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Science magazine's state of the planet, 2006-2007

Author: Donald Kennedy; American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2006.
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A unique contribution that brings together leading environmental scientists and researchers to give readers a comprehensive yet accessible overview of current issues.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Science magazine's state of the planet, 2006-2007.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006297078
(OCoLC)70545495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Kennedy; American Association for the Advancement of Science.
ISBN: 9781429490122 1429490128
OCLC Number: 320325664
Notes: "American Association for the Advancement of Science."
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 201 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Life on a human-dominated planet / Donald Kennedy --
Human population : the next half century / Joel E. Cohen --
Prospects for biodiversity / Martin Jenkins --
World fisheries : the next 50 years / Daniel Pauly, Jackie Alder, Elena Bennett, Villy Christensen, Peter Tyedmers and Reg Watson --
Preserving the conditions of life / Donald Kennedy --
Tropical soils and food security : the next 50 years / Michael A. Stocking --
Global freshwater resources : soft-path solutions for the 21st century / Peter H. Gleick --
Energy resources and global development / Jeffrey Chow, Raymond J. Kopp and Paul R. Portney --
Global air quality and pollution / Hajime Akimoto --
Modern global climate change / Thomas R. Karl and Kevin E. Trenberth --
Managing our common inheritance / Donald Kennedy --
The tragedy of the commons / Garrett Hardin --
The struggle to govern the commons / Thomas Dietz, Elinor Ostrom and Paul C. Stern --
Social capital and the collective management of resources / Jules Pretty --
Managing tragedies : understanding conflict over common pool resources / William M. Adams, Dan Brockington, Jane Dyson and Bhaskar Vira --
Global food security : challenges and policies / Mark W. Rosegrant and Sarah A. Cline --
New visions for addressing sustainability / Anthony J. McMichael, Colin D. Butler and Carl Folke --
The burden of chronic disease / C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor and Enamul Karim --
The challenge of long-term climate change / K. Hasselmann, M. Latif, G. Hooss, C. Azar, O. Edenhofer, C.C. Jaeger, O.M. Johannessen, C. Kemfert, M. Welp and A. Wokaun --
Climate change : the political situation / Robert T. Watson --
Tale from a troubled marriage : science and law in environmental policy / Oliver Houck.
Other Titles: State of the planet, 2006-2007
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Responsibility: edited by Donald Kennedy and the editors of Science magazine.

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