Sunday, October 30, 2005

Book List

I've been overwhelmed with other things, but hope to be back posting regularly soon. In the meantime, Michael Crichton listed 5 books that "question the conventional wisdom on the environment" in an editorial in yesterday's WSJ. The five books are:

1. "Playing God in Yellowstone" by Alston Chase (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986).
2. "The Culture Cult" by Roger Sandall (Westview, 2001).
3. "Man and the Natural World" by Keith Thomas (Oxford, 1984).
4. "The Skeptical Environmentalist" by Bjørn Lomborg (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
5. "The Logic of Failure" by Dietrich Dörner (Perseus, 1998).

If readers here have read any of these books, please feel free to post comments on their value and whether or not they're worth buying.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anoop Verma said...

Thanks for the link to the WSJ article. I have used information in from your post to complete a short piece I posted on my blog. http://anoopverma.blogspot.com/2005/11/global-warming-mad-dance-of-faith.html

Thanks anyway for believing as I do. Are you an Indian?

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Erik Driessens said...

I did read The Sceptical Environmentalist. It's certainly worth while, but not as good as Julian Simon's The Ultimate Resource II.

Best regards,
Erik Driessens
The Netherlands

1:15 PM  
Blogger Amit Ghate said...

Thanks Eric.

6:19 PM  

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