Managing Our Natural Resources / Edition 5

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Managing Our Natural Resources, fifth edition, was designed and written with people and the environment in which we live in mind. The original book was written specifically to meet the need for an up-to-date introductory level natural resources text for high school and postsecondary agricultural education students. It provides an overview of a wide array of topics in the broad area of natural resources management, ranging from forestry to air quality to wildlife management to solid waste management. Each chapter is built around specific learning objectives and includes numerous photographs and other graphic illustrations that provide a lively look at the topics being discussed. Case studies that address real-world and current issues are provided for each unit and are designed to promote lively classroom discussion and facilitate critical thinking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428318687
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/26/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. William Camp is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Extension Education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He retired from Cornell University in 2010. Prior to his university career, Dr. Camp taught agriculture and natural resources management to high school and middle school students. He has written more than 200 research articles, papers, reports, and monographs.

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments SECTION I: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Our Natural Resources Chapter 2: A History of Conservation in the United States Chapter 3: Concepts in Natural Resources Management SECTION II: SOIL AND LAND RESOURCES Chapter 4: Soil Characteristics Chapter 5: Soil Erosion Chapter 6: Controlling Erosion on the Farm Chapter 7: Nonfarm Erosion Control Chapter 8: Rangeland Management Chapter 9: Landfills and Solid Waste Management Chapter 10: Wetland Preservation and Management Chapter 11: Land-Use Planning Chapter 12: Careers in Soil Management SECTION III: WATER AND AIR RESOURCES Chapter 13: Water Supply and Water Users Chapter 14: Water Pollution Chapter 15: Water Purification and Waste Water Treatment Chapter 16: Water-Use Planning Chapter 17: Air and Air Quality Chapter 18: Careers in Water and Air Management SECTION IV: FOREST RESOURCES Chapter 19: Our Forests and Their Products Chapter 20: Woodland Management Chapter 21: Forest Enemies and Their Control Chapter 22: Fire! Chapter 23: Careers in Forestry SECTION V: FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES Chapter 24: Fish and Wildlife in America Chapter 25: Game Management Chapter 26: Marine Fisheries Management Chapter 27: Freshwater Fishery Management Chapter 28: Careers in Fish and Wildlife Management SECTION VI: OUTDOOR RECREATION RESOURCES Chapter 29: Recreation on Public Lands and Waters Chapter 30: Outdoor Safety Chapter 31: Careers in Outdoor Recreation SECTION VII: ENERGY, MINERAL, AND METAL RESOURCES Chapter 32: Fossil Fuels Chapter 33: Alternative Energy Sources Management Chapter 34: Metals and Minerals Chapter 35: Careers in Energy, Mineral, and Metal Resources SECTION VIII: ADVANCED CONCEPTS Chapter 36: Advanced Concepts in Natural Resources Management Case Study: My Exotic Gypsy Moths Appendix A— Web Sites Dealing With Natural Resources and Environmental Management Appendix B— Safety Certification Programs Appendix C— Safety in the School and Workplace Appendix D—Supervised Agricultural Experiences Appendix E—Additional Case Studies Glossary Index

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