A Parliament of Science: Science for the 21st Century

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Overview

Interviews with scientific leaders focus on the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791458136
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Tobias is the author of twenty-five books and writer, director, and producer of nearly one hundred films, mostly concerned with global environmental and ethical issues. He is the coeditor (with J. Patrick Fitzgerald and David Rothenberg) of A Parliament of Minds: Philosophy for a New Millennium, also published by SUNY Press. At Global Vision Network, a privately funded think tank in England established in 1996, Teun Timmers is Senior Programme Developer and Gill Wright is Chief Executive.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
The Scandal of Unsustainability 10
The Sixth Wave of Extinction 20
Protecting the Biosphere 26
Where Science and Policy Meet: The Search for a Common Language 32
Ecology: Modern Science and Traditional Wisdom 42
The Eyes of the Universe 52
Hope, Anxiety, and Doubt: The Public View of Science 62
The Role of the Citizen 72
Particles and Poverty 78
Only People Give Me Hope 86
The Biology of Making Peace 94
A Life Devoted to Peace 102
Science for Peace 108
The Cry of the Eight Hundred Million 120
The Soul of Sustainability 128
Sharing Knowledge for Development 138
Let Our Children Bridge the Gap 146
Doing Science in Ethics Time 154
Bibliography 163
About the Editors 165
Index 167
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2007

    The Best Collection of Science Essays ever Anthologized

    This is essential reading for any science student. It does more in one lean tome than all of the books we read in science classes combined.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    Fantastic, A Must Read for Anyone Interested in Science

    This is the most accessible, comprehensive, rich tour of contemporary science ever published in one volume. The editors have done a major service to the public by presenting a chorus of bipartisan expertise and experience, told in eloquent but graspable prose. This is science and philosophy that matters. Every highschool and university student needs to read this, whether he/she is planning a career in the sciences or not. It is a must read!

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