The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery
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The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery
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Pollution, water quality and resource depletion are in critical condition, especially in the Western U.S. where misuse and overuse has created a serious crisis.

The American West at Risk chronicles the road our nation has taken to its current catastrophic environmental state. The authors tour the U.S. to discuss challenges our nation faces & examine viable solutions. Responding to requests for more information the environmental team has launched this educational site. read more...

   
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Howard G. Wilshire, Geologist; Dr. Jane E. Nielson, Geologist; Dr. Richard W. Hazlett, Geologist

Dr. Howard G. Wilshire
Dr. Jane E. Nielson
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A second printing of The American West at Risk was released by Oxford University Press in May, 2010.

THE ZINGER BOX

Zinger: "The long-denied oil crunch is starting to bite. We cling to the comfort blanket that spare capacity exists [ready to kick-start increased production], but it is mostly fictional, or inoperable. If you take 2 million barrels per day off the figure, the whole dynamic of global oil supply changes."
- Chris Skrebowski, editor,
  Petroleum Review, March 2011


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