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Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future (10th Edition) 10th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0132251389
ISBN-10: 0132251388
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This leading text examines the past, present and future of resource conservation by explaining the basic ecological principles on which modern resource management is based. It fully considers each major resource in terms of its value to humans, its exploitation or degradation, and how it can be restored and sustainably managed. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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This enlightening, rigorous, and comprehensive analysis offers a scientifically thorough survey of natural resource and environmental issues with an emphasis on practical, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions that meet human needs without disrupting our ecosystem's balance and depleting the Earth of its natural resources.Focuses on the issue of sustainable development, providing a variety of lasting solutions that make sense from social, economic, and environmental viewpoints, and putting readers in touch with one of the most significant shifts in thinking and action in the environmental and resource management arenas. Helps readers learn to critically think, question, and analyze issues from a variety of perspectives and distinguish good information from bad. Includes in-depth case studies end-of-chapter summaries, a list of key terms, review questions and critical thinking questions, and suggested readings. Significantly increases emphasis on international/global issues, and updates examples and statistics throughout.For environmentalists, ecologists, biologists, and others in the natural resource conservation fields. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 10 edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132251388
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132251389
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Wachdorf on September 12, 2009
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I guess the title says it all 'Great Read (for a school text book)'

This was a book that was required for a class I took. I read it from cover to cover. I have to say - each chapter was well written and interesting. Each chapter addressed a different natural resource (for example air, freshwater, etc) including many I never considered (like top soil).

There is a newer edition out there. I contacted the publisher about an update. In hindsite I cannot believe that I, a simple minded student, would ask a publisher for an update! I guess that's just a testament to how interesting the book was, I was thinking perhaps maybe a pdf containing the 2 new chapters. The response I got was NO!

Now that the stink eye has been focused on the publisher, there was one point in the book that was a bit annoying. I did not like how the text kept refering to a picture or figure or graphic that almost always was on the next or the previous page turn. I guess that's the challange of the publisher and will always be a problem with the published medium.

OK ... so maybe I dont particularly care for the publishers, but it wont stop me from buying another book from them and this is still a great book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Ramsay on September 12, 2009
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I bought this as a textbook for a class. I'm finding it well organized and thoughtful with a good amount of detail in each chapter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Drew on September 25, 2011
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This book does a wonderful job covering all aspects of conservation of natural resources from economics to ethics. It gives a very complete view of all the factors to be considered when you desire to conserve a resource.
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I used this text for a course on natural resource management. Overall, it's a good text with that hits on all the major areas of natural resource conservation, why it's important, what we are doing to the world, and ways to mitigate these impacts. It doesn't go into too much detail on any one area, but gives you enough info to understand the basic concepts to find resources that do provide more detail. My biggest complaint are the authors' use of advocacy language on certain topics, especially population and resource management in developing nations. They take a tone that clearly favors a certain way to handle certain environmental issues, instead of presenting mitigation techniques without bias. It made the book feel weaker, in my opinion.
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By JOEL BIRD on June 3, 2015
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Exactly what I wanted
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The material of the book is excellent; although there are a couple really bad typos in the book. The information here is priceless. Unfortunately, the book quality is horrible. Photos are not in color. Another thing, my cover separated from the rest of the book after only 2 weeks of use. Hopefully the 11th edition will fix these issues.
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I really enjoyed this book for my NRC class. It covers topics that update and teach you how the Earth is being treated today
and the technologies to possibly make it better. If you are interested in the environment, this book is a wonderful resource.
The seller sent it efficiently and it was in mint condition. Thanks!
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This textbook is an excellent book covering the subject of Earth and the Ecosystems and the degradation taking place. Covers current subjects well and is updated.
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