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A Contract with the Earth

by Newt Gingrich, Terry L. Maple, Edward O. Wilson

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A Contract with the Earth by Newt Gingrich, Terry L. Maple, Edward O. Wilson
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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.

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"The authors' concern about the future of the Earth is certainly sincere, but their prescription for action breaks shallow ground." - PW.

"Gingrich and Maple describe a hopeful future for our natural environment based on the dozens of conservation partnerships, acts of profound generosity, and entrepreneurial innovations described in their book. Theirs is a book full of energy, fueled by people and organizations acting on a commitment to nature in their everyday lives." - Steve McCormick, President, The Nature Conservancy.

"Newt's a guy who has spent a lot of time wrestling with climate change and the environment. He reads about it, he teaches about it, he writes about it. We don't see eye to eye about everything, obviously, but that's what makes for a good debate." - Sentor John F. Kerry, author of This Moment on Earth.

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