Future Earth: Advancing Civic Understanding of the Anthropocene

Overview

Earth now is dominated by both biogeophysical and anthropogenic processes, as represented in these two images from a simulation of aerosols. Dust (red) from the Sahara sweeps west across the Atlantic Ocean. Sea salt (blue) rises into the atmosphere from winds over the North Atlantic and from a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean. Organic and black carbon (green) from biomass burning is notable over the Amazon and Southeast Asia. Plumes of sulfate (white) from fossil fuel burning are particularly prominent over ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $79.64   
  • New (5) from $79.64   
  • Used (1) from $93.43   
Sending request ...

Overview

Earth now is dominated by both biogeophysical and anthropogenic processes, as represented in these two images from a simulation of aerosols. Dust (red) from the Sahara sweeps west across the Atlantic Ocean. Sea salt (blue) rises into the atmosphere from winds over the North Atlantic and from a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean. Organic and black carbon (green) from biomass burning is notable over the Amazon and Southeast Asia. Plumes of sulfate (white) from fossil fuel burning are particularly prominent over northeastern North America and East Asia. If present trends of dust emissions and fossil fuel burning continues in what we call the Anthropocene epoch, then we could experience high atmospheric CO2 levels leading to unusual warming rarely experienced in Earth’s history. This book focuses on human influences on land, ocean, and the atmosphere, to determine if human activities are operating within or beyond the safe zones of our planet’s biological, chemical, and physical systems.

Volume highlights include:

• Assessment of civic understanding of Earth and its future
• Understanding the role of undergraduate geoscience research and community-driven research on the Anthropocene
• Effective communication of science to a broader audience that would include the public, the K-12 science community, or populations underrepresented in the sciences
• Public outreach on climate education, geoscience alliance, and scientific reasoning

Future Earth is a valuable practical guide for scientists from all disciplines including geoscientists, museum curators, science educators, and public policy makers.

This volume was made possible with the support of the National Science Foundation through the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (EAR-0120914) and the Future Earth Initiative (DRL-0741760). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Although this work is intended primarily for an American audience – with many practical examples, from wild rice cultivation in wetlands to the potential for informal science education in museums and zoos -and should be compulsory lecture for scientists dealing with societal challenges in an American context, it contains many concepts and approaches that are globally useful.” (Geologica Belgica, 17 March 2014)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118854303
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/23/2014
  • Series: Geophysical Monograph Series , #203
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Dalbotten, National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, USA
Gillian Roehrig, STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota, USA
Patrick Hamilton, Science Museum of Minnesota, USA

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

1. Welcome to the Anthropocene
Patrick Hamilton 1

2. The Anthropocene and the Framework for K–12 Science Education
Fred N. Finley 9

3. Teacher Professional Development in the Anthropocene
Devarati Bhattacharya, Gillian Roehrig, Anne Kern, and Melinda Howard 19

4. Climate Literacy and Scientific Reasoning
Shiyu Liu, Keisha Varma, and Gillian Roehrig 31

5. Evaluation and Assessment of Civic Understanding of Planet Earth
Julie C. Libarkin 41

6. Community-Driven Research in the Anthropocene
Rajul E. Pandya 53

7. Geoscience Alliance: Building Capacity to Use Science for Sovereignty in Native Communities
Nievita Bueno Watts, Wendy Smythe, Emily Geraghty Ward, Diana Dalbotten, Vanessa Green, Mervyn Tano, and Antony Berthelote 67

8. New Voices: The Role of Undergraduate Geoscience Research in Supporting Alternative Perspectives on the Anthropocene
Diana Dalbotten, Rebecca Haacker-Santos, and Suzanne Zurn-Birkhimer 77

9. Shaping the Public Dialogue on Climate Change
William Spitzer 89

10. Opportunities for Communicating Ocean Acidification to Visitors at Informal Science Education Institutions
Douglas Meyer and Bill Mott 99

11. City-Wide Collaborations for Urban Climate Education
Steven Snyder, Rita Mukherjee Hoffstadt, Lauren B. Allen, Kevin Crowley, Daniel A. Bader, and Radley M. Horton 103

12. On Bridging the Journalism/Science Divide
Bud Ward 111

Index 121

Color plate section is located between pages 88 and 89.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)