Summer in the Northern Hemisphere isn’t over yet — which means there’s still time to curl up in a hammock in the shade of a leafy tree with a good book. Relax and venture into the woods with one of these forest-related book recommendations by Conservation International staff.
1. “White Waters and Black,” by Gordon MacCreagh
“This is one of my all-time favorite books. The Amazon basin is famous for its biological diversity and new species are still being found all the time. No one even had a firm estimate of how many kinds of trees are in the Amazon until a great new study came out, just this month. What we know about the Amazon is built on the work of thousands of scientists and their expeditions, and ‘White Waters and Black’ is a laugh-out-loud, irreverent account of a major expedition from 1923. Well worth a read!”
– Steven Panfil, Technical Adviser of REDD+ Initiatives