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Managing Our Natural Resources 5th Edition

William G. Camp

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2002, 1997, 1991
  • 512 Pages


Managing Our Natural Resources, fifth edition, was designed and written with people and the environment in which we live in mind. The original book was written specifically to meet the need for an up-to-date introductory level natural resources text for high school and postsecondary agricultural education students. It provides an overview of a wide array of topics in the broad area of natural resources management, ranging from forestry to air quality to wildlife management to solid waste management. Each chapter is built around specific learning objectives and includes numerous photographs and other graphic illustrations that provide a lively look at the topics being discussed. Case studies that address real-world and current issues are provided for each unit and are designed to promote lively classroom discussion and facilitate critical thinking.

William G. Camp, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University -- Blacksburg, Virginia

Dr. William Camp is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Extension Education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He retired from Cornell University in 2010. Prior to his university career, Dr. Camp taught agriculture and natural resources management to high school and middle school students. He has written more than 200 research articles, papers, reports, and monographs.
  • Many new full color photos and graphic illustrations have been added.
  • New chapter on air quality examines not only the impacts of human activity on the atmosphere but also practical and emerging management techniques that are being used to improve air quality.
  • The book is organized into teaching units to correspond to curriculum and instructional planning requirements of teachers.
  • Three new case studies were written to address current issues for the units and two additional case studies were added to a new appendix.
  • The list of web sites of interest has been expanded and updated for further study.
  • Provides an examination of a large number of related topics as an introduction of the broad area of natural resources management.
  • The book is written with teaching methods and pedagogy specifically in mind, and chapters are written around student learning objectives.
  • Each unit of the book includes a case study designed to provoke lively classroom discussion and stimulate critical thinking.
Chapter 1: Our Natural Resources
Chapter 2: A History of Conservation in the United States
Chapter 3: Concepts in Natural Resources Management
Chapter 4: Soil Characteristics
Chapter 5: Soil Erosion
Chapter 6: Controlling Erosion on the Farm
Chapter 7: Nonfarm Erosion Control
Chapter 8: Rangeland Management
Chapter 9: Landfills and Solid Waste Management
Chapter 10: Wetland Preservation and Management
Chapter 11: Land-Use Planning
Chapter 12: Careers in Soil Management
Chapter 13: Water Supply and Water Users
Chapter 14: Water Pollution
Chapter 15: Water Purification and Waste Water Treatment
Chapter 16: Water-Use Planning
Chapter 17: Air and Air Quality
Chapter 18: Careers in Water and Air Management
Chapter 19: Our Forests and Their Products
Chapter 20: Woodland Management
Chapter 21: Forest Enemies and Their Control
Chapter 22: Fire!
Chapter 23: Careers in Forestry
Chapter 24: Fish and Wildlife in America
Chapter 25: Game Management
Chapter 26: Marine Fisheries Management
Chapter 27: Freshwater Fishery Management
Chapter 28: Careers in Fish and Wildlife Management
Chapter 29: Recreation on Public Lands and Waters
Chapter 30: Outdoor Safety
Chapter 31: Careers in Outdoor Recreation
Chapter 32: Fossil Fuels
Chapter 33: Alternative Energy Sources Management
Chapter 34: Metals and Minerals
Chapter 35: Careers in Energy, Mineral, and Metal Resources
Chapter 36: Advanced Concepts in Natural Resources Management
Case Study: My Exotic Gypsy Moths
Appendix A— Web Sites Dealing With Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Appendix B— Safety Certification Programs
Appendix C— Safety in the School and Workplace
Appendix D—Supervised Agricultural Experiences
Appendix E—Additional Case Studies

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  • ISBN-10: 1428318682
  • ISBN-13: 9781428318687
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $202.00
  • RETAIL $268.95

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Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305273061
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ISBN: 9781305273153
The student workbook is designed to help the user retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems.


Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781305273153
The student workbook is designed to help you retain key chapter content. Included within this resource are chapter objective questions, key term definition queries, multiple choice, fill in the blank and true or false problems.