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

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

Label
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
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.U538 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-143)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
ocn670439106
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 155 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282787377
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612787379
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
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278737
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36065055
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670439106
  • pebcs0309150760

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