The Rolling Stone Environmental Reader

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<p>Now for the first time, the best of Rolling Stone's environmental essays are gathered together in a single volume, The Rolling Stone Environmental Reader. Written by leading journalists and environmentalists, topics discussed include media coverage of environmental issues, the US government crisis, and the implications of the wholesale destruction of the rain forests. This volume clearly demonstrates why Rolling Stone has been and continues to be one of America's most thought-provoking and influential magazines, and provides valuable
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Washington DC 1992 Trade paperback First edition. New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 268 p. Audience: General/trade. New, first edition (no ... hardcover version). "I think that a great deal of the spiritual groping and confusion in our society stems from the fact that we have strayed so far from our roots in the land, " Don Henley, author, A Book for Walden Woods. A thought provoking overview of the state of the environment. Outstanding journalism tempered with a healthy skepticism toward political power brokers. A great gift for young students and anyone concerned about the environment. Read more Show Less

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<p>Now for the first time, the best of Rolling Stone's environmental essays are gathered together in a single volume, The Rolling Stone Environmental Reader. Written by leading journalists and environmentalists, topics discussed include media coverage of environmental issues, the US government crisis, and the implications of the wholesale destruction of the rain forests. This volume clearly demonstrates why Rolling Stone has been and continues to be one of America's most thought-provoking and influential magazines, and provides valuable insight into the past and future of the environmental crisis.
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It's hard to believe that just 25 years ago Rolling Stone began life as a small alternative magazine in a San Francisco loft. Today, it's noted not only for its rock-and-roll stories but also for its incisive, in-depth coverage of serious issues. This collection gathers the best of Rolling Stone 's ``green'' articles, written by such noted journalists and environmentalists as William Greider, P.J. O'Rourke, and Bill McKibben. Divided into six sections, the reader offers provocative perspectives on various environmental problems. McKibben's fascinating ``Milken, Junk Bonds, and Raping Redwoods'' recounts the little-known but devastating effects one junk bond deal had on California's redwood forests. Tom Horton's powerful ``Paradise Lost'' examines in extensive detail the causes and consequences of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. However, some of the essays are weaker than others. Tom Hayden's ``Rain Forest Journal'' is an account of his travels to the celebrity-infested Amazon jungle, where he encounters fellow celebrity Tom Brokaw. Still, this collection will appeal to readers interested in a general overview of ecological issues. Recommended for most libraries.-- Wilda Williams, ``Library Journal''
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The best environmental writing from Rolling stone magazine, as some of America's most popular and incisive observers of contemporary society investigate its treatment of the environment. Contributors include William Greider, Bill McKibben, Tom Hayden, Howard Kohn, and (the limply illiberal) P.J. O'Rourke. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781559631662
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 279
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
I How We Address Our Environmental Problems
1 Covering the World; Ignoring the Earth 3
2 The Greenhouse Affect 15
II The Dirty Politics of the Environment
3 The Dirty Politics of the Environment 25
4 America's Worst Polluter 37
5 Whitewash: Is Congress Conning Us on Clean Air? 51
III Rain Forests
6 Recall of the Wild 61
7 Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest 74
8 Rain Forest Journal 82
9 Milken, Junk Bonds and Raping Redwoods 107
IV Anatomy of a Disaster
10 Paradise Lost 117
V Power of the People
11 The Green Giant 189
12 The Greening of the Golden Arches 216
VI Working for Tomorrow
13 Fields of Dreams: Old Farming Is New Again 227
14 An Interview with David Brower 235
15 Heaven Is Under Our Feet: Voices for Walden Woods 249
Index 263
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2001

    Environmentalism without the political spin

    This thought provoking collection of essays culled from Rolling Stone magazine serves up an eclectic sampling of environmental journalism. The issues it examines are still being hotly debated today, especially global warming and the Washington based political inertia that impedes the advancement of policies that address environmental problems in any substantial way. The book also includes Tom Horton's excellent, in depth analysis of the ecological and social ramifications of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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