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Author Gebelein, Jennifer.

Title A geographic perspective of Cuban landscapes / Jennifer Gebelein
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 97 pages) : color illustrations, maps
Series Landscape series, 1572-7742 ; v. 15
Landscape series ; v. 15
Contents Historical background of Cuban land cover change -- Linking causal factors to areas of highest change -- Government organization and control over environmental policies -- Establishment and description of current park/protected areas system -- History of remote sensing and GIS as it relates to assessment of land use and land cover changes over time -- Cuban environment, the past, present and future
Summary Beginning in the era of the Spanish conquest and taking the reader right up to the present day, this book focuses on how the landscape of Cuba has changed and evolved into the environment we see today. It illustrates the range of factors - economic, political and cultural - that have determined Cuba's physical geography, and explores the shifting conservation measures which have been instituted in response to new methods in agriculture and land management. The text uses historical documents, fieldwork, Geographic Information System (GIS) data and remotely-sensed satellite imagery to detail Cub
Analysis Life sciences
Remote sensing
Physical geography
Landscape ecology
Environmental management
Geography (general)
Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Landscapes -- Cuba.
Natural resources -- Cuba.
Land use -- Cuba.
Cuba -- Environmental conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011940973
ISBN 9789400724068 (electronic bk.)
9400724063 (electronic bk.)