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The Resource Understanding the changing planet : strategic directions for the geographical sciences, Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

Understanding the changing planet : strategic directions for the geographical sciences, Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

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Understanding the changing planet : strategic directions for the geographical sciences
Title
Understanding the changing planet
Title remainder
strategic directions for the geographical sciences
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines eleven strategic directions to focus research and leverage new technologies to harness the potential that the geographical sciences offer."--Publisher's description
  • "From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth's surface. With Earth's population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand how and where these changes are happening. Innovation in the geographical sciences has the potential to advance knowledge of place-based environmental change, sustainability, and the impacts of a rapidly changing economy and society. Understanding the Changing Planet outlines eleven strategic directions to focus research and leverage new technologies to harness the potential that the geographical sciences offer."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NRC
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.U55 2010
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  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Nature
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Overpopulation
  • Environmental ethics
  • Sustainable development
  • Geography
Label
Understanding the changing planet : strategic directions for the geographical sciences, Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-143)
Contents
  • How are we changing the physical environment of Earth's surface? -- How can we best preserve biological diversity and protect endangered ecosystems? -- How are climate and other environmental changes affecting the vulnerabilities of coupled human-environment systems? -- How and where will 10 billion people live on Earth? -- How will we sustainably feed everyone in the coming decade and beyond? -- How does where people live affect their health? -- How is the movement of people, goods, and ideas transforming the world? -- How is economic globalization affecting inequality? -- How are geopolitical shifts influencing peace and stability? -- How might we better observe, analyze, and visualize a changing world? -- What are the societal implications of citizen mapping and mapping citizens?
  • How are we changing the physical environment of Earth's surface? -- How can we best preserve biological diversity and protect endangered ecosystems? -- How are climate and other environmental changes affecting the vulnerabilities of coupled human-environment systems? -- How and where will 10 billion people live on Earth? -- How will we sustainably feed everyone in the coming decade and beyond? -- How does where people live affect their health? -- How is the movement of people, goods, and ideas transforming the world? -- How is economic globalization affecting inequality? -- How are geopolitical shifts influencing peace and stability? -- How might we better observe, analyze, and visualize a changing world? -- What are the societal implications of citizen mapping and mapping citizens?
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OCM1bookssj0000430299
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unknown
Isbn
9780309150750
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010926480
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000430299
Label
Understanding the changing planet : strategic directions for the geographical sciences, Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-143)
Contents
  • How are we changing the physical environment of Earth's surface? -- How can we best preserve biological diversity and protect endangered ecosystems? -- How are climate and other environmental changes affecting the vulnerabilities of coupled human-environment systems? -- How and where will 10 billion people live on Earth? -- How will we sustainably feed everyone in the coming decade and beyond? -- How does where people live affect their health? -- How is the movement of people, goods, and ideas transforming the world? -- How is economic globalization affecting inequality? -- How are geopolitical shifts influencing peace and stability? -- How might we better observe, analyze, and visualize a changing world? -- What are the societal implications of citizen mapping and mapping citizens?
  • How are we changing the physical environment of Earth's surface? -- How can we best preserve biological diversity and protect endangered ecosystems? -- How are climate and other environmental changes affecting the vulnerabilities of coupled human-environment systems? -- How and where will 10 billion people live on Earth? -- How will we sustainably feed everyone in the coming decade and beyond? -- How does where people live affect their health? -- How is the movement of people, goods, and ideas transforming the world? -- How is economic globalization affecting inequality? -- How are geopolitical shifts influencing peace and stability? -- How might we better observe, analyze, and visualize a changing world? -- What are the societal implications of citizen mapping and mapping citizens?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000430299
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780309150750
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010926480
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000430299

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