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The Death of Our Planet's Species: A Challenge to Ecology and Ethics

By: Martin Gorke

407 pages, no illustrations

Island Press

Hardback | Oct 2003 | #142825 | ISBN: 1559639571
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NHBS Price: £25.00 $31/€28 approx

About this book

Human activities are responsible for nearly all species loss. Any concern expressed tends to be over potentially valuable resources - information for scientists, or compounds that could be used in new medicines - that are lost when a species disappears. This work examines the extinction crisis from both scientific and philosophical perspectives. It argues that such a utilitarian perspective is not only shortsighted but morally bankrupt. The book sets forth a sound and original argument about the philosophical and ethical dimensions of species conservation.

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