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Boundaries : a casebook in environmental ethics

Author: Christine E Gudorf; James Edward Huchingson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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If we are part of the environment, and we are, what are the limits, the boundaries, of human intervention in the environment? Environmental ethics involves virtually all other existing areas of ethics and the authors set out to explore the line that separates the current state of the environment from what it should be in the future, along the way systematically investigating the crucial and prevailing issues of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine E Gudorf; James Edward Huchingson
ISBN: 9781589016361 158901636X
OCLC Number: 416139971
Awards: Winner of Harold & Margaret Sprout Award (United States).
Description: xii, 315 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Theory in environmental ethics --
We're all in this ... alone : the individual and community --
For ecological health or profit? : the POPs elimination treaty --
Heart thieves : preserving endangered ecosystems or endangered cultures in Madagascar --
Must Java have no forests? : nature preserves and human population pressures --
Buried alive : future generations and permanent underground disposal of nuclear waste --
Water : economic commodity and divine gift --
Guardian angels of Angel Oak : to till or keep --
River run or river ruined : hydropower or free-flowing rivers? --
Nature creates deserts too : addressing desertification in China --
Rewilding : restoration of degraded ecosystems --
Planning for climate change --
Improving on natural variation? : genetically modified foods --
Nature red in tooth, claw, and bullet : hunting and human presence in nature --
Understanding xenotransplants : crossbreeding humans or advanced domestication of animals? --
Appendix : Using environmental case studies in the classroom.
Responsibility: Christine E. Gudorf and James E. Huchingson.

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Focusing on environmental ethics, this title highlights the key developments and theories in the environmental movement. It features specific cases offering a diverse range of situations from around  Read more...

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