Some of our favorite books just might also be new favorites for folks on your holiday-gift list. Whether it’s visually stunning, inspirational or intellectual, each of these books is tied to the others by a common theme: a love for the wild.

Check them out below — happy reading and giving.


A Wild Love book coverA Wild Love:
The Center for Biological Diversity’s First 25 Years

Our extraordinary coffee-table book features hundreds of breathtaking wildlife photographs highlighting some of the animals, plants and places the Center has saved since starting in 1989. This book isn’t for sale, but you can get a copy by joining our Leadership Circle with a donation of $1,000 or more.

Learn more and get yours.


The Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World book coverThe Animal Lover’s Guide to Changing the World:
Practical Advice and Everyday Actions for a More Sustainable, Humane, and Compassionate Planet

By Stephanie Feldstein

This is an inspiring, accessible, and empowering book for everyone who loves animals and wants to live a more animal-friendly life, even if they aren’t ready to join a movement or give up bacon. With guidance from Stephanie Feldstein, the director of the Center’s own Population and Sustainability Program, readers will learn how to take action to create a better world for the animals we all love.

Buy it now.



Predatory Bureacracy book coverPredatory Bureaucracy:
The Extermination of Wolves and the Transformation of the West

By Michael Robinson

Written by the Center’s Senior Conservation Advocate Michael Robinson, this book tells the epic story of the West’s wolves from conquistador days through 2005. It’s also a remarkable exposé of how U.S. federal policy toward predators and other wildlife developed.

Check it out.


Beauty and the Beast book coverBeauty and the Beast:
California Wildflowers and Climate Change

By Rob Badger and Nita Winter

Art and science are seamlessly integrated into this beautiful coffee-table book. Many people don’t know that wildflowers are especially vulnerable to climate change. The photographers and authors have dedicated their life’s work to protecting them, and with this project they hope to inspire others to do the same. The book features a story by the Center’s Public Lands Deserts Director and Senior Scientist Ileene Anderson.

Visit the Kickstarter to pledge your support for this project and get your own editions of this book.


I Wish for You

By Brett Blumenthal and David Wax

I Wish for You book cover

For the little wildlings in your life, check out this children’s book celebrating wildlife and the human spirit, and all that we can learn from nature.

Visit Tiny Toes Design and order the book by Dec. 10 to get it in time for the holidays.