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Author Plumwood, Val.

Title The eye of the crocodile / Val Plumwood ; edited by Lorraine Shannon.

Publication Info. Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, [2012]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- First section : 1. Meeting the predator -- 2. Dry season (Yegge) in the stonecountry -- 3. The wisdom of the balanced rock: The parallel universe and the preyperspective -- Second section : 4. A wombat wake: In memoriam Birubi -- 5. 'Babe': The tale of the speaking meat -- Third section : 6. Animals and ecology: Towards abetter integration -- 7. Tasteless: Towards a food-based approach to death.
Summary Val Plumwood was an eminent environmental philosopher and activist who was prominent in the development of radical ecophilosophy from the early 1970s until her death in 2008. Her book Feminism and the Mastery of Nature (1992) has become a classic. In 1985 she was attacked by a crocodile while kayaking alone in the Kakadu national park in the Northern Territory. She was death rolled three times before being released from the crocodile's jaws. She crawled for hours through swamp with appalling injuries before being rescued. The experience made her well placed to write about cultural responses to death and predation. The first section of The Eye of the Crocodile consists of chapters intended for a book on crocodiles that remained unfinished at the time of Val's death. The remaining chapters are previously published papers brought together to form an overview of Val's ideas on death, predation and nature.
Language English.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 21, 2018).
Subject Predation (Biology)
Philosophy of nature.
Ecology -- Philosophy.
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Biology, life sciences.
Ecological science, the Biosphere.
Feminism and feminist theory.
Life sciences: general issues.
Mathematics and science.
Social issues and processes.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Ecology -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00901514
Human ecology -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00962959
Philosophy of nature. (OCoLC)fst01060845
Predation (Biology) (OCoLC)fst01074989
Indexed Term Eco-feminism
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Shannon, Lorraine.
ISBN 1922144177 (electronic book)
9781922144171 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 459882
AU@ 000050000001
AU@ 000050000065
AU@ 000058146425
AU@ 000060581806
CHBIS 010830398
GBVCP 1008657638
GBVCP 789799618
GBVCP 865754225

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