By: Willett Kempton, James S Boster and Jennifer A Hartley
336 pages, 18 illus
How do Americans view environmental issues? This study by a team of cognitive anthropologists reveals similarities in the way different groups of Americans view environmental change, while also showing that Americans may have misunderstandings about these issues. Using research techniques developed in the study of other cultures, the authors document how scientific information on such issues as global warming, ozone depletion, and species extinctions is interpreted and transformed by the public, and how underlying beliefs and values influence preferences for or against environmental policies.
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