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The Resource Flight ways : life and loss at the edge of extinction, Thom van Dooren

Flight ways : life and loss at the edge of extinction, Thom van Dooren

Label
Flight ways : life and loss at the edge of extinction
Title
Flight ways
Title remainder
life and loss at the edge of extinction
Statement of responsibility
Thom van Dooren
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his own ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions. Unlike other meditations on the subject, Flight Ways incorporates the particularities of real animals and their worlds, drawing philosophers, natural scientists, and general readers into the experience of living among and losing biodiversity. Each chapter of Flight Ways focuses on a different species or group of birds: North Pacific albatrosses, Indian vultures, an endangered colony of penguins in Australia, Hawaiian crows, and the iconic whooping cranes of North America. Written in eloquent and moving prose, the book takes stock of what is lost when a life form disappears from the world -- the wide-ranging ramifications that ripple out to implicate a number of human and more-than-human others. Van Dooren intimately explores what life is like for those who must live on the edge of extinction, balanced between life and oblivion, taking care of their young and grieving their dead. He bolsters his studies with real-life accounts from scientists and local communities at the forefront of these developments. No longer abstract entities with Latin names, these species become fully realized characters enmeshed in complex and precarious ways of life, sparking our sense of curiosity, concern, and accountability toward others in a rapidly changing world"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1980-
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Van Dooren, Thom
Dewey number
598.13/8
Index
index present
LC call number
QL677.4
LC item number
.V36 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical perspectives on animals. Theory, culture, science, and law
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  • Birds
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Birds
  • Performing Arts
Label
Flight ways : life and loss at the edge of extinction, Thom van Dooren
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: telling lively stories at the edge of extinction -- Fledging albatrosses: flight ways and wasted generations -- Circling vultures: life and death at the dull edge of extinction -- Urban penguins: stories for lost places -- Breeding cranes: the violent-care of captive life -- Mourning crows: grief in a shared world -- Epilogue: a call for stories
Control code
879610816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537445
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40023675734
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879610816
Label
Flight ways : life and loss at the edge of extinction, Thom van Dooren
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: telling lively stories at the edge of extinction -- Fledging albatrosses: flight ways and wasted generations -- Circling vultures: life and death at the dull edge of extinction -- Urban penguins: stories for lost places -- Breeding cranes: the violent-care of captive life -- Mourning crows: grief in a shared world -- Epilogue: a call for stories
Control code
879610816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231537445
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40023675734
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 630a8410-fd35-4b23-999a-6de4384f2d95
  • 22573/ctt65sxz1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879610816

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