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

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 8, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 610 pages
During its existence the Ecosciences Panel of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was constantly concerned with (i) the communic ation gap between the generators of ecological/environmental infor mation and those who use it and (ii) the narrow interpretation of 'environmental' which too frequently was taken as being synonymous with pollution. Because of this concern, and because the panel recognised that land-use is perhaps the overriding facet of environmental policy it was decided to arrange the Seminar recorded in this volume :- Land and its Uses : Actual and Potential An Environmental Appraisal The development of this Seminar was chaired by Professor F. T. Last who was enthusiastically supported by B. G. Bell (U.K.), Drs S. Bie (Norway), 0. W. Heal (U.K.), R. Herrmann (Federal Republic of Germany), M.C.B.Hotz (formerly of NATO, Belgium, but now in Canada), L. Munn (Canada) and N. Yassoglou (Greece). Together, they decided that the participants should include (i) planners/decision makers and (ii) scientists generating ecological/environmental infor mation, in the hope that they would gain a better understanding of each others problems and attitudes and as a result identify how information can be prepared in a more usable form.
 

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Contents

F T LAST
2
A Case Study
15
The Production
51
The Formation and Properties of Soils
77
Classification and Maps of Soils and their
89
Soil Requirements for Forestry
109
Tropical Forest Soils
125
Principal Features of the Formation of Hill Land
137
Towards Better Land Use The Role
329
ConservationLandscape
351
Land Classification in Relation to Physical
365
Land Classification Systems in Practical
377
The Canada Land Inventory
390
An Ecological Classification of Land
407
Orientations of Land Use Maps
427
Land Classification
433

Management
167
Soils
173
Some examples of Land and Water Use Planning
193
Water in Arid Areas Basic Facts and Examples
213
Biological Aspects of Freshwater Resources
239
Water Resources
253
Conservation Planning in a Checkerboard World
289
Impacts of Changing Landuse particularly
303
Nature and Landscape Planning in a Rapidly
315
Ecological Land Survey as Basis for Land
437
Measuring the Standing Crop of Intertidal
453
Chapter 3O Numerical Picture Treatment of Remote Sensing
473
The National Environmental Survey of
483
A Study
509
Its Land and Its Uses
523
A Pilot
535
Land Use Actual and Potential in Central
553
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