Field, Barry C Natural Resource Economics

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Natural Resource Economics

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9780071189347: Natural Resource Economics

Barry Field is an authority on natural resource economics and has a successful Irwin/McGraw-Hill book Environmental Economics: An Introduction, 0-07-021498-0 (©1997). Natural Resource Economics will be a companion to that book. This new text will examine how we as humans decide to use our natural resources, will highlight some of the mistakes we have made in doing so, and will teach students to analyze these decisions. Students will become more informed about the choices we make in shaping and managing our natural world. The guiding principle of the book is to present the necessary concepts in an accessible, but rigorous way at the introductory level, and then see how they apply to some of the important questions we face about natural resource use.

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Intended for beginning students, the book's guiding principle is that the necessary concepts of natural resource economics can be presented in an accessible but rigorous way to non-specialists who will understand how these concepts apply to those important questions we all face about the use of our natural resources.
The book attempts to avoid extremes by presenting a balanced viewpoint. The text's theme is that while mistakes made be made, we can manage our natural resources to improve the quality of our environment and the human welfare that depends on these resources.
The book's logical organization fosters learning. After coverage of the fundamental principles of economics, the author applies these principles to natural resource use and then moves to topical chapters dealing with a particular natural resource. Concepts are not merely explained but the student is expected to use them in analysis. After learning basic economics the student is able to apply this knowledge to high interest natural resource problems.
Exhibits are found throughout the book. These are drawn from various newspapers, magazines, and government publications. They illustrate the relevance of the resource economic principles and the student quickly sees their applicability to real world problems.
The applications chapters give the professor a variety of resource problems from which to choose.
The web site will contain relevant updated information both for this text and Environmental Economics 2/e.
End of chapter pedagogy includes a summary, list of key words, questions for further discussion, and select web sites on natural resource issues. The pedagogy improves student understanding and provides a springboard for additional projects and broader study.

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