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ERIC Number: EJ592126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
The Tragedy and Triumph of Minamata: A Paradigm for Understanding Ecological, Human-Environment and Culture-Technology Interactions.
Allchin, Douglas
American Biology Teacher, v61 n6 p413-19 Jun 1999
Contends that the example of mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan can be used as a paradigm for teaching ecology and science-and-society issues. Discusses the history and science of the pollution and poisoning, and considers the social and cultural consequences of the incident, some aspects of causation and responsibility, and some aspects of political action with regard to scientific issues. (WRM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan