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Environmental geology; reaching out to a wider audience

Alan McKirdy
Environmental geology; reaching out to a wider audience (in The millennium issue, Colin Braithwaite (editor), Robert Cheeney (editor), Tim Dempster (editor), Rob Duck (editor), Peter Hill (editor), Sue Rigby (editor), Phil Stone (editor) and Roy Thompson (editor))
Scottish Journal of Geology (2000) 36, Part 2: 105-109


Whilst public awareness of environmental issues currently enjoys the highest profile, both nationally and internationally, understanding of the physical component of the natural world remains weak. There is an almost universal appreciation of many issues relating to ecological aspects of the environment, such as the need to conserve endangered species or threatened wildlife habitats, but by contrast, there is little understanding of the physical processes that have shaped our world. So the loss of key geological sites or landforms would be unlikely to occasion much public attention or comment. The challenge for the new millennium is that the geological profession reach out to a wider audience than hitherto, thereby ensuring a greater empathy with the physical component of the environment and its relevance to our everyday lives.

ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 36, Part 2
Title: Environmental geology; reaching out to a wider audience
Title: The millennium issue
Author(s): McKirdy, Alan
Author(s): Braithwaite, Colineditor
Author(s): Cheeney, Roberteditor
Author(s): Dempster, Timeditor
Author(s): Duck, Robeditor
Author(s): Hill, Petereditor
Author(s): Rigby, Sueeditor
Author(s): Stone, Phileditor
Author(s): Thompson, Royeditor
Affiliation: Scottish Natural Heritage, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pages: 105-109
Published: 2000
Text Language: English
Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
References: 5
Accession Number: 2002-015645
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N54°40'00" - N61°00'00", W08°30'00" - W00°45'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200206
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