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The Infirm Ethical Foundations of Conservation

John A. Vucetich and Michael P. Nelson

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores how to approach the three big questions of conservation and the consequences of failing to take them seriously. These questions are: (1) What is population viability and ... More


The Theoretician's Laboratory

Richard Mcelreath and Robert Boyd

in Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Mathematical models and the tools used to analyze them constitute the theoretician's laboratory. Simple mathematical models are experiments aimed at understanding the causal relationships that drive ... More


Struggles for Viability: Proletarian Science in Action

in A Martian Stranded on Earth: Alexander Bogdanov, Blood Transfusions, and Proletarian Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226454122
eISBN:
9780226454146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454146.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the activities of the blood research institute in Russia under the tenure of Alexander Bogdanov as its director from 1926 until his death in April 1928. It analyzes the message ... More


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