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READINGS n this election year, America's focus turns t o th e can- th e science section. Now, books on th e topic are plen- didates and what new political course they might set tiful on th e shelves, and in som e cases are prominently I for th e country. For many, th e candidates' positions featured at the front of the store with the romance on scientific issues are of particular interest. novels, self-help books, and other best sellers. Whil e we are scrutinizing our future leaders, they in This year's Book Issue examines this expanding turn are scrutinizing our science, in large part because genr e of books, focusing on the relationship—both bot h politicians and the general public increasingly past and present—between politics and the atmo- recognize the political significance of climate change spheric sciences. W e look at th e different ways that science. As a result, a growing number o f atmospheric som e scientists are getting involved in th e political scientists find themselves navigating a political land- process. In som e cases, scientists are meeting politics scape for th e first time. Each individual manages this head-on in an attempt t o http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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n this election year, America's focus turns t o th e can- th e science section. Now, books on th e topic are plen- didates and what new political course they might set tiful on th e shelves, and in som e cases are prominently I for th e country. For many, th e candidates' positions featured at the front of the store with the romance on scientific issues are of particular interest. novels, self-help books, and other best sellers. Whil e we are scrutinizing our future leaders, they in This year's Book Issue examines this expanding turn are scrutinizing our science, in large part because genr e of books, focusing on the relationship—both bot h politicians and the general public increasingly past and present—between politics and the atmo- recognize the political significance of climate change spheric sciences. W e look at th e different ways that science. As a result, a growing number o f atmospheric som e scientists are getting involved in th e political scientists find themselves navigating a political land- process. In som e cases, scientists are meeting politics scape for th e first time. Each individual manages this head-on in an attempt t o

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: May 1, 2008

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