Publisher Rodale to Reissue EARTH IN THE BALANCE, Former Vice President Al Gore's 1992 Book on the Environment
|-- Release Follows the Success of Gore's Book About Global Warming, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, Now a New York Times No. 1 Bestseller with a Half Million Copies in Print --|
“It is imperative that we meet the global environmental challenges we face in order to create a sustainable path for present and future generations. It is my hope that the reissue of EARTH IN THE BALANCE will help in solving the climate crisis.”
Rodale Books, publisher of former Vice President Al Gore's No. 1 New York Times bestseller about global warming entitled AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, will reissue his first bestselling book, EARTH IN THE BALANCE: Ecology and the Human Spirit in Fall 2006 (Rodale Books, Paperback, $15.95; On Sale October 31).
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, published in May, is No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list with more than 500,000 copies in print. Mr. Gore continues to tour the country to promote both the book and documentary film about the destructive effects of climate change, and what can be done about it.
While AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH focuses on the immediacy of the global warming emergency, EARTH IN THE BALANCE takes a broader approach, focusing on the deep roots of threats to our climate, water, soil and diversity of plant and animal life. The intent is for EARTH IN THE BALANCE to add to the overall environmental discussion brought about by Mr. Gore's initiatives.
"The earth sustains us all," said Mr. Gore. "It is imperative that we meet the global environmental challenges we face in order to create a sustainable path for present and future generations. It is my hope that the reissue of EARTH IN THE BALANCE will help in solving the climate crisis."
Rodale Executive Editor Leigh Haber said, "Mr. Gore's EARTH IN THE BALANCE is a classic on the scale of Rachel Carson's groundbreaking book SILENT SPRING. Mr. Gore's early views about the environment remain relevant, and we are thrilled to bring EARTH IN THE BALANCE to new audiences. Our aim is for both books to increase discussions about climate change, and what actions the public can take to address these important environmental issues."
The forthcoming paperback version of EARTH IN THE BALANCE will feature a new introduction by Mr. Gore that documents important political and environmental developments which have occurred since the book's original publication in 1992. Mr. Gore writes about what he had planned to accomplish as president of the United States, how ExxonMobil helped remove the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and how he thinks the current administration has steered the country in the wrong direction in dealing with the environment and the climate crisis in particular.
About the Author:
The Honorable Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, remains a staunch advocate of environmental awareness and proactive engagement to meet the challenges of global warming and environmental pollution. Mr. Gore promotes the message that we have the tools and technologies to solve global environmental issues and create sustainable solutions, but we must take action now.
About Rodale Inc.
Rodale Inc. is the authoritative source for trusted content in health, fitness and wellness around the world, reaching nearly 40 million people each month. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men's Health, Prevention, Women's Health, Runner's World, Best Life, Bicycling, Backpacker, Mountain Bike and Organic Gardening, and is also the largest independent book publisher in America with a collection of international titles, including The South Beach Diet and The Abs Diet franchises, and most recently Al Gore's New York Times bestseller An Inconvenient Truth. Rodale's broad range of media platforms includes magazines, books, videos and extensive Web sites. The company is also a leader in direct-response marketing and has more than 26 million active customers in its database. www.rodale.com.