Changes in Land Use and Land Cover : A Global Perspective

Changes in Land Use and Land Cover : A Global Perspective

Description

This book deals with the relationship between land use and land cover: between human activities and the transformation of the Earth's surface. It describes the recent changes in the world's farmland, forests, grasslands and settlements, and the impacts of these changes on soil, water resources and the atmosphere. It explores what is known about the importance of various underlying human sources of land transformation: population growth, technological change, political-economic institutions, political structure, and attitudes and beliefs. Three working group reports outline important avenues for future research: the construction of a global land model, the division of the world into regional situations of land transformation, and a wiring diagram to structure the division of research among fields of study.


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Details

Author(s)
B. L. Turner, William B. Meyer
Format
Hardback | 549 pages
Dimensions
194 x 254 x 36mm | 1,155g
Publication date
01 Dec 1994
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
65 Tables, unspecified; 16 Plates, color; 79 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
0521470854
ISBN13
9780521470858