ISBN: 9780964522664 Year Added to Catalog: 2007 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 8-page Color Section Number of Pages: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 592 pages Book Publisher: Dragonfly Sisters Press Old ISBN: 0964522667 Release Date: January 15, 2005 Web Product ID: 336
"Riki Ott brings on-the-water experience, scientific knowledge, eloquence, personal courage and great determination to the task of writing Sound Truth and Corporate Myths. I first met her in the mid-nineties on her fishing boat in Cordova, Alaska. On paper and in person, she is the same dedicated professional, sounding the bell for justice when others would rather not go tot he trouble. As an Exxon shareholder, I sincerely hope this book hits home."
—David Rockefeller, Jr., businessman and philanthropist
Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award fir Science/Nature, finalist
In the meticulously researched and documented Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$, Riki Ott, PhD, exposes oil as a human and environmental health hazard--the legacy of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$ traces fifteen years of lingering harm to humans and wildlife following the spill, revealing how corporate greed, government short-sightedness, and manipulation of the media have kept the public from learning the deadly nature of oil. Ott provides relevant information and practical recommendations for people and policymakers at this critical juncture, encouraging people to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels and help shift society to a clean energy future.
About the Author
A commercial salmon "fisherma'am," Dr. Riki Ott (PhD in marine biology) experienced firsthand the devastating effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill—and chose to do something about it. Ott retired from fishing and founded three nonprofit organizations to deal with lingering harm. Her previous book on the spill is Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$. She lives in Cordova, Alaska.
In the News
Riki Ott talks to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the toxic effects of crude oil and dispersant fumes: AC360°
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