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  1. The Feeling of Risk

    New Perspectives on Risk Perception

    By Paul Slovic

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The Feeling of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, to describe the extension of risk perception research into the first decade of this new century. In this collection of important works, Paul Slovic explores the conception of 'risk as...

    Published September 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Animals as Biotechnology

    Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies

    By Richard Twine

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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. Dynamic Sustainabilities

    Technology, Environment, Social Justice

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones, Andy Stirling

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central practical, political and moral challenges of our times. These must be met in a world of rapid, interconnected change in environments, societies...

    Published April 22nd 2010 by Routledge