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Environment In Question - David E. Cooper

Environment In Question

By: David E. Cooper (Editor), Joy A. Palmer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th January 1992
ISBN: 9780415049689
Number Of Pages: 272

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By addressing specific global problems and placing them within an ethical context, "The Environment in Question" provides the reader with both a theoretical and practical understanding of environmental issues. The contributors are internationally known figures drawn from the various disciplines which bear upon these issues, such as geography, psychology, social policy, and philosophy. The contributions range from those tackling individual concrete issues (such as nuclear waste and the threat to the rain forest) to those addressing matters of policy, principle and attitude (such as our obligations to future generations and the nature of technological risk).
"The Environment in Question" is designed as a text for students of philosophy, environmental science, environmental education, ecology, and teacher education. It can be used as an inter-disciplinary, self-contained course book or in conjunction with relevant material. In addition, as the essays directly and controversially address current environmental debates in a non-technical manner, it is of great interest both to professionals in those areas and to readers who care about the planet's future. The substantial cross-section of concerns and approaches will enable all readers to develop the necessary level of understanding required to initiate and sustain debate on environmental issues.
Contributors: Robert Allsion, David E. Cooper, Barry S. Gower, F. G. T. Holliday, C. A. Hooker, Mary Midgley, Philip Neal, Joy A. Palmer, Robert Prosser, Holmes Rolston III, Mark Sagoff, Vandana Shiva, Stephen Sterling, Rosemary J. Stevenson, Jennifer Trusted.

List of figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Editors' preface
What do we owe future generations?p. 1
The problem of absolute poverty: What are our moral obligations to the destitute?p. 13
Towards a more humane view of the beasts?p. 28
The ethics of tourismp. 37
The dumping of radioactive waste in the deep ocean: Scientific advice and ideological persuasionp. 51
The ocean environment: Marine development, problems and pollutionp. 65
Destruction of the rain forests: Principles or practices?p. 81
Environment and water resources in the arid zonep. 94
Air pollution--with special reference to acid rain, the greenhouse effect and ozone layer depletionp. 116
Challenges in environmental ethicsp. 135
Responsibility, ethics and naturep. 147
The idea of environmentp. 165
Towards a sustainable futurep. 181
Recovering the real meaning of sustainabilityp. 187
Technological risk: A budget of distinctionsp. 194
Thinking, believing and persuading: Some issues for environmental activistsp. 212
Rethinking resourcesp. 224
Referencesp. 238
Indexp. 247
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415049689
ISBN-10: 0415049687
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th January 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1