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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:
  • the universal basis for how humans value nature
  • differences in those values by gender, age, ethnicity, occupation, and geographic location
  • how environment-related activities affect values
  • variation in values relating to different species
  • how vlaues vary across cultures
  • policy and management implications
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.

Description:

Includes biographical references (p. 219-248) and index.

About the Author

Stephen R. Kellert is the Tweedy Ordway Professor of Social Ecology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, author of The Good in Nature and Humanity (Island Press, 2002) and Kinship to Mastery (Island Press, 1997), and coeditor, with Edward O. Wilson, of TheBiophilia Hypothesis (Island Press, 1993).

Table of Contents

Table of Figures

Acknowledgments

 

Prologue

 

PART I. Universals

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Values

 

PART II. Variations

Chapter 3. American Society

Chapter 4. Activities

Chapter 5. Species

Chapter 6. Culture

 

PART III. Applications

Chapter 7. Endangered Species

Chapter 8. Conserving Biological Diversity

Chapter 9. Education and Ethics

 

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559633178
Subtitle:
Biological Diversity And Human Society
Author:
Kellert, Stephen R.
Author:
Kellert, Stephen R.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Philosophy of nature
Subject:
Biological diversity conservation
Subject:
Environmental degradation
Subject:
Biological diversity conservation -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Environmental degradation -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 404
Publication Date:
19951001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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