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Defending biodiversity

  1. TitleDefending biodiversity : environmental science and ethics / Jonathan A. Newman, Gary Varner, Stefan Linquist
    Author Newman, Jonathan A. (Author)
    Another authors Varner, Gary E. (Gary Edward), 1957- (Author)
    Linquist, Stefan Paul (Author)
    IssueFirst published
    PublicationCambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
    Scopexiv, 441 stran : ilustrace ; 23 cm
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    LanguageEnglish
    NoteČástečně tištěno napříč
    Obsahuje bibliografii, bibliografické odkazy a rejstřík
    Annotation"Imagine that you are an environmentalist who passionately believes that it is wrong to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. How do you convince someone that a decision to drill is wrong? Debates about the environment and how humans ought to treat it have gone on for decades, yet arguments in favor of preserving biodiversity often lack empirical substance or are philosophically naïve, making them far less effective than they could be. This book critically examines arguments that are commonly offered in support of biodiversity conservation. The authors adopt a skeptical viewpoint to thoroughly test the strength of each argument and, by demonstrating how scientific evidence can be integrated with philosophical reasoning, they help environmentalists to better engage with public debate and judiciously inform public policy. This interdisciplinary and accessible book is essential reading for anyone who engages in discussions about the value of biodiversity conservation."--Cover
    Výrazy tezauru biologická diverzita * ochrana životního prostředí * ekologie * etika
    Klasifikační znaky5211 - Přírodní prostředí
    5206 - Ekologická politika
    3606 - Přírodní a aplikované vědy
    ISBN978-0-521-14620-3
    Copy count1, currently available 1
    Document kindKolektivní monografie
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    Defending biodiversity

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