Watersheds 4 Ten Cases in Environmental Ethics

ISBN-10: 0534521266
ISBN-13: 9780534521264
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $124.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

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.

Catherine K. Dillingham is an emeritus professor of environmental studies at Fairfield University.

Preface
Introduction
Of Greenhouses and Freezers: The Perils of Global Climate Change
Introduction: Hollywood at Its Best
The Current Concern Over Global Warming
The Litany of Disaster
National Policy Options
Can International Agreements Cool Off the Greenhouse?
Conclusion
Genetically Modified Organisms: The Complex Difficulties of Frankenfood
Introduction: A Hungry World
Law and Order: The Prosecutor's Tale
The Origins of Genetic Modification of Plants
The Unexpected Political Backlash
The Future of GMOs
Skunked: Crisis in the New England Fisheries
Introduction
Too Many Boats Chasing Too Few Fish
The Captains Courageous: Fishing in New England
The Russians Are Coming! And the Germans, Poles, Spanish ...
Present and Future
The Ingenuity of the Bugs: Combating Resistance to Antibiotics
Introduction: Thinking Like an Ecosystem
The Slow Destruction of an Ecosystem
Down on the Pharm
Plague Years: AIDS, Tuberculosis, and the Future of Disease
A Nuclear Solution?
The Search for Bears
Oil on the Rocks: The Wreck of the Exxon Valdez
Introduction
Reflections on Responsibility
The Event: Ship Meets Reef
Prince William Sound: The End of Innocence
The Response: Studies in Dysfunction
A Slick of Lawyers over Alaska
Hazelwood Was Not Alone
So It Will Never Happen Again
The Extended Family: The Saga of the Great Apes
Introduction
The Traditional Food of the Indigenous Populations
The Quarry in the Great Bushmeat Hunt
Apes in the Wild: The Preservation of Endangered Ecosystems
Apes in the Laboratory: Utilitarian Benefits and Troubling Claims of Right
Apes in Court: Should They Have the Rights of Persons?
Ecotourism and Respect
Chlorine Sunrise: The Beneficent Possibilities of a Known Poison
Better Living through Chemistry, Or Maybe Not
The Classic Environmental Debate
The Construction of a Sustainable Industry
Concluding Observation
Are we the Problem?: Addressing the New Population Dilemma
Introduction: China-Four Faces of the Population Problem
Paul Ehrlich's Bomb and the Affluent Society
The Role of the International Community
United States Policy: A Footnote
Fueling the World: What Are the Alternatives for Energy?
Introduction: 400 Miles on a Tank of Gas
The Black-Hole Question of Conventional Fuel
Alternative Fuels: An Overview
Tides, Geothermals and a Summing Up
Biological Diversity: Saving the Uniquenesses of the World
Introduction: The Beginning of the End or Just in Time?
Why Does Biological Diversity Matter?
How Serious Is This? Very
More on the Response, Legislative and Otherwise
Action to Save Species-What Can We Do?
Conclusion
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index

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