Michael Pollan writes about how our food is produced and what it takes to get food to our stores and on our plates:
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Two books by Bill McKibben:
The End of Nature First published in 1996, this book discusses some of the ways in which humans have changed our environment.
Fight Global Warming Now: The Handbook for Taking Action in Your Community In this book, Bill McKibben describes how to take action within your local community to fight global warming.

Another book on acting locally against global warming:
Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement

This book explains how investment in renewable energy will help rebuild our economy and also help the environment:
The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

In this book, William McDonough and Michael Braungart present some ways products could be designed for less waste and better use:
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Jay Inslee gives some ideas for alternative energy sources in this book:
Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy

What would happen if the human species were suddenly extinct? Read this book and find out:
The World Without Us

Two books by Ross Gelbspan:
Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled a Climate Crisis–And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster
The Heat Is On: The Climate Crisis, The Cover-up, The Prescription

Two books by Paul Hawken:
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

Elizabeth Kolbert writes about the specific effects of global climate change:
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Fred Krupp writes about alternative energy sources:
Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

Michael Brune writes about the ways in which our overuse of coal and oil affect our lives:
Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal

Gary Braasch writes about global warming and its causes in these two books:
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming (About Our Changing Climate) (About Our Changing Climate)
Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World

Joseph Romm writes about the politics of global warming:
Hell and High Water: Global Warming–the Solution and the Politics–and What We Should Do

In this book, Saul Alinsky writes about community organizing:
Rules for Radicals

Alex Steffen edits this guide to a sustainable future:
Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century

Another guide to creating a sustainable future, from Peter Senge:
The Necessary Revolution: How individuals and organizations are working together to create a sustainable world.

Thomas Friedman’s bestselling book talks about a potential green revolution:
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew America

Vandana Shiva writes about protecting the environment:
Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis

Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus write about political activism and the environment in this book:
Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

In this classic book that led to the banning of DDT and the birth of the environmental movement, Rachel Carson writes about the effects of chemicals on our environment:
Silent Spring (Edition 001)

Chris Goodall offers advice on reducing your carbon footprint, creating less greenhouse gases, and having a smaller environmental impact:
How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The Individual’s Guide to Stopping Climate Change