Abstract: The authors take on the scare-mongers who preach environmental catastrophe by pointing out facts that are far less alarming than the propagandists would have us believe.
Keywords: book review, environment, science, acid rain, pesticides, alar, asbestos, PCB, poly-chlorinated benzenes, dioxin, radiation, nuclear power, environmentalism, pollution, environmental protection, human ecology, mass media, communication in science.

Title: Trashing the Planet: How Science Can Help Us Deal with Acid Rain, Depletion of the Ozone, and Nuclear Waste (among Other Things)
Author: Dixie Lee Ray, Louis R. Guzzo
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date Published: April 1992
ISBN: 0060974907
LOCN: TD174.R39 1992
Dewey: 363.73 20
Pages: 206
Footnotes: 210
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Part I: Man, Technology, and the Environment

Chapter 1: Who Speaks for Science?

Chapter 2: The Good Old Days?

Chapter 3: It Works Better If You Plug It In

Part II: Saving the Planet

Chapter 4: Greenhouse Earth

Chapter 5: Acid Rain

Chapter 6: "Acid Rain" for Insects: Pesticides

Chapter 7: The Alar, Asbestos, PCB, and Dioxin Scares

Part III: Issues Nuclear

Chapter 8: Radiation Around Us

Chapter 9: Nuclear Medicine

Chapter 10: Power from the Atom, the Sun, and the Wind

Chapter 11: Nuclear Waste

Part IV: Parting Thoughts

Chapter 12: Environmentalism and the Future


Author:        Ray, Dixy Lee.
Title:         Trashing the planet : how science can help us
                  deal with acid rain, depletion of the ozone, and nuclear
                  waste (among other things) / Dixy Lee Ray with Lou Guzzo.
Edition:       1st HarperPerennial ed.
Published:     New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1992.
Description:   xii, 206 p. ; 21 cm.
LC Call No.:   TD174.R39 1992
Dewey No.:     363.73 20
ISBN:          0060974907 (paper) : $10.00 ($13.50 Can.)
Notes:         Originally published: Washington, D.C. : Regnery
                  Gateway ; Lanham, MD : Distributed by National Book Network,
               Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-198)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Pollution.
               Environmental protection.
               Human ecology.
               Mass media and the environment.
               Communication in science.
Other authors: Guzzo, Louis R., 1919-
Control No.:   91058526 


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