Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation: A Geographic Perspective on Natural Resource Use

Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation: A Geographic Perspective on Natural Resource Use

by Susan L. Cutter, William H. Renwick, Hilary L. Renwick
     
 
This text presents a unique geographic approach to the environment and environmental policy. Cutter and Renwick integrate physical, economic, social and political considerations into the examination of the major natural resource issues facing the world today. The dynamic interplay between these factors causes continuing changes in methods and rates of resource

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This text presents a unique geographic approach to the environment and environmental policy. Cutter and Renwick integrate physical, economic, social and political considerations into the examination of the major natural resource issues facing the world today. The dynamic interplay between these factors causes continuing changes in methods and rates of resource exploitation. Readers are presented with a wide range of opinions and interpretations of natural resource issues as a basis for discussion. Since the authors have contrasting scientific and philosophical views, the text avoids presenting any one point of view. The third edition has been updated and revised to include a stronger global perspective. There is a new chapter on Global Sustainable Society, an earth system science treatment of physical processes, global level data, and international policy perspectives. The text also makes use of several global environmental databases that are now available. These invaluable instructional tools will help readers learn how to analyze and quantitatively evaluate the significance of resource patterns and trends.

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Revised and updated undergraduate textbook integrates physical, economic, social, and political considerations in an examination of the major natural resource issues confronting the contemporary world. New to this edition (first ed., 1985) is material on toxic substances and land resources as well as a focus on current issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865981294
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1985
Pages:
468

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