Best Books of 2011: Outdoors & NatureEating DirtFire SeasonInto the SilenceKrakenFinding Everett RuessThe Voodoo WaveStolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and SkulduggeryThe Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of WaterThe Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount RainierThe Bond: Our Kinship With Animals, Our Call To Defend Them

Best Books of 2011: Outdoors & Nature

Charlotte Gill's chronicle of her twenty years working as a tree planter in the forests of Canada, Eating Dirt, tops our list of the best books in Outdoors & Nature of 2011. See more in our Editors' Picks Store.