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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674794832
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Rogers is Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering and Professor of City Planning at Harvard University.
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Table of Contents



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


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


Revelle Biographical Sketch

Addendum: Revelle at Harvard and Later

Principal Publications of Roger Revelle

Roger Revelle Memorial Symposium Participant List

Authors' Biographies

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