A Study of People, Expertise and Sustainable Development
By (author) Alan Irwin
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Citizen Science by Alan Irwin
Book DescriptionWe are all concerned by the environmental threats facing us today. Environmental issues are a major area of concern for policy makers, industrialists and public groups of many different kinds. While science seems central to our understanding of such threats, the statements of scientists are increasingly open to challenge in this area. Meanwhile, citizens may find themselves labelled as 'ignorant' in environmental matters. In Citizen Science Alan Irwin provides a much needed route through the fraught relationship between science, the public and the environmental threat.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415130103
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan Irwin
Misunderstanding Science?, Paperback (June 2004)
A challenging new perspective on the nature of modern science and its relationship with the public.
Science, Social Theory and Public Knowledge, Paperback (October 2003)
This topical and unique book draws together the three key perspectives on science-society relations.
Sociology and the Environment, Hardback (April 2001)
Can sociology help us to tackle environmental problems? What can sociology tell us about the nature of the environment and about the origins and consequences of environmental risks, hazards and change? In this important new book Alan Irwin maps out this emerging field of knowledge, teaching and research.
Citizen Science, Hardback (October 1995)» View all books by Alan Irwin
The relationship between scientific understanding and the different ways in which people "make sense" of environmental concerns is documented in this guide. The existence of more "contextual" forms of knowledge and understanding in relation to environmental policy is examined.
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