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Science and public policy : the virtuous corruption of virtual environmental science

Author: Aynsley J Kellow
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2007.
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Argues that the virtual nature of much environmental science and the application of non-science principles such as the precautionary principle facilitate the virtuous corruption of environmental science. This book illustrates that the problem is widespread than this area alone would suggest and is common in the important field of climate science.
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Kellow, Aynsley J. (Aynsley John), 1951-
Science and public policy.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2007
(DLC) 2007016149
(OCoLC)123485380
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aynsley J Kellow
ISBN: 9781847208767 1847208762 1283220679 9781283220675
OCLC Number: 182621582
Description: 1 online resource (x, 218 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The political ecology of Pseudonovibos spiralis and the virtuous corruption of virtual science --
The political ecology of conservation biology --
Climate science as 'post-normal' science --
Defending the litany : the attack on The skeptical environmentalist --
Sound science and political science --
Science and its social and political context.
Responsibility: Aynsley Kellow.
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