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Science by the people : participation, power, and the politics of environmental knowledge

Author: Aya Hirata Kimura; Abby J Kinchy
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2019]
Series: Nature, society, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Citizen science," data collection and scientific research by people who do not have scientific credentials, is an increasingly popular activity, from bird counts to amateur water sample collection to air quality monitoring. Such efforts are at the heart of many of today's environmental and health controversies. As scholars in the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies (STS), the authors ask  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aya Hirata Kimura; Abby J Kinchy
ISBN: 9780813595085 0813595088 9780813595078 081359507X
OCLC Number: 1090981727
Description: xiii, 222 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Nature, society, and culture.
Responsibility: Aya H. Kimura and Abby Kinchy.

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Analyses the tensions and dilemmas that citizen science projects commonly face. Key lessons are drawn from case studies where citizen scientists have investigated the impact of shale oil and gas,  Read more...

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