The Resource The value of life : biological diversity and human society, Stephen R. Kellert

The value of life : biological diversity and human society, Stephen R. Kellert

Label
The value of life : biological diversity and human society
Title
The value of life
Title remainder
biological diversity and human society
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Kellert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Debate on the threat to humanity posed by the massive and widespread loss of biological diversity has largely emphasized economic and ecological consequences. In The Value of Life, a leading social scientist adds a critical new dimension. Stephen R. Kellert explores the actual and perceived importance of biological diversity for humankind's physical, emotional, intellectual, and even spiritual well-being. 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. Throughout, Kellert argues that the preservation of biodiversity is fundamentally linked to human well-being as he illustrates the importance of biological diversity to the human sociocultural and psychological condition. His discussion provides the reader with a deeper understanding of how humans depend on a vast matrix of affiliations with other living things to achieve lives rich in meaning and value
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kellert, Stephen R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF21
LC item number
.K47 1996
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GF21.K47
NAL item number
1996
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Environmental degradation
  • Nature conservation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Ecología
  • Degradación ambiental
  • Naturaleza
  • Diversidad biológica
  • Écologie humaine
  • Philosophie de la nature
  • Environnement
  • Nature
  • Biodiversité
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Environmental degradation
  • Human ecology
  • Nature conservation
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Biodiversiteit
  • Maatschappij
  • Humanökologie
  • Artenreichtum
  • Werturteil
  • Naturphilosophie
Label
The value of life : biological diversity and human society, Stephen R. Kellert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biographical references (p. 219-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables and figures -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Part one: universals. Introduction -- Values -- Part two: Variations. American society -- Activities -- Species -- Culture -- Part three: Applications. Endangered species -- Conserving biological diversity -- Education and ethics -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 263 pages
Isbn
9781559633178
Lccn
95032210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32780002
  • (OCoLC)ocm32780002
Label
The value of life : biological diversity and human society, Stephen R. Kellert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes biographical references (p. 219-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables and figures -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Part one: universals. Introduction -- Values -- Part two: Variations. American society -- Activities -- Species -- Culture -- Part three: Applications. Endangered species -- Conserving biological diversity -- Education and ethics -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 263 pages
Isbn
9781559633178
Lccn
95032210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32780002
  • (OCoLC)ocm32780002

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