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The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths, by Thoreau
Institute economist Randal O'Toole, is an indictment of the smart-growth
planning fad that is sweeping the nation's cities. The book presents
an alternative way of dealing with urban problems that relies
on incentives and markets rather than government planning and
The Vanishing Automobile CD includes the entire book
in Acrobat format, The Costs of Smart Growth PowerPoint
slideshow, all Vanishing Automobile updates to date, and
nearly 30 megabytes of data on highways, transit, congestion,
open space, and other urban information. The disk also includes
both Windows and Macintosh versions of PowerPoint Viewer, Microsoft's
free program for viewing, but not editing, PowerPoint shows.
The Preserving the American Dream CD includes papers presented
at the February, 2003, conference of that name. It also includes recent transit,
highway, and census data, other relevant papers, and a fully narrated PowerPoint
show on "The Costs of Smart Growth in San Jose."
The Costs of Smart Growth videotape is a transfer of
the PowerPoint slideshow to videotape for those who do not have
a convenient way to present PowerPoint shows.
The Vanishing Automobile updates were a series of email updates that we sent to
readers. This publication was replaced in 2007 by the Antiplanner blog. You can still sign up for the Vanishing Auto announcements list, which will be used to send out announcements about conferences, reports, and other events and publications.
Vanishing Automobile (book), $14.95 plus $4.55 S&H
Vanishing Automobile CD, $14.95 plus $1.00 shipping
American Dream CD, $5.00 plus $1.00 shipping
The Costs of Smart Growth videotape, $9.95 plus $4.55 shipping
plus CD, $24.95 plus $4.55 S&H
Book plus videotape, $19.95 plus $8.00 S&H
plus videotape, $19.95 plus $4.55 S&H
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Reforming the Forest Service, also by Randal O'Toole
and published by Island Press, is $16.95 including shipping.
Multiple copy discounts are also available.
the Forest Service, $16.95 plus shipping
Unfortunately, we no longer publish Different Drummer
magazine, but most of the back issues are still available for
$5.95 each. The original research contained in issues on the National
Park Service, Endangered Species Act, State Lands, Bureau of Land
Management, and Forest Service is still very useful, and the Environmental
Supermarket issue has been used as a textbook for several
and the Environment
Creating the Environmental Supermarket
the Western Range
Incentives for Protecting North American Biodiversity
Jewels: Reforming the Park Service
Reinventing the Forest Service
State Lands and Resources
Congress and the Federal Lands
Endangered Species Act
State of the Environmental Movement
An Environmental Agenda for the 105th Congress
the Bureau of Land Management
for the Forest Service's Second Century
All Citizens' Guides as well as the field guide to the President's
forest summit are $2 each.
Citizens' Guide to Reforming the Forest Service
Citizens' Guide to the Forest Service Budget
Citizens' Guide to the Timber Industry
Guide to Timber Management
Field Guide to the President's Forest Summit
All research papers are $5 each.
the Black-Footed Ferret
Saving the Bull Trout
Impacts of Subsidies on Endangered Species
Incentives for Wildlife
$64 Million Question: Tongass National Forest
The Knutson-Vandenberg Act
Database for Greater Yellowstone Forests
Animal Damage Control
of the Butte District BLM
Transitions: Growth in Rural Economies
Run Them like Businesses
1990-1992 National Forest Timber Sale Receipts and Costs
The Thoreau Institute has published more than 100 reports on
many different topics. If you know of one not listed above, write
the title below. Most reports are $5 each.
Last updated 18 October 2001.