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Communicating Environmental Geoscience

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 305

Edited By: DGE Liverman, C Pereira and B Marker

224 pages, Illustrations, maps

Geological Society

Hardback | Nov 2008 | #179482 | ISBN-13: 9781862392601
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About this book

This collection of papers addresses the issues surrounding communication of environmental geoscience. Geologists whose research deals with environmental problems such as landslides, floods, earthquakes and other natural hazards that affect people's health and safety, must communicate their results effectively to the public, policy makers and politicians. There are many examples of geological studies being ignored in policy and public action; this is in due in part to geoscientists being poor communicators. These papers document issues in communicating environmental geoscience, outline successes and failures through case studies, describe ways in which geoscientists can improve communication skills and show how new methods can make communication more effective.

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