Science Magazine's State of the Planet 2006-2007

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How often in today’s environmental debates have you

read that “the science is in dispute”—even when there is

overwhelming consensus among scientists? Too often,

the voice of science is diminished or diluted for the sake of politics, and the

public is misled. Now, the most authoritative voice in U.S. science, Science

magazine, brings you current scientific knowledge on today’s most pressing

environmental challenges, from population growth to climate change

to biodiversity loss.

Science Magazine’s State of the Planet 2006–2007 is a unique contribution

that brings together leading environmental scientists and researchers

to give readers a comprehensive yet accessible overview of current

issues. Included are explanatory essays from Science magazine editorin-

chief Donald Kennedy that tie together the issues and explore the

relationships among them. Each of the book’s 18 chapters is written by

the world’s leading experts, such as:

· Joel Cohen on population

· Peter Gleick on water

· Daniel Pauly on fisheries

· Thomas Karl on climate change science

· Paul Portney on energy and development

· Elinor Ostrom and Thomas Dietz on commons management

Interspersed throughout are Science news pieces that highlight particular

issues and cases relevant to the main scientific findings. An added

feature is the inclusion of definitions of key terms and concepts that

help students and nonspecialists understand the issues. Published

biennially, State of the Planet is a clear, accessible guide for readers of all

levels—from students to professionals.

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About the Author:

Donald Kennedy is the Bing Professor of Environmental Science and President emeritus at Stanford University in Stanford, CA. In 1977 Dr. Kennedy took a 2 1/2 year leave to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Following his return to Stanford in 1979, Dr. Kennedy served for a year as Provost and for twelve years as President. He co-directs the Environmental Studies Program in the Institute for International Studies.

Review:

"Easy to read and to understand, this collection informs and educates about the major environmental issues of our day. A useful antidote to confusion about the basic facts and relationships that will have a fundamental impact on our common future: this book concisely presents information that should prove interesting and useful for every citizen." (Peter H. Raven past president, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS))

"Insightful articles from the world's leading scientists offer an alarming diagnosis of the state of our home planet as well as prescriptions for improvement. This book is a vital contribution to any undergraduate course on the environment." (David Blockstein Executive Secretary of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors)

"This thought-provoking compendium illuminates the crucial role of science for informing policy in a time of unprecedented threats and the regrettable growth of 'anti-science' propaganda. It belongs on the desk of every political and economic decision maker—and every voter and consumer." (Ambassador Richard Benedick chief U.S. negotiator of the 1987 Montreal Protocol on protecting the ozone layer)

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