GeoJournal Library

Presenting and Representing Environments

Editors: Humphrys, Graham, Williams, Michael (Eds.)

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The presentation and representation of the environment can be found in every academic discipline and is a subject of increasing attention by the media. Scientists use implicit strict codes that need to be clearly understood by users of their findings. Their approach can and often does clash with alternative environmental information available from other sources that dwell on subjective aesthetic, emotional and personal sensitivities. Historical and literary accounts emphasize subjective responses to the environment, frequently eschewing measurable and measured facts provided by scientific investigation. It is vital to understand how these sources are filtered by users and applied selectively for various purposes in taking practical decisions about environmental action, in a political context and for education purposes. The chapters in this volume exemplify these important matters and demonstrate their significance in the fields of environmental action, in political contexts and for environmental education.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Cross-Disciplines, Cross-Cultures: The Environment as Social Construction

    Humphrys, Graham (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Environmentalism Qua Environmental Non-Government Organisations and the Contested Remapping of British Columbia‚Äôs Forests

    Hayter, Roger

    Pages 17-32

  • Re-Negotiating Science in Protected Areas: Grizzly Bear Conservation in the Southwest Yukon

    Clark, Douglas (et al.)

    Pages 33-53

  • The Moorlands of England and Wales: Histories and Narratives

    Simmons, Ian G.

    Pages 55-67

  • Exploration Literature and the Canadian Environment: From Way-Finding to Ways of Representation and Reading

    Davies, Wayne K. D.

    Pages 69-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Presenting and Representing Environments
Editors
  • Graham Humphrys
  • Michael Williams
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
81
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3814-3
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3814-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3813-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6971-9
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 218
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