New Titles from Gale Provide In-depth Answers to Environmental Issues

Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 2, 2008 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announces two new titles that explore every aspect of the environment: The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy and Environmental Science in Context

The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy includes the new field of environmental ethics, which is now a well-established sub-discipline of philosophy.

Emerging in the mid-1970s, the field coalesced with the inaugural volume of the journal Environmental Ethics in 1979 and developed rapidly. By the turn of the century, most colleges and universities offered courses, if not major programs of study, in this important discipline.

“The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy addresses the needs of upper high school students, undergraduate researchers, teachers and professors, as well as general readers by examining the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates,” said Helene Potter, director of publishing at Gale’s Macmillan imprint. “More than 300 peer-reviewed articles cover concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology and eco-sabotage.”

The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy joins the suite of other Macmillan applied ethics titles: Encyclopedia of Bioethics and the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics.

Gale’s next new environmental title, Environmental Science in Context, is cross-curricular in nature and supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry and biology. It also supports general science, history, government and the social sciences.

Environmental Science in Context offers coverage of the history, politics and ethical debates related to environmental science,” said Julia Furtaw, associate publisher at Gale. “This title brings together original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents and sidebars on the cultural, economic and political issues surrounding scientific thought – providing insights on leading social issues and spurring critical thinking about the impact of science on daily life and globalization.”

Written by experts in physics, geology, earth science, environmental science, sociology and law, Environmental Science in Context includes approximately 250 articles on such topics as fossil fuel combustion, freshwater, international environmental law, landscape evolutions, orbital variations, recycling, weather and climate, wastewater treatment technologies and more.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Brown at [email protected].

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