Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

by Larry Jordan on March 16, 2009

I wrote a post back in December about the Tar Sands Oil Development and how it is affecting migratory bird populations. Now you can get a FREE download of Andrew Nikiforuk’s new 229 page book, “Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent” from Greystone Books.

I just downloaded the book myself so I haven’t been able to read it yet, but with statements like “Since the 1970’s the open-pit mines have moved enough earth to build seven Panama Canals.  Incredibly, the steam operations will consume nearly $200 billion worth of natural gas in the next decade and now threaten groundwater throughout the world’s third-largest watershed,” anyone concerned about where the US and Canada are going with the environment should read it.

If you want a free PDF copy (only available from March 16th until Friday, March 20th), simply click this link or the Tar Sands banner in my side panel to go to the download page.  For the entire story and more information on this great offer, check out the Boreal Bird Blog post.  If you are serious about reviewing the book, contact Alison Caims at Greystone Books for more information

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