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The Resource Metaphors for environmental sustainability : redefining our relationship with nature, Brendon Larson

Metaphors for environmental sustainability : redefining our relationship with nature, Brendon Larson

Label
Metaphors for environmental sustainability : redefining our relationship with nature
Title
Metaphors for environmental sustainability
Title remainder
redefining our relationship with nature
Statement of responsibility
Brendon Larson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scientists turn to metaphors to formulate and explain scientific concepts, but an ill-considered metaphor can lead to social misunderstandings and counterproductive policies, Brendon Larson observes in this stimulating book. He explores how metaphors can entangle scientific facts with social values and warns that, particularly in the environmental realm, incautious metaphors can reinforce prevailing values that are inconsistent with desirable sustainability outcomes. Metaphors for Environmental Sustainability draws on four case studies--two from nineteenth-century evolutionary science, and two from contemporary biodiversity science--to reveal how metaphors may shape the possibility of sustainability. Arguing that scientists must assume greater responsibility for their metaphors, and that the rest of us must become more critically aware of them, the author urges more critical reflection on the social dimensions and implications of metaphors while offering practical suggestions for choosing among alternative scientific metaphors
Member of
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Brendon
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.L37 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature
  • Sustainability
  • Metaphor
  • Communication in the environmental sciences
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Communication in the environmental sciences
  • Metaphor
  • Nature
  • Sustainability
Label
Metaphors for environmental sustainability : redefining our relationship with nature, Brendon Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-293) 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
  • Metaphor and sustainability
  • Progress: a Web of science and society
  • Competitive facts and capitalist values
  • Engaging the metaphoric Web
  • When scientists promote: DNA Barcoding and consumerism
  • Advocating with fear: at war against invasive species
  • Seeking sustainable metaphors
  • Wisdom and metaphor
Control code
738478084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300151541
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5qb20n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738478084
Label
Metaphors for environmental sustainability : redefining our relationship with nature, Brendon Larson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-293) 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
  • Metaphor and sustainability
  • Progress: a Web of science and society
  • Competitive facts and capitalist values
  • Engaging the metaphoric Web
  • When scientists promote: DNA Barcoding and consumerism
  • Advocating with fear: at war against invasive species
  • Seeking sustainable metaphors
  • Wisdom and metaphor
Control code
738478084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300151541
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5qb20n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738478084

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