Science into Policy
Global Lessons from Antarctica
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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.
- 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
Progress of All Mankind: International Policy.
Terra Australis Incognita.
Our Dynamic Planet: Interdisciplinary Science.
Sustainable Resource Use: Resource Economics.
Our Global Commons: Precedent for Humanity.
The Science Keystone.
- 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 Arthur Berkman works at Ohio State University in the Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, USA
Affiliations and Expertise
Ohio State University, Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, USA
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