America's Renewable Resources

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$120.00
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $117.08
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 2%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $117.08   
  • New (4) from $117.08   
  • Used (1) from $166.22   

Overview

By recording one country's experience with its vast natural resource base, America's Renewable Resources: Historical Trends and Current Challenges will help to inform the management of future demands on the resource base in the U.S. and throughout the world. The contributors focus specifically on renewable resources—water, forests, rangeland, cropland and soils, and wildlife—which possess the capacity to restore themselves after they have be consumed. Because this capacity can be destroyed and the time required for restoration can be very long, a balance in their use is necessary to sustain continued productivity. In arresting fashion, the authors trace the history of each resource's use from early colonial times through periods of dramatic, sometimes cataclysmic, changes in its utilization by an expanding, diversifying society. They show how unforeseen consequences have forced social institutions into existence and compelled policy makers, especially at the federal level, to deal with problems for which they were largely unprepared. America's Renewable Resources, by examining changes in demand, technologies, policies, and institutions, will assist both policy makers and the public at large to look past short-term events to the conditions fundamental to maintaining our future economic and environmental wellbeing.

Originally published in 1991

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Filled with high-quality information and thoughtful analysis, this book is a good antidote to orthodox environmental doomsdaying.'
Reason

'The whole panorama of renewable resources is so engagingly displayed that the unwary reader will be lured unresistingly into taking the broader view.... This book has much to contribute to the environmental debate. Its unbiased, well-argued assessment will, given the chance, improve the ability of all factions intelligibly to weigh the issues.'
Forestry Chronicle

'It was great to find a scholarly public policy book that provides facts rather than provoking a riot...gives a sense of perspective missing from many volumes.'
Bloomsbury Review

'Should be required reading for legislators and administrators who deal with America's resources... Through this study, one can clearly see past policies and attitudes and can appreciate that sometimes the condition and use of resources was and is really in the eye of the beholder.'
Forest and Conservation History

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617260506
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Series: RFF Natural Resource Management Set Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger A. Sedjo is a senior fellow and the director of the Forest Economics and Policy Program at Resources for the Future (RFF).

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)