Exploitation, conservation, preservation: a geographic perspective on natural resource use

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Using a geographic approach to the study of the environment and environmental policy, the authors have successfully integrated physical, economic, social and political considerations of the major natural resource issues facing the world today. Features many maps, photos and other visual materials to reinforce learning. New to this edition is material on toxic substances and land resources as well as a focus on current issues in the topic.

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Economics of Natural Resources
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About the author (1991)

Susan L. Cutter is a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director of the Hazards Research Lab at the University of South Carolina. She was formerly President of the Association of American Geographers.

Edward F. Bergman" stands beside the stone wall that is the very eastern edge of the North American tectonic plate, where it is exposed in Iceland. Professor Bergman was born in Wisconsin and studied at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), the University of Vienna (Austria), and the University of Washington in Seattle. Today he teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York and lectures widely across several continents. When not lecturing or writing, he enjoys Manhattan's cultural and social life.

"William H. Renwick" earned a B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1973 and a Ph.D. in geography from Clark University in 1979. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Rutgers University, and is currently Associate Professor of Geography at Miami University. A physical geographer with interests in geomorphology and environmental issues, his research focuses on impacts of land-use change on rivers and lakes, particularly in agricultural landscapes in the Midwest. When time permits, he studies these environments from the seat of a wooden canoe.

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