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Why Preserve Natural Variety?

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Series: Princeton Legacy Library

By: Bryan G Norton (Author)

Princeton University Press

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #215243 | ISBN-13: 9780691600185
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Hardback | May 2016 | #227991 | ISBN-13: 9780691630151
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A reprint of a classical work in the Princeton Legacy Library. Originally published in 1990.

A valuable and unique contribution both to environmental ethics and public policy analysis of the preservation of species question. Norton provides a critical overview of the range of thought on the issue, presents a new and comprehensive rationale for preservation of both species and ecosystems, and addresses policy issues.

"[Bryan Norton] seeks to offer directions, to stimulate readers to ask the right questions, and to clarify some of the fuzzy thinking that pervades sections of the conservation movement. I found this a helpful and well-structured book written with a clarity of style and logic not always found in philosophic treatises [...] Why Preserve Natural Variety? arrives at an opportune time. Biodiversity is a current catch word and Norton provides a good analysis of both the arguments supporting biodiversity and the criticisms by skeptics [...] "
– David R. Given, BioScience

"Norton's book is a fine companion piece to his anthology The Preservation of Species [...] Rewarding reading for anyone who has ever reflected on why, how, or if natural habitats should be preserved."
Library Journal

"A valuable and unique contribution both to environmental ethics and public policy analysis of the preservation of species question. Norton provides a critical overview of the range of thought on the issue, presents a new and comprehensive rationale for preservation of both species and ecosystems, and addresses policy issues."
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