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Professor Ian Plimer’s new book Heaven and Earth has gone into its fifth print run! June 13, 2009

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Professor Ian Plimer’s new book Heaven and Earth has gone into its fifth print run!

From Publisher’s Weekly – US
Rowman and Littlefield Acquires Aussie Bestseller
By Rachel Deahl — Publishers Weekly, 6/10/2009 7:37:00 AM

Rowman and Littlefield Publishing has acquired North American rights to In Heaven and Earth: Global Warming: The Missing Science, by leading Australian geologist Ian Plimer. In the book, Plimer makes the scientifically controversial argument that carbon dioxide has an insignificant role in affecting climate. Heaven and Earth was originally released in Australia in May by Connor Court Publishing and has already gone through five printings, after hitting local bestseller lists there. According to R&L, as of May 15, Plimer’s title was #1 on Bookdata, the Australian equivalent of BookScan.

R&L said Plimer refutes much of the science Al Gore presented in his bestselling primer on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. In a statement from the publisher, Plimer said Gore’s book and documentary are rife with “misrepresentations” and that “trying to deal with these misrepresentations is somewhat like trying to argue with creationists, who misquote, concoct evidence, quote out of context, ignore contrary evidence, and create evidence ex nihilo.”

R&L, through its Taylor Trade imprint, is crashing the book for July 1 and expects the title to stir up debate. Jed Lyons, CEO of R&L, added that the book’s message is particularly urgent. “When our children are being taught that carbon dioxide—food for plants—is a pollutant, and that climate change is somehow unnatural, then clarifying views need to be heard.”

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1. Suzanne Morstad - June 13, 2009

I have read the book and found it wonderful. The breadth of literature reviewed was astonding. I thought I knew the paleoclimatology literature fairly well but found out I had only scratched the surface. At times his interpretation of papers is a little fuzzy but he usually goes back to the subject and clarifies the point he is trying to make. In spite of the complexity of his subject, the book is fascinating reading. I couldn’t put it down until it was finsished 4 days later and I can’t wait until I have to time to re-read it more slowly. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to find out what the science of climate change (not based on a presuposition and models) really is. Reid Bryson, the Father of modern climatology would be thrilled.

2. Cim - June 14, 2009
3. Lakin - January 23, 2011

Lots of references, however most of the authors cited actually agree man made climate change is happening, even in light of particular studies they have carried out which may show contradictory results. Pilmers graphs and diagrams are also HIGHLY flawed. Read more reviews before buying and swallowing this book.

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