Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future (Hardcover)

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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. KEY TOPICS: 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. MARKET: Intended for those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of natural resources and conservation

About the Author


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, and encyclopedias. Dr. Chiras lectures widely on ways to build a sustainable society, green building, and renewable energy. He lives in a state-of the art environmental passive solar/solar electric home in Colorado. John Reganold received his Ph.D. in soil science from the University of California at Davis. As a professor of soil science at Washington State University, he teaches courses in introductory soils, land use, and organic farming and conducts research in land use and sustainable agriculture. Dr. Reganold has published more than 80 papers in scientific journals, magazines, and proceedings, such as Science, Nature, Scientific American, and New Scientist.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780132251389
ISBN-10: 0132251388
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Pages: 659
Language: English