ISBN-10:
0697157822
ISBN-13:
9780697157829
Pub. Date:
08/28/1996
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Conservation of Natural Resources: A Resource Management Approach / Edition 2

Conservation of Natural Resources: A Resource Management Approach / Edition 2

by David A. Castillon

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ISBN-13: 9780697157829
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.79(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Physical and Biological Variables of The Natural Environment

1 Introduction to the Conservation of Natural Resources

Introduction*

History of Conservation in United States

Natural Resources

Time and Space

The Biotic Pyramid

Sustainability

Summary*

2 Lithosphere--Geology

Composition of the Lithosphere

Endogenic Processes

Exogenic Processes/ Landforms-Topography

The Biosphere through Geologic Time

Geologic Hazards

3 Atmosphere--Climate

Solar Energy

Atmosphere--Composition and Properties

Climate

The Greenhouse Effect

The Ozone Problem

4 Hydrosphere--Water

Changing States of Water

Hydrologic Cycle

Oceanic Circulation

Composition of the Hydrosphere

The Aquatic Environments

5 Soil

Definition of Soil

Soil Properties

Soil Formation

Soil Classification and Soil Geography

Soil Blota

Soil Erosion and Deposition

Irrigation

Wetlands

6 Biosphere--Biogeography

Energy Flow in the Biosphere

Biogeography of North America

Ecoregions of North America

(and more...)

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