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For far too long humans have been ignoring nature. As the most dominant, overproducing, overconsuming, big-brained, big-footed, arrogant, and invasive species ever known, we are wrecking the planet at an unprecedented rate. And while science is important to our understanding of the impact we have on our environment, it alone does not hold the answers to the current crisis, nor does it get people to act. In Ignoring Nature No More, Marc Bekoff and a host of renowned contributors argue that we need a new mind-set about nature, one that centers on empathy, compassion, and being proactive. This collection of diverse essays is the first book devoted to compassionate conservation, a growing global movement that translates discussions and concerns about the well-being of individuals, species, populations, and ecosystems into action. Written by leading scholars in a host of disciplines, including biology, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, political science, and philosophy, as well as by locals doing fieldwork in their own countries, the essays combine the most creative aspects of the current science of animal conservation with analyses of important psychological and sociocultural issues that encourage or vex stewardship. The contributors tackle topics including the costs and benefits of conservation, behavioral biology, media coverage of animal welfare, conservation psychology, and scales of conservation from the local to the global. Taken together, the essays make a strong case for why we must replace our habits of domination and exploitation with compassionate conservation if we are to make the world a better place for nonhuman and human animals alike.

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Genre: Science
Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release: 2013-06-01
File: 456 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780226925332

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Carolyn Merchant’s foundational 1980 book The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution established her as a pioneering researcher of human-nature relations. Her subsequent groundbreaking writing in a dozen books and over one hundred peer-reviewed articles have only fortified her position as one of the most influential scholars of the environment. This book examines and builds upon her decades-long legacy of innovative environmental thought and her critical responses to modern mechanistic and patriarchal conceptions of nature and women as well as her systematic taxonomies of environmental thought and action. Seventeen scholars and activists assess, praise, criticize, and extend Merchant’s work to arrive at a better and more complete understanding of the human place in nature today and the potential for healthier and more just relations with nature and among people in the future. Their contributions offer personal observations of Merchant’s influence on the teaching, research, and careers of other environmentalists.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Kenneth Worthy
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-10-22
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351582902

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Published in association with Foundation for Deep Ecology, San Francisco, CA.

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Genre: Nature
Author: George Wuerthner
Publisher: Island Press
Release: 2015-02-19
File: 362 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610915489

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In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology — the study of human-animal relationships — has grown exponentially, as have scientific data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff offers selected essays that showcase the fascinating cognitive abilities of other animals as well as their empathy, compassion, grief, humor, joy, and love. Humpback whales protect gray whales from orca attacks, combat dogs and other animals suffer from PTSD, and chickens, rats, and mice display empathy. This collection is both an updated sequel to Bekoff’s popular book The Emotional Lives of Animals and a call to begin the important work of “rewilding” ourselves and changing the way we treat other animals.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher: New World Library
Release: 2013-10-01
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608682201

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Genre: Electronic journals
Author: Sir Norman Lockyer
Publisher:
Release: 1895
File: Pages
ISBN-13: CORNELL:31924066894050

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What's wrong with the world today and how might it become better (or worse)? These are the questions pursued in this book, which explores the hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares of the 21st century. Through architecture, fiction, theory, film and experiments with everyday life, Sargisson explores contemporary hopes and fears about the future.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: L. Sargisson
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2012-07-17
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137031075

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Genre: Unitarianism
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Publisher:
Release: 1855
File: Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HX799W

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Genre:
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Publisher:
Release: 1885
File: Pages
ISBN-13: PRNC:32101064465824

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Genre: Religion
Author: Frederic Dan Huntington
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Release: 1855
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015074645410

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Genre: Architecture
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Release: 1879
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015080283818

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