The Resource Genes for sale : privatization as a conservation policy, Joseph Henry Vogel

Genes for sale : privatization as a conservation policy, Joseph Henry Vogel

Label
Genes for sale : privatization as a conservation policy
Title
Genes for sale
Title remainder
privatization as a conservation policy
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Henry Vogel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With each species lost to the mass extinction crisis, the natural economy of the nation and of the world is greatly diminished. An endangered animal may hold the cure for cancer; a threatened plant could someday become a major food crop; and even bacteria often provide novel molecular structures in polymer science. As the rainforest is destroyed and habitats are degraded, conservationists are now urgently searching for dramatic new ways to save these economic resources. In this provocative and important book, Joseph Henry Vogel details one potential solution that has met with increasing interest and popularity: the privatization of genetic information. Vogel cogently makes the case that the world should abandon the doctrine of "the common heritage of mankind" and create private property rights over genes. Landowners, once vested with the genetic resources on their land, will have a newfound financial incentive to protect what they now already control. Genes for Sale provides an overview of the many complexities inherent in implementing a viable conservation policy.; Vogel elaborates both technical issues like the construction of a "gargantuan database" of landtitles and biological inventories, and political issues like legal reform. Clearly written, engaging, and timely, Genes for Sale provides students, scientists, and policy makers alike with the ideal introduction to an exciting and controversial new approach to saving our precious living heritage
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
333.95/16
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH75
LC item number
.V63 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Genes for sale : privatization as a conservation policy, Joseph Henry Vogel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-145) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm72722344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 155 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280527388
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36304992
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)72722344
  • ebsco1280527382

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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