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.
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.