As a scientist/nonscientist writing team, Dr. William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley communicate complex environmental science issues to a broad public. Dr. Alley provides the scientific expertise and Rosemarie’s job is to turn it into an engaging narrative. They have written four books together, as well as articles and Op/Ed pieces, and have given talks to a wide range of audiences. Their experiences as an unconventional team have given them unique insights in how to successfully hook the public’s interest with environmental science issues.
THE WAR ON THE EPA: AMERICA'S ENDANGERED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS
“The War on the EPA is a war on science, the environment, and public health -- as William and Rosemarie Alley’s engaging new book carefully documents. It’s a must-read for scientists, advocates, policymakers, and citizens committed to safeguarding the integrity of our nation’s premier environmental protection institution.”— Senator Tom Udall
“If you care about the health of American families and the future of your children, then read this book. It will make you stand up, shout out and take action to defend science and EPA at a time when we are losing the battle against life-threatening pollution.”— Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator (2013-2017)
“The War on the EPA puts those histories under the microscope and into sharp focus. It is at the same time an easy read and a profound historical resource, and has earned a place on my bookshelf. Highly recommended!”— Alan S. Kolok, Director, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, Author of "Modern Poisons" (2016)
“EPA as the agency created to protect and restore our environment must be driven by accurate science, not politics or corporate profits. Science matters. Truth matters. Persistence matters. This book provides the proof.”— Jon Mueller, Vice President for Litigation, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc.
High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater
"Imagine a book about groundwater that reads like a novel, and is overflowing with interesting and essential knowledge about a much‑neglected topic. This is the book." --Bruce Babbitt, former United States Secretary of the Interior
“The partnership of an eminent scientist and a science writer has produced vivid narratives spanning the globe about groundwater: a critical yet overused resource. They propose sensible reforms to curb over pumping and protect the environment. Their message deserves a wide audience.”--Robert Glennon, University of Arizona and author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It
“High and Dry is the right book at the right time. Groundwater is unseen but the Alleys bring the issues related to this vital resource to the fore for all to see.”--Michael Campana, Oregon State University and American Water Resources Association
Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste
"With Congress considering plans to restart the search for a burial site . . . “Too Hot to Touch” lays out some critical questions for the jostling parties to think about."--Matthew Wald, The New York Times
“I encourage anyone remotely interested in the topic to buy a copy...The authors have done a remarkable job of making the scientific information accessible to lay persons...This book would be ideal for using in a seminar class. Overall a fascinating read!”--Pierrette Tremblay, Elements
“Coming from a concerned environmentalist perspective, this is an outstanding, well–researched book, containing a wealth of information about the global issue of radioactive waste, and presented in a highly readable style.”--Professor Bill Lee, Fellow, Imperial College Centre for Nuclear Engineering