The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery
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QUOTATIONS - USAGE OBSERVATIONS

We will change the earth's surface to suit us.
- Edward Teller, godfather of the hydrogen bomb

There are some similarities, of course. Death is terrible.
- George W. Bush, on comparisons between Iraq and Vietnam, April 19, 2007

We've got them now.
- General George Armstrong Custer

The message is that there are no knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.
- Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, June 2002

Most of the places where major accumulations of oil and gas could exist have been identified and, to some extent, assessed, whereas mineral and metal resources are almost infinite.
- Rio Tinto Review, September 2006

THE BOOK

The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

The American West At Risk summarizes the dominant human-generated environmental challenges in the 11 contiguous arid western United States - America's legendary, even mythical, frontier.

It now faces depletion of many of these resources, and potentially serious threats to its few "renewable" resources.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Howard G. Wilshire, Geologist; Dr. Jane E. Nielson, Geologist; Richard W. Hazlett, Geologist


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