Recently reviewed

By Earthbound Books

By Earthbound Books

Books recently featured on The Earthbound Report, covering climate and environment, social justice and consumerism. 

Unbowed: My Autobiography

Wangari Maathai

£8.99 £8.36

The remarkable story of Wangari Maathai, the first African women to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Five Rules for Rebellion: Let's Change the World Ourselves

Sophie Walker

£7.99 £7.43

Sophie Walker introduces inspirational women and their advice on activism as a way of life.

The Case for a Four Day Week

Anna Coote, Aidan Harper, et al.


A short introduction to the arguments for shorter work time.

Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides

Terri (CEO of the Centre for Higher Education) Givens

£19.98 £18.58

Terri Givens writes about how structural inequality has affected her and her family, and how radical empathy could change society.

The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World

Kehinde Andrews

£20.00 £18.60

A powerful analysis of how white supremacy continues to shape history, long after the explicit racism of slavery and empire have formally ended.

Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism

Mariana Mazzucato

£20.00 £18.60

What can we learn from the state managemend of the Apollo space missions - and apply to climate change and other priorities?

Making Climate Policy Work

Danny Cullenward and David G. Victor


Investigating why and how market-based climate solutions go wrong. (In a word, politics)

Empathy: Why It Matters, And How To Get It

Roman Krznaric

£8.99 £8.36

Highly readable guide to seeing through the eyes of others, and its transformative power.

Back to Nature: How to Love Life - and Save It

Megan McCubbin and Chris Packham

£20.00 £18.60

A celebration of British wildlife and what needs to be done to enhance and protect it.

Manifesto: How a maverick entrepreneur took on British energy and won

John Robb and Dale Vince

£20.00 £18.60

Dale Vince's own story, full of radical ideas, persistence, and an uncompromising commitment to what it right for the planet.

Meltdown: Stories of nuclear disaster and the human cost of going critical

Joel Levy

£8.99 £8.36

Stories of nuclear accident retold in dynamic and occasionally morbid fashion.

A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow

Joshua S. Goldstein

£20.00 £18.60

Arguments for nuclear power in an age of climate change, from an International Relations professor and a Swedish nuclear engineer.

The Case for Degrowth

Federico Demaria, Giorgos Kallis, et al.


Short and straightforward explanation of what degrowth means, why it's necessary and how it might happen.

Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy

Jennie C Stephens


A short and inspiring book that describes why we need antiracist and feminist leadership, with lots of real world examples of what it looks like.

The Age of Low Tech: Towards a Technologically Sustainable Civilization

Philippe ( independent author and engineer ) Bihouix


A smart sideways look at where we are and what we call progress, from the French techno-sceptic.

Hope in Hell: A decade to confront the climate emergency

Jonathon Porritt

£16.98 £15.79

One of Britain's most respected environmental voices on the state of the climate and what the present moment requires.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

William Kamkwamba

£8.99 £8.36

The inspiring story of William Kamkwamba, who built his own wind turbine as a teenager in Malawi.

Is Wildness Over?

Paul Wapner


Wildness is not gone, but displaced to the global scale and onto others, argues Wapner in this thought-provoking and imaginative theory.

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

Jason Hickel

£14.99 £13.94

Hickel blows open the idea of degrowth in this bold, multi-disciplinary and highly readable book.

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What's Possible in the Age of Warming

Eric Holthaus

£16.98 £15.79

A decade at a time, Holthaus describes the changes to come between now and 2050 with honesty, hope and compassion.

How Are We Going to Explain This?: Our Future on a Hot Earth

Jelmer Mommers

£9.99 £9.29

A good place to start for people who haven’t read a lot about climate change and would rather not think about it.

Bunker: What It Takes to Survive the Apocalypse

Bradley Garrett

£20.00 £18.60

An investigative journey into the people who build and commission bunkers, what they fear, and what it says about our world.

#futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country

Jane Davidson

£14.99 £13.94

Wales is the first country in the world to introduce a Future Generations Act, a story told here by the politician who led the campaign.

Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being

Alastair McIntosh

£9.99 £9.29

A powerful plea for community and belonging as a solution to the climate emergency.

The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist's Guide to the Climate Crisis

Tom Rivett-Carnac and Christiana Figueres

£12.99 £12.08

One of the big climate books of the year, most useful for its insider perspective on the Paris Agreement, its promise and its shortcomings.

Our House is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis

Greta Thunberg, Malena Ernman, et al.

£9.99 £9.29

Unexpected and brutally honest in its depiction of eating disorders, depression, and family conflict, bringing powerful context to the familar territory of Greta's personal activism.

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

Merlin Sheldrake

£20.00 £18.60

Extraordinary insights into the world of fungi, written with flair by a true enthusiast.

A Guide to Eco-Anxiety: How to Protect the Planet and Your Mental Health<br>

Anouchka Grose

£12.99 £12.08

One of the first, certainly not the last, books to tackle the important subject of eco-anxiety. Tackles the subject with compassion without ever taking itself too seriously.