Wild Thing

10 books about getting in touch with nature

As we get ever more digitised and plugged-in, many of us yearn for a simpler, more natural way of life. Authors of all types are not exempt from this wish, and they've long celebrated nature (or warned of its perils) in poetry, prose, and even photographs. For those of us not quite ready to live the life of the Swiss Family Robinson just yet, here are ten titles to take you off the grid for a bit.

Earth from Above cover

1. Earth from Above

Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Walkabout cover

3. Walkabout

James Vance Marshall
The Beach cover

4. The Beach

Alex Garland
Walden cover

9. Walden

Henry David Thoreau

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust