Coverart for item
The Resource Natural resource conflicts : from blood diamonds to rainforest destruction, M. Troy Burnett, editor

Natural resource conflicts : from blood diamonds to rainforest destruction, M. Troy Burnett, editor

Label
Natural resource conflicts : from blood diamonds to rainforest destruction
Title
Natural resource conflicts
Title remainder
from blood diamonds to rainforest destruction
Statement of responsibility
M. Troy Burnett, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Natural resource and environmental conflicts have long been issues confronting human societies. This case-based examination of a wide range of natural resource disputes exposes readers to many contemporary examples that offer reasons for both hope and concern
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
333.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC85
LC item number
.N3533 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burnett, M. Troy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural resources
  • Natural resources
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental degradation
  • Conservation of natural resources
Label
Natural resource conflicts : from blood diamonds to rainforest destruction, M. Troy Burnett, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1 International conflicts, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific. Preface -- Introduction -- Volume 1 list of entries by region -- Volume 1 list of entries by topic. Part 1 International conflicts : Is the world's increasing population stressing the Earth's resources and becoming a major source of conflict? -- How have natural resource conflicts led to the demise of past civilizations? -- As the world's population becomes more urbanized, hwo are cities being designed to avoid conflicts? -- How have global warming and climate change promoted conflict in pastoral communities? -- Will air quality be a source of regional conflict? -- What role does ecotourism play in natural resource conflicts? -- How do global warming and climate change influence a nation's security policy? -- Is nuclear th eright option to avoid future energy conflicts? -- Could conflicts over water actually promote peace and stability? -- What steps should be taken to help provide access to clean water for more people in the world? -- To mitigate conflicts over water, is it better to treat water as a commodity or a human right? -- Which water basins ar epresently sites of the highest potential for conflict? -- Will the international trade in hazardous waste promote stability or conflict? -- With future conflicts seemingly guaranteed, is a technological breakthrough needed to avert the climate crisis? -- To mitigate conflicts over natural resources, is it better to promote preservation or conservation? -- How does the illicit trade in endangered species promote regional conflict? -- Should cultural exceptions be made in whaling laws? -- How are issues and conflicts over invasive species being addressed? -- How does the loss of biodiversity promote conflict? -- Are debt-for-nature swaps a viable means to promote stability in the developing world? Part 2 Africa : Was the Rwandan genocide of 1994 a result of conflict over natural resources? -- What role have natural resources played in the Sudanese Civil War? -- Do diamonds have a negative influence on development in Africa? -- Will the mining of coltan in the Congo further destabilize the region? -- How will the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam affect peace in the region? -- Does the Kimberley Process work? -- How does China's increasing demand for natural resoruces affect stability in Africa? -- How have large-scale conseration efforts promoted conflict in sub-Saharan Africa? Part 3 Asia and the Pacific : Can it be argued that the wealth generated from oil is a primary cause of the disempowerment of women in the Middle East -- Is the Jordan River a source of regional conflict or stability? -- What impact does control of valuable resources have on politics in the Middle East? -- Is China's green Great Wall an adequate solution to desertification? -- What conflicts have arisen as a result of China's building of the Three Gorges Dam? -- How can conflicts be avoided with Japan's fishing industry? -- Is the crisis in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin the result of climate change or the decisions and actions of humans? -- Is sustainable development and conservation or further resource exploitation and conflict the future in Borneo? -- Was the conflict in East Timor, Indonesia, the direct result of natural resources? -- Is the resource of the Mekong River Basin a potential for regional conflict? -- Will the Ganges River be a source of regional conflict between India and bangladesh? -- How have natural resources caused political instability in post-communist Central Asia?. Glossary -- Volume 1 bibliography -- About the editor and contributors
  • Volume 2 The Americas, Europe, and key concepts. Preface -- Introduction -- Volume 2 list of entries by region -- Volume 2 list of entries by topic. Part 1 North America and Europe : Can future energy conflicts be avoided by the U.S. government's support and promotion of green technologies? -- Was the Canadian-Spanish turbot fish conflict an anomaly or a harbinger of things to come? -- How have national park systems fomented conflict wtih aboriginal peoples? -- Has Montana mismanaged its resources? -- How has environmental justice and toxic racism been a source of social conflict in the United States? -- To minimize conflict in the circumpolar North, should the Northwest Passage be considered Canadian sovereign territory or an international strait? -- What social conflicts have resulted from the United States' enactment of the Endangered Special Act? -- What is the best way to minimize conflict over New England fisheries? -- What role have international peace parks/transboundary protected areas played in lessening international conflicts? -- How has the proposed Keystone Pipeline been a source of conflict between the United States and Canada? -- Do the benefits of exploiting Alberta's oil sands outweigh adverse environmental effects and political controversy? -- What is the primary cause of conflict in the Klamath Basin -- How should the Colorado River Basin be managed to mitigate interstate conflict? -- Is the exploitation of Greenland's rare earth elements worth the environmental costs? -- Do the economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing outweigh the risks? -- Will global warming and the thawing of the Arctic promote conflict or cooperation -- To avoid conflicts, how should California manage its water resources? -- Will the drilling of oil in the Gulf of Mexico be a source of regional conflict between domestic stakeholders in the United States?. Part 2 Central/South America and the Caribbean : Sitting atop a large oil reserve, hwo should Ecuador's Yasuní National Park be managed? -- Is the conflict in Chiapas, Mexico, between the Zapatistas and the Mexican government primarily a conflict over natural resources? -- How do environmental conditions and resource management explain the differing levels of conflict/crisis in Haiti and the Dominican Republic? -- Is oil the main source of the conflict over the Falkland Islands? -- Was the Mayan civilization brought down by a natural resource crisis? -- How did water rights become a source of conflict between the Quechua people and the government in Peru's Colca Valley? -- How have plans to build hydroelectric dams in the Patagonia region been a source of conflict? -- How should the natural resources of the Amazon rainforest be managed to avoid conflict?. Key concepts. Glossary -- Volume 2 bibliography -- About the editor and contributors -- Index
Control code
1715644
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781610694643
Lccn
2016033350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1715644
  • (OCoLC)900016751
Label
Natural resource conflicts : from blood diamonds to rainforest destruction, M. Troy Burnett, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1 International conflicts, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific. Preface -- Introduction -- Volume 1 list of entries by region -- Volume 1 list of entries by topic. Part 1 International conflicts : Is the world's increasing population stressing the Earth's resources and becoming a major source of conflict? -- How have natural resource conflicts led to the demise of past civilizations? -- As the world's population becomes more urbanized, hwo are cities being designed to avoid conflicts? -- How have global warming and climate change promoted conflict in pastoral communities? -- Will air quality be a source of regional conflict? -- What role does ecotourism play in natural resource conflicts? -- How do global warming and climate change influence a nation's security policy? -- Is nuclear th eright option to avoid future energy conflicts? -- Could conflicts over water actually promote peace and stability? -- What steps should be taken to help provide access to clean water for more people in the world? -- To mitigate conflicts over water, is it better to treat water as a commodity or a human right? -- Which water basins ar epresently sites of the highest potential for conflict? -- Will the international trade in hazardous waste promote stability or conflict? -- With future conflicts seemingly guaranteed, is a technological breakthrough needed to avert the climate crisis? -- To mitigate conflicts over natural resources, is it better to promote preservation or conservation? -- How does the illicit trade in endangered species promote regional conflict? -- Should cultural exceptions be made in whaling laws? -- How are issues and conflicts over invasive species being addressed? -- How does the loss of biodiversity promote conflict? -- Are debt-for-nature swaps a viable means to promote stability in the developing world? Part 2 Africa : Was the Rwandan genocide of 1994 a result of conflict over natural resources? -- What role have natural resources played in the Sudanese Civil War? -- Do diamonds have a negative influence on development in Africa? -- Will the mining of coltan in the Congo further destabilize the region? -- How will the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam affect peace in the region? -- Does the Kimberley Process work? -- How does China's increasing demand for natural resoruces affect stability in Africa? -- How have large-scale conseration efforts promoted conflict in sub-Saharan Africa? Part 3 Asia and the Pacific : Can it be argued that the wealth generated from oil is a primary cause of the disempowerment of women in the Middle East -- Is the Jordan River a source of regional conflict or stability? -- What impact does control of valuable resources have on politics in the Middle East? -- Is China's green Great Wall an adequate solution to desertification? -- What conflicts have arisen as a result of China's building of the Three Gorges Dam? -- How can conflicts be avoided with Japan's fishing industry? -- Is the crisis in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin the result of climate change or the decisions and actions of humans? -- Is sustainable development and conservation or further resource exploitation and conflict the future in Borneo? -- Was the conflict in East Timor, Indonesia, the direct result of natural resources? -- Is the resource of the Mekong River Basin a potential for regional conflict? -- Will the Ganges River be a source of regional conflict between India and bangladesh? -- How have natural resources caused political instability in post-communist Central Asia?. Glossary -- Volume 1 bibliography -- About the editor and contributors
  • Volume 2 The Americas, Europe, and key concepts. Preface -- Introduction -- Volume 2 list of entries by region -- Volume 2 list of entries by topic. Part 1 North America and Europe : Can future energy conflicts be avoided by the U.S. government's support and promotion of green technologies? -- Was the Canadian-Spanish turbot fish conflict an anomaly or a harbinger of things to come? -- How have national park systems fomented conflict wtih aboriginal peoples? -- Has Montana mismanaged its resources? -- How has environmental justice and toxic racism been a source of social conflict in the United States? -- To minimize conflict in the circumpolar North, should the Northwest Passage be considered Canadian sovereign territory or an international strait? -- What social conflicts have resulted from the United States' enactment of the Endangered Special Act? -- What is the best way to minimize conflict over New England fisheries? -- What role have international peace parks/transboundary protected areas played in lessening international conflicts? -- How has the proposed Keystone Pipeline been a source of conflict between the United States and Canada? -- Do the benefits of exploiting Alberta's oil sands outweigh adverse environmental effects and political controversy? -- What is the primary cause of conflict in the Klamath Basin -- How should the Colorado River Basin be managed to mitigate interstate conflict? -- Is the exploitation of Greenland's rare earth elements worth the environmental costs? -- Do the economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing outweigh the risks? -- Will global warming and the thawing of the Arctic promote conflict or cooperation -- To avoid conflicts, how should California manage its water resources? -- Will the drilling of oil in the Gulf of Mexico be a source of regional conflict between domestic stakeholders in the United States?. Part 2 Central/South America and the Caribbean : Sitting atop a large oil reserve, hwo should Ecuador's Yasuní National Park be managed? -- Is the conflict in Chiapas, Mexico, between the Zapatistas and the Mexican government primarily a conflict over natural resources? -- How do environmental conditions and resource management explain the differing levels of conflict/crisis in Haiti and the Dominican Republic? -- Is oil the main source of the conflict over the Falkland Islands? -- Was the Mayan civilization brought down by a natural resource crisis? -- How did water rights become a source of conflict between the Quechua people and the government in Peru's Colca Valley? -- How have plans to build hydroelectric dams in the Patagonia region been a source of conflict? -- How should the natural resources of the Amazon rainforest be managed to avoid conflict?. Key concepts. Glossary -- Volume 2 bibliography -- About the editor and contributors -- Index
Control code
1715644
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781610694643
Lccn
2016033350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1715644
  • (OCoLC)900016751

Library Locations

    • Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library (Dracut)Borrow it
      28 Arlington Street, Dracut, MA, 01826, US
      42.6700510 -71.3023336
Processing Feedback ...