Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement

The Nature of Communication

Editors: Drake, Jeanette L., Kontar, Yekaterina Y., Rife, Gwynne S. (Eds.)

  • Up-to-the-minute context of environmental hazards, new technologies & political landscape
  • By geoscientists for geoscientists working with social scientists and communication principles
  • Underpinned by key communication theories and interspersed with pragmatic solutions
  • Crosses traditional boundaries: international, interdisciplinary, theoretical/applied
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Perhaps just as perplexing as the biggest issues at the core of Earth science is the nature of communicating about nature itself. New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement: The Nature of Communication examines the processes of communication necessary in bridging the chasm between climate change and natural hazard knowledge and public opinion and policy. At this junction of science and society, 17 chapters take a proactive and prescriptive approach to communicating with the public, the media, and policy makers about the importance of Earth science in everyday life.

Book chapters come from some 40 authors who are geophysical scientists, social scientists, educators, scholars, and professionals in the field. Bringing diverse perspectives, these authors hail from universities, and research institutes, government agencies, non-profit associations, and corporations. They represent multiple disciplines, including geosciences, education, climate science education, environmental communication, and public policy. They come from across the United States and around the world. Arranged into five sections, the book looks at geosciences communication in terms of:

1) Education
2) Risk management
3) Public discourse
4) Engaging the public
5) New media

From case studies and best practices to field work and innovations, experts deliver pragmatic solutions and delve into significant theories, including diffusion, argumentation, and constructivism, to name a few.

Intended for environmental professionals, researchers, and educators in the geophysical and social sciences, the book emphasizes communication principles and practices within an up-to-the-minute context of new environmental issues, new technologies, and a new focus on resiliency.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Assessing Corporate Influence on Climate Change Dialogue

    Goldman, Gretchen (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Reaching Out Beyond the Usual Suspects and Traditional Media: Re-branding Climate Change as a Problem with a Feasible Solution

    Haines-Stiles, Geoffrey (et al.)

    Pages 21-45

  • Investigating Connections Between Industry Affiliation and Climate Change Attitudes

    Schrader, Sue (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

  • Science Advocacy and the Legal System: Is Life Cycle Assessment Unconstitutional?

    Cullenward, Danny (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

  • Reduction of Conflicts in Mining Development Using “Good Neighbor Agreements”

    Masaitis, Alexandra (et al.)

    Pages 73-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement
Book Subtitle
The Nature of Communication
Editors
  • Jeanette L. Drake
  • Yekaterina Y. Kontar
  • Gwynne S. Rife
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01821-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01821-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01820-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34386-0
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 244
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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