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Hardcover | 200pg | Facts on File | October 2009 ISBN10: 0816071993 | ISBN13: 9780816071999
Conservation: Protecting Our Plant Resources
Conservation: Protecting Our Plant Resources discusses the careful and controlled use of natural resources for the purpose of extending their availability and retaining global biodiversity. The book focuses on the timely issue of forest and plant conservation-punctuated by the often heated debates between environmentalists and industrialists-and its impact in determining how to best use the world’s natural resources. Sidebars citing actual examples and statistics, figures, and case studies enhance fundamental concepts and give the reader a sense of the urgency of the issues related to conservation.
The volume includes information on:
- Consequences of deforestation
- The history of forest conservation
- Riparian habitats
- Soil conservation
- Temperate, tropical, and boreal forest preservation
- Threats to forests
- Wood resources, production, and waste
- Worldwide forest management
The book contains 50 color photographs and line illustrations, an appendix of forest conservation organizations, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. GreenTechnology is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who seek information on the important issues that affect the environment worldwide.