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The Changing Land

Author : Benjamin Z. Kedar
ISBN : 0814329152
Genre : History
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Originally published in Hebrew in 1991, The Changing Land presents a unique aerial view of the changes in Israel's topography from the second decade of the twentieth century to the present. Aerial photographs taken during World War I of Israel by German, British, and Australian aviators, showed the topography of a land fought over for many centuries. Having examined and identified the WWI photographs preserved in German, Australian, Israeli, and British public archives and German private collections, Benjamin Z. Kedar gathered 70 of the photographs to form the book's core. Kedar then collected color aerial photos taken between 1930 and 1990 of the same 70 sites. The result is an unusual and fascinating record of the physical changes in the region during this period of modernization and urban expansion. Changing the Land is more than a topographical view of Israel. Glimpses of the hills, valleys, towns, and villages of Israel provide the reader with a compelling history that words alone cannot describe. This book offers a complete portrait of Israel for anyone who has traveled to the Holy Land or has studied any of its inhabitants.
Category: History

The Changing Land

Author : Jane Buxton
ISBN : 0478205074
Genre : Earth (Planet)
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A simple discussion of different forces which can change the physical form of the land.
Category: Earth (Planet)

Urbanization And Changing Land Uses

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113794205
Genre : Cities and towns
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This annotated bibliography was compiled as one of the early steps in an economic appraisal of impacts of urban growth on rural land use.
Category: Cities and towns

Running Down

Author : Mary E. White
ISBN : 0731809041
Genre : Nature
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With one of the oldest landscapes anywhere on Earth, and some of the most ancient drainage patters, our concept of what comprises a river system in Australia is different from the accepted European concept. How we manage Australia's precious water resources will determine the future prospects of our nation.
Category: Nature

Ethanol And A Changing Agricultural Landscape

Author : Scott A. Malcolm
ISBN : 9781437925579
Genre :
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The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 established specific targets for the production of biofuel in the U.S. Meeting these targets will increase demand for traditional ag. commodities used to produce ethanol, resulting in land-use, production, and price changes in the farm sector. This report summarizes the estimated effects of meeting the EISA targets for 2015 on regional ag. production and the environment. Meeting EISA targets for ethanol production will expand U.S. cropped acreage by 5 million acres by 2015, an increase of 1.6% over what would otherwise be expected. Much of the growth comes from corn acreage, which increases by 3.5% over baseline projections. Water quality and soil carbon will also be affected.

Eurasian Arctic Land Cover And Land Use In A Changing Climate

Author : Garik Gutman
ISBN : 9048191181
Genre : Science
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This volume is a compilation of studies on interactions of land-cover/land-use change with climate in a region where the climate warming is most pronounced compared to other areas of the globe. The climate warming in the far North, and in the Arctic region of Northern Eurasia in particular, affects both the landscape and human activities, and hence human dimensions are an important aspect of the topic. Environmental pollution together with climate warming may produce irreversible damages to the current Arctic ecosystems. Regional land-atmosphere feedbacks may have large global importance. Remote sensing is a primary tool in studying vast northern territories where in situ observations are sporadic. State-of-the-art methods of satellite remote sensing combined with GIS and models are used to tackle science questions and provide an outlook of current land-cover changes and potential scenarios for the future. Audience: The book is a truly international effort involving U.S. and European scientists. It is directed at the broad science community including graduate students, academics and other professionals in this field.
Category: Science

Sustainable Development In A Changing Climate

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
ISBN : 0215530551
Genre : Climatic changes
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Climate change threatens to destroy gains made in poverty reduction in many developing countries. Substantial funding will be needed to help poor countries tackle climate change. This funding must be additional to pledges already made for development assistance because developing countries are not responsible for the emissions which have caused climate change and the estimated costs cannot be met from existing development assistance or national budgets. The current economic crisis could derail efforts to tackle climate change or it could provide an opportunity to chart a new "greener" growth strategy in developing. Climate change should be central to the Department for International Development's (DFID's) work in developing countries and it needs to start establishing comprehensive climate change programmes. Sustainable management of the natural resource base is vital. DFID has focussed on water resources management and it should now consider the creation of marine and forestry management strategies to ensure that these sectors can continue to contribute to economic growth, in a sustainable manner. Developed countries should ensure that actions taken to reduce emissions do not impact negatively on developing countries. Tourism and export horticulture are important contributors to poverty reduction in many poor countries and these sectors should be supported to increase their pro-poor benefits and reduce their climate change impact. There is a need for more research into low carbon options which are appropriate for poor countries and for mechanisms to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer. The Copenhagen Conference to decide the successor to the Kyoto Agreement must agree stringent emission reduction targets or increase the risk of more severe climate change impacts.
Category: Climatic changes

Poverty Reduction In A Changing Climate

Author : Hari Bansha Dulal
ISBN : 9780739168011
Genre : Business & Economics
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Poverty Reduction in a Changing Climate, edited by Hari Bansha Dulal, is a work which discusses the new innovations and funding mechanisms which have emerged in response to the rise of climate-related challenges in the twenty-first century. Dulal and the text's contributors explore the synergies and implications of those innovations with respect to poverty alleviation goals.
Category: Business & Economics

Terrestrial Ecosystems In A Changing World

Author : Josep G. Canadell
ISBN : 9783540327301
Genre : Science
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This book examines the impacts of global change on terrestrial ecosystems. Emphasis is placed on impacts of atmospheric, climate and land use change, and the book discusses the future challenges and the scientific frameworks to address them. Finally, the book explores fundamental new research developments and the need for stronger integration of natural and human dimensions in addressing the challenge of global change.
Category: Science