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Conservation : protecting our plant resources, Anne Maczulak

Label
Conservation : protecting our plant resources
Title
Conservation
Title remainder
protecting our plant resources
Statement of responsibility
Anne Maczulak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Green Technology is an eight-volume set that examines the relationship between human activities and their sometimes harmful consequences for the environment and explores new methods of repairing and restoring the Earth. Approaching environmental issues confronting society from a technological perspective has spawned significant controversy, and the books in this set present all sides of the debate. Designed to complement science curricula, the set also covers relevant history and new green technologies and innovations that will contribute to the field in the future. 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; desertification; ecoforestry; the history of forest conservation; riparian habitats; soil conservation; temperate, tropical, and boreal forest preservation; threats to forests; wood resources; production, and waste; and 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 general readers who seek information on the important issues that affect the environment worldwide
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maczulak, Anne E.
Dewey number
333.95/316
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SD411
LC item number
.M33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Green technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forest conservation
  • Plant conservation
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Forest conservation
  • Plant conservation
  • Forest conservation
  • Plant conservation
  • Endangered ecosystems
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Conservation : protecting our plant resources, Anne Maczulak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Forests and the water cycle -- Earth's most threatened biome -- Water cycle -- Forests and biodiversity -- Forest canopy -- Case study: Conservation in Costa Rica -- History of forest conservation -- Forest economics -- Forest management worldwide -- Conclusion -- 2: Analyzing Threats To Forests -- Rate of deforestation -- Population encroachment -- Case study: Conserving nature's pharmacy -- Kudzu -- Agriculture, logging, and industry -- Climate change -- Pollution and pests -- Consequences of deforestation -- Conclusion -- 3: Tropical Forest Preservation -- Tropical forest loss -- Primary causes of tropical forest loss -- Secondary causes of tropical forest loss -- Chico Mendes-activist for the Brazilian rain forest -- Restoration and sustainable harvesting -- Action plans for tropical forests -- Case study: Ecotourism in Belize's rain forests -- Challenges in restoration -- Conclusion -- 4: Temperate And Boreal Forest Preservation -- Temperate and Boreal forest loss -- Old-growth forest ecosystems -- Timber harvesting -- Forest roads -- Case study: Boreal-earth's northern woods -- Fire management -- Legal protections for forests -- Ecoforestry -- John Muir -- Forest biotechnology -- Conclusion -- 5: Desertification -- Barren land -- Reasons for desertification -- Threats to grasslands -- Irrigation -- Drought -- Soil conservation -- Conservation farming -- Case study: Lake Chad is shrinking -- Sustainable livestock production -- Desalination of water -- Conclusion -- 6: Saving Riparian Habitats -- Watersheds and ecology -- Threats to waterways -- Salmon -- Dams -- Riparian ecosystems -- Three Gorges dam -- Value of riparian ecosystems -- Passive restoration of riparian habitat -- Lawns, turfgrass, and erosion -- Active restoration of riparian habitat -- Wetlands restoration -- Case study: World's Barrier Islands -- Conclusion -- 7: Reducing Wood Waste -- Timber industry -- Paper -- Theodore Roosevelt -- Sustainable wood production -- Wood alternatives -- Tree nurseries -- Recycled and scrap wood -- Renewable wood resources -- Case study: National registry of historic trees -- Conclusion -- 8: Future Needs -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index
Control code
ocn288375043
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780816071999
Lccn
2008052486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816071999
  • (OCoLC)288375043
Label
Conservation : protecting our plant resources, Anne Maczulak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Forests and the water cycle -- Earth's most threatened biome -- Water cycle -- Forests and biodiversity -- Forest canopy -- Case study: Conservation in Costa Rica -- History of forest conservation -- Forest economics -- Forest management worldwide -- Conclusion -- 2: Analyzing Threats To Forests -- Rate of deforestation -- Population encroachment -- Case study: Conserving nature's pharmacy -- Kudzu -- Agriculture, logging, and industry -- Climate change -- Pollution and pests -- Consequences of deforestation -- Conclusion -- 3: Tropical Forest Preservation -- Tropical forest loss -- Primary causes of tropical forest loss -- Secondary causes of tropical forest loss -- Chico Mendes-activist for the Brazilian rain forest -- Restoration and sustainable harvesting -- Action plans for tropical forests -- Case study: Ecotourism in Belize's rain forests -- Challenges in restoration -- Conclusion -- 4: Temperate And Boreal Forest Preservation -- Temperate and Boreal forest loss -- Old-growth forest ecosystems -- Timber harvesting -- Forest roads -- Case study: Boreal-earth's northern woods -- Fire management -- Legal protections for forests -- Ecoforestry -- John Muir -- Forest biotechnology -- Conclusion -- 5: Desertification -- Barren land -- Reasons for desertification -- Threats to grasslands -- Irrigation -- Drought -- Soil conservation -- Conservation farming -- Case study: Lake Chad is shrinking -- Sustainable livestock production -- Desalination of water -- Conclusion -- 6: Saving Riparian Habitats -- Watersheds and ecology -- Threats to waterways -- Salmon -- Dams -- Riparian ecosystems -- Three Gorges dam -- Value of riparian ecosystems -- Passive restoration of riparian habitat -- Lawns, turfgrass, and erosion -- Active restoration of riparian habitat -- Wetlands restoration -- Case study: World's Barrier Islands -- Conclusion -- 7: Reducing Wood Waste -- Timber industry -- Paper -- Theodore Roosevelt -- Sustainable wood production -- Wood alternatives -- Tree nurseries -- Recycled and scrap wood -- Renewable wood resources -- Case study: National registry of historic trees -- Conclusion -- 8: Future Needs -- Appendix -- Glossary -- Further resources -- Index
Control code
ocn288375043
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780816071999
Lccn
2008052486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816071999
  • (OCoLC)288375043

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