Patterns and Perspectives in Environmental Science: Report Prepared for the National Science Board, National Science Foundation (Classic Reprint)


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This report has been prepared as a companion volume, a supplement to the third annual report of the National Science Board, Environments?! Science - Challenge for the Seventies (nsb 71 which was transmitted to the Congress by the President in June 1971. It contains much of the information and interpretation that formed the basis for the conclusions and recommendations of the annual report.

The present document makes no attempt to present a complete view of environmental science or a coherent description of the natural environment. These undertakings would be both impracticable and overambitious within the confines of a single volume. Rather, this volume is a compendium of the views and judgments of a large number of scientific leaders, addressed to a broadly representative array of topics that serve to illustrate, but not define, the scope and nature of environmental science today.

The National Science Board is deeply grateful to these many individuals for their thoughtful, candid, and sometimes controversial Opinions. In some cases the views expressed are in conflict with others contained in the report itself or held by other members of the scientific community. Hopefully these conflicting views will chal lenge scientists to resolve these differences and will point out that there are, in fact, many areas in environmental science that demand substantial investigation before any degree of adequate understand ing is achieved. It is these differences that contribute significantly to the patterns and perspectives and help to identify directions of needed scientific advance.

In accepting this report and recommending its publication, the Board does not endorse all views contained herein, but hopes that the report will prove informative to the general reader, that it will provide useful insights to assist policymakers, whether in govern ment or in private institutions, and that it will contribute to the discussions of scientists - students, teachers, and other professionals - who are most intimately concerned with the status and future progress of environmental science.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - National Science Board


Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780365276456

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm

Page Count - 442

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