U.S. Land & Natural Resources Policy
"...a meticulously compiled reference work."
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"...a valuable source for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty."
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"Anyone concerned with the future, especially policy makers and environmental studies students, will find this book a valuable resource and reference."
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U.S. Land & Natural Resources Policy:
A Public Issues Handbook
Second Edition




Pub. Date: January 2012
Softcover: 800 pages
ISBN: 1-59237-684-3/978-1-59237-684-1
Price: $165.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-59237-685-8 EBook Vendors

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A comprehensive overview of the policy debates surrounding U.S. public lands and the natural resources they contain. This greatly expanded sencond edition traces the origin and evolution of policy, the current debate and future direction of land and natural resources policy.

Coverage also extends to assess policy options in light of ecological principles and examines the importance of public lands and natural resources in the nation's environmental quality and in the quality of life the environment will provide for future generations.

Individual chapters examine:

New Primary Documents Section with over 30 informative sources, including current articles, debates and historical court cases. A detailed introduction precedes each document, to provide a context for analysis and will aid readers to better understand the various stands taken in debate over how, why, and if our public lands need to be protected.

New State Data & Maps provides detailed statistical data for each state including land designations, land use, natural resources, national parks & landmarks. State by state Energy Summaries and Four-Color Maps provide the reader with additional background information.

New National Data, Maps & Rankings offers national statistics by stsate for over 30 data points, including amount of federal land, number and acres of national parks, crude oil reserves and much more. Ten Four-Color Maps illustrate the amount and location of many types of public lands across the country.

New Data on Department of the Interior with a helpful Organizational Chart along with detailed profiles on important DOI agencies and their regional offices. New Industry Resources section provides over 1,300 profiles of assocations, publications, databases and trade shows to allow the user to further research the issues of land use, natural resources and conservation.

New Historical Timeline allows the reader to view important land and natural resources policy changes and events, in chronological order, from 1787 to 2011. Appendix of US Land Acts & Laws, Glossary, Comprehensive Bibliography and Cumulative Index complete the text.

This resource will be an important tool for policymakers, environmental studies students, and anyone concerned with the future of our public lands and natural resources. A must-have source for all university and public library reference collections.

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Pub. Date: January 2012
Softcover: 800 pages
ISBN: 1-59237-684-3/978-1-59237-684-1
Price: $165.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-59237-685-8 EBook Vendors

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