Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics, and Policy (2nd Edition)
Jerry L. Holechek, Richard A. Cole, James T. Fisher, Raul ValdezISBN: 0130933880;
Unlike other natural resource management volumes that focus solely on the ecological aspects of resources?and with an overly pessimistic view of the future?this volume explores natural resource management in context in a functional, applied framework by integrating ecology, history, planning, economics, and policy into coverage of each natural resource, and by providing a balanced, guarded optimistic view of the most current research and technology's capability to overcome natural resource problems. Exceptionally straightforward and readable, it is easily accessible to readers with limited background in ecology, biology, and economics. The volume provides an overview of natural resources, and a complete analysis of management foundations, air, water, and land resources, the land-based renewable resources, the wild living resources, the mineral and energy resources, plus an integration of natural resources management. For...
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