Environmental Ethics
and Public Policy
Ernest Partridge, Ph.D

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Conscience of a Progressive
    (A Book in Progress)

A Dim View of Libertarianism

Rawls and the Duty to Posterity
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The Ecology Project

For Environmental Educators

The Russian Environment

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Elinore H. Partridge received her Ph.D. in American Literature, Linguistics, and Rhetoric from the University of California at Davis. She recently retired after twenty-three years as a Professor in the English Department at California State University, San Bernardino. She has taught American Literature, Introductory Linguistics, Analysis of Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction Prose, Senior Seminars in Travel Literature and Autobiographical Writing, Research Techniques, Advanced Expository Writing, Western Rhetorical Traditions, Stylistics, and Professional Writing. For five years before her retirement, she directed the Graduate Program which offered an M.A. in Composition, Literature, and Linguistics, and she remains in touch with many of her former students. Her professional interests include nineteenth-century American literature, in particular natural history writing, travel writing and nonfiction prose; twentieth-century travel writing; literature and science; rhetoric and stylistic analysis, and teaching English as a second language. Her more recent publications include American Prose and Criticism, 1820-1900, “Nineteenth-century Travel Writing: Gender and Genre,” “Adjusting Sights: Ways of Teaching and Reading Non-Fiction Prose,” and “What Scientists Can Tell Science Writers About Writing.

At home, she enjoys reading for both information and for pleasure as well as gardening and cooking. She reads French and German and can communicate in those languages, but is really fluent in neither. She remains an active hiker and boater (canoe and kayak) and has traveled to England, France, Russia, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, and Italy as well as in much of the United Sates, including Alaska.



Dr. Ernest Partridge is a consultant, writer and lecturer in the field of Environmental Ethics and Public Policy. He has taught Philosophy at the University of California, and in Utah, Colorado and Wisconsin. He publishes the website, "The Online Gadfly" (www.igc.org/gadfly) and co-edits the progressive website, "The Crisis Papers" (www.crisispapers.org).  Dr. Partridge can be contacted at: gadfly@igc.org .