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All of the books here are valuable resources for learning. While this list is long, we have not included every publication on the subject of native plant landscaping, but only those we feel are the most useful, well researched, and based on sound ecological science. Enjoy your reading!
Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard
Doug Tallamy's third book, Nature's Best Hope, makes the best case yet for the importance of re-establishing native plant landscapes everywhere. "Homegrown National Park," as he calls it, "will be the largest cooperative conservation project ever conceived or attempted." His always readable prose continues to teach us much about the complex ecological relationships that make native plants so important. In addition to clearly explaining the science behind the issue— from habitat fragmentation, to the structure of foodwebs and pollination systems— he addresses some of the challenges that others have made to the importance of action. This book frames the critical choices before us, and outlines a path for protecting life as we know it on planet earth.
Tallamy is one of the most original and persuasive present-day authors on conservation. — E. O. Wilson