Gaia Connections: An Introduction to Ecology, Ecoethics, and Economics / Edition 2

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Overview

Miller's writing style makes the book easy to pick up and difficult to put down. Written at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduates, it is an important and valuable acquisition for academic libraries. —Choice
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Editorial Reviews

Choice
Miller's writing style makes the book easy to pick up and difficult to put down. Written at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduates, it is an important and valuable acquisition for academic libraries.
The Ecologist
This is a critical book which all those interested in the future of our planet should read.
Ecology Center Newsletter
...an excellent sourcebook for those who want to delve further...
National Catholic Reporter
...excellent tour de force of the ecoethics field.
George Porter
A landmark book about the future of the planet.
Randall Hayes
Gaia Connections is a vivid portrayal of ecological truths and the crumbling international economic order that denudes the planet. More importantly, the book imparts an understanding of the 'connections' necessary to save the planet.
Charlene Spretnak
Gaia Connections is a substantial contribution to the articulation of Green analysis. Alan Miller combines far-reaching concern with ecological wisdom as a touchstone for systemic change.
CHOICE
Miller's writing style makes the book easy to pick up and difficult to put down. Written at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduates, it is an important and valuable acquisition for academic libraries.
Carolyn Merchant
One of the most stimulating new books to appear in the emerging field of bio and environmental ethics
Fritjof Capra
In this very thorough and yet eminently readable book, Alan Miller gives a comprehensive account of the basic principles of ecoethics and the vast network of its scientific and social implications. A magnificent contribution to meet a vital challenge of our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742531420
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan S. Miller is a member of the faculties in Conservation and Resource Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Environmental Ethics 7
2 Ecophilosophy 24
3 Theories of Justice 35
4 World Order Imperatives 53
5 The Moral Demand for the Biological Steady State 73
6 Economics As if Nature Mattered 88
7 Bioethical Limits to Scientific Inquiry 103
8 Genetic Engineering 118
9 Unnatural Connections: Dilemmas of Biotechnology 141
10 Genetic Counseling 160
11 Bioethics I: The Rights of People 180
12 Bioethics II: Staying in Control 193
13 The Selfish Gene Reconsidered 208
14 The Social Sources of Environmental Values 224
15 Ecoethics and Modern War 235
16 All God's Creatures 251
17 Perspectives in Environmental Change 264
"The Influence Coming Into Play: The Seven of Pentacles" 283
Supplementary Reading List 285
Index 295
About the Author 307
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