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2011 Almanac of Environmental Trends Paperback – April 22, 2011

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Steven F. Hayward is Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute and the F.K Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and an M.A. in Government from Claremont Graduate School, and has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University and Ashland University. He writes frequently on a wide range of current topics, including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy for publications including National Review, Reason, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, The Public Interest, the Claremont Review of Books, and Policy Review. In addition to being the principal author of the Index of Leading Environmental Indicators for 15 years, his most recent book is Mere Environmentalism.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pacific Research Institute; 1 edition (April 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934276170
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934276174
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.7 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,468,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book reminds me of the great Dummies series and the old Farmer's Alamanc. It's easy to read, full of clear charts and graphs, contains interesting facts, and best of all, it discusses where we've made environmental improvements and what still needs to be done. A great gift book for grads and young people.
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The last reviewer has it right (i.e. this is a book for Dummies). This is not a science book and it's not written by an environmental scientist. But the author has no problem presenting chart after chart to say that "business as usual" is good, that we should keep investing in our fossil fuels, that climate change is a fiction and by the way, let's not worry about biodiversity losses because we don't know enough about them.
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This book is fantastic. A great resource for anyone who wants to be armed with the facts when talking about the environment. Doomsdayers can scream all day long and push for new laws and regulations -- but it's mainly thanks to technology and economic growth that things are getting so much better. By virtually every measure, our air, water, forests, etc. are cleaner and healthier today than at any time in the last 30 years. A+.
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The Almanac is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to cut through the political spin surrounding the environmental debate and access the hard facts. This book puts the lie to many of the chicken-little arguments made by media sensationalists. Highly informative, this book is a well researched, beautifully written, fact-driven, and fascinating.
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