Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/9326
AuthorsPeppoloni, S. 
TitleGeoethics: ethical challenges and case studies in Earth Science
Issue Date18-Nov-2014
PublisherElsevier
Series/Report no.1st Edition
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/9326
ISBN9780127999357
KeywordsGeoethics
Philosophy
Natural hazards
Man made hazards
Georesources
Low income countries
Geoscience community
Communication
Geoeducation
Natural risks
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.11. Seismic risk 
04. Solid Earth::04.08. Volcanology::04.08.08. Volcanic risk 
05. General::05.03. Educational, History of Science, Public Issues::05.03.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.08. Risk::05.08.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.09. Miscellaneous::05.09.99. General or miscellaneous 
AbstractKey Features. Written by a global group of contributors with backgrounds ranging from philosopher to geo-practitioner, providing a balance of voices. Includes case studies, showing where experts have gone wrong and where key organizations have ignored facts, wanting assessments favorable to their agendas. Provides a much needed basis for discussion to guide scientists to consider their responsibilities and to improve communication with the public. Description. Edited by two experts in the area, Geoethics: Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences addresses a range of topics surrounding the concept of ethics in geoscience, making it an important reference for any Earth scientist with a growing concern for sustainable development and social responsibility. This book will provide the reader with some obvious and some hidden information you need for understanding where experts have not served the public, what more could have been done to reach and serve the public and the ethical issues surrounding the Earth Sciences, from a global perspective. Table of contents. Section 1: Introduction Section 2: Philosophical reflections Section 3: The ethics of practice Section 4: Man made hazards Section 5: Natural hazards Section 6: Exploitation of resources Section 7: Low income and indigenous communities Section 8: Geoscience community
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