This assignment is for History of Ecology & Environment

This assignment is for History of Ecology & Environment:

Please write a short response essay that answer the question below.

Question: At the start of his book Naure’s Ghosts, Mark Barrow describes seven basic arguments/rationales that naturalists developed for justifying the preservation of species from the 1770s to the 1970s (culminating in the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973): aesthetic, economic, ecological, evolutionary, cultural, scientific, and ethical. How did each of these rationales relate to ecological ways of thinking? Choose three of these arguments excluding the ecological one, and discuss how each one compared and/or contrasted to ecological ways of thinking, as discussed by Sharon Kingsland in her article “Conveying the Intellectual Challenge of Ecology.”

Aim to compose an essay of 350-450 words that minimizes duplication and includes as much specific supporting evidence as possible from the two assigned readings.

SCT Grading Rubric for Short Response Essays

Note A: (I uploaded 3 chapters from the book + the article)

Note B: Make sure that the paper should has

  1. Utilizes interesting, specific, factually-correct points of evidence to support a focused, thoughtful analysis of all the questions asked
  2. Presents content in a logical, flowing sequence with a well-developed beginning, middle, and end
  3. 0-2 errors: Nice job proofreading and citing sources

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