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The Earthscan Science in Society Series

Series Editor: Professor Steve Rayner, University of Oxford

The Earthscan Science in Society Series aims to publish new high quality research, teaching, practical and policy- related books on topics that address the complex and vitally important interface between science and society.

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11-19 of 19 results in The Earthscan Science in Society Series
  1. Influenza and Public Health

    Learning from Past Pandemics

    Edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick, Susan Craddock, Jennifer Gunn

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Major influenza pandemics pose a constant threat. As evidenced by recent H5N1 avian flu and novel H1N1, influenza outbreaks can come in close succession, yet differ in their transmission and impact. With accelerated levels of commercial and population mobility, new forms of flu virus can also...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Business Planning for Turbulent Times

    New Methods for Applying Scenarios, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Rafael Ramirez, John W. Selsky, Kees van der Heijden

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects exemplified by the implosion of financial markets and economies around the globe. This book is for business and organizational leaders who want and need to think through how best to deal...

    Published April 1st 2010 by Routledge

  3. Debating Climate Change

    Pathways through Argument to Agreement

    By Elizabeth L. Malone

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    As greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated and contentious voices fill the air, the question gains urgency: How can people with widely varying viewpoints agree to address climate change? Each participant in the debate seems to have a different agenda, from protecting economic growth in...

    Published October 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Unnatural Selection

    The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People

    Edited by Peter Healey, Steve Rayner

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    With ever-advancing scientific understanding and technological capabilities, humanity stands on the brink of the potential next stage of evolution: evolution engineered by us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science offer the possibility to enhance human...

    Published December 15th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Nanotechnology

    Risk, Ethics and Law

    Edited by Geoffrey Hunt, Michael Mehta

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Nanotechnology - technology at the molecular level - is held out by many as the Holy Grail for creating a trillion dollar economy and solving problems from curing cancer to reprocessing waste into products and building superfast computers. Yet, as with GMOs, many view nanotech as a high risk genie...

    Published April 30th 2008 by Routledge

  6. A Web of Prevention

    Biological Weapons, Life Sciences and the Governance of Research

    Edited by Brian Rappert, Caitriona McLeish

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    A Web of Prevention provides a timely contribution to the current debate about life science research and its implications for security. It is an informative guide for both experts and the public. It is a forward-looking contribution covering both ends of the equation and creates momentum for the...

    Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  7. Genomics and Society

    Legal, Ethical and Social Dimensions

    By Martin W. Bauer

    Edited by George Gaskell

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    From the mid 1990s to the present day, agricultural biotechnology - GM crops and foods - has been the focus of debate and conflict in many European countries. Contrasting views of risks and benefits, trust in science and regulation, the understanding of science, media coverage and mobilization of...

    Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  8. Democratizing Technology

    Risk, Responsibility and the Regulation of Chemicals

    By Anne Chapman

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Democratizing Technology provides a much-needed fresh perspective on the regulation of chemicals, and an important contribution to green thinking about technology.Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP. This book is an excellent critique of the current risk-based approach to technology. By exploring the...

    Published September 24th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Vaccine Anxieties

    Global Science, Child Health and Society

    By Melissa Leach, James Fairhead

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    This book explores how parents understand and engage with childhood vaccination in contrasting global contexts. This rapidly advancing and universal technology has sparked dramatic controversy, whether over MMR in the UK or oral polio vaccines in Nigeria. Combining a fresh anthropological...

    Published September 11th 2007 by Routledge