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  1. Wildfire Risk

    Human Perceptions and Management Implications

    Edited by Wade E. Professor Martin, Carol Professor Raish, Brian Professor Kent

    The continuing encroachment of human settlements into fire-prone areas and extreme fire seasons in recent years make it urgent that we better understand both the physical and human dimensions of managing the risk from wildfire. Wildfire Risk follows from our awareness that increasing public...

    Published October 31st 2007 by Routledge

  2. 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 4th 2007 by Routledge

  3. 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 25th 2007 by Routledge

  4. 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 12th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Hazards Vulnerability and Environmental Justice

    By Susan L. Cutter

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    From Hurricane Katrina and the south Asian tsunami to human-induced atrocities, terrorist attacks and the looming effects of climate change, the world is assailed by both natural and unnatural hazards and disasters. These expose not only human vulnerability - particularly that of the poorest, who...

    Published June 1st 2006 by Routledge

  6. Synchronizing Science and Technology with Human Behaviour

    By Ralf Brand

    ?A rare achievement, one of the first books to link technological and behavioural change to the sustainability agenda? Charles Landry, author of The Creative City ?Any course interested in sustainable development in practice would benefit from the case studies here? Dr Adrian Smith, SPRU Science...

    Published December 1st 2005 by Routledge

  7. Assessments of Regional and Global Environmental Risks

    Designing Processes for the Effective Use of Science in Decisionmaking

    Edited by Alexander E. Professor Farrell, Jill Professor Jäger

    As environmental challenges grow larger in scale and implications, it is increasingly important to apply the best scientific knowledge in the decisionmaking process. Editors Farrell and J?ger present environmental assessments as the bridge between the expert knowledge of scientists and engineers on...

    Published November 30th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Social Contours of Risk

    Two volume Set

    By Roger E. Kasperson, Jeanne Kasperson

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    We live in a 'risk society' where the identification, distribution and management of risks, from new technology, environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk, Volumes 1 and 2, two of the world's leading and most...

    Published April 1st 2005 by Routledge

  9. Social Contours of Risk

    Volume II: Risk Analysis, Corporations and the Globalization of Risk

    By Roger E Kasperson

    We live in a 'risk society' where the identification, distribution and management of risks, from new technology, environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk, Volumes I and II, two of the world's leading and most...

    Published April 1st 2005 by Routledge

  10. Social Contours of Risk

    Volume I: Publics, Risk Communication and the Social

    By Roger E. Kasperson, Jeanne Kasperson

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    We live in a 'risk society' where the identification, distribution and management of risks, from new technology, environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk, Volumes I and II, two of the world's leading and most...

    Published April 1st 2005 by Routledge