… What Are the Most Influential Books Written by Scholars in the Last 20 Years?: Leading Academics Pick "The New Canon" | Open Culture. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)
The choice of Pinker's book makes one wonder. Worse, just because a book is influential doesn't mean it's any good.
A book that ought to be influential is E. Kirsten Peters's The Whole Story of Climate. Here's a HuffPost review of it. And here's something I wrote about it.