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Science Magazine's State of the Planet 2006-2007 Paperback – June 15, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-1597260633 ISBN-10: 1597260630 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Island Press; 2 edition (June 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597260630
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597260633
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,651,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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 laye)
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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.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Cornetta on October 14, 2009
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As i have begun reading this work for courses in college i find it engaging and surprising that i could stay awake through homework assignments.
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By MP on November 28, 2007
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This is an excellent collection of updated articles that look into the environment and other aspects of the planet as they change in the twentieth century.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Earl R. Beaver on May 19, 2007
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I sit in my hotel room in Doha, Qatar and I watch the local government allow (and promote) exactly the same destruction by the same means as described in this volume. It is a compilation of progress, and lack thereof, since "Tragedy of the Commons." Every adult should read this and consider their role in causing the environmental changes.
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