- Series: Among Other Things
- Paperback: 206 pages
- Publisher: Perennial; Later printing edition (March 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060974907
- ISBN-13: 978-0060974909
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,072,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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) Paperback – March, 1992
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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.'' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This middle way is described in Dixy Lee Ray's book, TRASHING THE PLANET. Her book should be read by all high school and university students, and by people in government at all levels.
Dixie Lee Ray was one of the first significant voices to shine the light of reality on the junk science being manufactured to push political goals. I recommend her 1990 book: 'Trashing The Planet'. As might be expected, she was the subject of frequent attacks in an attempt to discredit her claims. Who was Dixie Lee Ray?
She was the 17th Governor of Washington State, the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (under Nixon), a Ph.D marine biologist and professor at the University of Washington, chief scientist aboard the Stanford research ship Te Vega on the International Indian Ocean Expedition, director of the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Assistant Secretary of State for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs. During her lifetime she had received many awards and honors, including the Clapp Award in Marine Biology (1958), the Frances K. Hutchinson Medal for Service in Conservation (1973), the United Nations Peace Medal (1973), and the Francis Boyer Science Award (1974). She was awarded 20 honorary degrees from colleges and universities around the country.
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