In this book, first published in 1990, Judith Rees considers the spatial distribution of resource availability, development and consumption, and the distribution of resource-generated wealth and welfare. Showing that there are no simple answers, she analyses the complex interactions between economic forces, administrative structures and political institutions. This well-structured text is essential reading for upper-level students in geography, environmental planning, economics and resource management.
Table of Contents
List of Plates; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgements; Preface to Second Edition; 1. Introduction 2. Natural Resources: Their Nature and Scarcity 3. Minerals: Distribution, Production and Economics 4. The Performance of the Mineral Production Process 5. Public Intervention in the Minerals Sector 6. Renewable Resources: The Diversity of Perspectives 7. The Allocation of Renewable Resource Flows: Economic Perspectives and Mechanisms 8. Evaluating Conservation and Flaw Augmentation Decisions 9. The Policy and Practice of Renewable Resource Management 10. Muddling Through, Social Revolution or Ecocatastrophe? 11. Postscript: The Search for Sustainability; References; References for Second Edition; Author Index; Subject Index