Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics, and Policy / Edition 1

Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics, and Policy / Edition 1

by Jerry Holechek, Richard A. Cole, James T. Fisher, Raul Valdez
     
 

Unique in focus--and easily accessible to those with limited background in ecology, biology, and economics--this book explores natural resource management in context in a functional, applied framework by integrating ecology, history, planning, economics, and policy into coverage of each natural resource (renewable living, land-based resources andSee more details below

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Unique in focus--and easily accessible to those with limited background in ecology, biology, and economics--this book explores natural resource management in context in a functional, applied framework by integrating ecology, history, planning, economics, and policy into coverage of each natural resource (renewable living, land-based resources and non-renewable, non-living resources), and by providing a balanced, guarded optimistic view of the most current research and technology's capability to overcome natural resource problems. It offers a rich assortment of examples and visuals throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138960773
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/29/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
730
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.34(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Natural Resources: An Overview.

I. MANAGEMENT FOUNDATIONS.

2. The Historical Perspective.
3. Basic Ecology.
4. Conservation Economics.
5. Planning, Policy, and Administration.

II. AIR, WATER, AND LAND RESOURCES.

6. Atmospheric Resources and Climate.
7. Water Resources.
8. Soil: The Basic Land Resource.
9. Ecosystems of the United States.

III. THE LAND-BASED RENEWABLE RESOURCES.

10. Forests and Forestry.
11. Rangeland and Range Management.
12. Farmland and Food Production.
13. Outdoor Recreation.
14. Urban Land-Use Management.

IV. THE WILD LIVING RESOURCES.

15. Wildlife Conservation and Management.
16. Fishery Conservation and Management.
17. Biodiversity and Endangered Species Management.

V. THE MINERAL AND ENERGY RESOURCES.

18. Mineral Resources.
19. Nonrenewable Energy Resources.
20. Renewable Energy: The Sustainable Path to a Secure Energy Future.

VI. INTEGRATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.

21. Natural Resources and International Development.
22. Economics and Economic Systems.
23. Sustainable Development, Technology, and the Future.

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