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Flight Ways - Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction (Cód: 9581349)

Van Dooren, Thom

Perseus Books, Llc

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A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions. Unlike other meditations on the subject, Flight Ways incorporates the particularities of real animals and their worlds, drawing philosophers, natural scientists, and general readers into the experience of living among and losing biodiversity.

Each chapter of Flight Ways focuses on a different species or group of birds: North Pacific albatrosses, Indian vultures, an endangered colony of penguins in Australia, Hawaiian crows, and the iconic whooping cranes of North America. Written in eloquent and moving prose, the book takes stock of what is lost when a life form disappears from the world—the wide-ranging ramifications that ripple out to implicate a number of human and more-than-human others. Van Dooren intimately explores what life is like for those who must live on the edge of extinction, balanced between life and oblivion, taking care of their young and grieving their dead. He bolsters his studies with real-life accounts from scientists and local communities at the forefront of these developments. No longer abstract entities with Latin names, these species become fully realized characters enmeshed in complex and precarious ways of life, sparking our sense of curiosity, concern, and accountability toward others in a rapidly changing world.

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Produto sob encomenda Sim
Marca Perseus Books, Llc
Cód. Barras 9780231537445
Acabamento ebook
Início da Venda 13/05/2014
Territorialidade Internacional
Formato Livro Digital Epub
Gratuito Não
Tamanho do Arquivo 5267
Proteção Drm Sim
Idioma 337
Código do Formato Epub
Número de Páginas 224 (aproximado)
Ano da Publicação 114
Peso 0.00 Kg
AutorVan Dooren, Thom

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