Abstract: A biocentric view of the world, based on nature worship, gives plants and animals priority over human needs. This view leads to the concept of ecosystems, which the author demonstrates to be flawed and harmful to both conservation of the natural environment and human society.
Keywords: book review, environment, biocentric, ecosystems, old growth forests, Northwest, Pacific, spotted owl, conservation, logging, endangered species, biocentrism, alternative religions, ecology.
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Title: In a Dark Wood: The Fight over Forest and the New Tyranny of Ecology
Author: Alston Chase
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
Date Published: August 1995
ISBN: 0395608376
LOCN: SD387.O43C48 1995
Dewey: 333.75/17/09795 20
Pages: 535
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Author:        Chase, Alston.
Title:         In a dark wood : the fight over forests and the
                  rising tyranny of ecology / Alston Chase.
Published:     Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995.
Description:   xxii, 535 p. : map ; 24 cm.
LC Call No.:   SD387.O43C48 1995
Dewey No.:     333.75/17/09795 20
ISBN:          0395608376
Notes:         "A Richard Todd book."
               Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-507)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Old growth forests -- Northwest, Pacific.
               Old growth forest conservation -- Northwest
               Old growth forest ecology -- Northwest, Pacific.
               Logging -- Northwest, Pacific.
Control No.:   95022128 //r96


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