NRES 287 Paper 2 - RP #2 ASSIGNMENT SHEET NRES 287/PS 273...

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NRES 287/PS 273 Spring 2008 Response Paper 2 – Due Monday, January 28 th at 1:00pm Reading: *Chapter 1 (Modern Montana) (pp 25-75) From: Diamond, J. 2005. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed . New York: Viking Press. Directions: Answer the questions below using the following guidelines: The paper should be written independently . Two page limit One-inch margins Double spaced 12 point font No late papers will be accepted. Cite page numbers for evidence from the reading Note: A paradox is a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true; something with seemingly contradictory qualities or phases. (according to Webster’s Dictionary). Questions: 1) Describe three of Montana’s paradoxes? (10) 2) Summarize Montana’s environmental problems tied to five different natural resource sectors or issues. (25) 3) How do Montana’s paradoxes complicate or exacerbate environmental problems and make decision-making difficult? Cite at least two examples from the chapter. (10) 4) Why did Diamond choose to start his book with a chapter on Montana? Is it effective? Why or why not? (5)
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course NRES 287 taught by Professor Edgington during the Spring '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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NRES 287 Paper 2 - RP #2 ASSIGNMENT SHEET NRES 287/PS 273...

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