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The Resource The fall of the wild : extinction, de-extinction, and the ethics of conservation, Ben A. Minteer

The fall of the wild : extinction, de-extinction, and the ethics of conservation, Ben A. Minteer

Label
The fall of the wild : extinction, de-extinction, and the ethics of conservation
Title
The fall of the wild
Title remainder
extinction, de-extinction, and the ethics of conservation
Statement of responsibility
Ben A. Minteer
Title variation
Extinction, de-extinction, and the ethics of conservation
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The passenger pigeon, the great auk, the Tasmanian tiger--the memory of these vanished species haunts the fight against extinction. Seeking to save other creatures from their fate in an age of accelerating biodiversity loss, wildlife advocates have become captivated by a narrative of heroic conservation efforts. A range of technological and policy strategies, from the traditional, such as regulations and refuges, to the novel--the scientific wizardry of genetic engineering and synthetic biology--seemingly promise solutions to the extinction crisis. In The Fall of the Wild, Ben A. Minteer calls for reflection on the ethical dilemmas of species loss and recovery in an increasingly human-driven world. He asks an unsettling but necessary question: Might our well-meaning efforts to save and restore wildlife pose a threat to the ideal of preserving a world that isn't completely under the human thumb? Minteer probes the tension between our impulse to do whatever it takes and the risk of pursuing strategies that undermine our broader commitment to the preservation of wildness. From collecting wildlife specimens for museums and the wilderness aspirations of zoos to visions of "assisted colonization" of new habitats and high-tech attempts to revive long-extinct species, he explores the scientific and ethical concerns vexing conservation today. The Fall of the Wild is a nuanced treatment of the deeper moral issues underpinning the quest to save species on the brink of extinction and an accessible intervention in debates over the principles and practice of nature conservation."--Jacket
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Minteer, Ben A.
Dewey number
333.95/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL82
LC item number
.M57 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wildlife conservation
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Wildlife conservation
Label
The fall of the wild : extinction, de-extinction, and the ethics of conservation, Ben A. Minteer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Promethean dreams
  • 6.
  • Heaven and earth
  • 1.
  • Our vanishing (and reappearing) wildlife
  • 2.
  • A bird in the hand
  • 3.
  • The call of the quasi wild
  • 4.
  • Elephants somewhere
Control code
1065440838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231548885
Lccn
2018024674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1065440838
Label
The fall of the wild : extinction, de-extinction, and the ethics of conservation, Ben A. Minteer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Promethean dreams
  • 6.
  • Heaven and earth
  • 1.
  • Our vanishing (and reappearing) wildlife
  • 2.
  • A bird in the hand
  • 3.
  • The call of the quasi wild
  • 4.
  • Elephants somewhere
Control code
1065440838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231548885
Lccn
2018024674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9c24f5d2-a6cf-47cf-91e7-60856b0469f2
  • 22573/ctv7qg800
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1065440838

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