A Contract with the Earth

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Penguin Group USA, Sep 30, 2008 - Nature - 226 pages
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A bold rallying cry for conservative environmental leadership.

Appealing to America?s core conservative readership and defying conventional thinking, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and eminent conservationist Terry L. Maple posit that the values of conservative America are aligned with the principles of conservation and ?entrepreneurial environmentalism.? Saving the earth is not?and cannot be?a partisan issue. The authors outline a ten-point Contract with the Earth that promotes ingenuity over rhetoric, maintaining that the expansion of ?green business,? new technologies, and environmental economic incentives will be the defining opportunities for the leaders of the next generation.

An inspiring call to action, A Contract with the Earth offers a vision of the future that is both hopeful and achievable.

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A Contract With the Earth is a book-length proposal for a new environmental policy. It wasn’t as science-oriented as Bjorn Lomborg's Cool It, nor as hyperbolic as Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth. It fell ... Read full review

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Including a foreword by noted scientist E.O. Wilson, former U.S. Speaker of the House Gingrich (Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America ) and Maple (president & CEO, Palm Beach Zoo ... Read full review


Foreword by Edward 0 Wilson
Are You a Mainstream Environmentalist?
Entrepreneurial Environmentalism

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Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1994 to 1998 and is widely heralded as the chief architect of the Republican Contract with America. He has championed environmental efforts, including the Chattahoochee River Greenway and the Northwestern Hawaiian Island National Marine Sanctuary. Terry L. Maple is president and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo and professor of conservation and behavior at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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