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Publisher: Island Press
ISBN10: 1597260622 ISBN13: 9781597260626 DDC: 333.7 Edition: Hardcover; 2006-06-15

Summary

How often in today�s environmental debates have youread that �the science is in dispute��even when there isoverwhelming consensus among scientists? Too often,the voice of science is diminished or diluted for the sake of politics, and thepublic is misled. Now, the most authoritative voice in U.S. science, Sciencemagazine, brings you current scientific knowledge on today�s most pressingenvironmental challenges, from population growth to climate changeto biodiversity loss.Science Magazine�s State of the Planet 2006�2007 is a unique contributionthat brings together leading environmental scientists and researchersto give readers a comprehensive yet accessible overview of currentissues. Included are explanatory essays from Science magazine editorin-chief Donald Kennedy that tie together the issues and explore therelationships among them. Each of the book�s 18 chapters is written bythe world�s leading experts, such as:� Joel Cohen on population� Peter Gleick on water� Daniel Pauly on fisheries� Thomas Karl on climate change science� Paul Portney on energy and development� Elinor Ostrom and Thomas Dietz on commons managementInterspersed throughout are Science news pieces that highlight particularissues and cases relevant to the main scientific findings. An addedfeature is the inclusion of definitions of key terms and concepts thathelp students and nonspecialists understand the issues. Publishedbiennially, State of the Planet is a clear, accessible guide for readers of alllevels�from students to professionals.

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  • Dewey Decimal: 333.7

Book Details

  • Physical Description: 7.1"x10.1"x0.8"; 1.6 lb; 216 pages
  • Edition Info: Hardcover; 2006-06-15

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