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Breeding Cranes: The Violent-Care of Captive Life

Thom van Dooren

in Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166188
eISBN:
9780231537445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166188.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter looks at what possibilities could emerge from a strange space of captivity by observing the captive lives of whooping cranes. Once numerous across North America, by the early twentieth ... More


Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Thom van Dooren

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166188
eISBN:
9780231537445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166188.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book looks at the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions and asks us to assess our accountability toward other species in a rapidly changing world. It incorporates the ... More


“The Nation's First Responsibility” Saving Endangered Species in the Age of Ecology

in Nature's Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226038148
eISBN:
9780226038155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038155.003.0011
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Shortly after coming to office in early 1961, President John F. Kennedy circulated to federal agencies a memo calling for innovative ideas. The Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Ray C. Erickson ... More


The Forest in the Computer: New Metaphors for Nature

Daniel B. Botkin

in The Moon in the Nautilus Shell: Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199913916
eISBN:
9780190267919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199913916.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines how technology is revolutionizing our perception of nature by looking at the comparison of bacteria to computers. More specifically, it shows how computers are providing new ... More


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