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Multispecies Narrative + Theory

IMAGE CREDIT: Courtesy of bitforms gallery, New York, Marina Zurkow, Mesocosm (Wink, TX), 2012 [Custom software-driven hand-drawn animation • 146-hour cycle (24-minute day, 146-hour year) • Color, sound, computer • Display dimensions variable]

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imagining extinction: the cultural meanings of endangered species

Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Current rates of species extinction exceed the evolutionary background rate, and some biologists claim we are witnessing the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. Imagining Extinction by Ursula K. Heise (University of Chicago Press, 2016) analyzes the narratives that shape public and expert debates about the extinction crisis to argue that biodiversity...