Science into Policy

Science into Policy

Global Lessons from Antarctica

1st Edition - October 10, 2001

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  • Author: Paul Berkman
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120915606
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080516684

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Science into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarctica reveals a unique model for integrating Earth system science with environmental and resource policies to balance economic, governmental, and societal interests. Since the International Geophysical Year in 1957-1958, scientific investigation has fostered international cooperation and the rational use of Antarctica for peaceful purposes only. Beyond merely presenting information, this book integrates content and concepts in a manner that will appeal to individuals with interests in the natural and the social sciences.

Key Features

  • Integrated chapters convey the natural and the human dimensions of Antarctica
  • Time and space concepts are introduced from diverse perspectives to facilitate insights into ecosystem and environmental variability
  • Included CD-ROM provides searchable access to a comprehensive database of Antarctic Treaty documents
  • The author has been leading international expeditions to "the ice" for the past three decades


Undergraduate textbook for courses in environmental sciences; suppemental reference to undergraduate courses in international policy, natural resources management.

Table of Contents

  • Earth System Science: Sense of Wonder
    Global Dimensions.
    Conceptual Integration.
    Progress of All Mankind: International Policy.
    Terra Australis Incognita.
    Awakening Science.
    International Stewardship.
    Our Dynamic Planet: Interdisciplinary Science.
    Spreading Planet.
    Flowing Planet.
    Breathing Planet.
    Living Planet.
    Sustainable Resource Use: Resource Economics.
    Ecosystem Conservation.
    Environmental Protection.
    Our Global Commons: Precedent for Humanity.
    The Science Keystone.
    Cited References.
    Recommended Resources.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: October 10, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120915606
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080516684

About the Author

Paul Berkman

Paul Arthur Berkman works at Ohio State University in the Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, USA

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Ohio State University, Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, USA

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