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Land and its Uses -- Actual and Potential: An Environmental Appraisal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461292784
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Nato Conference Series (closed) / I Ecology , #10
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
  • Pages: 610
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

A. Identification of Ecological Factors Characterising the Range of Terrestrial Habitats.- i Urban.- 1 Planning and the Physical Environment.- 2 Planned Urban Unit Development: A Case Study Louvain-La-Neuve.- 3 Fragmentation of Land-Rural and Urban: A Major Problem of South European Mediterrean Countries.- Commentary: Urban Planning.- ii Rural.- a Geology.- 4 Geology and Land-Use: The Production of ‘Environmentally’ Orientated Maps for Decision-Makers.- Commentary: Geology.- b Soil Resources.- 5 The Formation and Properties of Soils.- 6 Classification and Maps of Soils and their Interpretation for Planners.- 7 Soil Requirements for Forestry.- 8 Tropical Forest Soils.- 9 Principal Features of the Formation of Hill Land Soils, their Management and Capability in Cool, Moist, Temperate Climates.- 10 Soils in Arid Areas: Management and Characteristics.- Commentary: Soils.- c Water Resources.- 11 Assessment and Management of Water Resources.- 12 Some examples of Land and Water Use Planning in British Columbia, Canada.- 13 Water in Arid Areas - Basic Facts and Examples of Environmental Implications, Supply and Conservation.- 14 Biological Aspects of Freshwater Resources.- Commentary: Water Resources.- d Conservation/Landscape.- 15 Rationales for Conservation.- 16 Conservation Planning in a Checkerboard World: The Problem of Size of Natural Areas.- 17 Impacts of Changing Land-use particularly in Central Europe.- 18 Nature and Landscape Planning in a Rapidly Changing Region.- 19 Towards Better Land Use - The Role of Geographers.- 20 Landscape Ecology as the Scientific Basis for Holistic Land Appraisal, Planning and Management.- Commentary: Conservation/Landscape.- B Land Classification.- 21 Monitoring, Optimizing and Predicting Impacts from Multi-source Spatial Data.- 22 Land Classification in Relation to Physical Planning.- 23 Land Classification Systems in Practical Planning: A Norwegian Perspective.- 24 The Canada Land Inventory.- 25 An Ecological Classification of Land - Its Application to Planning in the Highland Region, Scotland.- 26 Orientations of Land Use Maps.- Commentary: Land Classification.- C Remote Sensing.- 27 Ecological Land Survey as Basis for Land Resource Planning and Management in Canada.- 28 Measuring the Standing Crop of Intertidal Seaweeds by Remote Sensing.- 29 Remote Sensing and Other Methods for Collecting Data.- 30 Numerical Picture Treatment of Remote Sensing Imaging Systems for the Evaluation of Oil Spills.- Commentary: Remote Sensing.- D Case Studies.- 31 The National Environmental Survey of the Netherlands: A Case Study.- 32 The Zuiderzee Polders in the Netherlands: Economic and Environmental Assessments During their Early Stages of Planning.- 33 Development of the Markerwaard Area: A Study in Conflict.- 34 Nepal: Its Land and Its Uses.- 35 Rural Land Use Information Systems: A Pilot Project in Fife, Scotland.- 36 Land Use - Actual and Potential in Central Scotland: A Tour to Pose the Problems.- Commentary: Case Studies.- Epilogue.- Contributors and Participants.

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