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