Daniel Chiras' textbook ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE is, as he states, "unlike most other textbooks" (p.6). He is right; it does differ from all the other textbooks that the Texas State Board of Education reviewed in that the entire construct of Chiras' book is based on a factual error and a false premise. To understand the root error, all we need to do is to look at the book's preface and first chapter. In the preface Chiras states, "The main theme of this book is that the long-term well-being of this planet and its inhabitants is in jeopardy and that to create an enduring human presence we must make a massive course change" (p. vi). To support this theme, he loses all objectivity on environmental science and turns his book into an advocacy for environmentalism.