Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future

Hardcover | February 19, 2009

byDaniel D. Chiras, John P. Reganold

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This comprehensive book 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. A focus on sustainable development puts readers in touch with one of the most significant shifts in thinking and action in the environmental and resource management arenas. A variety of lasting solutions are provided that make sense from social, economic, and environmental viewpoints. Natural Resource Conservation and Management: Past, Present and Future, Economics, Ethics, and Critical Thinking: Tools for Creating a Sustainable Future, Lessons from Ecology, The Human Population Challenge, World Hunger: Solving the Problem Sustainably, The Nature of Soils, Soil Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture, Integrated Pest Management, Aquatic Environments, Managing Water Resources Sustainability, Water Pollution, Fisheries Conservation, Rangeland Management, Forest Management, Plant and Animal Extinction, Wildlife Management, Sustainable Waste Management, Air Pollution, Global Warming and Climate Change,  Acid Deposition and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion, Minerals, Mining, and a Sustainable Society,Nonrenewable Energy Resources: Issues and Options,Creating a Sustainable System of Energy. Intended for those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of natural resources and conservation

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This comprehensive book 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. A focus on sustainable development puts readers in tou...

Dan Chiras earned his Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Kansas Medical School. After graduating, Dr. Chiras pursued interests in environmental science and has become a leading authority on environmental issues and sustainability. He has published over 20 books and 250 articles in journals, magazines, newspapers, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 11 × 8.6 × 1.2 inPublished:February 19, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132251388

ISBN - 13:9780132251389

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Table of Contents

1. Natural Resource Conservation and Management: Past, Present and Future

2. Economics, Ethics, and Critical Thinking: Tools for Creating a Sustainable Future

3. Lessons from Ecology

4. The Human Population Challenge

5. World Hunger: Solving the Problem Sustainably

6. The Nature of Soils

7. Soil Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture

8. Integrated Pest Management

9. Aquatic Environments

10. Managing Water Resources Sustainability

11. Water Pollution

12. Fisheries Conservation

13. Rangeland Management

14. Forest Management

15. Plant and Animal Extinction

16. Wildlife Management

17. Sustainable Waste Management

18. Air Pollution

19. Global Warming and Climate Change

20. Acid Deposition and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion

21. Minerals, Mining, and a Sustainable Society

22. Nonrenewable Energy Resources: Issues and Options

23. Creating a Sustainable System of Energy