Changes in Land Use & Land Cover by William B. Meyer - PDF and EPUB eBook
This book deals with the relationship between land use and land cover: between human activities and the transformation of the...
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Details of Changes in Land Use & Land Cover
- Exact title of the book
- Changes in Land Use & Land Cover
- Book author
- William B. Meyer
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 549 pages
- September 15th 1994 by Cambridge University Press
- File size (in PDF)
- 2196 kB
Some brief overview of book
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.