How the government got in your backyard: superweeds, frankenfoods, lawn wars, and the (nonpartisan) truth about environmental policies

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Gillman (horticultural science, U. of Minnesota) and Heberlig (political science, U. of North Carolina Charlotte) ask: Is organic food really healthier or just more expensive? Is biotechnology really the wave of the future or a time bomb? They have more questions, and offer frequently unsettling answers as they try to get past the politics to give a scientific, non-partisan opinion on the truth behind environmental issues, from pesticides to alternative energy and global warming. It's a lively read for a broad audience, from political activists and policymakers to gardeners and anyone who simply wants to know more about these important issues. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c9cfafbf-c31e-c643-4493-ed4a78724694
Grouping Title how the government got in your backyard superweeds frankenfoods lawn wars and the nonpartisan truth
Grouping Author gillman jeff
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-19 04:48:34AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-19 04:51:28AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Heberlig, Eric S., 1970-
author Jeff Gillman
author2-role Heberlig, Eric S.,1970-
author_display Gillman, Jeff
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction

Biotechnology — the future or a genetic time bomb? Renewable fuels — the key to cleaner air or just corporate welfare? Greenhouse gasses — baking the earth to death or just a needless worry? Plant patents — improving gardens and farms or just profiteering? When you stop to think about it, the government has its hand in every important environmental issue. And with the left and the right raucously disagreeing about whether the government's policies are for good or for evil, it's impossible for a concerned citizen to know what to think.

How the Government Got in Your Backyard distills the science, the politics, and the unbiased, nonpartisan truth behind hot-button environmental issues from pesticides to global warming. By clearly representing what the left says, what the right says, what the science is, and what the facts are, Gillman and Heberlig don't set out to provide the answer — they light the path so concerned citizens can uncover their own true and informed opinion. In this season of political discontent, the unbiased truth about environmental policies — free of political agendas — is as refreshing as it is fascinating.

How the Government Got in Your Backyard is not for Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives. It's for anyone who is ready to get to the bottom line.

format_arlington Book, eBook
format_category_arlington Books, eBook
id c9cfafbf-c31e-c643-4493-ed4a78724694
isbn 9781604690019, 9781604692914
item_details ils:.b13535419|.i16393880|Central Adult Nonfiction|363.7056 GILLM|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|May 03, 2015|can||, overdrive:88ff2559-e5ad-479a-84c5-28f77ab7358c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Hardback
last_indexed 2018-10-19T08:51:28.841Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 363.7056 GILLM, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781604690019
publishDate 2010, 2011
record_details ils:.b13535419|Book|Books||English|Timber Press,|[2011]|256 pages ; 22., overdrive:88ff2559-e5ad-479a-84c5-28f77ab7358c|eBook|eBook||English|Timber Press|2010|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:88ff2559-e5ad-479a-84c5-28f77ab7358c -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:.b13535419 .i16393880 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Agriculture and politics -- United States, Agriculture and state -- United States, Environmental policy -- Political aspects -- United States, Science and state -- United States
title_display How the government got in your backyard : superweeds, frankenfoods, lawn wars, and the (nonpartisan) truth about environmental policies
title_full How the Government Got in Your Backyard Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental Policies, How the government got in your backyard : superweeds, frankenfoods, lawn wars, and the (nonpartisan) truth about environmental policies / Jeff Gillman, Eric Heberlig
title_short How the government got in your backyard :
title_sub superweeds, frankenfoods, lawn wars, and the (nonpartisan) truth about environmental policies
topic_facet Nonfiction, Politics