The Virtues of Mundane Science
Kammen, Daniel M. and Michael R. Dove. 1996. The Virtues of Mundane Science. Environment 39(6):10-15,38-41.
10 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2014
Date Written: February 1, 2014
Kammen and Dove discuss the importance of mundane science, such as the design of delivery systems for oral rehydration therapy or microloans for the poor, and conclude that mundane issues need to be addressed and studied before a crisis emerges in which information from mundane science will be useful. There are a number of ways to give mundane science a larger role in research and policy decisions, including giving more support to academic-industry partnerships.
Keywords: sustainable development, mundane science, interdisciplinary perspectives
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