A Geographic Perspective of Cuban Landscapes: 15 (Landscape by Jennifer Gebelein

By Jennifer Gebelein

Beginning within the period of the Spanish conquest and taking the reader correct as much as the current day, this e-book specializes in how the panorama of Cuba has replaced and developed into the surroundings we see at the present time. It illustrates the diversity of things – fiscal, political and cultural – that experience decided Cuba’s actual geography, and explores the transferring conservation measures that have been instituted according to new equipment in agriculture and land administration. The textual content makes use of historic records, fieldwork, Geographic details approach (GIS) facts and remotely-sensed satellite tv for pc imagery to element Cuba’s wide land-use background in addition to its strength future.

The writer is going additional to research the way, velocity and techniques of panorama switch, and examines the old context and governing agendas that experience had an influence at the courting among Cuba’s population and their island. Gebelein additionally assesses the main function performed through agricultural creation within the framework of foreign alternate required to maintain Cuba’s humans and its financial system. The ebook concludes with a overview of present efforts by means of Cuban and different learn scientists, in addition to inner most traders, conservation managers and college professors who're excited about shaping Cuba’s evolving panorama and handling it through the country’s attainable transition to a extra politically various, enfranchised and open polity.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Geographic Perspective of Cuban Landscapes: 15 (Landscape Series) PDF

Best ecology books

Sturgeons and Paddlefish of North America: 27 (Fish & Fisheries Series)

Smooth North American sturgeons and paddlefish are the results of a hundred million years of evolution. as soon as an essential component of aboriginal tradition, their numbers have been decimated by means of overfishing and habitat destruction in past times centuries. This ebook information the broad technology geared toward aiding those awesome species get over the edge of extinction, and describes the ancient, organic, and ecological significance of North American sturgeon and paddlefish.

The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands (Biology of Habitats Series)

Worldwide wetlands convey major variations in either hydrology and species composition and diversity from moss-dominated arctic peatlands to seasonally-flooded tropical floodplains. they're more and more well-known for the real prone that they supply to either the surroundings and human society reminiscent of flora and fauna and fish construction, nutrient filtering, and carbon sequestration.

Ecology of Faunal Communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, encompass 572 islands with a land zone of 8,249 km2. Their topography is hilly and undulating, with elevations as much as 732 m at the Andaman and as much as 568 m at the Nicobar Islands. they're identified for his or her wealthy biodiversity and a really excessive measure of endemicity in all taxa, specially in vegetation, reptiles, fishes and corals.

Eutrophication of Deep Lakes: Proceedings of Seminar on Eutrophication of Deep Lakes Held on 19–20 June 1978 at Gjøvik, Norway (Progress in Water Technology)

Eutrophication of Deep Lakes makes a speciality of learn and experiments which are deemed useful to mitigate the eutrophication of lakes. Containing the contributions of authors who've regularly carried out reviews during this box, the publication proceeds via declaring how the loading notion can function a foundation within the regulate of eutrophication.

Additional info for A Geographic Perspective of Cuban Landscapes: 15 (Landscape Series)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 19 votes