Values at Sea
Ethics for the Marine Environment

Edited by Dorinda G. Dallmeyer

Diverse views on the ethical bases of our oceans' environmental problems

Reviews

"Whether the reader is a novice to ethics or to the marine environmental movement, Values at Sea provides an insightful and valuable read. . . . Values at Sea provides extensive food for thought, laying out foundations on which a new marine ethics may be based."
International Journal of Maritime History


Description
The human impact on vast areas of the oceans remains relatively unregulated. Sometimes, in fact, the only controls over our exploitation of marine resources lie in our environmental consciousness. While the field of environmental ethics has explored rights and duties for land use, stewardship, and policy, relatively little attention has been given to comparable issues of marine environments.

Values at Sea makes an important step toward moving environmental ethics discussions into a broader framework. Gathered here are fifteen papers by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including ethicists, marine scientists, anthropologists, economists, geographers, lawyers, and activists. From the Great Lakes to the Pacific Islands, from the open sea to coastal areas, the papers cover a broad array of ethical issues and policy matters related to such topics as the valuation of marine life, indigenous peoples’ knowledge and environmental stewardship, endemic and exotic species, aquaculture, oil spills, and species protection.

Page count: 312 pp.
Illustrated
Trim size: 6 x 9

 



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List price: $30.95
978-0-8203-2470-8
5/19/2003

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Dorinda G. Dallmeyer is a faculty member of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program at the University of Georgia and is also the associate director of the University of Georgia's Dean Rusk Center—International, Comparative, and Graduate Legal Studies. She is the editor of five books, including Values at Sea, a volume of essays on ethvironmental ethics (Georgia).