Natural Resource Conservation: Pearson New International Edition

Cases and Moral Reasoning
Author: Daniel D. Chiras,John P. Reganold
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292052376
Category: Science
Page: 664
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For introductory-level, undergraduate courses in natural resource conservation, natural resource management, environmental science, and environmental conservation. This comprehensive text describes the ecological principles, policies, and practices required to create a sustainable future. It emphasizes practical, cost-effective, sustainable solutions to these problems that make sense from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.

Natural Resource Conservation

Management for a Sustainable Future
Author: Daniel D. Chiras,John P. Reganold
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 659
View: 551
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For introductory-level, undergraduate courses in natural resource conservation, natural resource management, environmental science, and environmental conservation. This comprehensive text describes the ecological principles, policies, and practices required to create a sustainable future. It emphasizes practical, cost-effective, sustainable solutions to these problems that make sense from social, economic, and environmental perspectives

Natural Resource Conservation

Management for a Sustainable Future
Author: Daniel D. Chiras,John P. Reganold
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 644
View: 7718
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For introductory-level, undergraduate courses in natural resource conservation, natural resource management, environmental science, and environmental conservation.This comprehensive text provides the ecological principles, policies, and practices to manage a sustainable future. It emphasizes practical, cost-effective, sustainable solutions to these problems that make sense from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.

Managing Our Natural Resources


Author: William G. Camp,Betty Heath-Camp
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480880
Category: Science
Page: 608
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Explore the world’s natural resources and the ways professionals manage them with MANAGING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, 6th Edition! Written for introductory agriculture courses, this book examines a broad variety of topics from forest fires and fishery management to water purification and energy conservation. Organized into an eight-unit overview, chapters cover the must-know fundamentals of land, water, and air, forestry, fish and wildlife, and energy and mineral resources, along with the issues impacting them today. Full-color photographs, illustrations, and case studies add depth and clarity to every chapter, while appendices urge you beyond the book to websites, certification programs, and additional learning opportunities that help you develop critical thinking skills. Now available in an eBook with highlighting and search capabilities, MANAGING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, 6th Edition invites you to dig in and uncover today’s most exciting agricultural careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management


Author: David A. Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134659288
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 430
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The tools of environmental economics guide policymakers as they weigh development against nature, present against future, and certain benefits against uncertain consequences. From reluctant-but-necessary calculations of the value of life, to quandaries over profits at the environment’s expense, the policies and research findings explained in this textbook are relevant to decisions made daily by individuals, firms, and governments. The fourth edition of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management pairs the user-friendly approaches of the previous editions with the latest developments in the field. A story-based narrative delivers clear, concise coverage of contemporary policy initiatives. To promote environmental and economic literacy, we have added even more visual aids, including color photographs and diagrams unmatched in other texts. Ancillaries include an Instructor’s Guide with answers to all of the practice problems and downloadable slides of figures and tables from the book. The economy is a subset of the environment, from which resources are obtained, workers and consumers receive sustenance, and life begins. Energy prices and environmental calamities constrain economic growth and the quality of life. The same can be said about overly restrictive environmental policies. It is with an appreciation for the weighty influence of this discipline, and the importance of conveying it to students, that this textbook is crafted.

Applied Ecology and Environmental Management


Author: Edward I. Newman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470698179
Category: Science
Page: 408
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This book explains ways that ecological science can be applied to solving some of the most crucial problems facing our world today. A major theme is how resources can be effectively managed and exploited in as near a sustainable manner as possible. The author draws together, in a single volume, major topics in environmental and resource management that have traditionally been dispersed among several different books. Applied Ecology starts with an analysis of our planet's basic natural resources - energy, water and soil; it moves on to the management of biological resources - fish, grazing lands and forests, and then to pest control and pollution. Finally, the book tackles conservation and management of wild species and the restoration of ecological communities. The second edition of this text has been radically redesigned and rewritten. Each chapter starts with a list of questions, setting out the various fundamental problems to be considered. Interwoven with these practical problems is a clear explanation of the underlying basic science - ecology - studied at scales ranging from global, landscape and ecosystem, down to the population and individual (and even their physiology and genetics). The science is illustrated by examples from every major geographic area of the world. This book is aimed primarily at undergraduate students taking courses in applied ecology, environmental science, environmental management and natural resources management. The author has extensive experience as a university teacher. Like his lectures, this book is scientifically rigorous yet clear and easy to understand. Draws together major topics in environmental and resource management, usually dispersed over many separate books. Questions, summaries and clearly structured chapters enhance usability. Emphasis on clarity and accessibility. Based on a proven and successful course.

Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century

The Science Of Ecosytem Management
Author: Kathryn A. Kohm,Jerry F. Franklin
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610913928
Category: Science
Page: 491
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Over the past decade, a sea change has occurred in the field of forestry. A vastly increased understanding of how ecological systems function has transformed the science from one focused on simplifying systems, producing wood, and managing at the stand-level to one concerned with understanding and managing complexity, providing a wide range of ecological goods and services, and managing across broad landscapes.Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century is an authoritative and multidisciplinary examination of the current state of forestry and its relation to the emergent field of ecosystem management. Drawing upon the expertise of top professionals in the field, it provides an up-to-date synthesis of principles of ecosystem management and their implications for forest policy. Leading scientists, including Malcolm Hunter, Jr., Bruce G. Marcot, James K. Agee, Thomas R. Crow, Robert J. Naiman, John C. Gordon, R.W. Behan, Steven L. Yaffee, and many others examine topics that are central to the future of forestry: new understandings of ecological processes and principles, from stand structure and function to disturbance processes and the movement of organisms across landscapes challenges to long-held assumptions: the rationale for clearcutting, the wisdom of short rotations, the exclusion of fire traditional tools in light of expanded goals for forest landscapes managing at larger spatial scales, including practical information and ideas for managing large landscapes over long time periods the economic, organizational, and political issues that are critical to implementing successful ecosystem management and developing institutions to transform knowledge into action Featuring a 16-page center section with color photographs that illustrate some of the best on-the-ground examples of ecosystem management from around the world, Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century is the definitive text on managing ecosystems. It provides a compelling case for thinking creatively beyond the bounds of traditional forest resource management, and will be essential reading for students; scientists working in state, federal, and private research institutions; public and private forest managers; staff members of environmental/conservation organizations; and policymakers.

Natural Resource Administration

Wildlife, Fisheries, Forests and Parks
Author: Donald W. Sparling
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124047084
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 374
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Natural Resource and Wildlife Administration presents a clear perspective on natural resource administration in North America, how it developed, how it is currently structured, and where it might be heading. Intertwined areas of natural resources, including wildlife administration, fisheries, forestry, and other competitive land uses, are heavily discussed. The book covers the history of natural resource management in Europe and North America, proceeding to environmental law; agencies involved in wildlife and natural resource management; and the human dimensions of public relations and economic concerns. Natural Resource and Wildlife Administration provides solid background on the history of natural resource conservation, critical laws protecting resources, and the nature of agencies. The interconnectedness among natural resources makes this a useful text for disciplines such as wildlife, fisheries, and forestry. Covers the development of natural resource law and the conservation agencies in North America, and also provides models for international use Examines the roles of diverse federal, state, and non-governmental agencies, and how they cooperate as professionals to accomplish natural resources management Leads readers to a greater understanding of the politics and interplay of priorities in professional conservation biology Assists the certification processes of professional societies Includes end-of-chapter questions for further thought and discussion, as well as offset boxes throughout the text to help explain more technical subjects

Fish Conservation

A Guide to Understanding and Restoring Global Aquatic Biodiversity and Fishery Resources
Author: Gene S. Helfman
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597267600
Category: Science
Page: 608
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Fish Conservation offers, for the first time in a single volume, a readable reference with a global approach to marine and freshwater fish diversity and fishery resource issues. Gene Helfman brings together available knowledge on the decline and restoration of freshwater and marine fishes, providing ecologically sound answers to biodiversity declines as well as to fishery management problems at the subsistence, recreational, and commercial levels. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book: considers the value of preserving aquatic biodiversity offers an overview of imperiled fishes on a taxonomic and geographic basis presents a synthesis of common characteristics of imperiled fishes and their habitats details anthropogenic causes of decline examines human exploitation issues addresses ethical questions surrounding exploitation of fishes The final chapter integrates topics and evaluates prospects for arresting declines, emphasizing the application of evolutionary and ecological principles in light of projected trends. Throughout, Helfman provides examples, explores case studies, and synthesizes available information from a broad taxonomic, habitat, and geographic range. Fish Conservation summarizes the current state of knowledge about the degradation and restoration of diversity among fishes and the productivity of fishery resources, pointing out areas where progress has been made and where more needs to be done. Solutions focus on the application of ecological knowledge to solving practical problems, recognizing that effective biodiversity conservation depends on meeting human needs through management that focuses on long term sustainability and an ecosystem perspective.

Boxes, Rockets, and Pens

A History of Wildlife Recovery in Tennessee
Author: Doug Markham
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870499937
Category: Nature
Page: 144
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"Boxes, Rockets, and Pens - the title refers to equipment used in the recovery and relocation of wildlife - presents a detailed history of the efforts to restore several of Tennessee's wild animals from near extinction. Drawing from his own firsthand observations of the state's recent wildlife history and from interviews with wildlife professionals, Doug Markham offers a series of vignettes on key recovery programs. Complementing the narrative are nearly one hundred black-and-white and color photographs, including many by the renowned nature photographer Byron Jorjorian."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Ecosystems and Human Health

Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, Second Edition
Author: Richard B. Philp
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420032376
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Renamed to reflect the expanded scope of the second edition, Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards builds on the foundation created by the author in the first edition, Environmental Hazards and Human Health. Written in a journalistic, easily accessible style, this book bridges the gap between toxicology and environmental sciences by exploring man-made and natural hazards, and the risks they pose to wildlife and human health. See what's new in the Second Edition: Coverage of environmental hormone disrupters Section on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Expanded discussion of the controversy over genetically modified foods New information on mechanisms of action of marine venoms and poisons Ecosystems and Human Health: Toxicology and Environmental Hazards, Second Edition explores the broad range of environmental and human health aspects of chemical and biological hazards. The author covers the basic principles of pharmacology and toxicology as well as risk analysis, air and water pollution, and various toxicants, hazards, and poisons. He presents numerous examples of the intimate relationship between ecosystem health and human health and of the need to consider this relationship whenever human activities are likely to have a significant environmental impact.

Introduction to Outdoor Recreation

Providing and Managing Natural Resource Based Opportunities
Author: Roger L. Moore,Beverly L. Driver
Publisher: Venture Pub
ISBN: 9781892132505
Category: Nature
Page: 339
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The Community Resilience Reader

Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval
Author: Daniel Lerch
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610918606
Category: Architecture
Page: 336
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National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. The Community Resilience Reader combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working on the ground to present a new vision for creating resilience. It shows that resilience is a process, not a goal; how it requires learning to adapt but also preparing to transform; and that it starts and ends with the people living in a community. From Post Carbon Institute, the producers of the award-winning The Post Carbon Reader, The Community Resilience Reader is a valuable resource for community leaders, college students, and concerned citizens.

Conservation for a New Era


Author: Jeffrey A. McNeely,Susan A. Mainka
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 2831711789
Category: Nature
Page: 219
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Conservation for a New Era outlines the critical issues facing us in the 21st century, developed from the results of the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008. The landmark publication takes on the pressing issues of today and highlights the solutions to be found through investing in nature. The book is essential reading for governments, businesses and decision makers. It provides a snapshot of the current situation, split into 21 easy-to-read sections, as well as a roadmap for the future.

Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet


Author: Ockie Bosch,Robert Y. Cavana
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 3038427896
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet" that was published in Systems

Energy, Environment, and Climate

Second Edition
Author: Richard Wolfson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393912744
Category: Science
Page: 43
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Energy, Environment, and Climate, Second Edition, is the most contemporary book for the energy course. Written for non-science majors, the text presents the physical concepts in easy-to-understand language and asks students to apply those concepts to contemporary energy issues. Students learn to analyze the important questions that face today’s citizens and deal with the answers both qualitatively and quantitatively. End-of-chapter questions provide an opportunity for students to practice what they’ve learned and provide instructors with questions that can be debated in class.

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions


Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169546
Category: Science
Page: 800
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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Nature and Properties of Soils


Author: Harry Oliver Buckman,Nyle C. Brady
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 653
View: 1865
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Outdoor Recreation

An Introduction
Author: Ryan Plummer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415430401
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 389
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Outdoor Recreation: An Introduction provides students following courses in outdoor recreation, leisure and environmental studies with a comprehensive and informative overview of this broad and fascinating field. Covering both theory and practice, and including case studies and examples from around the world, this is the first student text in outdoor recreation to draw on such a diverse range of interdisciplinary approaches and methods. The book introduces students to every key theme in the study of contemporary outdoor recreation, including: key concepts and definitions history and development of outdoor leisure management of outdoor recreation development and management of parks, protected areas and wilderness psychology of the outdoor experience ecology and the natural environment outdoor education and interpretation economics of outdoor recreation outdoor education, leadership and personal development contemporary issues in, and the future of, outdoor recreation. Student learning is supported throughout the book with helpful features such as learning objectives, case studies, weblinks, chapter summaries, study questions, and definitions of key terms. Representing a definitive guide to an important and rapidly growing field, this book is essential reading for all students of outdoor recreation, leisure management, tourism and environmental studies, and will be an important resource for all professionals working in outdoor recreation and leisure.