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Author Biography: Gaylord Nelson was governor of Wisconsin from 1958 to 1962 and served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1981. Millions of Americans joined him in observing the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995 for his contributions to the environmental protection movement and has served as counselor to the Wilderness Society since 1981. Susan Campbell is an award-winning environmental journalist and adjunct professor of journalism. Paul Wozniak is a market research analyst and environmental historian.
|List of Illustrations|
|Pt. 1||The Earth and Its Day|
|Ch. 1||Earth Day: When the People Spoke||3|
|Ch. 2||Report Card on the Earth||15|
|Pt. 2||Imperiled Planet|
|Ch. 3||Windows on the World||23|
|Ch. 4||Vanishing Resources||50|
|Ch. 5||An Invisible Threat||87|
|Pt. 3||Environmentalism: Then and Now|
|Ch. 6||Complacent Planet?||105|
|Pt. 4||An Environmental Agenda for the Twenty-first Century|
|Ch. 7||Achieving Sustainability||133|
|App. 1||Letter to John F. Kennedy||163|
|App. 2||Introduction to "Environmental Agenda for Earth Day 1970"||169|
Posted February 27, 2003
¿Beyond Earth Day¿ gives an amazingly thorough look at the state of our planet, then and now. Discussions of issues are well-referenced and Gaylord Nelson courageously presents honest solutions to problems that many people take pains to ignore. He offers history, wisdom, and guidance in an age when ¿environment¿ is an important issue to Americans, yet many are unaware of the seriousness of the issues our water, air, soils and biodiversity face. An America united by the knowledge offered by Senator Nelson has the capability to change the course of catastrophic events involving the very elements needed for life. Share the intelligence of this important book with everyone you know.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2002
Gaylord Nelson in his book Beyond Earth Day encourages citizens to rededicate themselves to protecting the environment and rebuilding community. Nelson promotes discussion on the issues of our day, encourages citizens to engage in a healthy dose of self reflection, clarify priorities and take actions appropriate to their beliefs. Like the initial Earth Day, this book signals an important wake up call. Beyond Earth Day helps us to..." set new priorities for a liveable America" and a liveable planet.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.