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Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change Paperback – December 10, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0521049924 ISBN-10: 052104992X Edition: Reissue

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (December 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 052104992X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521049924
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,337,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Anyone interested in climate change issues will find something of value here...glad of the insights gained from readingCreating a Climate for Change.
Lawrence A. Coleman, Ecology

"[The book's] core message about rethinking the information model for communicating climate change is easily translated into rhetorical terms and thus interesting as an early analysis of a challenge that is only growing in importance and urgency. ...scholars looking for bodies of public discourse on climate change will be guided to several such stories by articles in this collection. ...the articles in this collection can be read for evidence of how climate change has been refracted through the discourses of American social science and politics. In order that rhetoric and the humanities may play a greater role in shaping our culture's response to climate change, I urge QJS to examine Creating a Climate for change." - Michael Svoboda, Quarterly Journal of Speech

Book Description

Gives a comprehensive look at communication and social change specifically targeted to climate change. It is a unique collection of ideas from contributors from a range of backgrounds and will be of interest to researchers and professionals in climate change, environmental policy, science communication, psychology, sociology and geography.

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5 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 6, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'm just wondering why this book is so expensive. It can't be *that* great. I heard one of the authors on a radio show and decided to check out her book, because what she says is right on, but it's not like she has such exclusive information. This is information that should be shared with the world, but it's prohibitively expensive. (In fact, I'd like to review the book for my podcast, so I should get it for free.) If she cut the price of this book in half, more people would buy it and someone out there might even be inspired to do something wonderful to fight climate change as a result. Books like these should be more accessible, not less.
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