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Biodiversity and democracy : rethinking society and nature

Biodiversity and democracy : rethinking society and nature

Author: Paul M Wood
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The world's species, genes, and ecosystems are going extinct at an alarming and unprecedented rate, largely as a result of human activities." "In Biodiversity and Democracy, Paul M. Wood looks at this dilemma from another perspective. He argues that the problem can be traced back to how we think about both biodiversity and democratic societies. He examines the concept of biodiversity, recasting it as an essential  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wood, Paul M. (Paul Malcolm), 1950-
Biodiversity and democracy.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2000
(DLC) 43317420
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Wood
ISBN: 0774850639 0774806885 9780774806886 9780774850636 0774850639 1283111691 9781283111690
OCLC Number: 59671503
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of K.D. Srivastava Award, UBC Press 2000 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Practical Reasoning about Nature --
Biological Diversity: An Environmental Condition --
Utility Maximization --
Economic Efficiency --
Consensus among Stakeholders --
The Case for the Priority of Biodiversity Conservation --
The Costs of Biodiversity Conservation --
Constitutional and Statutory Implications.
Responsibility: Paul M. Wood.
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In Biodiversity and Democracy, Paul Wood argues that the problem of extinction can be traced to how we think about both biodiversity and democratic societies.  Read more...


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Interesting stuff, and indicative of the kinds of land planning decisions we will be forced to make over the next generation or two ... is well written and well indexed. -- C.H. Smith * Choice *

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