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Bailey, Ronald

Works: 75 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 5,662 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Popular works  Nonfiction television programs  Television panel discussions  Interviews  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Producer, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Ronald Bailey
Earth report 2000 : revisiting the true state of the planet by Ronald Bailey( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The True state of the planet by Ronald Bailey( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A project of the Competitive Enterprise Institute." Includes bibliographical references and index
Eco-scam : the false prophets of ecological apocalypse by Ronald Bailey( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifteen years ago, we were warned to prepare for the next Ice Age. Today, we worry about our ever-shrinking ozone layer and the looming threat of global warming. Ever since the atomic bomb, the public and policymakers have been barraged by predictions of imminent environmental doom - none of which came true, and, Ronald Bailey asserts, none of which probably ever will come true." "In this timely, hard-hitting book, Bailey explores and explodes the popular myths of global disaster, from "nuclear winter" to the depletion of nonrenewable resources. Who are the "prophets of doom" whose apocalyptic visions keep their lecture calendars full and their audiences in constant anticipation of the world's end? What effect are they having on the economic and environmental policies that will shape our planet's future?" "Bailey, a PBS producer and former Forbes science writer, offers clear and compelling arguments to debunk the popular grim prophecies. In the process, he questions the wisdom of such established environmental gurus as Carl Sagan, Jeremy Rifkin, Paul Ehrlich, and Barry Commoner: Are they activists or alarmists?" "In a book sure to raise discussion, debate, and controversy, Bailey assures us that while the earth is in far better shape than we've been led to believe, a few highly paid, highly regarded "intellectuals" are building successful careers out of convincing us otherwise, and diverting scarce resources into foolish and unnecessary programs."--Jacket
Liberation biology : the scientific and moral case for the biotech revolution by Ronald Bailey( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the middle of the 21st century century we can expect that the rapid progress in biotechnology will utterly transform human life. Even the prospect of immortality beckons. Such scenarios excite many people and frighten or appall many others--already biotechnology opponents are organizing political movements aimed at restricting scientific research, banning the development and commercialization of various products and technologies, and limiting citizens' access to the fruits of the biotech revolution. Bailey, science writer for Reason magazine, argues that the coming biotechnology revolution, far from endangering human dignity, will enable more of us to live flourishing lives free of disease, disability, and the threat of early death. Bailey covers the full range of the coming biotechnology breakthroughs, from stem-cell research to third-world farming, from brain-enhancing neuropharmaceuticals to designer babies.--From publisher description
Affirmative action : the history of an idea( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics of affirmative action say that it pits Americans against each other and elevates the importance of race, gender, and ethnicity at the expense of hard work and merit. Supporters claim that discrimination remains pervasive in the U.S. and that the government must continue to play a role in aiding minorities and women. This program explores the historical roots of affirmative action and the debate over its usefulness. The program looks at several different affirmative action programs, from the University of California, Berkeley, where the university struggles with how to maintain diversity without minority preferences, to the city of Chicago, whose affirmative action programs for its police and fire departments have been challenged. The program includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars
The end of doom : environmental renewal in the twenty-first century by Ronald Bailey( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past five decades there have been many, many forecasts of impending environmental doom. They have universally been proven wrong. Meanwhile, those who have bet on human resourcefulness have almost always been correct. In his widely praised book Ecoscam, Ronald Bailey strongly countered environmentalist alarmism, using facts to demonstrate just how wildly overstated many claims of impending ecological doom really were. Now, twenty years later, the Reason Magazine science correspondent is back to assess the future of humanity and the global biosphere. Bailey finds, contrary to popular belief, that many present ecological trends are quite positive. Including: - Falling cancer incidence rates in the United States. - The likelihood of a declining world population by midcentury. - The abundant return of agricultural land to nature as the world reaches peak farmland. - A proven link between increases in national wealth and reductions in air and water pollution - Global warming is a problem, but the cost of clean energy could soon fall below that of fossil fuels. In The End of Doom, Bailey avoids polemics and offers a balanced, fact-based and ultimately hopeful perspective on our current environmental situation. Now isn't that a breath of fresh air?
Global warming and other eco-myths : how the environmental movement uses false science to scare us to death by Ronald Bailey( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern environmentalist movement began with the publication of three seminal works: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Paul Ehrlich's The Population Bomb, and the Club of Rome's The Limits of Growth. These books' dismal vision of a poisoned, overpopulated, polluted, resource-depleted world spiraling downward toward environmental collapse are today's conventional wisdom. According to a number of respected scientists, however, leaders of the environmental movement are guilty of twisting and sometimes manufacturing facts in an effort to frighten people into joining their cause. In this eye-opening book, some of the most respected researchers in the country explode the myths behind much of the doom and gloom of today's environmental movement. You will discover how the hysteria about global warming overpopulation, mass extinctions, coming food shortages, biotechnology, energy shortages, and more are grounded not in reason but in false science and fear of progress. Ultimately, the book will show that uniting much of the environmental movement is an agenda that is not so much antipollution as it is antihuman
Can the states do it better?( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the history and anatomy of the ongoing political debate over the idea of shifting power and authority from the federal government to the states and individuals. The program goes back to the founding of the country and examines the split between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton over how much power the federal government should have, through the Civil War, to the rapid expansion of federal powers during the Great Depression and World War II, to the Great Society programs of Lyndon Johnson, to the present. The program looks at the idea of "devolution" today, and examines in detail two of the most contentious aspects of it: welfare reform and school vouchers. The program draws on documentary footage and archival materials, and features numerous experts including several governors and a wide range of leading academics
Faith and reason( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the interaction between science and religion, both in history and today. Interviews with leading scientists and theologians explore the history of the relationship between these two fields and their views on history, evolution, genetics, cosmology, purpose, technology, and the future, and reveal that for most of history science and religion have been deeply entwined. Looks at a growing worldwide movement of scientists and theologians who believe that faith and reason can support one another
Reporte tierra la herencia del siglo XX by Ronald Bailey( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam and the West by Chandra Muzaffar( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Wattenberg talks with Milton Viorst, Fouad Ajami, and John Esposito about the political turmoil in the Islamic world, its relationship with the West, and the conflict between fundamentalism and democracy in Islamic countries
Scheduling fall seedings for cold-climate revegetation by Charles H Racine( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is America # one?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at what makes the United States successful and its citizens prosperous as compared to other countries and peoples in the world
The rebirth of American religion( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Wattenberg talks with Paul Johnson about moral issues like abortion, the importance of religion, and the role of religion in American culture today
World War II: Partisans & Guerrilas by Ronald Bailey( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was Abraham Lincoln?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Herbert Donald, Daniel Boorstin, Eric Foner, and Ben Wattenberg discuss "Lincoln's appeal as the common man of the people, his belief in freedom for all Americans, and his commitment to preserving the Union and its principles"--Container
The air war in Europe by Ronald H Bailey( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profusely illustrated text traces the development of military aviation and surveys the equipment, personnel, and events of the air war between Germany and the Allies during World War II
Effects of temperature and species on TNT injury to plants by A. J Palazzo( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think tank( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is America's jury system fair? In light of the O.J. Simpson trial, this program asks if it isn't time to reevaluate trial by jury. Is a unanimous vote for conviction the best way to get justice? Has the O.J. Simpson trial eroded confidence in the jury system? Experts featured on this program are Judge Robert Bork of the American Enterprise Institute, Fred Cate from the University of Indiana, Lani Guinier of the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book Tyranny of the Majority, and Paul Rothstein of Georgetown University
The photographic illusion, Duane Michals by Ronald H Bailey( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Earth report 2000 : revisiting the true state of the planet
The True state of the planetEco-scam : the false prophets of ecological apocalypseLiberation biology : the scientific and moral case for the biotech revolutionGlobal warming and other eco-myths : how the environmental movement uses false science to scare us to death
Alternative Names
Bailey, Ronald

Ronald Bailey Amerikaans journalist (1953-)

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