Natural Resources Ecology, Economics, and Policy

ISBN-10: 0130933880
ISBN-13: 9780130933881
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $111.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/15/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 761
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.202
Language: English

For introductory courses in Natural Resource Management, Advanced Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource Economics, Natural Resource Policy, and Environmental Science. Unlike other natural resource management texts that focus solely on the ecological aspects of resourcesand with an overly pessimistic view of the futurethis text 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, guardedly 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 students with limited background in ecology, biology, and economics.

Preface
Natural Resources: An Overview
Management Foundations
The Historical Perspective
Basic Ecology
Conservation Economics
Planning, Policy, and Administration
Air, Water, and Land Resources
Atmospheric Resources and Climate
Water Resources
Soil: The Basic Land Resource
Ecosystems of the United States
The Land-Based Renewable Resources
Forests and Forestry
Rangeland and Range Management
Farmland and Food Production
Outdoor Recreation
Urban Land-Use Management
The Urban Ecosystem
The Urban Ecosystem
Development of Urban Infrastructure
Population Redistribution and Urban Change
Urban Land-Use Planning
Contemporary Urban Land-Use Planning
Managing the Urban Ecosystem
Regional Planning Challenges
Literature Cited
The Wild Living Resources
Wildlife Conservation and Management
Fishery Conservation and Management
The Fishery Resource
Fishing for Food and Other Goods
Recreational Fishing
Fisheries Biodiversity Issues
Fishery Science and Management
The Fishery Professional
Future Fishery Issues
Biodiversity and Endangered Species Management
The Mineral and Energy Resources
Mineral Resources
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Renewable Energy: The Sustainable Path to a Secure Energy Future
Integration of Natural Resources Management
Natural Resources and International Development
Economics and Economic Systems
Sustainable Development, Technology, and the Future
Glossary
Index

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