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Watersheds 4: Ten Cases in Environmental Ethicsby Lisa H. Newton
Synopses & Reviews
Environmental issues can be complex. You need an environmental ethics textbook that you can actually understand. WATERSHEDS 4: TEN CASES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS provides ten fascinating case studies of real-life environmental conflicts and explains the principles involved in an easy-to-understand, impartial way.
Book News Annotation:
Designed as a supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate level courses, this volume contains ten cases illustrating issues of environmental ethics. A sampling of topics includes the perils of global climate change, the political backlash surrounding genetically modified organisms, and the evolution of antibiotic-resistant germs. The final chapter considers the importance of preserving biological diversity.
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The only environmental casebook of its kind, WATERSHEDS 4 presents current and classic cases with the detail required for students to experience a range of serious and complex issues. The authors present cases of immediate interest in a balanced, detailed, and impartial manner.
About the Author
Lisa H. Newton is a professor of philosophy and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Fairfield University. Catherine K. Dillingham is an emeritus professor of environmental studies at Fairfield University. Joanne H. Choly is a lecturer in biology at Fairfield University.
Table of Contents
1. Of Greenhouses and Freezers: The Perils of Global Climate Change. 2. Genetically Modified Organisms: The Complex Difficulties of Frankenfood. 3. Skunked: Crisis in the New England Fisheries. 4. The Ingenuity of the Bugs: Combating Resistance to Antibiotics. 5. Oil on the Rocks: The Wreck of the Exxon Valdez. 6. The Extended Family: The Saga of the Great Apes. 7. Chlorine Sunrise: The Beneficent Possibilities of a Known Poison (with William F. Carroll of the Chlorine Chemistry Council). 8. Are We the Problem?: Population Growth. 9. Fueling the World: Alternatives in Energy Production. 10. Biodiversity: the Rich Variety of Life.
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