Geoethics

Geoethics : Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences

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Edited by two experts in the area, Geoethics: Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences addresses a range of topics surrounding the concept of ethics in geoscience, making it an important reference for any Earth scientist with a growing concern for sustainable development and social responsibility.

This book will provide the reader with some obvious and some hidden information you need for understanding where experts have not served the public, what more could have been done to reach and serve the public and the ethical issues surrounding the Earth Sciences, from a global perspective.




Written by a global group of contributors with backgrounds ranging from philosopher to geo-practitioner, providing a balance of voices.

Includes case studies, showing where experts have gone wrong and where key organizations have ignored facts, wanting assessments favorable to their agendas.

Provides a much needed basis for discussion to guide scientists to consider their responsibilities and to improve communication with the public.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 450 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • United States
  • English
  • 0128000767
  • 9780128000762

Table of contents

Section 1: INTRODUCTION

Section 2: PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS

Section 3: THE ETHICS OF PRACTICE

Section 4: MAN MADE HAZARDS

Section 5: NATURAL HAZARDS

Section 6: EXPLOITATION OF RESOURCES

Section 7: LOW INCOME AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

Section 8: GEOSCIENCE COMMUNITY
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Review quote

"I recommend this book to the geoscientist who seeks to protect the earth environment and conserve earth resources and geoheritages for future generations, as well to those who forecast and mitigate geohazards."--The Leading Edge, Geoethics
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