Natural Resources
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Natural resources are all naturally existing resources, whose value is determined by their usefulness for humans. Among them are, in addition to mineral resources , forests, water, the sea with its raw materials as well as energy reserves (energy industry ). Furthermore, the topics treated in this section, namely arable land, forests, pasture, and sweet water, including their respective resources, are all decisive factors…

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Böhn, Dieter, “Natural Resources”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 21 August 2017
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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