Global Resources and the Environment

Global Resources and the Environment

Global Resources and the Environment

In the past few decades, sustainability of natural resources and the social and environmental issues that surround them have become increasingly topical. This multidisciplinary book discusses the complex relationships between society, natural resources and the environment. Major resources including water, agriculture, energy, minerals and forests are considered, as well as different facets of the environment including climate, landforms and biodiversity. Each resource is discussed in the context of both environmental and socio-economic factors affecting their present and future distribution and demand. Presenting a balanced, comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding natural resources and sustainability, this accessible volume will be of interest to policy makers, resource managers, graduate students and researchers in the natural and social sciences.

Global Future

Global Future

Global Future


The Politics of Global Resources

The Politics of Global Resources

The Politics of Global Resources

Harf begins with a description of the historical patterns and the contemporary character of the international system and shows why it is difficult for the world community to address today's issues. He provides essential information on four specific issues used as case studies--food, actors, energy values, population policy and environment futures; and summarizes how far the global community has solved these issues and what tasks remain. ISBN 0-8223-0623-9 (pbk.): $14.95.

Case Studies for Integrating Science and the Global Environment

Case Studies for Integrating Science and the Global Environment

Case Studies for Integrating Science and the Global Environment

"Case Studies for Integrating Science and the Global Environment" is designed to help students of the environment and natural resources make the connections between their training in science and math and today s complex environmental issues. The book provides an opportunity for students to apply important skills, knowledge, and analytical tools to understand, evaluate, and propose solutions to today s critical environmental issues. The heart of the book includes four major content areas: water resources; the atmosphere and air quality; ecosystem alteration; and global resources and human needs. Each of these sections features in-depth case studies covering a range of issues for each resource, offering rich opportunities to teach how various scientific disciplines help inform the issue at hand. Case studies provide readers with experience in interpreting real data sets and considering alternate explanations for trends shown by the data. This book helps prepare students for careers that require collaboration with stakeholders and co-workers from various disciplines. Includes global case studies using real data sets that allow readers to practice interpreting data and evaluating alternative explanationsFocuses on critical skills and knowledge, encouraging readers to apply science and math to real world problemsEmploys a system-based approach, linking air, water, and land resources to help readers understand that cause-effect may be complex and solutions to environmental problems require multiple perspectivesIncludes special features such as links to video clips of scientists at work, boxed information, a solutions section at the end of each case study, and practice exercises"

Encyclopedia of Global Resources Environment and Natural Resources Division Mica

Encyclopedia of Global Resources  Environment and Natural Resources Division Mica

Encyclopedia of Global Resources Environment and Natural Resources Division Mica

The topic of our natural resources has become an important issue over the last few years. The abundance of some (and scarcity of others) has sparked many a debate. The four volumes in this set discuss not only the aspects of the resources themselves, but their economic and social impact as well. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Science.

Global Future Time to Act

Global Future  Time to Act

Global Future Time to Act


Global Resources

Global Resources

Global Resources

This EU-funded project examines the dynamics of conflict, collaboration and competition in relation to access to oil, gas and minerals. It involves 12 different institutions from across the EU and examines oil, gas and other minerals - spanning geology, technology studies, sociology, economics and political science.

Development without Destruction

Development without Destruction

Development without Destruction

Since 1945, the UN has been actively engaged in conceptualizing strategies for both economic development and a sustainable environment. From a broad historical perspective, Development without Destruction sketches the role played by organizations and individuals in the UN system in developing and consolidating principles of international law and international governance with respect to natural resource management. Nico Schrijver highlights the UN's efforts to generate and implement strategies to resolve tensions between economic development and environmental protection, conservation and exploitation, sovereignty and internationalism, and armed conflict and peaceful access to natural resources. Schrijver's thorough analysis is an indispensable guide to management of the critical environmental issues on today's global agenda.

Global Future

Global Future

Global Future


Global Resources and the Environment

Global Resources and the Environment

Global Resources and the Environment

In the past few decades, sustainability of natural resources and the social and environmental issues that surround them have become increasingly topical. This multidisciplinary book discusses the complex relationships between society, natural resources and the environment. Major resources including water, agriculture, energy, minerals and forests are considered, as well as different facets of the environment including climate, landforms and biodiversity. Each resource is discussed in the context of both environmental and socio-economic factors affecting their present and future distribution and demand. Presenting a balanced, comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding natural resources and sustainability, this accessible volume will be of interest to policy makers, resource managers, graduate students and researchers in the natural and social sciences.