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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: 9780791458143
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 171
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.34 (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

Michael Tobias
Introduction

I. Biosphere, Ecology, and Sustainability

Crispin Tickell
The Scandal of Unsustainability

Robert May
The Sixth Wave of Extinction

Anthony C. Janetos
Protecting the Biosphere

Robert Watson
Where Science and Policy Meet: The Search for a Common Language

Madhav Gadgil
Ecology: Modern Science and Traditional Wisdom

II. Science, Policy, and the Public

Federico Mayor
The Eyes of the Universe

John Durant
Hope, Anxiety, and Doubt: The Public View of Science

Rita R. Colwell
The Role of the Citizen

Leon M. Lederman
Particles and Poverty

Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Only People Give Me Hope

III. Science and Peace

Frans B. M. de Waal
The Biology of Making Peace

Joseph Rotblat
A Life Devoted to Peace

Yechiel Becker
Science for Peace

IV. Science for the Twenty-first Century

Ismail Serageldin
The Cry of the Eight Hundred Million

M. S. Swaminathan
The Soul of Sustainability

Bruce Alberts
Sharing Knowledge for Development

Mohamed H. A. Hassan
Let Our Children Bridge the Gap

Margaret Somerville
Doing Science in Ethics Time

Bibliography

About the Editors

Index

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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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    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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