Chapter 17 Suggested Readings

Clark, T. W. 2002. Policy Process: A Practical Guide for Natural Resources Professionals.
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT. Extremely clear guide to the policy process.

Czech, B. and P. R. Krausman. 2001. Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology and Public Policy. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.
Detailed analysis of the U.S. Endangered Species Act and the intersection of policy and conservation.

Jacobson, S. K. 1999. Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
In-depth guidance on communicating with the press and policy-makers.

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. 2002. Oceans 2020: Science, Trends, and the Challenge of Sustainability. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
A very comprehensive review of the world’s oceans. Includes biodiversity assessment and major environmental threats and policy initiatives.

Pielke, R. A. Jr. and S. Rayner (eds.). 2004. Science, Policy, and Politics: Learning from Controversy over the Skeptical Environmentalist. Environmental Science and Policy 7: Special Issue.
A good response to The Skeptical Environmentalist, a politically influential book based on distorted science.

Roberts, J. 2004. Environmental Policy. Routledge, Oxford.
Makes the argument that good environmental policy stems from emphasizing environmental services. A good comprehensive treatment of environmental policy.