l'écologie en général

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by doublelyon, May 19, 2008.

  1. doublelyon

    doublelyon Senior Member

    je trouve très difficile de traduire le mot "écologie" en anglais. il s'agit ici d'une maison d'édition qui traduit des livres sur "l'écologie en général". je trouve que le mot "environment" est réducteur...car on n'y trouve pas toutes les facettes de l'écologie (politique, social, agricole...).
    est-ce que je peux mettre "edits books on all issues linked to the environment"?
  2. laudace

    laudace Senior Member

    Ohio, USA
    English - America

    "...on all issues related to ecology."

    écologie = ecology and refers to care for the environment, primarily.

    Does that make sense to you in this case?
  3. doublelyon

    doublelyon Senior Member

  4. weefoot Senior Member

    France French
    Books on "environmental issues"
  5. Missrapunzel

    Missrapunzel Senior Member

    French (France)
    how about "environmental awareness (issues)"?
    This is just an idea.
  6. laudace

    laudace Senior Member

    Ohio, USA
    English - America
    Very good points, all.

    I'm wondering, as I've only heard the term used with regard to environmental ecology, whether "political ecology" and "social e." might refer in this context to the political and social activism associated with trying to preserve a clean environment.

    Juste mes pensées...Qu'en pensez-vous?

  7. Docbike Senior Member

    english, UK
    I would say that ecology is the STUDY of the environment. You could for example study " the ecology of this or that environment". Take your pick, therefore, according to context, but they are different things. Hope that makes sense.
  8. laudace

    laudace Senior Member

    Ohio, USA
    English - America
    FYI, <Webster's...
    ecology is "a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments.

    That clears things up a bit, I think.

    Best wishes to all. :)
  9. doublelyon

    doublelyon Senior Member

    well, great brainstorm
    i think i'll go for
    "books on environmental issues"
    many thanks
  10. George French Senior Member

    English - UK
    Let's be careful here with the words ecology and environment.
    They are not synonyms, but they often get used interchangably!

    Primary definitions:-
    1. Ecology:- A branch of biology dealing with the relations of organisms to one another and their physical surrounding.
    2. Environment:- Physical surroundings and conditions.
    But let's make it quite clear, "Humans are creating environments that are ecological madness." :thumbsdown:


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