Value of Life: Biological Diversity and Human Society / Edition 1

Value of Life: Biological Diversity and Human Society / Edition 1

by Stephen R. Kellert
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559633182

ISBN-13: 2901559633184

Pub. Date: 03/01/1997

Publisher: Island Press

<p>The Value of Life is an exploration of the actual and perceived importance of biological diversity for human beings and society. Stephen R. Kellert identifies ten basic values, which he describes as biologically based inherent human tendencies that are greatly influenced and moderated by culture, learning, and experience. Drawing on twenty years of original…  See more details below

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<p>The Value of Life is an exploration of the actual and perceived importance of biological diversity for human beings and society. Stephen R. Kellert identifies ten basic values, which he describes as biologically based inherent human tendencies that are greatly influenced and moderated by culture, learning, and experience. Drawing on twenty years of original research, he considers: <ul> <li>the universal basis for how humans value nature <li>differences in those values by gender, age, ethnicity, occupation, and geographic location <li>how environment-related activities affect values <li>variation in values relating to different species <li>how vlaues vary across cultures <li>policy and management implications </ul> Throughout the book, Kellert argues that the preservation of biodiversity is fundamentally linked to human well-being in the largest sense as he illustrates the importance of biological diversity to the human sociocultural and psychological condition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901559633184
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
282

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2Values9
Ch. 3American Society37
Ch. 4Activities64
Ch. 5Species99
Ch. 6Culture131
Ch. 7Endangered Species155
Ch. 8Conserving Biological Diversity185
Ch. 9Education and Ethics209
Notes219
Index249

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