Handbook of Research methods and Applications in Environmental Studies
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Handbook of Research methods and Applications in Environmental Studies

Edited by Matthias Ruth

This volume presents methods to advance the understanding of interdependencies between the well-being of human societies and the performance of their biophysical environment. It showcases applications to material and energy use; urbanization and technological transition; economic growth and social vulnerabilities; development and governance of social and industrial networks; the role of history, culture, and science itself in carrying out analysis and guiding policy; as well as the role of theory, data, and models in guiding decisions.
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Chapter 2: Public meanings of science and the environment

Simon Locke

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2 Public meanings of science and the environment Simon Locke 2.1 INTRODUCTION This chapter considers environmental issues as discussed in the literature on the public understanding of science (PUS). The environment is a particularly salient topic ...

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