Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics, and Policy / Edition 2by Jerry L. Holechek, Richard A. Cole, James T. Fisher, Raul Valdez
Pub. Date: 05/15/2002
Unlike other natural resource management volumes that focus solely on the ecological aspects of resources—and with an overly pessimistic view of the future—this volume explores natural resource management in context in a functional, applied framework by integrating ecology, history, planning, economics, and policy into/i>/i>/i>/b>
Unlike other natural resource management volumes that focus solely on the ecological aspects of resources—and with an overly pessimistic view of the future—this volume 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, and by providing a balanced, guarded optimistic view of the most current research and technology's capability to overcome natural resource problems. Exceptionally straightforward and readable, it is easily accessible to readers with limited background in ecology, biology, and economics. The volume provides an overview of natural resources, and a complete analysis of management foundations, air, water, and land resources, the land-based renewable resources, the wild living resources, the mineral and energy resources, plus an integration of natural resources management. For foresters, wildlife biologists, geologists, range managers, and environmental scientists.
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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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