360 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
A dictionary definition of Bioethics is, 'the ethics, or moral principles and rules of conduct, of medical and biological research'. This book is an introductory text of just biological and not medical bioethics. It covers the ethics of experimentation, including genetic manipulation, in plants and animals; ethics and biodiversity, ethics and the environment. There is increasing interest in bioethics - both in academia and by the media and the general public. Awareness of bioethics is incorporated into Biological / Environmental Science courses, plus the first dedicated modular courses on bioethics are starting up. Includes case studies Has questions for students Chapters include environmental, animal, agricultural and reproductive ethics as well as a wide range of issues regarding genetic manipulation.
...I recommend this very readable book wholeheartedly... (Biologist, December 2002) "...valuable material...should be on the requires reading list for a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses..." (Biological Agriculture & Horticulture, Vol.20, 2003) "...it is a book that morally serious scientists should dip into in order to help them engage in the scientific and ethical debate..." (Animal Welfare, August 2003) "Biotechnologists and biomedical scientists who are interested in understanding the ethical issues that their work raises would find this book a useful introduction..." (Addiction Biology, June 2003)
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