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Wired Wilderness Technologies of Tracking and the Making of Modern Wildlife

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ISBN-10: 0801897106

ISBN-13: 9780801897108

Edition: 2011

Authors: Etienne Benson

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American wildlife biologists first began fitting animals with radio transmitters in the 1950s. By the 1980s the practice had proven so useful to scientists and nonscientists alike that it became global. Wired Wilderness is the first book-length study of the origin, evolution, use, and impact of these now-commonplace tracking technologies.Combining approaches from environmental history, the history of science and technology, animal studies, and the cultural and political history of the United States, Etienne Benson traces the radio tracking of wild animals across a wide range of institutions, regions, and species and in a variety of contexts. He explains how hunters, animal-rights activists,…    
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.81" wide x 9.13" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Keith Wailoo is the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of History and the founding director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is the author of a number of award-winning books, including The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine and Drawing Blood: Technology and Disease Identity in Twentieth-Century America, both also published by Johns Hopkins. Julie Livingston is an associate professor of history at Rutgers, the author of Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana, and coeditor, along with Wailoo and Peter Guarnaccia, of A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship. Steven Epstein is the…    

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Knowing the Wild
Cold War Game
The Poetry of Wilderness
Diplomatic and Political Subtleties
The Regulatory Leviathan
Conclusion: New Connections
Abbreviations
Notes
Essay on Sources
Index