Schumacher's 1973 classic, Small is Beautiful, is one of the most influential books published since World War II, according to the New York Times. In it, he explains that consuming more resources won't solve our economic or societal problems. The "logic of production" must be brought under control.
". . . The fight against pollution," he writes, "[cannot] be successful if the patterns of production and consumption continue to be of a scale, a complexity, and a degree of violence which, as is becoming more and more apparent, do not fit into the laws of the universe . . ."