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Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Thom van Dooren


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 particularities of real animals and their worlds, drawing philosophers, natural scientists and general readers into the experience of the loss of biodiversity. Each of the book's chapters 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. The book take ... More

Keywords: modern-day extinctions, biodiversity, North Pacific albatrosses, Indian vultures, penguins, Hawaiian crows, whooping cranes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231166188
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thom van Dooren, author
University of New South Wales

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