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Main Title Why preserve natural variety? /
Author Norton, Bryan G.
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 1987
OCLC Number 17640615
ISBN 0691077622; 9780691077628; 069102507X; 9780691025070
Subjects Biodiversity conservation ; Artenschutz--(DE-588)4112598-8 ; Biodiversität--(DE-588)4601495-0 ; Biologie--(DE-588)4006851-1 ; Naturschutz--(DE-588)4115348-0 ; Biological diversity conservation
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Table of contents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  QH75.N67 1987 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/30/1993
Collation xiii, 281 pages ; 23 cm.
"Written under the auspices of the Center for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland"--Opp. title page. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
A rationale for preserving species: an apology and a taxonomy -- pt. A. Demand values and species preservation. Demand values and economic analysis ; The value of ecosystems and the value of species ; Diversity, stability, and autogenic systems ; Amenity values ; A parting look at demand values -- pt. B. Intrinsic value and species preservation. Anthropocentrism ; Nonanthropocentrism I: Intrinsic value and individuals ; Nonanthropocentrism II: Species and ecosystems -- pt. C. Transformative values and species preservation. Transformative values ; A coherent rationale for species preservation -- pt. D. Triage: the priority issue. Formal and substantive priority systems ; Avoiding triage: an alternative approach to the priorities problem.