The Value of Life: Biological Diversity and Human Society

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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 ...

The Value of Life: Biological Diversity and Human Society 1997, Island Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781559633185

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