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Talking About Trees: Science, Ecology And Agriculture In Cuba
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Author : Richard Levins
Publisher : Leftword
ISBN# : 978-81-87496-63-2
Pages : 169
Price :INR 350
Offer Price:INR 312
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Book Description
Understanding dynamics complexity is the central scientific problem of our time. We need to look at science itself as an object of study, a historically developed way of producing knowledge that creates a rich mix of insights and confusions. Our approach needs to be partisan, rejecting the notion that feeling is the enemy of reason or that a commitment to human well-being is an enemy of obejectivitiy. Richard Levins, an ex-tropical farmer turned Harvard University ecologist, biomathematician and philosopher of science, gives us his first book since the hugely influential The Dialectial Biologist. He argues for a good, combative, perceptive scientific method that is more reflective of the complex, dynamic world in which we live and more supportive of precautionary decisions. Talking About Trees ranges widely, from persoanl narratives to theoratical discussions on the need for the precautionary principle in science. Levins offers a strong critique of the industrial-commercial pathway to development; in its place he promotes an alternative development pathway that emphasizes economic viability with sustainability and empowerment of the dispossessed.
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