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The death of our planet's species : a challenge to ecology and ethics

Author: Martin Gorke
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, ©2003.
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Annotation The present rate and extent of species extinction -- estimated by some scientists as one species every 20 minutes -- are unprecedented in the history of mankind. Human activities are responsible for nearly all species loss, yet ethical aspects of this crisis are rarely mentioned. Any concern expressed tends to be over potentially valuable resources -- information for scientists, or compounds that could be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gorke, Martin, 1958-
Death of our planet's species.
Washington : Island Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003006059
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gorke
ISBN: 9781559639576 1559639571 1423707788 9781423707783 9781610910576 1610910575
OCLC Number: 614751189
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 407 pages)
Contents: Part A: Hopes for an "ecological solution" --
Ecology as the epitome of controlling nature? --
The science of ecology as a normative authority? --
Part B: The debate about an ethical solution --
A pragmatic approach: is anthropocentrism sufficient? --
A theoretical approach: can holism be justified?
Other Titles: Artensterben.
Responsibility: Martin Gorke ; translated from German by Patricia Nevers.
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This work examines the extinction crisis from scientific and philosophical perspectives. After an examination of the state of relevant ecological knowledge, it presents a case for attributing  Read more...

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...worthwhile reading for all those fed up with the usual politics in debates over forest management. --Terrence Bensel, Environment

 
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