Community resources, or the lack thereof, often dictate the strengths and weaknesses of that community, whether it's a town or city. This volume discusses both man-made resources—including dams, bridges, roads, and buildings—as well as renewable and non-renewable natural resources—such as soil, water, forests, and energy. Readers will explore how such resources affect a community's health and the opportunities of its members. They will also begin to understand how resources affect trade and industry. This insightful text also introduces the idea that controversies exist about ways to use resources without causing environmental damage.