The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction
ABC-CLIO, 2005 - 299 páginas
The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction explores the history of how science investigates nature and how those studies both shape and are shaped by the social attitudes, philosophies, and politics of their times. It follows the changes in perceptions of the natural world and humankind's place in it from the European colonization of North America through the Industrial Revolution and westward expansion, to the rise of the consumer economy and the recent hardening of the ideological battle lines over environmental policy.
Coverage includes the emergence of ecology as a science and conservation as a movement, the long history of conflicts between business interests and environmentalists, and the role of scientific studies in debates over atomic and nuclear power, pesticides, toxic emissions, and other human-made sources of environmental degradation.
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This flow could be traced through the levels of the pyramid of numbers , but it
could also be traced from species to species , including from plant to animal . In
this view , each species within a given community formed a link in the chain .
The levels of that blast exceeded the expectations of nuclear scientists . The
underwater blast also sank five ships , along with two submarines , and it also
created a radioactive sludge on the lagoon floor that left long - term
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He found algae to have the highest levels of radioactivity , which explained why
fish and other animals feeding on the algae also showed high radiation levels .
Reemphasizing the unexpectedly high levels of fission production throughout the
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