Things: Wolves, Uranium


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Wolf: a canine native to the wilderness and remote areas of Eurasia and North America.

Chapter 11 takes the wolf as the object of concern and discusses the controversial programs of wolf eradication and reintroduction in the United States. Topics covered include the ecological role of wolves as apex predators that promote biodiversity and functioning ecosystems, the ethics of wolf reintroduction and “rewilding” of area, stakeholder management of natural resources, and the social construction of wolves and wilderness.

Wolf slides here.

Paul Robbins, John Hintz, and Sarah A. Moore, Environment & Society: A Critical Introduction (2nd edition), Chapter 11.

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Uranium is a very heavy metal which can be used as an abundant source of concentrated energy. (source)

Chapter 12 takes uranium as the object of concern and discusses how uranium is used to produce fuel for energy and weapons, the history of nuclear development, and the human and environmental health problems that arise in different points along the nuclear fuel chain. This chapter explores uranium through the Risk and Hazards (Chapter 6), Political Economy (Chapter 7), and Social Construction of Nature (Chapter 8) perspectives.

Uranium slides here.

Paul Robbins, John Hintz, and Sarah A. Moore, Environment & Society: A Critical Introduction (2nd edition), Chapter 12.

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