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“This book condenses the facts in an accessible manner and poses both sides of the debate without preaching either way.”
"If government issues relating to produce draw your attention, this book may help broaden your thinking."
"Freakonomics for the gardening set---a must-read for anyone concerned with making our planet a safer place to live.”
"Gillman and Heberlig are a horticulturist and a political scientist respectively, and their unique angles allow them to open these issues to the regular folks like me."
The problem is that this book gives equal weight to issues that are not at all equal.
The authors conclusions seem to be, we shouldn't worry, because Big Business and Big Government will take care of us - Not likely, and as we all know, not true.
I didn't agree with a lot of it and about halfway through the book, I ended up skipping some of the proposals and simply reading the introductory discussions.
Good book that provides an overview of governmental policy on issues related to the environment. Read it for a class but found it very enjoyable and I was able to learn a lot of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joe Krehbiel
What is the topic of a book entitled, "How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental... Read morePublished 17 months ago by R S Cobblestone
The authors wrote in the Introduction to this 2011 book, "we're going to take you on a tour of what, exactly, the government has done and could do about our environment... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steven H. Propp
Two university professors have teamed up to write a book explaining the nexus of environment and politics as it applies to plant life. Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by Jay Lehr
This book gives a short summary of hot-button environmental issues followed by an evenhanded assessment of how the left and the right rate the typical policy positions that have... Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by Dale
This book represents a collaboration between a horticulturist and a political scientist. Together, they address both the science and the politics of many environmental issues,... Read morePublished on August 5, 2011 by Arthur Digbee
You know, I expect a science book to actually be scientific. Admittedly there does need to be a good book written on ecology and agricultural politics, but I think this (despite... Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by Brian Connors
This is an outstanding book for helping you understand some of the biggest issues involving government's invasion into the lives of citizens. Read morePublished on July 3, 2011 by MissPammy
Here's a good, informative book that's a touch on the dry side. 'How The Government Got In Your Backyard' does a great job of parsing issues and evaluating things like Ethanol; is... Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by sneaky-sneaky