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Top 10 environmental books of 2009

By: Jessica Knoblauch on Jan. 7, 2010, 8 a.m.
Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet by Edward Humes

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"Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet" by Edward Humes

With all the focus on fat cat bankers lately, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes’ portrayal of financial titans who are measured not by their bank accounts, but by their impact on the environment is a refreshing reminder that there are still people out there willing to put their money (and lots of it) toward combating climate change. Profiles of fascinating environmental warriors such as Burt’s Bees founder Roxanne Quimby and media mogul Ted Turner will keep readers excitedly turning the pages until the very end.