From 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
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
DIXY LEE RAY (1914-1994) was a marine biologist. In 1973 she was appointed by Richard Nixon to chair the US Atomic Energy Commission, and was the first and only woman to do so.
LOU GUZZO is one of the most prolific writers of his day. Because of his penchant for writing, friends have dubbed Guzzo as a modern-day ''Grandpa Moses of Literature.''
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