First, a disclosure: I contributed to two of the articles in this volume, so I obviously have my biases. Therefore, this review will be more a description about the book than a rating.
So, what is the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability: The Law and Politics of Sustainability and who might benefit from it? Basically, the book is a collection of academic essays about various subjects related to environmental law and politics, including country overviews, treaties, and major events. The essays are written by experts on each subject, mostly but not exclusively academics. I know for my articles I tried (and succeeded) to recruit some of the top experts on each country. The articles (or at least the ones I've seen) usually go beyond a dry checklist of environmental laws and discuss the role of the courts, prominent cases, and current controversies. However, the entries don't necessarily mention every single environmental law from a jurisdiction. Rather, the entries are most useful for familiarizing readers with the major issues or concepts.
Another thing that might be useful to note is that the book is very accessible. The entries (again, those I wrote or read) were are professionally written and do not dumb the material down. The intended audience is largely lawyers and students of environmental law and politics. However, the entries are also written clearly and without too much technical jargon. The folks at Berkshire Publishing put a premium on accessibility, even to the point that an intelligent high school student could possibly read one of the entries and comprehend most of it.
Having done research on comparative environmental law myself, I know how tough it can be to get an overview of a country's environmental law framework. I think this book is intended to make that type of research just a bit easier. Hopefully it proves useful.
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