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Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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Cover: The Greening of Industry: A Risk Management Approach

The Greening of Industry: A Risk Management Approach

Graham, John D.
Hartwell, Jennifer Kassalow

Environmentalists often perceive the risk management approach to environmental and public health policy as a tool to block regulation of industrial pollution. In contrast, this book presents six case studies which provide examples of how federal risk-based regulation has encouraged industry’s investment in pollution control.

Cover: Risk-Benefit Analysis: Second Edition

Risk-Benefit Analysis: Second Edition

Wilson, Richard
Crouch, Edmund A. C.

The first edition of this book, published in 1982, was a pioneer in the development of logical, yet simple, analytic tools for discussion of the risks which we all face. This new edition, revised, expanded, and illustrated in detail, should be of value both to professionals in the field and to those who wish to understand these vital issues.

Cover: Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World

Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World

Frenk, Julio
Chen, Lincoln C.

The report of the Commission on the Education of Health Professionals for the 21st Century, an independent initiative of 20 leaders from around the world, addresses the evolving demands of health systems in an interdependent world. It articulates a fresh vision and recommends renewed actions, with a focus on institutional and instructional reforms.

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene