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Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge

Vandana Shiva

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ISBN 10: 0896085554 / ISBN 13: 9780896085558
Published by Research Foundation for Science, 1998
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Contents. Introduction Piracy through patents the second coming of Columbus. 1. Knowledge creativity and intellectual property rights. 2. Can life be made Can life be owned redefining biodiversity. 3. The seed and the earth. 4. Biodiversity and peoples knowledge. 5. Tripping over life. 6. Making peace with diversity. 7. Nonviolence and cultivation of diversity. Notes. Index. With her characteristic blend of analysis and passion Vandana Shiva traces the continuity from the European colonization of native peoples to the present appropriation of the natural resources they need for their physical and cultural survival. An important book that should be read by anyone wanting to understand the global threat posed by the technological transformations of organisms cells and molecules and by their exploitation for profit. 148 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 100001401

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Title: Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and ...

Publisher: Research Foundation for Science

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Pbk

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In this intelligently argued and principled book, internationally renowned Third World environmentalist Vandana Shiva exposes the latest frontier of the North's ongoing assault against the South's biological and other resources. Since the land, the forests, the oceans, and the atmosphere have already been colonized, eroded, and polluted, she argues, Northern capital is now carving out new colonies to exploit for gain: the interior spaces of the bodies of women, plants and animals.

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A world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), Shiva has authored several bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.

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