Eco-Fiction / Nature Fiction

Eco-Fiction (Wake County PL, NC): Author, title, webcat link, summary for 18 novels, including books by Nevada Barr, Sarah Andrews, Bill Morris, Margaret Coel, Ruth Rendell, Ruth Ozeki, et al. Compiled Sept. 2007.

Adventure Fiction (State Library of Tasmania): 'Books that feature characters interacting with the natural world in survival, disaster and environmental novels.' 25 books, some with summaries, including titles by Nevada Barr, Paul Theroux, Tim O'Brien, Jean Hegland, James Follett, William Dietrich, and others.

Eco-Fiction (Kitchener Public Library, ONT, Canada): Author and title only for about 100 books, from Lloyd Abbey's The Last Whale to M.K. Wren's A Gift Upon the Shore.

Green Fiction for Adults (Weber County Library, UT): 'Many authors have written books motivated by their concern for the environment. While some titles included on this list are specific genres ... others are simply stories of man and nature.' Author, title, cover image, webcat link, and summary for about 20 novels.

Environmental Fiction (Auburn Hills Public Library, MI): Stories about the environment or environmental issues. Author and title only for about 35 novels, from Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang to Joseph Wambaugh's Finnegan's Week. Updated July 2007.

The Great Outdoors: Fiction set in National Parks / Wilderness (Addison Public Library, IL): Author, title, brief summary, webcat link for 9 books set in Yellowstone, Acadia, Sequoia, Everglades, Mt. Rainier, Tahoe Basin, Gila, Mesa Verde, and Grand Canyon NPs (and only one is by Nevada Barr!). Sept. 2003.

Green Reads: Environmental Fiction and Nonfiction (Lukie Marriott, Skokie PL, IL): 'The following titles have the environment as their theme -- the ills perpetrated against it, the harm and hope that lies ahead, and the people who are trying to make a difference.' Author, title, and webcat link for about a dozen fiction titles and a dozen non-fiction titles.

Discovery: America (Lake County Public Library, Merrillville, IN): Fictional accounts of explorers and explorations. Author/title only. About 25 books about American exploration. Compiled 2004.

Oops! Man Made Disasters (Mesa Library, AZ): 'Man-made disasters may include nuclear explosions, accidents caused by experimenting with bacteria or with man's biological heritage, accidents in aircraft or ocean vessels, or accidents caused by tampering with nature's equilibrium (e.g., destroying the ozone layer).' Author, title, summary for about 20 books, from Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake to Marc Scott Zicree's Magic Time. Compiled Sept. 2003.

Disaster Novels (Bookbytes): Extensive summaries/reviews of over 15 recommended disaster novels, from Richard Barth's Jumper to Walter Wager's 58 Minutes.

Natural Disaster Fiction (Heather Campbell, Fiction-L): Compiled July 1999. Author and title for about 50 novels about hurricanes, earthquakes, famine, volcano eruptions, blizzards, etc. See also their Environmental Disasters Fiction list, compiled March 2001 by Lisa A. Olsen, listing author/title for 25 similar books.

Man Against the Weather (Ginny Ryan, Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): Fiction and non-fiction (that reads like fiction) titles about weather and natural disasters. Lists about 20 titles, with author and detailed summaries of each title. Compiled June 2007.

Stormy Weather Stars (Overbooked): Author, title, publication info, and summary for about a dozen fiction titles and six non-fiction titles.

Atmospheric Fiction (The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH): Author and title for about 20 books about weather events, such as floods, drought, global warming, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards; from All around Me Peaceful by Kent Nelson to Typhoon by Joseph Conrad.

Storm Warnings: Foul Weather Tales Show Mother Nature at Her Worst (St. Charles Public Library, IL): Author and title only for over 40 novels featuring bad weather, from Tornado Pratt by Paul Ableman to Captain Monsoon by Victor Sutheren. Compiled Aug. 1998.

An Act of God? Disaster Fiction (AART, Rolling Meadows Library, IL): Author, title, publication year, and page count for 11 disaster fiction titles, from John Barnes' Mother of Storms to George Stone's Blizzard.

Tornado! (Deborah Stroup, Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): Fiction and non-fiction (that reads like fiction) titles about tornadoes. Lists about a dozen titles for adults and 10 for kids, with author and detailed summaries of each title. Compiled April 2006.

Environmental Disasters (Jasper County Public Library, IN): Author, title, summaries (for most) for about 10 books involving damage to the Earth, from Ill Wind by Kevin Anderson to The Sky Unwashed by Irene Zabytko.

Hurricane Katrina (Reader's Advice): Author, title, Amazon link for 6 novels about Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. in 2005.

Over a Barrel: Stories of Oil Exploration and Exploitation (Lake County Public Library, Merrillville, IN): Author and title for about 25 fiction titles, from The Persian Price by Evelyn Anthony to Sometimes a Hero by Les Whitten, and 7 titles of historical info (non-fiction) about oil exploration. Updated May 2005.

TRUE Life Survival Stories (Lynne M. Kennedy, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY): Author, title, publication information (few summaries) for true-life adventure stories at sea (20 titles) and on land (15 titles). From Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan to The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone by McKay Jenkins. In alpha order by title.

Travelers' Tales: Journeys, Treks & Adventures of a Lifetime (Linda Bova and Lynne M. Kennedy, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY): TRUE stories. Author, title, publication year, brief summaries for over 80 travel narratives and travel adventure stories, from A Byzantine Journey by John Ash to Journey Across Tibet by Sorrel Wilby.

TRUE Adventure (El Dorado County Library, CA): Over 25 books listed, with author, title, brief description, from Seven Summits by Dick Bass to Voyager by Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan.