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Natural Resource Conservation (International Edition): Management for a Sustainable Future

  • A focus on sustainable development puts students 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
  • Critical thinking and ethics are stressed throughout and teach students to question and analyze issues from a variety of perspectives and to distinguish good information from bad
  • “Case Study,” “A Closer Look,” and “Ethics in Resource Conservation” boxes delve into the heart of controversial issues and provide a look at some career opportunities in natural resource conservation
  • Updated material throughout incorporates the latest statistics and includes a new chapter on global warming and climate change
  • Expanded coverage of social and policy issues includes coverage of environmental justice, free trade, and the impacts of globalization
  • International examples provide a broader scope of coverage and includes environmental and resource issues from around the globe
  • New “Go Green!” feature gives students tips and suggestions on reducing their carbon footprint

By: Daniel D Chiras(Author), John P Reganold(Author)

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Nov 2013 | Edition: 10 | #210004 | ISBN-13: 9781292040981
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About this book

For introductory-level, undergraduate courses in natural resource conservation, natural resource management, environmental science, and environmental conservation.

This comprehensive text 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.


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

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