In Search of Environmental Excellence

Moving Beyond Blame

by Bruce Piasecki and Peter Asmus

Published in 1990 by Simon & Schuster
203 pages • ISBN #978-0671690908

In Search of Environmental Excellence


For the past thirty years, citizens alarmed by an increasingly fouled environment have searched for a means to assess—and correct—the health of the land we inhabit.

Now, with this eye-opening volume, we can at last identify what we've been doing right, and what we've been doing wrong. Using information largely unavailable to the public, experienced policy analysts Piasecki and Asmus offer a timely and consise resource proposing practical solutions to today's most pressing environmental concerns.

Drawing on the latest reports and surveys and on the opinions of officials, policymakers, activists, industry leaders, and ordinary citizens, they address the issue that dominate the headlines and our lives:

  • global warming
  • deforestation
  • the nuclear industry
  • toxic dumping
  • national sacrifice zones
  • alternative energy sources
  • agricultural abuse
  • on the search for solutions
  • moving beyond blame
  • external affairs
  • issues management
  • reliable strategies
  • and more

Clearly thought out and passionately presented, here is a now accepted blueprint for survival, a masterly exploration of how industries, environmental concerns, and voters can work hand in hand to make our land fruitful and healthy once more. This work has become a trusted source since its release by Simon and Schuster in 1990. A clarion call to action, In Search of Environmental Excellence is essential reading for today's generation, which recognizes that only by moving beyond blame can the answers be secured.

Some critical acclaim for In Search of Environmental Excellence:

  • Won Book of the Year Award by the Nature Society of England
  • Elected as a Quality Paperback Edition
  • Selection Title for Rodale Press and Island Press
  • Excerpted widely in the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, and other syndicates

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