Resource Conservation and Management
This book should be of interest to students of conservation, ecology, fish and fisheries and resource management.
- Hardback | 540 pages
- 218.44 x 274.32 x 33.02mm | 1,678.28g
- 05 Sep 1989
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
- Belmont, CA, United States
Table of contents
Part One: Resource use and conservation: history and concepts. Population, resources, environmental degradation and pollution: an overview. Brief history of resource exploitation and conservation. Economics, politics and ethics of resource use and management. Matter and energy resources: types and concepts. Ecosystems: what are they and how do they work? Ecosystems: what are the major types and what can happen to them? Part Two: Renewable air, water and soil resources: degradation and management. Air resources. Water resources. Soil resources. Part Three: Renewable living resources and their management. Human population dynamics. Food resources. Marine and freshwater fishery resources. Rangeland resources. Forest, wilderness and Park Resources. Management and conservation of forest resources. Depletion and extinction of wild plants and animals. Wildlife protection and management. Part Four: Mineral and energy resources and their management. Nonrenewable mineral resources and solid waste. Nonrenewable energy resources: fossil fuels, geothermal energy and nuclear energy. Renewable and perpetual energy resources: conservation, sun, wind, water and biomass. Epilogue, achieving a sustainable-earth society. Appendices. Glossary. Index.