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 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.

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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 th...

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.