Citizen Science: A Study of People, Expertise and Sustainable Development

Citizen Science: A Study of People, Expertise and Sustainable Development

by Alan Irwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415115485

ISBN-13: 9780415115483

Pub. Date: 12/04/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

We 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

Overview

We 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415115483
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/04/1995
Series:
Environment and Society Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Science adn Citizenship 3. Science, Citizenship and Environmental Threat 4. Witnesses, Participants and Major Accident Hazards 5. Freeing the Voices: A Science of the People 6. Building Sustainable Futures: Science Shops and Social Experiments 7. Science,

Citizenship and Troubled Modernity

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