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About this book
Examines the natural resource issues facing the world today, considering it from many viewpoints.
Natural Resources: Thoughts, Words, and Deeds. Economics of Natural Resources. Environmental Ideology, Politics, and Decisionmaking. The Ecological Bases of Natural Resources. Population: The Human System and the Human Condition. Land Resources. Agricultural Resources. Rangelands: Food Resources for Animals. Forests: A Multiple-Use Resource. Water Resources: Supply and Demand. Water Quality: Everybody's Problem. Marine Resources: Common Property Dilemmas. The Air Resource and Urban Air Quality. Regional and Global Atmospheric Change. Minerals: Finite or Infinite?. Energy Resources. Potential and Amenity Resources. Preparing for the Future: Information Gathering, Planning, and Action. Epilogue. Glossary. Index.