Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment

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Recommended for Further Reading

Clawson, M. 1975. Forests. For whom and for what? Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C. Excellent discussion of forest policy, highly recommended.

Eckholm, Eric. 1976. Losing ground. Norton, New York. An outstanding treatment of land, soil, water, and forests and the pressures they are being subjected to because of population growth and mismanagement.

Harte, J., and R. Socolow. 1971. Patient Earth Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York. An excellent collection of environmental case histories, covering land-use and water issues, among others.

Hunt, C. B., 1974. Natural regions of the United States and Canada. W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco. Detailed information on soils, water, vegetation, landforms.

Janick, J., R. W. Schery, F. W. Woods, and V. W. Ruttan. 1974. Plant science. 2d. ed. W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco. Contains thorough treatments of soils, soil chemistry, and their relation to plant productivity.

Leopold, Luna B. 1974. Water. A primer. W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco. Illuminating introductory treatment of surface and groundwater.

Persson, Reidar. 1974. World forest resources. Royal College of Forestry, Stockholm. This is the unofficial successor to the World Forest Inventory (WFI) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The last WFI was published in 1966 based on data gathered up to 1963. Persson, who worked in the FAO's forest division from 1968 to 1972, assembled this volume from data compiled through 1973 by himself and others at the FAO. It is the most comprehensive and up-to-date study of world forests we know of.


Additional References

Albrecht, W. A., 1956. Physical, chemical, and biochemical changes in the soil community. In Man's role in changing the face of the earth, Thomas, W. L., ed. University of Chicago Press, pp. 648-673. A study of the effects of long-term cultivation on midwestern soils.

Berwick, Stephen. 1976. "The Gir forest: An endangered ecosystem". American Scientist vol. 64, no. 1 (January-February), pp. 28-40. Excellent description of the problems of maintaining a semiarid forest ecosystem in the face of expanding human populations.

Bocking, Richard C. 1972. Canada's water: for sale? James Lewis and Samuel, Publishers, Toronto. Well-documented critique of plans for massive water transfers from Canada to the U.S., by a Canadian.

Borgstrom, Georg. 1969. Too many. Macmillan, Toronto. Good treatment of patterns of global land use.

Bormann, F. H. 1976. "An inseparable linkage: Conservation of natural ecosystems and the conservation of fossil energy". BioScience, vol. 26, no. 12 (December), pp. 754-759. Excellent summary of the values to society of forest ecosystems.

Brown, Lester R. 1975. "The world food prospect". Science, vol. 190 (December 12), pp. 1053-1059. Tells how much land is used in the cultivation of various major crops.

California Land Use Task Force. 1975. The California land. Kaufmann, Los Altos, Calif., chapter 3. Trends and patterns of land use in a state where competing demands on land for agriculture, urbanization, and recreation are intense.

Carter, V. G., and T. Dale. 1974. Topsoil and civilization University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Okla. Historical and contemporary problems of erosion and desertification.

Clawson, M. 1974. Conflicts, strategies, and possibilities for consensus in forest land use and management. In Forest policy for the future, M. Clawson , ed. Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C., pp. 105-191. An interesting discussion of a high-intensity, low- harvest-acreage model of U.S. timber strategy.

----- 1976. "The national forests". Science, vol. 191 (20 February), pp. 762-767. Defects in present management practices and some suggested remedies.

-----ed. 1974. Forest policy for the future. Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future. Very useful collection of articles.

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