state and national parks
Mark, Stephen R.

QH545 .P4 C684 2007
Courage for the Earth: writers, scientists, and activists celebrate the life and writing of Rachel Carson
Matthiessen, Peter

PS169 .E25 A44 2008
American Earth: environmental writing since Thoreau
McKibben, Bill

QE77 .M38 1998
Annals of the former world
McPhee, John, 1931-

QH31 .L618 E77 1999
The essential Aldo Leopold: quotations and commentaries
Meine, Curt

QH31 .L618 M45 1988
Aldo Leopold: his life and work
Meine, Curt

QH31 .M9 J63 2005
John Muir: family, friends, and adventures
Miller, Sally M., 1937-

QH31 .M9 J65 1993
John Muir, life and work
Miller, Sally M., 1937-

QE22 .K5 M66 2006
King of the 40th parallel: discovery in the American West
Moore, James Gregory, 1930-

QH26 .M66 2002
Early American naturalists: exploring the American West, 1804-1900
Moring, John, 1946-

QH31 .M47 M6 1995
J. Horace McFarland: a thorn for beauty
Morrison, Ernest

QH104 .M84 1973
The American wilderness, in the words of John Muir
Muir, John, 1838-1914

QH31 .M9 A3 1988
John Muir, in his own words: a book of quotations
Muir, John, 1838-1914.

QH105 .C2 M797 1984
John Muir summering in the Sierra
Muir, John, 1838-1914

QH31 .M9 A3 2001
John Muir's last journey: south to the Amazon and east to Africa: unpublished journals and selected correspondence
Muir, John, 1838-1914.

QH31 .M9 A31 1997
Nature writings: the story of my boyhood and youth, my first summer in the Sierra, the mountains of California, Stickeen, selected essays
Muir, John, 1838-1914

PS2447 .M5 1916
The writings of John Muir
Muir, John, 1838-1914

QH31 .L618 N49 2006
Aldo Leopold's odyssey
Newton, Julianne Lutz

E757 .O77 2005
When trumpets call: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House
O'Toole, Patricia

QH305.2 .U6 P38 2000
Biologists and the promise of American life: from Meriwether Lewis to Alfred Kinsey
Pauly, Philip J.

QE22 .P47 A35 1984
Memoirs of an unrepentant field geologist: a candid profile of some geologists and their science, 1921-1981
Pettijohn, F. J. (Francis John), 1904-

E664 .P62 A3 1998
Breaking new ground
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

F788 .P92 2001
Seeing things whole: the essential John Wesley Powell
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902

QH31 .G74 P86 2007
Last stand: George Bird Grinnell, the battle to save the buffalo, and the birth of the new West
Punke, Michael

QH105 .W2 P95 2001
Wintergreen: rambles in a ravaged land
Pyle, Robert Michael

QE22 .G5 P96
Grove Karl Gilbert, a great engine of research
Pyne, Stephen J., 1949-

QH31 .D2 Q35 2006
The reluctant Mr. Darwin: an intimate portrait of Charles Darwin and the making of his theory of evolution
Quammen, David, 1948-

QH31 .C33 Q37 2004
Rachel Carson: a biography
Quaratiello, Arlene Rodda

QE22 .H9 R47 2003
The man who found time: James Hutton and the discovery of the earth's antiquity
Repcheck, Jack

QL31 .A9 R524 2004
John James Audubon: the making of an American
Rhodes, Richard

Q143 .H9 S24 2006
The Humboldt current: nineteenth-century exploration and the roots of American environmentalism
Sachs, Aaron (Aaron Jacob)

SD421.375 .S34 2001
Mountains of memory: a fire lookout's life in the River of No Return Wilderness
Scheese, Don

QH31 .C33 R33 2008
Rachel Carson: legacy and challenge
Sideris, Lisa H.

E99 .S4 S65 2010
Wildlife on the wind: a field biologist's journey and an Indian reservation's renewal
Smith, Bruce L., 1948-

QH104.5 .R6 S64 1981
Above timberline: a wildlife biologist's Rocky Mountain journal
Smith, Dwight R.

QH31 .S317 S65 2006
Green republican: John Saylor and the preservation of America's wilderness
Smith, Thomas G. (Thomas Gary), 1945-

QH83 .S748 2007
Darwin and the nature of species
Stamos, David N., 1957-

Q143 .P8 S8 1992
Beyond the hundredth meridian: John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-1993

QH91 .C3 .S74
Sea and earth; the life of Rachel Carson
Sterling, Philip, 1907-1989

SD129 .T47 A3 2004
Jack Ward Thomas: the journals of a Forest Service chief
Thomas, Jack Ward

GE56 .T73 A3 2003
Politics, pollution, and pandas: an environmental memoir
Train, Russell E., 1920-

QH31 .M9 T87 1985
Rediscovering America: John Muir in his time and ours
Turner, Frederick W., 1937-

F592.3 2004
Jefferson's western explorations: discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley, and William Dunbar, and compiled by Thomas Jefferson ; the Natchez edition, 1806 ; a facsimile
United States. President (1801-1809: Jefferson)

QH105 .C2 V35 1998
Walking with Muir across Yosemite
Vale, Thomas R., 1943-

PS1227 .W37 2006
John Burroughs and the place of nature
Warren, James Perrin

QH31 .R13 W37 2004
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque: a voice in the American wilderness
Warren, Leonard, 1924-

QL696 .P246 W45 1995
The beak of the finch: a story of evolution in our time
Weiner, Jonathan

E165 .W6413 2008 V.1-2
The North American journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied
Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867

QH31 .W64 A3 1994
Wilson, Edward Osborne, 1929-

F697 .W874 1992
A naturalist in Indian territory: the journals of S.W. Woodhouse, 1849-50
Woodhouse, S. W. (Samuel Washington), 1821-1904

F788 .P88 W67 2001
A river running west: the life of John Wesley Powell
Worster, Donald, 1941-

QH31 .M9 W68 2008
A passion for nature: the life of John Muir
Worster, Donald, 1941-

QH105 .A65 Z95 1995
Downcanyon: a naturalist explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon
Zwinger, Ann