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How often in today's environmental debates have you read that "the science is in dispute" - even when there is overwhelming consensus among scientists? Too often, the voice of science is diminished or diluted for the sake of politics, and the public is misled. Now, the most authoritative voice in U.S. science, Science magazine, brings you current scientific knowledge on today's most pressing environmental challenges, from population growth to climate change to biodiversity loss. "Science Magazine's State of the Planet 2006-2007" is a unique contribution that brings together leading environmental scientists and researchers to give readers a comprehensive yet accessible overview of current issues. Included are explanatory essays from "Science" magazine editor-in-chief Donald Kennedy that tie together the issues and explore the relationships among them. Each of the book's 18 chapters is written by the world's leading experts, such as: Joel Cohen on population; Peter Gleick on water; Daniel Pauly on fisheries; Thomas Karl on climate change science; Paul Portney on energy and development; and Elinor Ostrom and Thomas Dietz on commons management. Interspersed throughout are "Science" news pieces that highlight particular issues and cases relevant to the main scientific findings. An added feature is the inclusion of definitions of key terms and concepts that help students and nonspecialists understand the issues. Published biennially, "State of the Planet" is a clear, accessible guide for readers of all levels - from students to professionals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597260626
ISBN-10: 1597260622
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Donald Kennedy

Donald Kennedy is the Bing Professor of Environmental Science and President emeritus at Stanford University in Stanford, California.

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