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  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. Semi-Field Methods for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Soil

    Edited by Andreas Schaeffer, Paul J. van den Brink, Fred Heimbach, Simon P. Hoy, Frank M.W. de Jong, Jorg Rombke, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Jose P. Sousa

    Based on discussions at the 2007 SETAC Europe PERAS Workshop in Coimbra, Semi-Field Methods for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Soil presents a timely summary of state-of-the-art higher-tier terrestrial risk assessment of plant protection products (PPPs). Influential regulators,...

    Published August 2nd 2010 by CRC Press

  3. Rationality and the Environment

    Decision-making in Environmental Politics and Assessment

    By Bo Elling

    Environmental assessment and management involve the production of scientific knowledge and its use in decision-making processes. The result is that within these essentially rational, political assessment frameworks, experts are creating and applying scientific knowledge for decision and management...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Rice Biofortification

    Lessons for Global Science and Development

    By Sally Brooks

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Biofortification – the enrichment of staple food crops with essential micronutrients – has been heralded as a uniquely sustainable solution to the problem of micronutrient deficiency or 'hidden hunger'. Considerable attention and resources are being directed towards the biofortification of rice –...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Tackling Wicked Problems

    Through the Transdisciplinary Imagination

    By Valerie A. Brown, John A. Harris, Jacqueline Russell

    From climate change to GM foods, we are increasingly confronted with complex, interconnected social and environmental problems that span disciplines, knowledge bases and value systems. This book offers a transdisciplinary, open approach for those working towards resolving these 'wicked' problems...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Epidemics

    Science, Governance and Social Justice

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Sarah Dry

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focussed policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges for...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Environmental and Economic Sustainability

    By Paul E. Hardisty

    Series: Environmental and Ecological Risk Assessment

    Never before has the quest to balance the needs of people, the environment, and the economy been so important. While sustainability has been widely taken up by governments and business, the world has continued to move in increasingly unsustainable directions, from continued dependence on fossil...

    Published June 20th 2010 by CRC Press

  8. Trust in Risk Management

    Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

    By Timothy C. Earle

    Edited by Michael Siegrist, Heinz Gutscher

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Trust is an important factor in risk management, affecting judgements of risk and benefit, technology acceptance and other forms of cooperation. In this book the world's leading risk researchers explore all aspects of trust as it relates to risk management and communication. The authors draw on a...

    Published June 15th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Animal Breeding, Welfare and Society

    By Jacky Turner

    The determination of when, how, how often and with whom an animal breeds is moving rapidly away from evolutionary pressures and towards human purposes: these include the breeding of around 50 billion mammals and birds for food production annually, the breeding of pedigree dogs and cats, racing dogs...

    Published May 27th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Ecological Assessment of Selenium in the Aquatic Environment

    Edited by Peter M. Chapman, William J. Adams, Marjorie Brooks, Charles G. Delos, Samuel N. Luoma, William A. Maher, Harry M. Ohlendorf, Theresa S. Presser, Patrick Shaw

    Based on the work and contributions of 46 scientists, managers, and policymakers, Ecological Assessment of Selenium in the Aquatic Environment documents the state of the science and explores how to use this information when assessing and managing the environmental effects of Se. A focused...

    Published May 5th 2010 by CRC Press