The Intersection

A Book Sale (& Related Musings)

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I don’t usually announce things like this. But I just noticed that Amazon.com has started selling my first book in hardback for $ 6.99. It was originally $ 24.95. So if you ever wanted a copy but didn’t get one, now is probably the time.

To be sure, the paperback version of the book contains newer info and a new introduction–but, believe it or not, it’s now more expensive than the hardcover.

How things change.

This announcement prompts a related musing: The Republican War on Science is now roughly a year and a half old. It first hit in hardback in the fall of 2005, right around the time of Katrina. The book has had a great run, and continues to sell well and to have influence–see below the latest clip on ChrisMooneyTV (I love saying that) for an example–just as I continue to track and speak about the politics and science issue. The subject continues to evolve, as does my thinking about it.


But while I continue to follow politics and science regularly–the addiction continues to grip me–you’ll have noticed that I’m also developing new interest areas (such as science communication) and transitioning into blogging and talking about Storm World, due out in late June/early July. There’s plenty of overlap between the two books, as this post perhaps hints. But there are also considerable differences, as I’m sure reviewers (and readers) will note soon enough.

Meanwhile, peering towards to the distant horizon, I’m even starting to wonder what Book Three will be, once I’m ready to do it, after taking it easy for a while, traveling, taking things in. Feel free to email me your suggestions.

The future comes apace.

Comments

  1. #1 Rob
    March 29, 2007

    Your book’s been on sale since at least 3/19 (I wrote that post a day in advance), and I recommended it to my readers — all five of them.

    I bought the book full price and considered it a deal — at $7, it’s a steal.

  2. #2 The Ridger
    March 29, 2007

    Oddly enough, just today I got an amazon.com bulletain for Chris Mooney’s new book – The Missing.

    They seem to have confused you with the other Chris Mooney. I wonder if his fans will get a bulletain for Storm Warning – it sort of sounds like a thriller, doesn’t it? Maybe you’ll get some extra sales?

  3. #3 Dano
    March 29, 2007

    Making scientific information actionable for decisionmakers. Yes, I know: it sounds like someone’s thesis. Nevermind that. What do they think when they see IPCC? Ecological information on bee population deaths? GMO test results? Stem cells? Traffic deaths by light rail vs cars? PM2.5 from internal comustion engines and kids’ lung capacities? Sprawl and no destinations/lack of connectivity/car trips and obesity?

    What do policymakers and decisionmakers think about when they see this evidence (or what do they think about when their staff write reports for them on the evidence?)?

    Best,

    D

  4. #4 Ahcuah
    March 30, 2007

    Oddly enough, just today I got an amazon.com bulletin for Chris Mooney’s new book – The Missing.

    And I just got a similar one from Barnes and Noble (since I’d bought my copy of “The Republican War on Science” from them).

    Hrrrmph.

  5. #5 Chris Mooney
    March 30, 2007

    Ahcuah, Ridger,
    This annoys me to no end….but I don’t know how to deal with it. At least I’m the first Chris Mooney on Google.

  6. #6 anonynon
    April 1, 2007

    I’d wonder if you could expand upon the previous two books by writing about the science and politics around global warming – particularly the campain to suppress global warming science and contributions by the oil companies and energy industry to political campaigns and conservative “think tanks.” What is the role of the oil and gas companies in this equation? How will things change politically and economically in the next 10-15 years?

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