Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future (9th Edition)

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9780131458321: Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future (9th Edition)

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.

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This leading text examines the past, present and future of resource conservation by explaining the basic ecological principles on which modern resource management is based. It fully considers each major resource in terms of its value to humans, its exploitation or degradation, and how it can be restored and sustainably managed.

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This enlightening, rigorous, and comprehensive analysis offers a scientifically thorough survey of natural resource and environmental issues with an emphasis on practical, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions that meet human needs without disrupting our ecosystem's balance and depleting the Earth of its natural resources.Focuses on the issue of sustainable development, providing a variety of lasting solutions that make sense from social, economic, and environmental viewpoints, and putting readers in touch with one of the most significant shifts in thinking and action in the environmental and resource management arenas. Helps readers learn to critically think, question, and analyze issues from a variety of perspectives and distinguish good information from bad. Includes in-depth case studies end-of-chapter summaries, a list of key terms, review questions and critical thinking questions, and suggested readings. Significantly increases emphasis on international/global issues, and updates examples and statistics throughout.For environmentalists, ecologists, biologists, and others in the natural resource conservation fields.

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