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Compass and Gyroscope Integrating Science and Politics for the Environment

ISBN-10: 1559631988

ISBN-13: 9781559631983

Edition: 2nd 1993 (Reprint)

Authors: Kai N. Lee, Philip Shabecoff

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Using the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as a case study, Kai Lee describes the concept and practice of "adaptive management," as he examines the successes and failures of past and present management experiences. Throughout the book, the author delves deeply into the theoretical framework behind the real-world experience, exploring how theories of science, politics, and cognitive psychology can be integrated into environmental management plans to increase their effectiveness.
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 12/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 255
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Kai N. Lee is Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies, emeritus, at Williams College, and program officer for science at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Kai was trained as an experimental physicist at Columbia and Princeton Universities. He taught environmental studies and political science at the University of Washington before going to Williams to direct its Center for Environmental Studies. In both institutions, he taught the introductory course in environmental studies that forms the basis of this book. Kai is the author of Compass and Gyroscope (Island, 1993), a book on adaptive management that has been widely used in graduate courses in environmental science. In his grant making at the Packard Foundation, Kai is developing related means of linking knowledge with action. He has served on more than a dozen committees of the National Research Council, advising government agencies on a range of policies where scientific issues play a critical role. He is currently vice-chair of the NRC's committee to advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Earlier in his career Kai was a White House Fellow and he represented Washington state on the Northwest Power Planning Council.

Foreword
Preface
Prologue: After Columbus
Taking Measures
Sustainability in the Columbia Basin
Compass: Adaptive Management
Gyroscope: Negotiation and Conflict
Sea Trials: Comparison Cases
Navigational Lore: Expectations of Learning
Seaworthiness: Civic Science
Seeking Sustainability
Notes
Notes on Sources
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index