"Easy to read and to understand, this collection informs and educates about the major environmental issues of our day. A useful antidote to confusion about the basic facts and relationships that will have a fundamental impact on our common future: this book concisely presents information that should prove interesting and useful for every citizen."
(Peter H. Raven past president, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS))
"Insightful articles from the world's leading scientists offer an alarming diagnosis of the state of our home planet as well as prescriptions for improvement. This book is a vital contribution to any undergraduate course on the environment."
(David Blockstein Executive Secretary of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors)
"This thought-provoking compendium illuminates the crucial role of science for informing policy in a time of unprecedented threats and the regrettable growth of 'anti-science' propaganda. It belongs on the desk of every political and economic decision maker—and every voter and consumer."
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
(Ambassador Richard Benedick chief U.S. negotiator of the 1987 Montreal Protocol on protecting the ozone layer)
About the Author
Donald Kennedy is the Bing Professor of Environmental Science and President emeritus at Stanford University in Stanford, CA. In 1977 Dr. Kennedy took a 2 1/2 year leave to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Following his return to Stanford in 1979, Dr. Kennedy served for a year as Provost and for twelve years as President. He co-directs the Environmental Studies Program in the Institute for International Studies.