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Very short introductions volume 585
Our environment today faces ever greater threats from human activities, such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. In response to this, the relatively new branch of philosophy covering environmental ethics is growing increasingly globally important. Robin Attfield shows how environmental ethics defends the independent value of living creatures, and the importance of making decisions informed by the needs and interests of...
"Wheat was one of the first domesticated food crops, and for roughly 8,000 years it has been a dietary staple in Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. Today, wheat is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop, and it continues to be the most important food grain for humans. A plant this prolific surely deserves its own biography. This book, by plant ecologist Catherine Zabinski, invites readers to follow the evolutionary journey of wheat...
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