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Main Title Should trees have standing? : toward legal rights for natural objects /
Author Stone, Christopher D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hardin, Garrett,
Publisher W. Kaufmann,
Year Published 1974
OCLC Number 00745952
ISBN 9780913232095; 0913232092; 9780913232088; 0913232084
Subjects Nature conservation--Law and legislation--United States ; Environmental law--United States ; Nature conservation--Moral and ethical aspects--United States ; Natural resources--Law and legislation--United States ; Environmental protection--Moral and ethical aspects--United States ; Conservation of natural resources ; Ecology ; Milieurecht ; United States of America ; Forests ; Legal status ; Ethics
Additional Subjects Environmental law--United States ; Natural resources--Law and legislation--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  KF5505.S86 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELAM  KF5505.S86 1974 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 08/31/2022
Collation xvii, 102 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
The unthinkable -- Toward rights for the environment -- The legal-operational aspects -- The psychic and socio-psychic aspects -- Opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court : Sierra Club v. Morton. "In this book, Professor Stone traces the development of the idea of legal rights, reminding us that children, old people, women, aliens, and "minorities" have been treated as without rights in many societies throughout human history. Although each new movement to confer rights on some new "entity" may have seemed "odd or frightening or laughable" at the time, Stone points out that legal rights have been extended and previously rightless people (and things) have come to be recognized and valued for themselves. he then develops his thesis and proposal that we give legal rights to "natural objects" in the environment--and to the natural environment as a whole"--Back cover.