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Trashing the Planet: How Science Can Help Us Deal with Acid Rain, Depletion of the Ozone, and Nuclear Waste (Among Other Things)
     

Trashing the Planet: How Science Can Help Us Deal with Acid Rain, Depletion of the Ozone, and Nuclear Waste (Among Other Things)

by Dixy Lee Ray, Louis R. Guzzo
 
For educators, public officials, scientists, and common citizens, this extensively hailed national bestseller provides an invaluable and sensible approach to understanding and saving the environment.

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For educators, public officials, scientists, and common citizens, this extensively hailed national bestseller provides an invaluable and sensible approach to understanding and saving the environment.

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Library Journal
Some of the authors' major premises are that nuclear power is a safe and cheap source of energy; that acid rain is a vastly exaggerated problem; that chemical pesticides are not as dangerous as they have been made out to be; and that worry over the ozone hole is just an environmental scare tactic. Ray, a marine biologist, former chair of the Atomic Energy Commission, and Washington's governor when Mount St. Helens erupted, has a long history of offending conservationists, and most of this book, written with Guzzo, a writer and adviser to Ray during her governorship, is a recitation of statistics and research studies that prove her points. This recitation makes the book tedious, and it is troubling that there are no footnotes or bibliography. A researcher could spend weeks trying to search out the studies mentioned. Nevertheless, libraries may want this as an alternative to the growing mass of green literature.-- Sue McKimm, Cuya hoga Cty. P.L., Cleveland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060974909
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Edition description:
1st HarperPerennial ed
Pages:
224

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