Scientific Uncertainty and Its Influence on the Public Communication Process

Experts from academia and government who are actively engaged in research in the area of risk communication present a compendium of cases that give information and allow the development of strategies to improve the communication of scientific information to the public. The cases span Western, Centra...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Sublet, Virginia H. (Editor), Covello, V.T. (Editor), Tinker, Tim L. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1996, 1996
Edition:1st ed. 1996
Series:Nato Science Series D:, Behavioural and Social Sciences
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Experts from academia and government who are actively engaged in research in the area of risk communication present a compendium of cases that give information and allow the development of strategies to improve the communication of scientific information to the public. The cases span Western, Central and Eastern Europe, covering such areas as nuclear waste, heavy metal contamination, landfill siting, risk perception, global warming, international health for all, and more. The conclusions and recommendations presented here are being used to develop future activities to further explore this area of risk communication as an international study. Audience: Scientists, risk communicators, psychologists, toxicologists, health professionals, and anyone who has an interest in public communication on scientific uncertainty
Physical Description:XI, 234 p online resource
ISBN:9789401586191