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Flight Ways Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Author: Thom Van Dooren
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2014
Series: Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his own ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions. Unlike other meditations on the subject, Flight Ways incorporates the particularities of real animals and their worlds, drawing philosophers, natural scientists, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thom Van Dooren
ISBN: 9780231166188 0231166184 9780231537445 0231537441
OCLC Number: 880403754
Description: 1 online resource (207 p.)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Telling Lively Stories at the Edge of Extinction --
One. Fledging Albatrosses: Flight Ways and Wasted Generations --
Two. Circling Vultures: Life and Death at the Dull Edge of Extinction --
Three. Urban Penguins: Stories for Lost Places --
Four. Breeding Cranes: The Violent-Care of Captive Life --
Five. Mourning Crows: Grief in a Shared World --
Epilogue: A Call for Stories --
Notes --
References --
Index
Series Title: Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law
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A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his own ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions. Unlike other meditations on the subject, Flight Ways incorporates the particularities of real animals and their worlds, drawing philosophers, natural scientists, and general readers into the experience of living among and losing biodiversity. Each chapter of Flight Ways focuses on a different species or group of birds: North Pacific albatrosses, Indi ...

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An excellent book that deserves wide readership. -- Marc Bekoff, editor of Ignoring Nature No More: The Case For Compassionate Conservation I love this book. Thom van Dooren's thorough, detailed, and Read more...

 
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