A comprehensive overview and discussion of all major aspects of environmental planning and management, professor Baldwin's textbook high lights the cause and interrelationship of environmental problems, emphasizing the important economic and ecological functions of the land as the stage for all human activities and the "source" and "sink" for all physical resources. A "Cradle to Grave" discussion of the flow of resources - from acquisition through transformation, distribution and disposal- is a key feature of the book. Professor Baldwin proceeds from a review of the overall problems, principles and practices of environmental planning and management to address the planning and management of water quality and quantity, air quality, toxic and solid wastes, and energy; the economic cost of environmental controls; and procedures for environmental planning and management. This book is designed to serve as a basic text in environmental management, environmental planning, environmental policy, and resource management courses. It provides an important conceptual bridge for use in urban and regional planning, land use planning, and urban design courses as well.