Changes in the Land Revised Edition

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

Explanation 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
Author: William Cronon
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429928281
Available:
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Hill and Wang
Language: en

Explanation 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

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

Explanation 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.

Changes in the Land

Changes in the Land
Author: William Cronon
Pages: 241
ISBN: OCLC:960942799
Available:
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An ecological history of colonial New England, looking at how the shift from Indian to European dominance affected the plant and animal communities of the region.

Land Use Environment and Social Change

Land Use  Environment  and Social Change
Author: Richard White
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780295980546
Available:
Release: 2000-12-01
Editor: University of Washington Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whidbey and Camano, two of the largest of the numerous beautiful islands dotting Puget Sound, together form the major part of Island Country. Taking this county as a case study and following its history from Indian times to the present, Richard White explores the complex relationship between human induced environmental change and social change. This new edition of his classic study includes a new preface by the author and a foreword by William Cronon.

Changes in Land Use and Land Cover

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Land Use Changes in Europe

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

Explanation 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.

Land Use and Land Cover Change

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

Explanation 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.

Violence over the Land

Violence over the Land
Author: Ned BLACKHAWK
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780674020993
Available:
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Blackhawk, a Western Shoshone himself, does not portray the natives as victims. Instead, he demonstrates that their perseverance and ability to adapt to changing conditions over the last two centuries allowed them to help shape the world around them ... This is one of the finest studies available on native peoples of the ggreat basin region." John Burch, Library Journal, from the bookjacket.

Economics of Rural Land Use Change

Economics of Rural Land Use Change
Author: Kevin J. Boyle
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781351941808
Available:
Release: 2017-03-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Public concern over land management has never been greater. This book provides a broad overview of the economics of rural land-use change, drawing attention to the meaningful role economic analysis can play in resolving public concern and supporting future, pro-active land management strategies in rural areas. The book's breadth distinguishes it from other recent texts, as it jointly offers rigorous treatments of theoretical and empirical models of rural land-use change and practical discussions of applications and relevant methods. Chapters are specifically designed to demonstrate the types of land-use questions economic analysis can answer, the types of methods that might be employed to answer these questions, and the types of public policy decisions that may be supported by such analysis. The book makes a significant contribution to contemporary land-use research, highlighting the key methodological and public policy issues that will be central to future research on the economics of rural land-use change.

Nature s Metropolis Chicago and the Great West

Nature s Metropolis  Chicago and the Great West
Author: William Cronon
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780393072457
Available:
Release: 2009-11-02
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "No one has written a better book about a city…Nature's Metropolis is elegant testimony to the proposition that economic, urban, environmental, and business history can be as graceful, powerful, and fascinating as a novel." —Kenneth T. Jackson, Boston Globe

How the Indians Lost Their Land

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

Explanation 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.

Population and Land Use in Developing Countries

Population and Land Use in Developing Countries
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780309048385
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Release: 1993-02-01
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This valuable book summarizes recent research by experts from both the natural and social sciences on the effects of population growth on land use. It is a useful introduction to a field in which little quantitative research has been conducted and in which there is a great deal of public controversy. The book includes case studies of African, Asian, and Latin American countries that demonstrate the varied effects of population growth on land use. Several general chapters address the following timely questions: What is meant by land use change? Why are ecological research and population studies so different? What are the implications for sustainable growth in agricultural production? Although much work remains to be done in quantifying the causal connections between demographic and land use changes, this book provides important insights into those connections, and it should stimulate more work in this area.

Advancing Land Change Modeling

Advancing Land Change Modeling
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
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Release: 2014-03-31
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation 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.

Changes in the Land

Changes in the Land
Author: William Cronon
Pages: 241
ISBN: OCLC:924967458
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Land of Sunshine

Land of Sunshine
Author: William Deverell,Greg Hise
Pages: 350
ISBN: 0822959399
Available:
Release: 2006-06-30
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most people equate Los Angeles with smog, sprawl, forty suburbs in search of a city-the great "what-not-to-do" of twentieth-century city building. But there's much more to LA's story than this shallow stereotype. History shows that Los Angeles was intensely, ubiquitously planned. The consequences of that planning-the environmental history of urbanism--is one place to turn for the more complex lessons LA has to offer. Working forward from ancient times and ancient ecologies to the very recent past, Land of Sunshine is a fascinating exploration of the environmental history of greater Los Angeles. Rather than rehearsing a litany of errors or insults against nature, rather than decrying the lost opportunities of "roads not taken," these essays, by nineteen leading geologists, ecologists, and historians, instead consider the changing dynamics both of the city and of nature. In the nineteenth century, for example, "density" was considered an evil, and reformers struggled mightily to move the working poor out to areas where better sanitation and flowers and parks "made life seem worth the living." We now call that vision "sprawl," and we struggle just as much to bring middle-class people back into the core of American cities. There's nothing natural, or inevitable, about such turns of events. It's only by paying very close attention to the ways metropolitan nature has been constructed and construed that meaningful lessons can be drawn. History matters. So here are the plants and animals of the Los Angeles basin, its rivers and watersheds. Here are the landscapes of fact and fantasy, the historical actors, events, and circumstances that have proved transformative over and over again. The result is a nuanced and rich portrait of Los Angeles that will serve planners, communities, and environmentalists as they look to the past for clues, if not blueprints, for enhancing the quality and viability of cities.

Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845 2010

Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845   2010
Author: Ivan Bičík,Lucie Kupková,Leoš Jeleček,Jan Kabrda,Přemysl Štych,Zbyněk Janoušek,Jana Winklerová
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9783319176710
Available:
Release: 2015-08-01
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The objective of this book is to analyze changes in the landscape of Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic since the first half of the 19th century. The text focuses not only on describing these considerable changes by means of statistical and spatial data, but also on explaining the processes, societal, economic, political and institutional forces that drive them. Drawing on more than two decades of experience with land use research, the authors have combined methods and approaches from the fields of human geography, cartography, landscape ecology, historical geography and environmental history. The authors understand land use research as a way of analyzing nature-society interactions, their development, spatial aspects, causes and impacts. Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic serves as an example, combining general processes occurring in landscapes of developed countries with the results of regionally specific driving forces, most of them political (world wars, communism, return to market economy etc.).

A Better Planet

A Better Planet
Author: Daniel C. Esty
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780300248890
Available:
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A practical, bipartisan call to action from the world’s leading thinkers on the environment and sustainability Sustainability has emerged as a global priority over the past several years. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the adoption of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals through the United Nations have highlighted the need to address critical challenges such as the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, water shortages, and air pollution. But in the United States, partisan divides, regional disputes, and deep disagreements over core principles have made it nearly impossible to chart a course toward a sustainable future. This timely new book, edited by celebrated scholar Daniel C. Esty, offers fresh thinking and forward-looking solutions from environmental thought leaders across the political spectrum. The book’s forty essays cover such subjects as ecology, environmental justice, Big Data, public health, and climate change, all with an emphasis on sustainability. The book focuses on moving toward sustainability through actionable, bipartisan approaches based on rigorous analytical research.

Free the Land

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

Explanation 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.

Land Use

Land Use
Author: Luis Loures
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781789857030
Available:
Release: 2019-03-13
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The intensive increase in land use change is considered both a source of richness and a serious problem to landscape sustainability. In this scenario, although land use change plays a very important role for societal development, the impact of land use changes on economic, social, and ecological functions requires special attention. The new environmental paradigms associated with globalization and progressive climate change will certainly intensify the entropy and the instability in most of the existing land-uses. In this regard, this book aims to highlight a body of knowledge related to the discussion of the opportunities and challenges associated with the development of new sustainable landscapes, considering current and future challenges related to land-use changes and planning.