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The Resource Scientific uncertainty and the politics of whaling, Michael Heazle

Scientific uncertainty and the politics of whaling, Michael Heazle

Label
Scientific uncertainty and the politics of whaling
Title
Scientific uncertainty and the politics of whaling
Statement of responsibility
Michael Heazle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this study, Michael Heazle examines how International Waling Commission (IWC) policy dramatically shifted from furthering the interests of whaling nations to eventually banning all commercial whaling. Focusing on the internal workings of a single organization, Heazle explores the impact of political and economic imperatives on the production and interpretation of scientific research and advice."
  • "Central to his work are the epistemological problems encountered in the production of "truth." Science does not produce incontestable facts that can be expected to lead to consensus decisions; rather, the problematic nature of knowledge itself allows for various interpretations of data depending on the interests of those at the table. It is precisely the nature of scientific knowledge, Heazle argues, that has made uncertainty a tool in service of political objectives."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heazle, Michael
Dewey number
333.95/95
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SH381
LC item number
.H42 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SH381
NAL item number
.H42 2006
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Circumpolar research series
Series volume
no. 11]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International Whaling Commission
  • Whaling
  • Whales
  • Uncertainty (Information theory)
  • International Whaling Commission
  • Commission baleinière internationale
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Uncertainty (Information theory)
  • Whaling
  • Baleines
  • Baleines
Label
Scientific uncertainty and the politics of whaling, Michael Heazle
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The IWC 1949-59 : an exercise in uncertainty becoming certainty -- The Antarctic collapse : uncertainty takes a (brief) holiday -- The worm turns : the IWC;s reinterpretation of uncertainty -- Scientific uncertainty and the evolution of the superwhale -- Conclusion
Control code
815969423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295802008
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctb8c5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815969423
Label
Scientific uncertainty and the politics of whaling, Michael Heazle
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The IWC 1949-59 : an exercise in uncertainty becoming certainty -- The Antarctic collapse : uncertainty takes a (brief) holiday -- The worm turns : the IWC;s reinterpretation of uncertainty -- Scientific uncertainty and the evolution of the superwhale -- Conclusion
Control code
815969423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295802008
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctb8c5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815969423

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