Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 8¾
978-1-4422-3637-0 • Hardback • October 2014 • $24.95 • (£18.99)
978-1-4422-3638-7 • eBook • October 2014 • $23.50 • (£17.99)
Frances Beinecke is the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national environmental advocacy group guided by its commitment to sound science, the rule of law, and the public interest. In 2007 she received the prestigious Rachel Carson Award, a premier award which honors distinguished female leaders impacting the environmental world.
Bob Deans, NRDC's Federal Communications Director, is a long-time Washington, D.C. journalist, the author of The River Where America Began: A Journey along the James, and Reckless: The Political Assault on the American Environment.
Frances Beinecke is not just our great environmental leader, she's also a remarkable thinker and writer. This book comes at a crucial moment in the environmental fight, and it will make a powerful difference!
— Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org
Frances Beinecke has long been a leader in solutions-based environmentalism, working across the political spectrum to turn common sense into common ground. In this book, she trains that approach on the greatest environmental challenge of our time: climate change. She maps out a course of action, and she shows how it can prepare generations of Americans for success in the fast-growing global market for the clean energy solutions of tomorrow.
— Carol M. Browner, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1993-2001; Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, 2009-2011
Our politics may be divided over the issue of climate change, but our people are not. Increasingly, Americans are united around the need to address this gathering threat and the urgency to act. In this book, Frances Beinecke, one of the nation's most effective environmental leaders, shows us how to do that in a way that can help make Americans more prosperous, more competitive, and more secure. That's an approach people of all political perspectives can surely get behind.
— William K. Reilly, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-1993; Co-Chairman, the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, 2010-2011
• Winner, Washington Book Publishers 2015 Book Design & Effectiveness Competition: Typographic Cover (Tied First Place)