“The publication of Silent Spring in 1962 is widely considered to be the birth of the modern environmental movement. Since those early roots took hold, a series of seminal books have contributed to its growth and branched the discourse.
For 50 years, environmental writing has played an important role in defining and redefining the most pressing problems of the day—as well as offering solutions.
The last 10 years, of course, have been no different. In fact, during the past decade science and environmental writers produced a number of works that have become instant classics.
Certainly, no environmental reading list would be complete without these top 10 green reads of the last 10 years:
10. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We make Things
Architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart’s book, Cradle to Cradle, is a manifesto in ecologically intelligent design.
Published in 2002, the book proposes replacing the antiquated design processes of the Industrial Revolution with one that’s in harmony with nature.”