No other book combines ecology, law, politics, and environmental science in a way designed to inform the reader as to how it all fits together. This book, clearly and engagingly written, makes the complex and often confusing concepts of environmental policy making easy to understand. This book provides a basic understanding of environmental topics and our current policy-making process, discussing the ecosystem, public awareness, governmental regulations, as well as air and water pollution, energy, toxic wastes, land management issues, and international environmental issues. For those employed in the environmental, land management, urban planning, public policy, and hazardous materials fields.
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This text provides an introduction to the policy making process in the United States, and examines U.S. environmental policy-regarding air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, waste disposal, and other areas.About the Author:
Zachary Smith is a Regents’ Professor of Political Science at Northern Arizona University. He received his BA from California State University, Fullerton and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has taught political science and public administration at Northern Arizona University, the University of Hawaii, Ohio University and the University of California at Santa Barbara. A consultant both nationally and internationally on natural resource and environmental matters, he is the author or editor of twenty books and many articles on environmental and natural resource policy topics. He currently teaches environmental and natural resource policy and administration in the public policy Ph.D. program at Northern Arizona University. He invites students interested in pursuing graduate work in environmental or natural resources policy to visit his web page at: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~zas/
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