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  1. Chapter 1: Natural Resources: Words, Thoughts, and Deeds • What is a Natural Resource? • Resource Cognition and Value • Kinds of Resources • Limits to Resource Classification • Conserving Resources: What Does it Mean? • Environmental Ethics • What Values Do You Bring to the Environmental Debate? • Nature, Economics, and The Politics of Natural Resource Use • The Systems Approach Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  2. What is a Natural Resource? • Resource Cognition and Value • Kinds of Resources • Limits to Resource Classification Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  3. Resource Cognition and Value Figure 1.1: Resource cognition derives from many factors. Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  4. Kinds of Resources & Limits to Resource Classification Figure 1.3: A traditional classification of resources, which in reality can shift from one category to another. Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  5. Conserving Resources: What Does it Mean? • Environmental Ethics • Values Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  6. Environmental Ethics: Some Examples Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  7. What Values Do You Bring to the Environmental Debate? Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  8. Nature, Economics, and The Politics of Natural Resource Use Figure 1.5: Natural, economic, and political factors interact in determining mineral availability and use. Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  9. The Systems Approach Figure 1.6: Systems often interact with effects originating in other systems. Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  10. General Outline of the Book • Part II: Specific resource issues • Agriculture and food • Forests • Biodiversity • Marine & water resources • Urban air pollution • Regional and global air issues • Minerals • Energy • Transition to Sustainability Part I: Basic human & natural components • Economics • Decision-making • Ecology • Human Population Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003

  11. ISSUE 1.1 • A Nature-Centered View • A Human-Centered View Exploitation, Conservation, Preservation 4e Cutter and Renwick 2003