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Reordering life : knowledge and control in the genomics revolution
Hilgartner, Stephen, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
Baker Berry QH447 .H55 2017

Economic valuation of biodiversity : an interdisciplinary conceptual perspective
Bartkowski, Bartosz, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
Introduction -- Theory and concepts of economic valuation -- Definitions, measures and ecological value of biodiversity -- Excursus : biodiversity value in environmental ethics -- State of the art in economic valuation of biodiversity -- Conceptual framework for economic valuation of biodiversity -- A look back and a look ahead.
Baker Berry QH541.15.B56 B39 2017

Eye for detail : images of plants and animals in art and science, 1500-1630
Egmond, Florike, author
London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2017
Introduction -- Part I. Nature captured. Green fashion : painted naturalia in collections -- Organizing nature : painted albums as collections -- In and out of order -- Part II. Untrue to life. Persuasive high definition -- Rendering for recognition -- Zoom : relevant detail in the visual study of nature -- Part III. Micro before the microscope. Minute observation -- Visual dissection -- Conclusion.

Image-transforming techniques such as close-up, time lapse, and layering are generally associated with the age of photography, but as Florike Egmond shows in this book, they were already being used half a millennium ago. Exploring the world of natural history drawings from the Renaissance, 'Eye for Detail' shows how the function of identification led to image manipulation techniques that will look uncannily familiar to the modern viewer. Egmond shows how the format of images in nature studies changed dramatically during the Renaissance period, as high-definition naturalistic representation became the rule during a robust output of plant and animal drawings. She examines what visual techniques like magnification can tell us about how early modern Europeans studied and ordered living nature, and she focuses on how attention to visual detail was motivated by an overriding question: the secret of the origins of life. Beautifully and precisely illustrated throughout, this volume serves as an arresting guide to the massive European collections of nature drawings and an absorbing study of natural history art of the sixteenth century.
Baker Berry QH46.5 .E46 2017

The nature state : rethinking the history of conservation
edited by Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Matthew Kelly, Claudia Leal, Emily Wakild
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
The export of the American national park idea in an age of empire : the Philippines, 1898-1940 / Ian Tyrrell -- Protecting patagonia : science, conservation and the pre-history of the nature state on a South American frontier, 1903-1934 / Emily Wakild -- Another way to preserve : hunting bans, biosecurity, and the brown bear in Italy, 1930-1960 / Wilko Graf von Hardenberg -- Conservation politics in the Madras presidency : maintaining the Lord Wenlock Downs of the Nilgiris Grasslands, South India, as a national park, 1930-1950 / Siddhartha Krishnan -- Negotiating the nature state beyond the parks : conservation in 20th century north-central Namibia / Emmanuel Kreike -- Conventional thinking and the fragile birth of the nature state in post-war Britain / Matthew Kelly -- Behind the scenes and out in the open : making Colombian national parks in the 1960s and 70s / Claudia Leal -- Ordering the borderland : settlement and removal in the IguaƧu National Park, Brazil, 1940s-1970s / Frederico Freitas -- Discovering China's tropical rainforests : shifting approaches to people and nature in the late twentieth century / Michael Hathaway -- Nature, state, and conservation in the Danube delta : turning fishermen into outlaws / Stefan Dorondel and Veronica Mitroi.
Baker Berry QH75 .N35587 2017

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