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In Light of Our Differences: How Diversity in Nature and Culture Makes Us Human

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By: David Harmon

Smithsonian Books

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #151493 | ISBN: 158834066X
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More and more applied work in biology, anthropology, linguistics, and allied fields is now undergirded by the assumption that we are approaching a threshold of irreversible loss... asserts Harmon in his preface. He undertakes investigation of the "converging extinction crises," presenting far-reaching philosophical and scientific discussion with particular attention to the connections between biological and cultural diversity.

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David Harmon co-founded Terralingua (, an international nonprofit organization supporting the world's linguistic, cultural, and biological diversity. He is also executive director of the George Wright Society, an association of researchers and resource managers advancing the scientific and heritage values of parks and other protected areas. He lives in Atlantic Mine, Michigan.

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