Kenneth Brower is an American environmental writer. He has written a number of books about the environment, national parks, and natural places. He authored the series The Earth's Wild Places, which was published by the Friends of the Earth in the 1970s. His most widely read book, on Yosemite, is in over 1,200 WorldCat libraries.[2] 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.

Kenneth Brower
Born1944 (age 74–75)[1]

Brower wrote The Starship and the Canoe, a comparison of the lives of scientist Freeman Dyson and his son George Dyson.[3][4]



  • Brower, Kenneth. Earth and the Great Weather: the Brooks Range. The Earth's wild places, 3. San Francisco: Friends of the Earth, 1971.ISBN 9780841501010
    • Republished : New York, Seabury Press, 1975.
  • Brower, Kenneth. With Their Islands Around Them. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974. ISBN 978-0-03-013121-9
  • Brower, Kenneth. The Starship and the Canoe ISBN 978-0-03-039196-5. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1978.
  • Brower, Kenneth, and Robert Wenkam. Micronesia: Island Wilderness. The Earth's wild places, 8. San Francisco: Friends of the Earth, 1975. ISBN 978-0-913890-13-4
  • Brower, Kenneth, and Harri Peccinotti. Micronesia, the Land, the People, and the Sea. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981. ISBN 978-0-8071-0992-2
  • Brower, Kenneth. A Song for Satawal. New York: Harper & Row, 1983. ISBN 978-0-06-015093-8
  • Brower, Kenneth. Yosemite: An American Treasure. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1990. ISBN 978-0-87044-794-5
  • Brower, Kenneth. One Earth: Photographed by More Than 80 of the World's Leading Photojournalists. San Francisco: Collins Publishers, 1990. ISBN 978-0-00-637660-6
  • Brower, Kenneth. Realms of the Sea. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1991. ISBN 978-0-87044-856-0
  • Brower, Kenneth. American Legacy: Our National Forests. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society 1997. ISBN 978-0-7922-4230-7
  • Brower, Kenneth, The Winemaker's Marsh: Four Seasons in a Restored Wetland, photographs by Michael Sewell. Sierra Club Books (2001) ISBN 1-57805-058-8



  1. ^ Brower, Kenneth; Porter, Eliot (1970). Galapagos : The Glow of Wilderness. 2. Sierra Club-Ballantine. Retrieved May 25, 2019 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ Yosemite : an American treasure Retrieved May 25, 2019
  3. ^ The Danger of Cosmic Genius ^Published by The Atlantic, December 2010, retrieved January 9, 2013
  4. ^ The starship and the canoe Retrieved on May 25, 2019