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What are the most important environmental books?

Top 10 list from Grist

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1) : Small Is Beautiful (1973), by E.F. Schumacher

2) : Silent Spring (1962), by Rachel Carson

3) : Gaia (1979), James Lovelock

4) : Factor Four (1995), by Amory Lovins, Hunter Lovins, and Ernst von Weizsäcker

5) : Stark (1993), by Ben Elton

6) : The Web of Life (1996), by Fritjof Capra

7) : My Family and Other Animals (1956), by Gerald Durrell

8) : For the Common Good (1989), by Herman Daly and John Cobb

9) : The Lorax (1971), by Dr. Seuss

10):The Politics of the Real World (1996), by Michael Jacobs

Top Reviewer's top 10 list

The Reviewer, an Internet book review site invited authors, journalists, scholars, and readers to nominate books to a "Top Ten" list of environmental books of the 20th Century. The survey was done in the late 1990s. Criteria included the influence that the book had on 1) environmentalists, 2) the masses, 3) the media, 4) policy makers; and 5) enviromental science and research.

1) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

2) State of the World Series by Worldwatch Institute

3) Soft Energy Paths by Amory B. Lovins

4) Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, Amory B. Lovins, et. al.

5) A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

6) The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken

7) Steady State Economics by Herman Daly

8) The Population Bomb by Paul R

9) Our Stolen Future by Theo Colborn

10) Scarcity and Growth by Harold J Barnett and Chandler Morse