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  1. Facility Siting

    Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

    Edited by Asa Boholm, Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    From dams to landfill sites, and power plants to radioactive waste repositories, the siting of facilities is a veritable minefield of conflicts involving industry, planners, authorities, NGOs and citizens. This penetrating volume examines risk, power and identity in contests over the siting of...

    Published October 1st 2004 by Routledge

  2. Intellectual Property, Biogenetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

    By Graham Dutfield

    Biogenetic resources - the critical biological and chemical materials that underpin so much of medicine, both modern and traditional, agriculture, and wider economic activity in so many fields - are at the centre of heated debate regarding their use, development, and ownership, and the issues of...

    Published September 1st 2004 by Routledge

  3. The Bioengineered Forest

    Challenges for Science and Society

    Edited by Steven H. Strauss

    Bioengineering offers many opportunities for forestry. Bioengineered trees can produce more valuable wood, help reclaim contaminated land, improve the health of urban trees, and facilitate pest management. But the ecological risks are complex, and public views about the ethical acceptability of...

    Published August 11th 2004 by Routledge

  4. True Warnings and False Alarms

    "Evaluating Fears about the Health Risks of Technology, 1948-1971"

    By Allan Mazur

    Given time, scientists reach consensus about the truth or falsity of a wide range of alleged hazards. Today, there is broad agreement that CFCs destroy stratospheric ozone. On the other hand, research does not support claims that electromagnetic fields from transmission lines cause a noticeable...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge

  5. Mapping Vulnerability

    Disasters, Development and People

    By Greg Bankoff, Dorothea Hilhorst, George Frerks

    Raging floods, massive storms and cataclysmic earthquakes: every year up to 340 million people are affected by these and other disasters, which cause loss of life and damage to personal property, agriculture, and infrastructure. So what can be done? The key to understanding the causes of disasters...

    Published January 1st 2004 by Routledge

  6. Science and Technology Advice for Congress

    By M. Granger Morgan, Jon M. Peha

    The elimination of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in 1995 came during a storm of budget cutting and partisan conflict. Operationally, it left Congress without an institutional arrangement to bring expert scientific and technological advice into the process of legislative decisionmaking....

    Published September 8th 2003 by RFF Press

  7. Don't Worry (It's Safe to Eat)

    The True Story of GM Food, BSE and Foot and Mouth

    By Andrew Rowell

    An investigation of science, politics and our food production system, this text exposes the bogus science, political interference and flawed policies that threaten our food supply. The author tells the story of BSE, revealing how top scientists have been muzzled and how the epidemic continues. Then...

    Published June 1st 2003 by Routledge

  8. The Vulnerability of Cities

    Natural Disasters and Social Resilience

    By Mark Pelling

    When disaster strikes in cities the effects can be catastrophic compared to other environments. But what factors actually determine the vulnerability or resilience of cities? The Vulnerability of Cities fills a vital gap in disaster studies by examining the too-often overlooked impact of disasters...

    Published March 1st 2003 by Routledge

  9. Technological Change and the Environment

    Edited by Arnulf Grübler

    Much is written in the popular literature about the current pace of technological change. But do we have enough scientific knowledge about the sources and management of innovation to properly inform policymaking in technology dependent domains such as energy and the environment? While it is agreed...

    Published October 16th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Science Agriculture and Research

    A Compromised Participation

    By William Buhler, Stephen Morse, Eddie Arthur, Susannah Bolton, Judy Mann

    Research is never free of pressures and constraints and to understand its results properly these have to be assessed and analyzed. In agriculture, research into biotechnology and GMOs, as well as pesticides and herbicides, is big business - agribusiness. This book looks at the crucial roles of...

    Published April 1st 2002 by Routledge