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Sociology

2013

University of Pennsylvania

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New Media And New Publics: An Example With Polar Bears, Etienne S. Benson Sep 2013

New Media And New Publics: An Example With Polar Bears, Etienne S. Benson

Departmental Papers (HSS)

Etienne Benson is a historian of science, technology, and environment in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. In this guest post he describes his interactive web-based map plotting publicly available government data about who has applied for polar bear trophy import permits, and its implications.


Urbanization In Fairmount Park: The Deteriorization Of Stream Beds, Emma Schad Apr 2013

Urbanization In Fairmount Park: The Deteriorization Of Stream Beds, Emma Schad

Posters

Created for Ann Greene's Science, Technology and Society: Environmental History course.

This poster considers the possible causes of stream deterioration in Fairmount Park.

Key visual elements:

  • Map
  • Diagram


Author's Response, Etienne S. Benson Jan 2013

Author's Response, Etienne S. Benson

Departmental Papers (HSS)

On a humid summer evening in 2006, I joined a small team to search for turtles in the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, which stretches along parts of the Concord and Sudbury Rivers outside of Boston. The team consisted of employees of a local environmental consulting company hired by the town of Concord a few years earlier to study and protect the refuge's population of Blanding's turtles, which had been declining since the 1970s. During the nesting season, employees of the company monitored the turtles' movements, recorded causes of mortality, and set up protective fences around egg-laden nests ...