A Contract with the Earth

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.80 hours)
Product Number: Z10004517
Released: Nov 15, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400124626
Narrator/s: Callista Gingrich
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Focusing the environmental debate on the principle of common commitment, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and eminent conservationist Terry L. Maple present A Contract with the Earth. They declare a need for bipartisan environmentalism-a new era of environmental stewardship with principles that they believe most Americans will share. While acknowledging that liberals and conservatives do not see eye to eye on many issues, Gingrich and Maple argue successfully that environmental stewardship is a mainstream value that transcends partisan politics. Their thoughtful approaches to our environmental challenges are based on three main premises: environmental leadership is integral to America's role in the world, technologically savvy environmental entrepreneurs can and should be the cornerstone of environmental solutions, and cooperation and incentives must be dramatically increased to achieve workable and broadly supported environmental solutions. Gingrich and Maple believe that most people-regardless of how they categorize themselves politically-are weary of the legal and political conflicts that prevent individuals and communities from realizing the benefits of environmental conservation. The foundation of the book-a ten-point contract with the earth-promotes ingenuity over rhetoric as the way forward.

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Original Publish Date: Nov 15, 2007

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Professional reviews

"Opening with a quiz to see if the listener is "a mainstream environmentalist," Newt Gingrich and co-author Terry L. Maple propose a conservation plan--described as a ten-point Contract with the Earth--that emphasizes technological solutions, public-private partnership, and finding common ground. The authors then give examples of successful projects. Callista Gingrich does an acceptable job with her earnest narration but can sound monotonous as she reads the details of a policy or program. The authors hope to organize "green conservatives," but while there's a political call to action here, the main interest could be among like-minded businesspeople and entrepreneurs looking for guidelines. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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