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Norton, Bryan G.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 163 publications in 3 languages and 9,610 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH75, 333.9516
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Most widely held works by Bryan G Norton
Searching for sustainability : interdisciplinary essays in the philosophy of conservation biology by Bryan G Norton( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines from a multidisciplinary viewpoint the question of what we mean - what we should mean - by setting sustainability as a goal for environmental management. The author, trained as a philosopher of science and language, explores ways to break down the disciplinary barriers to communication and deliberation about environment policy, and to integrate science and evaluations into a more comprehensive environmental policy. Choosing sustainability as the keystone concept of environmental policy, the author explores what we can learn about sustainable living from the philosophy of pragmatism, from ecology, from economics, from planning, from conservation biology and from related disciplines. The idea of adaptive, or experimental, management provides the context, while insights from various disciplines are integrated into a comprehensive philosophy of environmental management. The book will appeal to students and professionals in the fields of environmental policy and ethics, conservation biology, and philosophy of science
Why preserve natural variety? by Bryan G Norton( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A valuable and unique contribution both to environmental ethics and public policy analysis of the preservation of species question. Norton provides a critical overview of the range of thought on the issue, presents a new and comprehensive rationale for preservation of both species and ecosystems, and addresses policy issues. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Toward unity among environmentalists by Bryan G Norton( )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Preservation of species : the value of biological diversity by Bryan G Norton( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written under the auspices of the Center for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland"--Opp. t.p. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 289-296
Ethics on the ark : zoos, animal welfare, and wildlife conservation by Bryan G Norton( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethics on the Ark presents a passionate, multivocal discussion - among zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers - about the future of zoos and aquariums, the treatment of animals in captivity, and the question of whether the individual, the species, or the ecosystem is the most important focus in conservation efforts. Contributors represent all sides of the issues. Some advocate proposals to increase zoos' work in captive breeding programs. Others call for zoos to turn away from exotic, charismatic species and focus instead on community education programs aimed at protecting local fauna and habitats. Still others contend that zoos ought to be abolished." "Moving from the fundamental to the practical, from biodiversity to population regulation, from animal research to captive breeding, Ethics on the Ark represents an important gathering of the many fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the wildlife conservation debate."--Jacket
Ecosystem health : new goals for environmental management by Robert Costanza( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As environmental regulatory and management agencies (most notably the Environmental Protection Agency) move toward a broad set of management goals to protect ecosystem health, developing an adequate definition for "ecosystem health" has become increasingly important. This work is a multidisciplinary collection of perspectives on the concept of health as it relates to ecosystems. The contributors - leading ecologists, philosophers, and economists - analyze the normative, conceptual, and biological issues surrounding the idea of ecosystem health. They examine both theoretical and practical aspects of the issues, and look at philosophical and ethical underpinnings as well as implications for public policy and ecosystems management. Ecosystem Health is a groundbreaking attempt to formulate an understanding of the quality and health of natural environments so that regulatory mandates can be brought in line with legislative goals. Ultimately, it seeks a new ethic of sustainability that will serve to protect the vital processes of nature
Wolves and human communities : biology, politics, and ethics( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic frameworks and ontology : a re-examination of Carnap's metaphilosophy by Bryan G Norton( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable values, sustainable change : a guide to environmental decision making by Bryan G Norton( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most trafficked terms in contemporary life, sustainability has risen to prominence as a buzzword before the many parties laying claim to it have even agreed how to define it. But the term's political currency demands that we develop an understanding of this elusive concept. Norton here offers an action-oriented, pragmatic response to the disconnect between public and academic discourse around sustainability, revealing that the path to sustainability cannot be guided by fixed, utopian objectives projected into the future. Sustainability will instead be achieved through experimentation, incremental learning, and adaptive management. Looking across scales to today's global problems, Norton urges us to learn to think like a planet"--Page four of cover
Searching for sustainability : essays in the philosophy of the environment by Bryan G Norton( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the inherent danger of undervaluing species by Bryan G Norton( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploitation, conservation, and preservation : approaches to time preference by Bryan G Norton( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unity of environmentalism by Bryan G Norton( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability : ecological and economic perspectives by Bryan G Norton( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological health and sustainable resource management by Bryan G Norton( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can there be a universal earth ethic? by Bryan G Norton( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic frameworks and ontology: a study in the meta-ontology of rudolf carnap by Bryan G Norton( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Spring 1999 semester Edwin Way Teale lectures]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Policy implications of Gaian theory by Richard R Wallace( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Les valeurs dans la nature une approche pluraliste by Bryan G Norton( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Searching for sustainability : interdisciplinary essays in the philosophy of conservation biology
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Why preserve natural variety?Toward unity among environmentalistsEthics on the ark : zoos, animal welfare, and wildlife conservationEcosystem health : new goals for environmental managementWolves and human communities : biology, politics, and ethicsSearching for sustainability : essays in the philosophy of the environment
Alternative Names
Bryan G. Norton Philosophe spécialiste de l'éthique environnementale

Norton, Bryan G.

Languages
English (146)

German (2)

French (1)