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Name:  J. Ronald Engel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


-- J. Ronald Engel on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author is a lecturer in Ethics and Society at the Divinity School, University of Chicago 1977-2000 and is a member of the environmental studies faculty.

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Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law
ISBN: 1443817678

Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2010

Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law is the latest product of research by the Global Ecological Integrity Group, an organisation that has been meeting annually since 1992 to discuss scientific, philosophical, political and legal aspects of ecological integrity. This collection examines various aspects of governance from the standpoint of integrity: from democracy, to forms of Native governance, from globalization and neocolonialism to specific human rights to food, water and climate.

The INDIANA DUNES REVEALED: The Art of Frank V. Dudley
ISBN: 0252073789

University of Illinois Press. 2006

A native Midwesterner’s timeless portrayals of a fragile sanctuary
The Indiana Dunes Revealed offers the first comprehensive examination of a widely collected, much loved, and ecologically significant artist. Described by art historian William Gerdts as “one of the finest painters working in the Midwest in the first decades of the twentieth century,” Frank V. Dudley (1868-1957) was a native of Wisconsin who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before going on to establish a long exhibition record both there and across the country. He also dedicated over forty years of his professional life as a landscape painter to the promotion and preservation the Indiana Dunes. Today, thanks in part to Dudley’s efforts, this unique geographical region enjoys state and federal protection and provides ecologists from around the world with a living laboratory unlike anything else.
The Indiana Dunes Revealed serves as the accompanying catalogue for the exhibition of Dudley’s work showing from August 15 to November 30, 2006 at the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University. Featuring 150 color and 70 black-and-white images, it celebrates Dudley’s unique artistic legacy, documents the exhibition, and demonstrates the painter’s importance to environmentalists and naturalists, especially during the many years of national debate over the designation of parts of the dunes as a national park. In some areas, Dudley’s painting may be the only record of a lost dunescape, and as the struggle between development and preservation continues, his enduring art reminds us of the need for a sustainable environment for the Great Lakes.

Ethics of Environment and Development: Global Challenge, International Response
ISBN: 0816512639

University of Arizona Press. 1991

How can we make ethical decisions about our environment in the face of increasingly conflicting needs and opinions? This collection of essays offers a wide range of viewpoints representing many of the world's cultural and religious traditions to help readers better make such determinations for themselves. The authors seek to clarify the ethical principles surrounding the concept of "sustainable development." They provide a synoptic overview of the contemporary moral challenge of sustainable development and the similarities and differences in its interpretation throughout the world. In bringing together contributions by authorities in environmental ethics and developmental ethics, and by those who are addressing these questions from the perspectives of religion and humanistic philosophy, the book develops the concept of sustainability as the ethical approach to reconciling the needs of environmental conservation with economic development.

Sacred Sands: The Struggle for Community in the Indiana Dunes
ISBN: 0819561290

Wesleyan University Press. 1986

Engel, J. Ronald

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