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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User Review  - Mike Walters - Goodreads

I'm just not sure where Newt was coming from with this. It just doesn't sound like his voice. I do appreciate that he tries to not politicize the issues he discusses. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Linehan - Goodreads

This book was OK, nothing remarkable and not bad either. It was surprising to see him come out in full force of what I see as liberal policies, but nothing that he wrote about was groundbreaking. 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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