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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, cop. 2010.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade.
OCLC Number: 839813203
Notes: El. reprodukcija.
Description: xv, 155 str. : color ill., color maps
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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