ESM 428

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Introduction Nature of natural resources when learnt in this unit will expose what natural resources are and specifically give their types, classification and numerous examples of natural resources. The numerous types of natural resources are grouped under four headings which are water resources, sun energy resources, land resources, rock and mineral resources, and the atmospheric resources. This unit therefore, defines, explains and considers the dimension of all these natural resources. 2.0 Objectives At the end of this unit, you should be able to: • Define what natural resource entails • State and describe the types and classification of natural resources • State the nature of natural resources and give examples 3.0 Main content 3.1 What is nature and resources The dictionary of environmental and ecology (5th edition) define Nature as all living organisms and the environments in which they live, and Resources in ecological point of view as anything in the environment which can be used. The definition of these two terms brings to mind of the word natural resources. In other to comprehend the nature of resources, the natural resources in the environment must have to be unfolded. 3.2 Natural resources Natural resources refer to the untamed natural essence of the environment. They contain a significant amount of material as well as aesthetic values that exist relatively undisturbed by mankind, in a natural form. Examples such as land or raw materials occur naturally within environments. Many of them are essential for our survival while others are used for satisfying our wants.

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