ERIC Number: ED097208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns and Perspectives in Environmental Science.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.
This report, a supplement to the third annual report of the National Science Board, "Environmental Science, Challenge for the Seventies," contains much of the information and interpretation that formed the basis for the conclusions and recommendations of the annual report. It assembles the views and judgments of leading environmental scientists on a variety of environmental topics in an effort to assess available data, theoretical formulations and the current status of environmental knowledge including the field's potential to respond to society's concern about the environment. Among the specific topics are statements on earthquakes, volcanoes, climate change, the atmosphere-ocean system, storms, precipitation, water resources, aquatic ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems, contaminants and human adaptation to environmental stress. There is an appendix containing a reprint of the summary and recommendations of the Third Annual Report and a section of selected references. (MLB)
Descriptors: Climate, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Scientific Enterprise, Water Resources
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.