Managing Our Natural Resources

ISBN-10: 1428318682
ISBN-13: 9781428318687
Edition: 5th 2009
List price: $268.95
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Description: The updated fifth edition of this introductory book provides an overview of the broad field of natural resources management ranging from forestry to air quality to wildlife management to solid waste management. Full color photos and illustrations  More...

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Book details

List price: $268.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/26/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

The updated fifth edition of this introductory book provides an overview of the broad field of natural resources management ranging from forestry to air quality to wildlife management to solid waste management. Full color photos and illustrations have been added throughout, and new case studies explore current real-life issues encountered in natural resource management.

Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, the 2011 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS: REAL MATHEMATICS, REAL PEOPLE, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.Dr. William Camp is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Extension Education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He retired from Cornell University in 2010. Prior to his university career, Dr. Camp taught agriculture and natural resources management to high school and middle school students. He has written more than 200 research articles, papers, reports, and monographs.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Our Natural Resources
A History of Conservation in the United States
Concepts in Natural Resources Management
Soil And Land Resources
Soil Characteristics
Soil Erosion
Controlling Erosion on the Farm
Nonfarm Erosion Control
Rangeland Management
Landfills and Solid Waste Management
Wetland Preservation and Management
Land-Use Planning
Careers in Soil Management
Water And Air Resources
Water Supply and Water Users
Water Pollution
Water Purification and Waste Water Treatment
Water-Use Planning
Air and Air Quality
Careers in Water and Air Management
Forest Resources
Our Forests and Their Products
Woodland Management
Forest Enemies and Their Control
Fire!
Careers in Forestry
Fish And Wildlife Resources
Fish and Wildlife in America
Game Management
Marine Fisheries Management
Freshwater Fishery Management
Careers in Fish and Wildlife Management
Outdoor Recreation Resources
Recreation on Public Lands and Waters
Outdoor Safety
Careers in Outdoor Recreation
Energy, Mineral, And Metal Resources
Fossil Fuels
Alternative Energy Sources Management
Metals and Minerals
Careers in Energy, Mineral, and Metal Resources
Advanced Concepts
Advanced Concepts in Natural Resources Management Case Study: My Exotic Gypsy Moths
Web Sites Dealing With Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Safety Certification Programs
Safety in the School and Workplace
Supervised Agricultural Experiences
Additional Case Studies

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