Search - List of Books by Kenneth Brower

Kenneth Brower is an American nonfiction writer.

He is best known for his many books about the environment, national parks, and natural places, many of them in hundreds of libraries and by major publishers, including several titles in the series The Earth's Wild Places published by the Friends of the Earth in the 1970s. His most widely read book, on Yosemite, is in over 1200 worldCat libraries . Many of his books have been published by The National Geographic Society. Several of his books have been translated into Japanese, German, Spanish, and Hebrew. He is the oldest son of the late environmentalist David R. Brower.

He is also known for being the author of The Starship and the Canoe, a comparison of the lives of scientist Freeman Dyson and his 'rebellious' son George Dyson. According to WorldCat, it is in 553 libraries . It has also been translated into Korean.

At a Long Now Foundation talk on October 5, 2005 an audience member asked Freeman if there were any questions he'd like to ask of his children George and Esther, who were together giving a talk. He answered that he was curious how George went from rebellious teenager to respected colleague. George answered that it was because of Kenneth Brower. Roughly, he said If you write a book describing a rebellious teenager about the only way they can then rebel is to become conventional.

A lesser known fact is that Kenneth Brower either helped his father David Brower or outright edited many of the Sierra Club books from the famous Sierra Club Exhibit Format Series including "Navajo Wildlands" by Stephen C. Jett with photographs by Philip Hyde . These books helped raise public awareness about the destruction of various wild places, brought a rapidly increasing flood of new members to the Sierra Club and to the environmental movement in general, besides reinventing the photography book and helping to establish color landscape photography as a fine art.

Selected Books   more �

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Total Books: 28
Hetch Hetchy Undoing A Great American Mistake
2013 - Hetch Hetchy Undoing a Great American Mistake (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781597142281
ISBN-10: 159714228X
Genres: History, Science & Math

Wildness Within The Remembering David Brower
2012 - Wildness Within the Remembering David Brower (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781597141864
ISBN-10: 1597141860
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math

A Song For Satawal
2009 - A Song for Satawal [1817] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781120130983
ISBN-10: 1120130980
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Freeing Keiko  The Journey of a Killer Whale from Free Willy to the Wild
2005 - Freeing Keiko the Journey of a Killer Whale From Free Willy to the Wild (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781592401475
ISBN-10: 1592401473
Genres: Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

The Winemaker's Marsh Four Seasons in a Restored Wetland
2001 - The Winemaker's Marsh Four Seasons in a Restored Wetland [Sierra Club Books Publication] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781578050581
ISBN-10: 1578050588
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature

Yosemite An American Treasure
2000 - Yosemite an American Treasure (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780870447891
ISBN-10: 0870447890
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Realms of the sea
1991 - Realms of the Sea (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780870448560
ISBN-10: 0870448560
Genre: Science & Math

One Earth Photographed by More Than 80 of the World's Best Photojournalists
1990 - One Earth Photographed By More Than 80 of the World's Best Photojournalists (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006376606
ISBN-10: 0006376606
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

1990 - Yosemite (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780870447945
ISBN-10: 0870447947
Genres: History, Travel

The Starship and the Canoe
1983 - The Starship and the Canoe (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060910303
ISBN-10: 0060910305
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

Wake of the Whale
1979 - Wake of the Whale (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780525229506
ISBN-10: 0525229507
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

With Their Islands Around Them
With Their Islands Around Them (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780030131219
ISBN-10: 0030131219
Genre: Business & Money

Micronesia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780807109922
ISBN-10: 0807109924
Genres: Arts & Photography, History

Earth and the great weather the Brooks Range
Earth and the Great Weather the Brooks Range [The Earth's wild places] (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780841501010
ISBN-10: 0841501017
Genres: History, Travel

Discover America A Scenic Tour of the Fifty States
Discover America a Scenic Tour of the Fifty States (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780870448041
ISBN-10: 0870448048
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Travel

Micronesia Island Wilderness
Micronesia Island Wilderness (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780913890134
ISBN-10: 0913890138
Genre: Travel