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Benton, Ted 1942-

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Works: 58 works in 216 publications in 6 languages and 4,337 library holdings
Genres: History  Field guides  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Honoree, Illustrator, Photographer, Other
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Publications about Ted Benton
Publications by Ted Benton
Most widely held works by Ted Benton
Social theory and the global environment by M. R Redclift( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Issues such as ozone depletion, global warming, acid deposition, deforestation and species-loss have until recently been primarily matters for natural scientific determination and 'expert' policy prescription. If the social sciences had any role, it was to investigate social impacts of processes and policy responses formulated elsewhere. Social Theory and the Global Environment emphasizes the ways in which cultural, economic and political values are already involved in shaping the definitions of 'environmental problems' for scientific analysis. Providing a much-needed perspective on the relationship between social theory and sustainability, the book examines the challenge which environmental problems and human concerns with the environment represent for Sociology and stresses the necessity for the voice of social science to be heard on the most pressing issue of our time: environmental degradation and its human cost. The contributors, all international social scientists with longstanding interests in environmental issues, explore the current policy agenda from a critical perspective, emphasizing the need for qualitative studies of the way societies represent the 'environment' in public discourse. In their various ways they call into question purely technical versions of environmental management, and draw upon social theory to construct a broader view of humanity's relation to 'nature'. Social Theory and the Global Environment is the first volume in the Global Environmental Change series published in association with the ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme and edited by Michael Redclift, Martin Parry, Timothy O'Riordan, Robin Grove-White and Brian Robson
Philosophy of social science : the philosophical foundations of social thought by Ted Benton( Book )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 818 libraries worldwide
Written in an engaging and student-friendly style, the book introduces key ideas and concepts white raising questions and opening debates. A cornerstone text in the Traditions in Social Theory series, this book remains essential reading for alt students of social theory. --Book Jacket
Philosophical foundations of the three sociologies by Ted Benton( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 694 libraries worldwide
An extended historical and philosophical argument, this book will be a valuable text for all students of the philosophy of the social sciences. It discusses the serious alternatives to positivist and empiricist accounts of the physical sciences, and poses the debate between naturalism and anti-naturalism in the social sciences in new terms. Recent materialist and realist philosophies of science make possible a defence of naturalism which does not make concessions to positivism and which recognizes the force of several of the anti-positivist arguments from the main anti-naturalist (neo-Kantian)
The rise and fall of structural Marxism : Althusser and his influence by Ted Benton( Book )
25 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Natural relations : ecology, animal rights, and social justice by Ted Benton( Book )
12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
The greening of Marxism ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
The Greening of Marxism explores the influence of green politics on Marxism, examines the new politics emerging from these movements, and shows how red green alliances can transform the political landscape
Nature, social relations and human needs : essays in honour of Ted Benton ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
"Bringing together some of the most eminent thinkers in the field, this book celebrates the seminal contribution of Ted Benton to such pressing themes as: realism, naturalism and the philosophy of the social sciences, the continuing relevance of Marxism, philosophical anthropology and human needs, and ecology, society and natural limits."--Jacket
Bumblebees : the natural history & identification of the species found in Britain by Ted Benton( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
"Bumblebees are a group of relatively large, colourful and familiar insects. Unlike honey bees, bumblebees work on plants with no nectar, and play a crucial role in the pollination of flowers and vegetables. The farming industry relies very heavily on these efficient pollinators." "However, bumblebee populations have recently suffered an alarming decline, with three of the UK populations already extinct and another nine listed as endangered species. A further decline in numbers could have a serious economic impact on the farming industry, as well as be a cause of great concern for gardeners, conservationists and field naturalists." "New Naturalist Bumblebees examines all aspects of the natural history of bumblebees, from their life cycle to foraging behaviour, their psychology and conservation. Ted Benton combines 15 years of his own field studies and unique photographic record of each species with all the latest research and findings, to provide a detailed and comprehensive account of the lives and conservation status of the 22 remaining species of bumblebee found in the UK."--BOOK JACKET
Grasshoppers & crickets by Ted Benton( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
For the first time ever, a DVD featuring exclusive video and audio material accompanies the latest New Naturalist volume, a multimedia first for the series. Ted Benton offers a comprehensive account of the appearance, variations, behaviour, habitat, life-cycles and distribution of all the native British species of bush-crickets, crickets, groundhoppers and grasshoppers. Many details from direct field observation are included, which are published here for the first time. With up-to-date information on newly arrived and recently established species, as well as long-established non-native species - such as the house cricket and greenhouse camel cricket - Benton pays special attention to a key area of evolutionary thought that has stimulated an international research focus on grasshoppers and crickets. Recent approaches to mating and reproduction emphasise differences and even conflicts of interest between males and females. The sexually selected adaptations and counter-adaptations to such conflicts of reproductive interest are used to explain the astonishing diversity of reproductive behaviour exhibited by grasshoppers and crickets: male territorial behaviour, coercive mating, complex songs, elaborate courtship performances, the donation of edible 'nuptial gifts', the reversal of sex-roles, mate-guarding, keeping of 'harems' and, in a few species, parental care of the offspring. These chapters provide an introduction to the theoretical issues and an overview of many case studies drawn from research on orthopterans from across the world (but including British species where relevant).A unique DVD features many aspects of the behaviour of nearly all British species, including song, conflict, courtship behaviour, sex-role reversal and egg laying. The book is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings, covering all the British species (including immature stages in most cases), key habitats and many aspects of behaviour
The easy butterfly guide : Britain and Europe by Ted Benton( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
This volume covers various species of butterflies, providing guidance on identification, together with information on range, fich emphasizes key features
Solitary bees by Ted Benton( Book )
6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
In Britain and Ireland there are about ten times more species of solitary bee than bumblebee and honeybee combined. They are a fascinating, attractive and diverse group that can be found easily in a wide range of habitats, both urban and rural, and they are important as pollinators
Alfred Russel Wallace : explorer, evolutionist, public intellectual - a thinker for our own times? by Ted Benton( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Only now is Alfred Russel Wallace beginning to get his long overdue recognition. In his own time he was acknowledged as joint author, with Darwin, of the theory of evolution by natural selection. Since then, the bright light shone on Darwin's achievements has cast Wallace into shadow. this book shows how Wallace's independent discovery of natural selection was no mere flash of inspiration, but the outcome of many years of study and reflection on his extraordinary early life as a field naturalist in South America and the rain forests of the 'Malay Archipelago'. Surviving fever and insect bites on the amazon, he was shipwrecked with the loss of most of his notes and collections on his return journey. Astonishingly, within two years he was preparing for his second major expedition, this time to South East Asia, and for a stay of eight challenging years. It was here that he made his great scientific breakthrough, and provoked Darwin into prompt publication of his Origin. Wallace used his experience in the tropics as the basis for his next major achievement - a classic work that established biogeography as a scientific specialism of great importance for today's urgent challenge to protect the world's biodiversity. As if this were not enough, Wallace became a bold and controversial public figure, campaigning on such issues as compulsory vaccination, parliamentary reform, and the rights of workers and colonised peoples. He was for many years president of the Land Nationalisation Society, and an ardent critic of the injustices of 19th century capitalism. Later in his life he engaged with radical thinkers such as William Morris, Edward Bellamy, Henry George, Robert Blatchford and Ebeneza Howard in envisaging just and sustainable alternative social and economic futures
The dragonflies of Essex by Ted Benton( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The bumblebees of Essex by Ted Benton( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Field guide to the bumblebees of Great Britain & Ireland by Mike Edwards( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The SAGE handbook of environment and society by Jules N Pretty( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"This is a monumental and timely contribution to scholarship on society and environments. The handbook makes it easy and compelling for anyone to learn about that scholarship in its full manifestations and as represented by some of the most highly respected researchers and thinkers in the English-speaking world. It is wide-reaching in scope and far-reaching in its implications for public and private action, a definite must for serious researchers and their libraries"--Bonnie J McCay, Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 'This is the desert islan
The butterflies of Colchester and North East Essex : a history, natural history and guide by Ted Benton( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Filosofia della scienza sociale : i fondamenti filosofici del pensiero sociale by Ted Benton( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Naturalist's guide to the butterflies of Britain & Northern Europe by Ted Benton( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This easy-to-use, fully comprehensive identification guide to the 159 butterflies found in Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Belgium, Netherlands and the Baltics is perfect for amateur naturalists. High-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include common and scientific name, wingspan, distribution and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers living with butterflies, anatomy, behavior, enemies and friends, ecology, distribution and conservation
Filozófiai kisenciklopédia : a nyugat filozófiája és filozófusai by Christopher Arthur J.( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Hungarian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ted Benton britischer Sozialwissenschaftler
Ted Benton British sociologist and philosopher
Ted Benton Brits socioloog
벤턴, 테드 1942-
벤튼, 테드 1942-
Languages
English (163)
Hungarian (3)
Italian (2)
Korean (2)
Turkish (1)
Spanish (1)
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