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In writing The Great Salmon Hoax, I came across a number of other books that further explain the collapse of science and law and what needs to be done.  Readers interested in obtaining these books can do so online by clicking on the links below.

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Other Books on Environmental Issues:

A Moment on the Earth by Gregg Easterbrook was a major inspiration for me.  This book ranges far beyond endangered species issues (including the Spotted Owl Hoax) to address hoaxes concerning global warming, air pollution, toxic wastes, radiation fears, and many others.  The subtitle of the book is "the coming age of environmental optimism", reflecting Easterbrook's realization that technology is rapidly solving pollution problems.  He is one of the few who seem to see that environmentalists who misrepresent progress are part of the problem.  Order here

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Upstream:  Salmon and Society in the Pacific Northwest is the result of former Senator Hatfield's effort to get an unbiased scientific review of salmon recovery efforts.  The resulting work is the closest thing to "good science" on salmon recovery ever produced by a government agency.  Order here 0309053250_m.gif (6008 bytes)
The Beak of the Finch:  A Story of Evolution in Our Time is a Pulitzer-Prize winning story of biologists watching evolution unfold in the Galapagos Islands.  Understanding just how rapidly natural selection works is key to understanding just how wrong the wild salmon gene preservationists are.  Order here beak.gif
War on the West:  Government Tyranny on America's Great Frontier outlines misuse of environmental law against all natural resource use in the West, and paints the larger picture in which The Great Salmon Hoax is only one brush stroke.  Order here warwest.jpg (6008 bytes)

Books on Philosophy and Politics:  the Root of the Problem

Set Up and Sold Out, by Holly Swanson, is the best (and perhaps only) book focusing on "watermelons", tracing the linkages between communists and environmentalists, and parallels in their organizing principles and doctrines.   Order here

Red Scarf Girl : A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, by Ji-Li Jiang and David Henry Hwang, is a poignant story of the cultural revolution in China and its effect on one family, told from the viewpoint of a young girl who lived through it.  It should be required reading for all children, so that they can grow up recognizing the signs of totalitarianism.   Order here

Thomas Sowell is a prolific philosopher and author of The Vision of the Anointed : Self-Congratulation As a Basis for Social PolicyThough focusing on social issues such as welfare, the book contains remarkable parallels to Pacific Northwest salmon recovery issues.  Sowell documents the collapse of social science in decades of failed social policies.   Order here

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Robert Bork was the target of liberalism's most aggressive attack on a Supreme Court nominee, as opponents even tracked down the videos he rented looking for dirt (there was none).  His Slouching Toward Gomorrah:  Modern Liberalism and American Decline makes a powerful case that only massive citizen involvement can restore America's decaying institutions.  Order here 0060987197_m.gif (3904 bytes)
Undue Influence documents in sometimes-painful detail the web of relationships among environmentalist foundations and federal officials that has totally redirected (and misidirected) natural resource policy under the Clinton/Gore Administration.  Order here undue.gif
Saul Alinsky was a labor organizer whose Rules for Radicals has been on my bookshelf for many years.  People who make their living from natural resources often fail to realize that the radicals of the '60s and '70s have become the Establishment.  Those who would challenge to this new Establishment can learn from the tactics that succeeded in creating it.  Order here 0679721134_m.gif (5160 bytes)
Fighting for Liberty and Virtue: Political and Cultural Wars in Eighteenth Century America provides a background on the Christian and moralistic forces behind the American Revolution that get almost no credit or emphasis in standard history books and textbooks.  I found the parallels between corrupt British rule and our modern government inspirational.  Order here fighting.jpg(4 kb)

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For those of you unfamiliar with Amazon.com, it is an online store that carries all the books you could ever want (you should know that they pay me a small percentage on books ordered through this site).  You can search the Amazon.com website for other titles of interest: home.gif (1890 bytes)
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