Managing our Natural Resources

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Newly updated and effectively illustrated, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to all facets of natural resource management. Designed to give students a solid understanding of issues involving the preservation, management, and conservation of natural resources, this wide-ranging text introduces them to such key areas as water, soils, forests, wildlife, minerals, waste management, land-use planning, and energy. Included is sure-handed career guidance in fields such as forestry, fish and wildlife management, and outdoor recreation. New material covers the recent natural disasters in the United States and examines the role of forest fires in the natural order. The "people aspect" of natural resources management is emphasized, showing how humankind can effectively use, manage and enhance the environment. ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Guide ISBN: 0-8273-6717-1 Workbook Answer Key, ISBN: 0-8273-6927-1 Computerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-8273-7492-5 Agriscience Testmaster CD-ROM, ISBN: 0-8273-7486-0

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William Camp is a Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Preface Acknowledgments SECTION I: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Our Natural Resources Chapter 2: A History of Conservation in the United States Chapter 3: Concepts in Natural Resources Management SECTION II: SOIL AND LAND RESOURCES Chapter 4: Soil Characteristics Chapter 5: Soil Erosion Chapter 6: Controlling Erosion on the Farm Chapter 7: Nonfarm Erosion Control Chapter 8: Rangeland Management Chapter 9: Landfills and Solid Waste Management Chapter 10: Wetland Preservation and Management Chapter 11: Land-Use Planning Chapter 12: Careers in Soil Management SECTION III: WATER AND AIR RESOURCES Chapter 13: Water Supply and Water Users Chapter 14: Water Pollution Chapter 15: Water Purification and Waste Water Treatment Chapter 16: Water-Use Planning Chapter 17: Air and Air Quality Chapter 18: Careers in Water and Air Management SECTION IV: FOREST RESOURCES Chapter 19: Our Forests and Their Products Chapter 20: Woodland Management Chapter 21: Forest Enemies and Their Control Chapter 22: Fire! Chapter 23: Careers in Forestry SECTION V: FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES Chapter 24: Fish and Wildlife in America Chapter 25: Game Management Chapter 26: Marine Fisheries Management Chapter 27: Freshwater Fishery Management Chapter 28: Careers in Fish and Wildlife Management SECTION VI: OUTDOOR RECREATION RESOURCES Chapter 29: Recreation on Public Lands and Waters Chapter 30: Outdoor Safety Chapter 31: Careers in Outdoor Recreation SECTION VII: ENERGY, MINERAL, AND METAL RESOURCES Chapter 32: Fossil Fuels Chapter 33: Alternative Energy Sources Management Chapter 34: Metals and Minerals Chapter 35: Careers in Energy, Mineral, and Metal Resources SECTION VIII: ADVANCED CONCEPTS Chapter 36: Advanced Concepts in Natural Resources Management Case Study: My Exotic Gypsy Moths Appendix A- Web Sites Dealing With Natural Resources and Environmental Management Appendix B- Safety Certification Programs Appendix C- Safety in the School and Workplace Appendix D-Supervised Agricultural Experiences Appendix E-Additional Case Studies Glossary Index

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