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Author Berkman, Paul Arthur.

Title Science into policy : global lessons from Antarctica / Paul Arthur Berkman
Published San Diego, CA : Academic Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 252 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-226)
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Subject Antarctic Regions -- Research -- International cooperation.
Antarctic Regions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0080516688 (electronic bk.)
9780080516684 (electronic bk.)