Natural Resource Conservation Management for a Sustainable Future

ISBN-10: 0131458329

ISBN-13: 9780131458321

Edition: 9th 2005

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Book details

List price: $132.67
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Daniel D. Chiras holds a Ph.D. in physiology and teaches courses on sustainability and environmental health at the universities of Colorado and Denver. He is also an avid musician, organic gardener, river runner, and bicyclist. He lives with his family in a passive solar/solar electric, straw bale, and rammed tire house in Evergreen, Colorado.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Biographies
Natural Resource Conservation and Management: Past, Present, and Future
A Crisis on Planet Earth?
Differing Viewpoints: Are We on a Sustainable Course
A Brief History of the Resource Conservation, Environmental, and Sustainability Movements
The Earth Summit and Beyond
Classification of Natural Resources
Approaches to Natural Resource Management
Changing Realities: The Nemesis Effect
New Tools for Resource Management: Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
Economics and Ethics, and Critical Thinking: Tools for Creating a Sustainable Future
Ethics in Resource Conservation 2.1 Ethics Versus Economics
Understanding Economics
Creating a Sustainable Economy
Toward Sustainable Ethics
Geographic Information Systems and Ecological Justice
Critical Thinking and Sustainable Development
Lessons from Ecology
Levels of Organization
Scientific Principles Relevant to Ecology
The Flow of Energy through Ecosystems
Principles of Ecology
The Biomes
Life Returns to Mount St. Helens: A Dramatic Example of Succession
Ecology and Sustainability
The Human Population Challenge
Understanding Populations and Population Growth
The Impacts of Over Population
Population Growth in the More Developed Nations: A Closer Look
Ethics in Resource Conservation 4.1 Is Reproduction A Personal Right?
Population Growth in the Less Developed Nations: A Closer Look
Controlling the Growth of the World's Population
Human Population and the Earth's Carrying Capacity
China: One of Family Plannings Success Stories?
World Hunger: Solving the Problem Sustainably
World Hunger: Dimensions of the Problem
Increasing Food Supplies Sustainably: An Overview
Ethics In Resource Conservation 5.1 Feeding People or Controlling Population Growth
Poverty Conflict and Free Trade: Vital Strategies Needed to Feed the Worlds People
The Nature of Soils
Value of Soil
Characteristics of Soil
Soil Formation
The Soil Profile
Soil Classification
Soil Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture
The Nature of Soil Erosion
The Dust Bowl
The Shelterbelt Program
Soil Erosion Today
Factors Affecting the Rate of Soil Erosion by Water
Controlling Soil Erosion by Water
A 100-Year Study of the Effects of Cropping on Soil Erosion
The Universal Soil Loss Equation
Alternative Agriculture
Sustainable Agriculture
GIS and Remote Sensing GIS, Remote Sensing, and Precision Farming
Pesticides: Protecting Our Crops, Our Health, and Our Environment
Where Do Pests Come From?
Types of Chemical Pesticides: An Historical Perspective
How Effective Are Pesticides?
How Hazardous Are Pesticides?
Sustainable Pest Control
GIS and Remote Sensing Using Satellite Remote Sensing to Detect Pest Damage in Oregon's Forests
Tsetse Flies Brought Under Control in Zanzibar
Are Pesticides Adequately Regulated?
Aquatic Environments
Wetlands
The Lake Ecosystem
The Stream Ecosystem
The Coastal Environment
The Ocean
Managing Resource Sustainability Waters
The Water Cycle
Flooding: Problems and Solutions
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1993
GIS and Remote Sensing GIS Aids Snow Monitoring and Modeling at the National Weather Service
Water Shortages: Issues and Solutions
Irrigation: Issues and Solutions
Water Pollution
Types of Water Pollution
Major Pollutants and Their Control
The Zebra Mussel: A Water Contaminant From Europe
Sewage Treatment and Disposal
Invisible Threat: Toxic Chemicals in The Great Lakes
Legislating Water Pollution Control
Pollution of Oceans
A World View of Water Pollution
Fisheries Conservation
Freshwater Fisheries
Environmental Limitations to the Reproductive Potential of Freshwater Fish
The Sea Lamprey Scourge of The Great Lakes
Sustainable Freshwater Fisheries Management
Rebuilding Fish and Wildlife Populations on the Columbia River Drainage System
Salmon Fever in The Great Lakes
Marine Fisheries
Problems Facing the Marine Fisheries Industry
Sustainable Marine Fisheries Management
Aquaculture
Rangeland Management
Ecology of Rangelands
Prairie Restoration and the National Grasslands Story
Brief History of Range Use in the United States
Causes of Desertification
Rangeland Resources and Condition
Range Wars: Ranche Versus Environmentalists
Range Management
Methods of Coyote Control
Forest Management
Forest Ownership
The U.S. Forest Service
Harvesting Trees
The Monoculture Controversy
Reforestation
Genetic Engineering: The Key to Tomorrow's Superforests
Control of Forest Pests
Fire Management
Controlling Insect Outbreaks with Heterotypes
Meeting Future Timber Demands
Preserving Wilderness
Forest Conservation by Efficient Utilization
Protecting Natural Resources: National Parks
The Wilderness Controversy
Reversing Tropical Deforestation
Plant and Animal Extinction
Extinction: Eroding the Earth's Biological Diversity
Understanding Population Dynamics
Causes of Extinction
Dam Versus Darter: A Classic Confrontation
The Passenger Pigeon: The Many Causes of Extinction
GIS Remote Sensing Mapping Noxious Weeds With GIS
Ethics in Resource Management 15.3 Do Other Species have a Right to Exist?
Methods of Preventing Extinction
The Endangered Species Act
Wildlife Management
Wildlife
Types of Animal Movements
Mortality Factors
The Hunting Controversy
Wildlife Management
Regulating Populations
The Everglades: Water Troubles in A Wildlife Paradise
Ethics in Resource Conservation 16.3 To Kill or Not to Kill
Nongame Wildlife
Sustainable Waste Management
Municipal Waste: Tapping a Wasted Resource
Managing Our Municipal Solid Wastes Sustainably
Ethics in Resource Conservation 17.1 Do We Have an Obligation to Future Generations?
Waste Disposal: The Final Option
Hazardous Wastes
The Chemical Time Bomb at Love Canal
Exportin Toxic Troubles
Air Pollution
Pollution of the Atmosphere
Major Atmospheric Pollutants
The Clean Air Act
Factors Affecting Air Pollution Concentrations
Effects of Air Pollution on Local Climate
Effects of Air Pollution on Human Health
Asbestos: The Dangers of a Useful Product
Air Pollution Abatement and Control
Getting Charged Up Over Electric Cars
Indoor Air Pollution
Tobacco Smoke: The Deadliest Air Pollutant
Air Pollution: Global Problems
Global Climate Change
Acid Deposition
GIS and Remote Sensing GIS Aids Emergency Response and Survival Strategies in Bangladesh
Depletion of Stratospheric Ozone
Ethics in Resource Conservation 19.1 Debate Over Global Warming and Ozone Depletion: Do We Have an Obligation to Other Countries?
Minerals, Mining, and a Sustainable Society
Supply and Demand
Can We Expand Our Mineral Supplies?
Mineral Conservation Strategies
Environmental Impacts of Mineral Production
Nonrenewable Energy Resources: Issues and Options
Global Energy Sources: An Overview
A Closer Look at Nonrenewable Energy Resources
The Nuclear Energy Option: Is It Sustainable?
Fusion Reactors
America's Energy Future
Creating a Sustainable System of Energy: Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Conservation
Renewable Energy Strategies
Afterword
Glossary
Illustration Acknowledgments
Index
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