Greystone Books Sees Important Environmental Message In Tar Sands Book, Offers It For Free

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Andrew Nikiforuk's book on Alberta's oil sands will be available for download from March 16-20 at http://www.dmpibooks.com/pdf/tar-sands

Alberta's tar sands along the banks of the Athabasca River are a growing concern among environmentalists, conservationists, and anyone with an interest in energy policy and the politics of trade between Canada and the US. Renowned journalist Andrew Nikiforuk has written a straightforward and hard-hitting account of what the extraction of this resource means for North America in his book Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent.

As Andrew and various tar sands groups around the continent rally to have this information disseminated and understood, Greystone Books offers the book in its entirety for a limited time as a free downloadable PDF on its site - dmpibooks.com/pdf/tar-sands.

Starting March 16, Tar Sands will be available for free until March 20, one day before the book is scheduled to release in the US.

With the help of journalists and bloggers who are writing, speaking and blogging about the environment and the effects the tar sands have on the environment, Greystone hopes to have as many concerned and curious citizens as possible download and read this critical exposé.

Please consider covering this issue in the next weeks in your publication with a note to your readers on where to find the free PDF of Tar Sands: dmpibooks.com/pdf/tar-sands.

Andrew will be available for interviews throughout March and April. Please contact Emiko Morita (details below) to book an interview.

Andrew Nikiforuk is investigative journalist whose work has appeared in Saturday Night, Maclean's, Canadian Business, Report on Business, Chatelaine, Equinox, and Canadian Family and in both the Globe and Mail and the National Post. His books include Pandemonium, Saboteurs, which won a Governor-General's Award, and Fourth Horseman. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Tar Sands: Dirty oil and the future of a continent is co-published by Greystone Books and the David Suzuki Foundation.

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