Science Into Policy: Global Lessons From Antarctica

Other | November 1, 2001

byBerkman, Paul Arthur, Paul Arthur Berkman

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Science into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarcticareveals 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 forpeaceful 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.

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Science into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarcticareveals 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...

Format:OtherDimensions:252 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080516688

ISBN - 13:9780080516684

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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.
Index.