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Welcome! This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Natural Resources courses.

This guide will assist you in finding books, e-books, scholarly journal articles, streaming videos, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

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Natural Resources are defined as:

 

      

         "1. naturally occurring sources of wealth, as land or water.

          2. natural resources, the natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits,water, etc."

 

 

Text: natural resources. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved November 29, 2016 from Dictionary.com website http://www.dictionary.com/browse/natural--resources

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Introducing Natural Resources

Introducing Natural Resources explains how the natural resources of the Earth originated, by outlining the astronomical and geological evolution of the planet in the early period of its existence. The genesis, mode of occurrence, and abundance of the various non-renewable mineral resources are described, together with the methods of extraction, extent of reserves, and any environmental problems. The use of renewable resources, such as solar energy, air, and water, are then discussed, together with plant and animal life, which are renewable resources only if properly managed. The book concludes with a summary of future issues in resource management.

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Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition

Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Editioncovers the fundamentals of renewable energy and serves as a resource to undergraduates in renewable energy courses, non-specialists within the energy industries, or anyone working to support the successful implementation of renewable energy. The second edition discusses developments that have occurred since the publication of the first edition and considers the growing environmental impact of human activity on planet Earth. Dedicated to converging science and technology in a way that ensures a sustainable future, this book outlines the basics of renewable energy and focuses on current and developing policies that support the shift to renewable energy.

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CredoReference: Conservation of Natural Resources

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