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On Earth Day 2013: 13 excellent books to consume

It's Earth Day. Check out these 13 books for the literary equivalent of a green boost of antioxidants and protein.

9. "Green Illusions," by Ozzie Zehner

This book takes a look at the dark underbelly of "green energy" and attempts to shift the US dialogue to a more pressing problem: consumption. Zehner plays devil's advocate with all of the popular green solutions, exposing their weaknesses, and offers small, but practical first steps towards effective reform. Subjects tackled include consumption, alternative and big-name energy sources, and women's rights.

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