Science with a Human Face: In Honor of Roger Randall Revelle / Edition 1

Science with a Human Face: In Honor of Roger Randall Revelle / Edition 1

by Robert Dorfman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674794834

ISBN-13: 9780674794832

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Harvard University Press

In October of 1992, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies sponsored the Roger Revelle Memorial Symposium on Population and Environment. Two dozen eminent scientists--all friends, colleagues, or students of Roger Revelle--presented papers in a broad range of disciplines that reflect the remarkable scope of Revelle's professional and academic

…  See more details below

Overview

In October of 1992, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies sponsored the Roger Revelle Memorial Symposium on Population and Environment. Two dozen eminent scientists--all friends, colleagues, or students of Roger Revelle--presented papers in a broad range of disciplines that reflect the remarkable scope of Revelle's professional and academic contributions during his lifetime. This volume is a selection of the symposium papers.

A memoir of Revelle's exposure to poverty in Pakistan, igniting his interest in the contribution that science could make to improving the lives of people in developing countries, serves as a moving introduction to the volume. This book stands as an enduring memorial to Roger Revelle's lifelong concern that scientific developments contribute to comfortable, civilized survival in all countries of this increasingly crowded world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674794832
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

Memoir: How Roger Revelle Became Interested in Population and Development Problems
Jerome B. Wiesner, President Emeritus, MIT

Introduction

Part One: Earth Sciences

Slow Reactions and Old Seawater
Edward D. Goldberg

Global Ocean Warming
Walter Munk

Part Two: Environment and Development

On Sustainability
Robert Dorfman

America's Changing Environment Revisited
Hans H. Landsberg

Population and Environmental Deterioration: A Comparison of Conventional Models and a New Paradigm
Peter P. Rogers

Part Three: Population Sciences

The "Revelle Report" on Rapid Population Growth: A 1971 Diagnosis and Prescription Revisited
Paul Demeny

Mortality and the Fate of Communist States
Nicholas Eberstadt

Body Weight, Body Fat and Ovulation: Relation to the Natural Fertility of Populations
Rose R. Frisch

A Renewable Resource Considered as Capital
Nathan Keyfitz

Malthusian Scenarios and Demographic Catastrophism
Geoffrey McNicoll

Population, Constraint and Adaptation: A Historical Outlook
Massimo Livi-Bacci

Appendices

Revelle Biographical Sketch

Addendum: Revelle at Harvard and Later

Principal Publications of Roger Revelle

Roger Revelle Memorial Symposium Participant List

Authors' Biographies

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >