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Defending Biodiversity: Environmental Science and Ethics

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2018.12.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonathan A. Newman, Gary Varner, and Stefan Linquist, Defending Biodiversity: Environmental Science and Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 441pp., $47.99 (pbk), ISBN 9780521146203. Reviewed by Alkistis Elliott-Graves, University of Helsinki "Imagine that you are an environmentalist who passionately believes that it is wrong to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. How do you convince someone that a decision to drill is wrong?" This quote from the blurb accurately sums up the motivation, content and approach of Newman, Varner and Linquist's book. The authors, self-proclaimed environmentalists, go over the existing defences of biodiversity conservation with a critical fine-toothed comb, searching for the ones that can best withstand the critics' scrutiny. The book is an exemplar of accessible philosophical writing that can be applied to real-world problems by academics and non-academics. . .

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