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Encyclopedia of Natural Resources (2-Volume Set)

Covers a broader spectrum of the most precious natural resources in Land, Air and Water that sustain life on the planet Earth
Provides a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, and authoritative reference in natural resources and management that exceeds any resource currently available on the market
Supplies an invaluable resource to those interested I habitats for life, their productivity and history, current status, future trend, social dimensions and economic values
Includes contributions from world-class scholars and useful for a diverse audience with a wide range of scientific backgrounds
Focuses on all aspects of natural resources under conditions of climate change

Series: Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

By: Yeqiao Wang (Author)

2000 pages, 900 b/w illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Jul 2014 | #212161 | ISBN-13: 9781439852583
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NHBS Price: £1,050.00 $1320/€1250 approx

About this book

Land, air and water are the most precious natural resources that sustain life. The volumes of this encyclopedia provides a suite of the most current state-of-the-art, comprehensive, and authoritative references that cover a broader spectrum of topics under the general subjects of land, air and water. This comprehensive assessment of the complexity of natural resources is the greatest contribution of this encyclopedia. The organization of the material is logical and complete. A greater discussion is devoted to the impact of climate change on natural resources.


Contents

Volume I. Land
- Overview of Natural Resources
- Terrestrial Productivity
- Terrestrial Ecosystems
- Biological Diversity
- Forest and Vegetative Resources
- Landscape Structure, Function and Change
- Watershed
- Soil Resources
- Wetland Resources
- Terrestrial Coastal Resources
- Resources Security and Sustainability
- Protected Lands and Management
- Natural Energy Resources
- Natural Resource Economics
- Natural Disasters

Volume II. Water and Air
- Fresh Water Resources
- Ice and Snow
- Marine Resources
- Marine Coastal Resources
- Marine Resources and Economics
- Atmosphere as Natural Resources
- Meteorology and Weather
- Climate Resources and Climate Change


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