Natural Resource Conservation Management for a Sustainable Future

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/19/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This comprehensive book provides the ecological principles, policies, and practices to manage a sustainable future. It emphasizes practical, cost-effective, sustainable solutions to these problems that make sense from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.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.Intended for those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of natural resources and conservation

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

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
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