Conservation: Protecting Our Plant Resources

Conservation: Protecting Our Plant Resources

by Anne Maczulak
     
 

Green Technology is an eight-volume set that examines the relationship between human activities and their sometimes harmful consequences for the environment and explores new methods of repairing and restoring the Earth. Approaching environmental issues confronting society from a technological perspective has spawned significant controversy, and the books in this

Overview

Green Technology is an eight-volume set that examines the relationship between human activities and their sometimes harmful consequences for the environment and explores new methods of repairing and restoring the Earth. Approaching environmental issues confronting society from a technological perspective has spawned significant controversy, and the books in this set present ail sides of the debate. Designed to complement science curricula, the set also covers relevant history and new green technologies and innovations that will contribute to the field in the future.

Conservation: Protecting Our Plant Resources discusses the careful and controlled use of natural resources for the purpose of extending their availability and retaining global biodiversity. The book focuses on the timely issue of forest and plant conservation-punctuated by the often heated debates between environmentalists and industrialists-and its impact in determining how to best use the world's natural resources. Sidebars citing actual examples and statistics, figures, and case studies enhance fundamental concepts and give the reader a sense of the urgency of the issues related to conservation.

The volume includes information on

consequences of deforestation

desertification

ecoforestry

the history of forest conservation

riparian habitats

soil conservation

temperate, tropical, and boreal forest preservation

threats to forests

wood resources, production, and waste

worldwide forest management

The book contains 50 color photographs and line illustrations, an appendix of forest conservation organizations, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. GreenTechnology is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who seek information on the important issues that affect the environment worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816071999
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Green Technology Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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