People and Pixels: Linking Remote Sensing and Social Science

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $6.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 81%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $6.00   
  • New (2) from $6.86   
  • Used (8) from $0.00   

Overview

Space-based sensors are giving us an ever-closer and more comprehensive look at the earth's surface; they also have the potential to tell us about human activity. This volume examines the possibilities for using remote sensing technology to improve understanding of social processes and human-environment interactions. Examples include deforestation and regrowth in Brazil, population-environment interactions in Thailand, ancient and modern rural development in Guatemala, and urbanization in the United States, as well as early warnings of famine and disease outbreaks. The book also provides information on current sources of remotely sensed data and metadata and discusses what is involved in establishing effective collaborative efforts between scientists working with remote sensing technology and those working on social and environmental issues.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309064088
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Linking Remote Sensing and Social Science: The Need and the Challenges 1
2 A Brief History of Remote Sensing Applications, with Emphasis on Landsat 28
3 "Socializing the Pixel" and "Pixelizing the Social" in Land-Use and Land-Cover Change 51
4 Linking Satellite, Census, and Survey Data to Study Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon 70
5 Land-Use Change After Deforestation in Amazonia 94
6 Land-Use/Land-Cover and Population Dynamics, Nang Rong, Thailand 121
7 Validating Prehistoric and Current Social Phenomena upon the Landscape of the Peten, Guatemala 145
8 Extraction and Modeling of Urban Attributes Using Remote Sensing Technology 164
9 Social Science and Remote Sensing in Famine Early Warning 189
10 Health Applications of Remote Sensing and Climate Modeling 197
App. A An Annotated Guide to Earth Remote Sensing Data and Information Resources for Social Science Applications 209
App.B: Glossary 229
Biographical Sketches of Contributors and Editors 237
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)