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The Resource The value of species, Edward L. McCord

The value of species, Edward L. McCord

Label
The value of species
Title
The value of species
Statement of responsibility
Edward L. McCord
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the face of accelerating extinctions across the globe, what ought we to do? Amid this sea of losses, what is our responsibility? How do we assess the value of nonhuman species? In this clear-spoken, passionate book, naturalist and philosopher Edward L. McCord explores urgent questions about the destruction of species and provides a new framework for appreciating and defending every form of life. The book draws insights from philosophy, ethics, law, and biology to arrive at a new way of thinking about the value of each species on earth. With meticulous reasoning, McCord demonstrates that the inherent value of species to humanity is intellectual: individual species are phenomena of such intellectual moment--so interesting in their own right--that they rise above other values and merit enduring human embrace. The author discusses the threats other species confront and delineates the challenges involved in creating any kind ofpublic instrument to protect species. No other scholar has advocated on behalf of biodiversity with such eloquence and passion, and none provides greater inspiration to defend nonhuman forms of life
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCord, Edward LeRoy
Dewey number
179/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
GE42
LC item number
.M378 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental ethics
  • Species
  • Biodiversity
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Environmental policy
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • NATURE
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental policy
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Species
Label
The value of species, Edward L. McCord
Instantiates
Publication
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
To an inquisitive mind open to honest reflection, the value of every species is incalculable -- The intellectual value of species to humans stems from our unique character -- The fate of life on earth hinges on property values -- Humans are poised to destroy the resources of a world of bountiful interest -- Property ownership and the desire for money work against the interests of species -- Free market environmentalism places profits above the public interest -- Species have no direct claim for consideration in an ethical community -- What kind of humanity do we embrace?
Control code
784953779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 160 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300183481
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1120w1
  • 67e5825a-6371-4ad9-90ae-9f5e29642b8a
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784953779
Label
The value of species, Edward L. McCord
Publication
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
To an inquisitive mind open to honest reflection, the value of every species is incalculable -- The intellectual value of species to humans stems from our unique character -- The fate of life on earth hinges on property values -- Humans are poised to destroy the resources of a world of bountiful interest -- Property ownership and the desire for money work against the interests of species -- Free market environmentalism places profits above the public interest -- Species have no direct claim for consideration in an ethical community -- What kind of humanity do we embrace?
Control code
784953779
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 160 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300183481
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1120w1
  • 67e5825a-6371-4ad9-90ae-9f5e29642b8a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784953779

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