Green reading: 10 eco-themed books to read in 2011

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Climate change, global warming, species extinction, genetically modified food — you name it, and if it's been a hot environmental topic in recent years, then there's been a book (or five) written about it in 2010. But which ones are worth reading?

Here are Mother Nature Network's picks for the top ten must-read environmental books from 2010 to check out in 2011, with topics ranging from Monsanto, to water wars, to how air conditioning has sped up ozone depletion. One of the lighter-hearted selections is Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari With a Cast of Trillions by Mark W. Moffett, an insightful look at the ecosystems of ants and how they're not that different from us after all.

"From photo essays of untouched wilderness to hard-hitting exposés of corporate negligence, this year's eco-lit addresses the rapidly changing environment and our place in it," writes MNN's Jessica A. Knoblauch.

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