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Science Into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarctica


von Paul Arthur Berkman

Kategorie: Allgemein
ISBN: 012091560X

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Kurzbeschreibung In 1959, the developed world agreed to jointly protect 17% of the Earth's surface for "peaceful purposes only." The 40-year history of international science in the Antarctic Treaty System is illustrative of how interdisciplinary research has facilitated cooperation among nations. The hallmark of Antarctic science is its focus on diverse phenomena associated with the Earth as a system, from the break-up of Gondwana and the development of a permanent ice cap to the evolution of species and their ecology. The marriage of science and policy in Antarctica provides a model for managing international resources based on economic, political, and scientific perspectives. Science into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarctica provides a well-constrained model for teaching about the integration of Earth science, environmental policy, resource management, and international cooperation.

This text was born of Prof. Berkman's interdisciplinary course on Antarctic Science and Policy that bridges the academic disciplines of Geography, Geological Sciences, Natural Resources, Zoology, and International Studies. Funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education, Dr. Berkman has crafted a model course for Earth System Science programs across the nation

Features: Prof. Berkman's text, Science into Policy, is the rigorously class-tested result of his university course on Antarctic Marine Ecology and Policy, taught since 1982 Organisation is designed to promote the integration of diverse topics for each reader Includes a CD-ROM version of the Searchable Antarctic Treaty Database, a searchable electronic compilation of all Antarctic Treaty Documents produced between 1959-1999

Synopsis This title provides a model for teaching about the integration of Earth science, environmental policy, resource management, and international co-operation. Professor Berkman's textbook was born of his interdisciplinary course on Antarctic science and policy that bridges the academic disciplines of geography, geological sciences, natural resources, zoology, and international studies. This book is appropriate for nonscience majors, especially in emerging and interdisciplinary fields. It integrates...


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