Changes in the Land

Changes in the Land
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Author: William Cronon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429928281
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Hill and Wang

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Changes in the Land  Revised Edition
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Author: William Cronon
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780809016341
Release: 2003-09
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

[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

Changes in the Land
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Author: William Cronon,Frederick Jackson Turner & Vilas Research Prof of History Geography & Enviro Studies William Cronon,Marilyn Jadene Henning
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780809034055
Release: 1983
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Land Use Changes in Europe
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Author: F.M. Brouwer,A.J. Thomas,M.J. Chadwick
Pages: 529
ISBN: 9789401132909
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Changes in Land Use and Land Cover

Changes in Land Use and Land Cover
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Author: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Office for interdiscip,Colo.) Oies Global Change Institute 1991 (Snowmass Village
Pages: 537
ISBN: 0521470854
Release: 1994-09-15
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Land Cover and Land Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991

Land Cover and Land Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991
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Author: Garik Gutman,Volker Radeloff
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9783319426389
Release: 2016-11-14
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This work analyzes the effects of one of the most dramatic changes of entire societies that the world has ever witnessed. It explores the collapse of socialist governance and management systems on land cover and land use in various parts of Eastern Europe. As readers will discover, this involved rapid and unprecedented changes such as widespread agricultural abandonment. Changes in the countries of the former Soviet block, former Soviet Union republics, and European Russia are compared and contrasted. Contributing authors cover topics such as the carbon cycle and the environment, effects of institutional changes on urban centers and agriculture, as well as changes in wildlife populations. The volume includes analysis of the drivers of agricultural land abandonment, forest changes in Black Sea region, an extreme drought event of 2010, impacts of fires on air quality and other land-cover/land-use issues in Eastern Europe. Satellite data used were mostly from optical sensors including night lights observations, with both coarse and medium spatial resolution. Ultimately, this work highlights the importance of understanding socioeconomic shocks: that is, those brief periods during which societies change rapidly resulting in significant impact on land use and the environment. Thus it shows that change is often abrupt rather than gradual and thereby much harder to predict. This book is a truly international and interdisciplinary effort, written by a team of scientists from the USA, Europe, and Russia. It will be of interest to a broad range of scientists at all levels within natural and social sciences, including those studying recent and ongoing changes in Europe. In particular, it will appeal to geographers, environmental scientists, remote sensing specialists, social scientists and agricultural scientists.

Land Use and Land Cover Change

Land Use and Land Cover Change
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Author: Eric F. Lambin,Helmut J. Geist
Pages: 222
ISBN: 3540322027
Release: 2008-01-08
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Examining International Land Use Policies Changes and Conflicts

Examining International Land Use Policies  Changes  and Conflicts
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Author: Hasnat, G. N. Tanjina,Hossain, Mohammed Kamal
Pages: 439
ISBN: 9781799843733
Release: 2020-11-06
Editor: IGI Global

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Though conflicts continue to arise over land use and land cover changes, the conversion of forest land to cropland or other land uses such as housing and urban development have been on the rise in recent years. Decisions regarding land use and land cover influence climate change as well as various natural processes. While proper changes can minimize the effects and speed of climatic changes, the continued adverse changes may be accelerating the deterioration of the world’s condition. Examining International Land Use Policies, Changes, and Conflicts presents the latest research on the present status of land use and land cover changes throughout the world in order to determine appropriate land use policies that can protect earth’s present and future condition. The findings of the studies investigate the conflicts behind the land tenure and land uses in different countries of the world and examines existing policies and the reasons behind changes in them. Ultimately, the book provides readers with knowledge on how land can be managed in a sustained manner, how landscape models are helpful for predicting and determining future land uses, how land can be managed with the best architectural measures, and how urban forestry is helpful for better environmental management and adapting or mitigating climate change effects. Land users, agriculturalists, urban planners, policymakers, government officials, researchers, academicians, and students looking to improve their understanding of this topic for better use of land in the future will find this book to be an asset to their current research.

Where Land and Water Meet

Where Land and Water Meet
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Author: Nancy Langston
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780295989839
Release: 2009-11-23
Editor: University of Washington Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Water and land interrelate in surprising and ambiguous ways, and riparian zones, where land and water meet, have effects far outside their boundaries. Using the Malheur Basin in southeastern Oregon as a case study, this intriguing and nuanced book explores the ways people have envisioned boundaries between water and land, the ways they have altered these places, and the often unintended results. The Malheur Basin, once home to the largest cattle empires in the world, experienced unintended widespread environmental degradation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After establishment in 1908 of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as a protected breeding ground for migratory birds, and its expansion in the 1930s and 1940s, the area experienced equally extreme intended modifications aimed at restoring riparian habitat. Refuge managers ditched wetlands, channelized rivers, applied Agent Orange and rotenone to waterways, killed beaver, and cut down willows. Where Land and Water Meet examines the reasoning behind and effects of these interventions, gleaning lessons from their successes and failures. Although remote and specific, the Malheur Basin has myriad ecological and political connections to much larger places. This detailed look at one tangled history of riparian restoration shows how�through appreciation of the complexity of environmental and social influences on land use, and through effective handling of conflict�people can learn to practice a style of pragmatic adaptive resource management that avoids rigid adherence to single agendas and fosters improved relationships with the land.

Advancing Land Change Modeling

Advancing Land Change Modeling
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Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Geographical Sciences Committee,Committee on Needs and Research Requirements for Land Change Modeling
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780309288361
Release: 2014-03-31
Editor: National Academies Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Foundations of the Earth
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Author: H.H. Shugart
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780231537698
Release: 2014-07-08
Editor: Columbia University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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.

Land Change Science

Land Change Science
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Author: Garik Gutman,Anthony C. Janetos,Christopher O. Justice,Emilio F. Moran,John F. Mustard,Ronald R. Rindfuss,David Skole,Mark A. Cochrane,Billy Lee Turner II
Pages: 459
ISBN: 9789400743069
Release: 2012-03-24
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume is a synthesis of the NASA funded work under the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program. Hundreds of scientists have worked for the past eight years to understand one of the most important forces that is changing our planet-human impacts on land cover, that is land use. Its contributions span the natural and the social sciences, and apply state-of-the-art techniques for understanding the earth: satellite remote sensing, geographic information systems, modeling, and advanced computing. It brings together detailed case studies, regional analyses, and globally scaled mapping efforts. This is the most organized effort made to understand the dominant force that has been responsible for changing the Earth’s biosphere. Audience: This publication will be of interest to students, scientists, and policy makers. This volume includes a CD-ROM containing full color images of a selection of illustrations which are printed in black-and-white in the book.

How the Indians Lost Their Land

How the Indians Lost Their Land
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Author: Stuart BANNER
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780674020535
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Between the early seventeenth century and the early twentieth, nearly all the land in the United States was transferred from American Indians to whites. How did Indians actually lose their land? Stuart Banner argues that neither simple coercion nor simple consent reflects the complicated legal history of land transfers. Instead, time, place, and the balance of power between Indians and settlers decided the outcome of land struggles.

Land Use and Land Cover Changes

Land Use and Land Cover Changes
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Author: Nicole Mölders
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9400715277
Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Precious Forests

Precious Forests
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Author: Miodrag Zlatic
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9789535121756
Release: 2015-09-30
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Forests are the dominant terrestrial ecosystem of Earth. They are distributed across the globe. Forests account for 75% of the gross primary productivity of the Earth's biosphere, and contain 80% of the Earth's plant biomass. Human society and forests influence each other in both positive and negative ways. Forests provide ecosystem services to humans. Forests can also impose costs, affect people's health, and interfere with tourist enjoyment. This publication presents reviews and research results on negative and positive human interference on forests, as well as ecology, management, governance, policy and economic issues. The book consists of four sections with 12 chapters derived from around the world.

Urban Land Markets and Land Price Changes

Urban Land Markets and Land Price Changes
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Author: Amitabh Kundu
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9780429776274
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First published in 1997, this study is one of the forerunners in the area of urban land market and land price studies on a Third World city, focusing on Lucknow City in Uttar Pradesh, India, and exploring house prices, economic changes and construction. Amitabh responds to the 2nd Habitat Conference of 1996, which realised that housing conditions for lower income group people in most Third World cities have not improved, especially with regards to tenure, affordability and overall housing quality.

The Land of Tomorrow

The Land of Tomorrow
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Author: William B. Stephenson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781465559876
Release: 1919
Editor: Library of Alexandria

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Under an Open Sky

Under an Open Sky
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Author: William Cronon,George A. Miles,Jay Gitlin
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0393310639
Release: 1993
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Essays examine the significance of the frontier in American history, the bases of a western identity, and the themes that connect the twentieth-century West to its more distant past

Free the Land

Free the Land
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Author: Edward Onaci
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781469656151
Release: 2020-04-17
Editor: UNC Press Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

On March 31, 1968, over 500 Black nationalists convened in Detroit to begin the process of securing independence from the United States. Many concluded that Black Americans' best remaining hope for liberation was the creation of a sovereign nation-state, the Republic of New Afrika (RNA). New Afrikan citizens traced boundaries that encompassed a large portion of the South--including South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana--as part of their demand for reparation. As champions of these goals, they framed their struggle as one that would allow the descendants of enslaved people to choose freely whether they should be citizens of the United States. New Afrikans also argued for financial restitution for the enslavement and subsequent inhumane treatment of Black Americans. The struggle to "Free the Land" remains active to this day. This book is the first to tell the full history of the RNA and the New Afrikan Independence Movement. Edward Onaci shows how New Afrikans remade their lifestyles and daily activities to create a self-consciously revolutionary culture, and argues that the RNA's tactics and ideology were essential to the evolution of Black political struggles. Onaci expands the story of Black Power politics, shedding new light on the long-term legacies of mid-century Black Nationalism.

Principles of Geology

Principles of Geology
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Author: Sir Charles Lyell
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105032340569
Release: 1875
Editor: Unknown

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