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Understanding the changing planet : strategic directions for the geographical sciences

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2010.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade.
ISBN: 0309150728 9780309150729 0309150752 9780309150750
OCLC Number: 611090522
Notes: "Prepublication version - Subject to further editorial revision."
Description: xiii, 224 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 Part I: Introduction; 4 Introduction; 5 Part II: Strategic Research Questions; 6 1 How Are We Changing the Physical Environment of Earth's Surface?; 7 2 How Can We Best Preserve Biological Diversity and Protect Endangered Ecosystems?; 8 3 How Are Climate and Other Environmental Changes Affecting the Vulnerabilities of Coupled Human-Environment Systems?; 9 4 How and Where Will 10 Billion People Live on Earth?; 10 5 How Will We Sustainably Feed Everyone in the Coming Decade and Beyond?; 11 6 How Does Where People Live Affect Their Health?; 12 7 How Is the Movement of People, Goods, and Ideas Transforming the World?; 13 8 How Is Economic Globalization Affecting Inequality?; 14 9 How Are Geopolitical Shifts Influencing Peace and Stability?; 15 10 How Might We Better Observe, Analyze, and Visualize a Changing World?; 16 11 What Are the Societal Implications of Citizen Mapping and Mapping Citizens?; 17 Part III: Moving Forward; 18 Moving Forward; 19 References; 20 Appendixes; 21 Appendix A: Committee and Staff Biographies; 22 Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations; 23 Appendix C: AAG Open Session Agenda and Speakers
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.
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