Changes in the Land Book
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Changes in the Land


  • Author : William Cronon
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429928281

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Changes in the Land Book Description :

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.

Changes in the Land  Revised Edition Book
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Changes in the Land Revised Edition


  • Author : William Cronon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2003-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780809016341

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Changes in the Land Revised Edition Book Description :

[This book offers an] interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. [In the book, the author] constructs [an] interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.-Back cover.

Changes in the Land Book
Score: 3.5
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Changes in the Land


  • Author : William Cronon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Human beings
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780809034055

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Changes in the Land Book Description :

This book offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance.

Land Use Changes in Europe Book

Land Use Changes in Europe


  • Author : F.M. Brouwer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401132909

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Land Use Changes in Europe Book Description :

The patterns of land use that have evolved in Europe reflect the boundaries set by the natural environment and socio-economic responses to the needs of the population. Over the centuries man has been able to overcome increasingly the constraints placed on land use by the natural environment through the development of new technologies and innovations, driven by an increasing population and rising material expectations. However, activities are still ultimately constrained by natural limitations such as climatic characteristics and associated edaphic and vegetational features. A major problem for land management, in its broadest sense, can be a reluctance to foresee the consequent ecological changes. This means that mitigating strategies will not be implemented in time to prevent environmental degradation and social hardship, although in many parts of Europe, over some centuries, demands have been met in a sustainable way, by sound, prudent and temperate expectations that have dictated management regimes. The management of land in Europe has always been a complex challenge: land is the primary, though finite resource. DeciSions regarding the use of land and manipulation of ecosystem dynamics today may affect the long-term primary productivity of the resource. Decisions to change land use may be virtually irreversible; urbanization is an illustration of the influence of population density on the land resource.

Land Use and Land Cover Changes Book

Land Use and Land Cover Changes


  • Author : Nicole Mölders
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9400715277

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Land Use and Land Cover Changes Book Description :

Wildfires, changing glaciers, deforestation, open-pit mining, increasing demands for food and bio-fuel production and the growth of megacities change our landscape. The book comprehensively reviews the current knowledge on how natural and anthropogenic land-use/cover changes affect weather, air quality and climate worldwide and explains how these changes may trigger further land-use/cover changes. It discusses how anthropogenic land-use/cover changes have affected local and regional climate and air quality since the settlement of America and the industrialisation. It addresses the topic how long-range transport of pollutants and dust of devasted areas as well as teleconnections may cause changes far away from the areas where the land-use/cover changes occurred, for which land-use/cover change may become an international issue similar to CO2. It also discusses relations to global change and future societal and scientific challenges related to land-use/cover changes.

Changes in Land Use and Land Cover Book

Changes in Land Use and Land Cover


  • Author : University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Office for interdiscip
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-09-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN 10 : 0521470854

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Changes in Land Use and Land Cover Book Description :

This book analyses the impact of human activities on the Earth's surface and environment.

Land Use and Land Cover Change Book

Land Use and Land Cover Change


  • Author : Eric F. Lambin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 3540322027

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Land Use and Land Cover Change Book Description :

This book presents recent estimates on the rate of change of major land classes. Aggregated globally, multiple impacts of local land changes are shown to significantly affect central aspects of Earth System functioning. The book offers innovative developments and applications in the fields of modeling and scenario construction. Conclusions are also drawn about the most pressing implications for the design of appropriate intervention policies.

Advancing Land Change Modeling Book

Advancing Land Change Modeling


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309288361

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Advancing Land Change Modeling Book Description :

People are constantly changing the land surface through construction, agriculture, energy production, and other activities. Changes both in how land is used by people (land use) and in the vegetation, rock, buildings, and other physical material that cover the Earth's surface (land cover) can be described and future land change can be projected using land-change models (LCMs). LCMs are a key means for understanding how humans are reshaping the Earth's surface in the past and present, for forecasting future landscape conditions, and for developing policies to manage our use of resources and the environment at scales ranging from an individual parcel of land in a city to vast expanses of forests around the world. Advancing Land Change Modeling: Opportunities and Research Requirements describes various LCM approaches, suggests guidance for their appropriate application, and makes recommendations to improve the integration of observation strategies into the models. This report provides a summary and evaluation of several modeling approaches, and their theoretical and empirical underpinnings, relative to complex land-change dynamics and processes, and identifies several opportunities for further advancing the science, data, and cyberinfrastructure involved in the LCM enterprise. Because of the numerous models available, the report focuses on describing the categories of approaches used along with selected examples, rather than providing a review of specific models. Additionally, because all modeling approaches have relative strengths and weaknesses, the report compares these relative to different purposes. Advancing Land Change Modeling's recommendations for assessment of future data and research needs will enable model outputs to better assist the science, policy, and decisionsupport communities.

Foundations of the Earth Book

Foundations of the Earth


  • Author : H.H. Shugart
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231537698

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Foundations of the Earth Book Description :

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth—drives renowned ecologist H. H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise, evolution, biodiversity, weather phenomena, and climate change. Shugart calls attention to the rich resonance between the Earth's natural history and the workings of religious feeling, the wisdom of biblical scripture, and the arguments of Bible ethicists. The divine questions that frame his study are quintessentially religious, and the global changes humans have wrought on the Earth operate not only in the physical, chemical, and biological spheres but also in the spiritual realm. Shugart offers a universal framework for recognizing and confronting the global challenges humans now face: the relationship between human technology and large-scale environmental degradation, the effect of invasive species on the integrity of ecosystems, the role of humans in generating wide biotic extinctions, and the future of our oceans and tides.

Change in Use of Land Book

Change in Use of Land


  • Author : Lawrence Wai-chung Lai
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9789888028610

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Change in Use of Land Book Description :

Provides an account of the concept of the use and change in use of land, and an outline of the procedures for lease modifications and waivers, planning applications, reviews and appeals, and building applications and approvals. It also includes an overview of government enforcement against contravention of lease conditions, provisions of statutory town plans prepared under the Town Planning Ordinance, and provisions of the Buildings Ordinance -- Back cover.