Summer is upon us here in D.C. despite the official start of summer still a few days away. To celebrate, here is a short list of water-related books we plan to read this summer. We tried to be mindful of how well each book can travel when you head out on the river or into the mountains this summer. Have a book recommendation for us? Drop us a line in the comments!

Rancher Farmer Fisherman
Travel down the Mississippi River and learn from residents who wouldn't self-describe as environmentalists but feel a moral responsibility to preserve natural wealth and ensure their communities will survive for the next generation.

Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming
The authors take a comprehensive look at climate change solutions from the low-hanging fruit to the innovative and bold. We hope to be inspired and come away with new ideas for adapting to and slowing the pace of climate change.

Natural Capitalism
First published in 1999 this book outlines a framework which blends environmental sustainability and corporate profits around the principle that business is good for the environment.