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The American West at RiskScience, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The American West at Risk summarizes the dominant human-generated environmental challenges in the 11 contiguous arid western United States - America's legendary, even mythical, ... More

Beyond EngineeringHow Society Shapes Technology

Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology

Robert Pool

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195107722
eISBN:
9780197561027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195107722.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

We have long recognized technology as a driving force behind much historical and cultural change. The invention of the printing press initiated the Reformation. The development of ... More

Climate Change and the Health of NationsFamines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Anthony McMichael

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

When we think of "climate change," we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and ... More

Controversies in Science and TechnologyFrom Sustainability to Surveillance

Controversies in Science and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance

Daniel Lee Kleinman, Karen A. Cloud-Hansen, and Jo Handelsman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199383771
eISBN:
9780197562970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199383771.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

When it comes to any current scientific debate, there are more than two sides to every story. Controversies in Science and Technology, Volume 4 analyzes controversial topics in ... More

The Engines of Our IngenuityAn Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture

The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture

John H. Lienhard

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135831
eISBN:
9780197565483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135831.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Millions of people have listened to John H. Lienhard's radio program "The Engines of Our Ingenuity." In this fascinating book, Lienhard gathers his reflections on the nature of ... More

How Much Risk?A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards

How Much Risk?: A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards

Inge F. Goldstein and Martin Goldstein

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139945
eISBN:
9780197565476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139945.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

An excellent critical analysis and scientific assessment of the nature and actual level of risk leading environmental health hazards pose to the public. Issues such as radiation ... More

Swimming LessonsKeeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

David Ehrenfeld

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Never in history has life been so complicated and full of sudden changes. Technology, the environment, and the way we work and relate to one another are all in upheaval. With wit, ... More

Who Rules the Earth?How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives

Who Rules the Earth?: How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives

Paul F. Steinberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199896615
eISBN:
9780197563250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199896615.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Worldwide, half a million people die from air pollution each year-more than perish in all wars combined. One in every five mammal species on the planet is threatened with ... More

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