Although the global community has recently adopted a Convention of Biological Diversity, the agreement sets forth only abstract goals. Contributors to this volume advance the Convention's initial steps by providing workable solutions that can be implemented regionally, nationally, and locally. The contributors-including natural, social, and political scientists; economists; lawyers; and environmentalists; and decisionmakers in business, agriculture, and government-have united to create a common discourse and to evaluate and propose strategies for halting this alarming loss of biodiversity. In recognizing the diverse aspects of this task-scientific, economic, institutional, moral, and legal-this book presents a new picture of emerging action.
Contributors. S. James Anaya, Gregory Benford, Graciela Chichilnisky, S. Todd Crider, Yvonne Cripps, Robert T. Fraley, Anil K. Gupta, Lakshman D. Guruswamy, G. M. Heal, Brent Hendricks, Robert B. Horsch, Laura L. Jackson, Annie Lovejoy, Ariel E. Lugo, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Brian G. Norton, Elinor Ostrom, Peter H. Raven, John W. Reid, Walter V. Reid, Mark Sagoff, Roger A. Sedgo, R. David Simpson, Ana Sittenfeld, Christopher D. Stone, Gary H. Toenniessen
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 744 g
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 33 mm
"This book covers an enormous span of issues and disciplinary perspectives. Especially welcome is the authors' efforts to address the moral and ethical aspects of this important topic."-Walter A. Rosenbaum, University of Florida
"This collection covers an impressive range of -a great deal of information not readily available is finally concentrated in one place. And it is presented by an unusual and successful mix of practitioners and theorists, policymakers and academics, natural scientists and humanities scholars."-Benedict Kingsbury, Duke University School of Law