本書於2016年由世界性的國際學術領域書籍出版社Springer出版(Springer Japan)，屬於Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences 系列專書，探討地理與環境科學的進展、地貌與社會的關係，由國際學者提供跨領域的觀點，了解地形地貌領域的關鍵發展。
• Provides state-of-the-art treatment of the relationship between geomorphology and society
• Contains contributions by leading international scholars with a strong interdisciplinary focus
• Shares key developments in understanding the geomorphology of the anthropocene
This book deals with the relationship between geomorphology and society. This topic has had rather scant treatment in the literature except to some extent under the label “applied geomorphology”. In this text the authors aim to bring together conceptual issues and case studies of how geomorphology influences society and, indeed, how society is in turn influenced by geomorphology. In an age in which the influence of human activities on global environments has become so paramount that it is increasingly common to refer to it geologically as the “anthropocene”, the book aims to reflect on the geomorphological significance of widespread and diverse forms of human impact in a range of environmental settings.
Editors: E. Meadows, Michael, Lin, Jiun-Chuan (Eds.)
eBook ISBN: 978-4-431-56000-5
Professor Mike Meadows is Head of the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town and Secretary-General and Treasurer of the International Geographical Union
Professor J-C Lin is the Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on Geomorphology and Society
Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences系列簡介
Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences synthesizes series diagnostigation and prognostication of earth environment, incorporating challenging interactive areas within ecological envelope of geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and cryosphere. It deals with land use land cover change (LUCC), urbanization, energy flux, land-ocean fluxes, climate, food security, ecohydrology, biodiversity, natural hazards and disasters, human health and their mutual interaction and feedback mechanism in order to contribute towards sustainable future. The geosciences methods range from traditional field techniques and conventional data collection, use of remote sensing and geographical information system, computer aided technique to advance geostatistical and dynamic modeling.
The series integrate past, present and future of geospheric attributes incorporating biophysical and human dimensions in spatio-temporal perspectives. The geosciences, encompassing land-ocean-atmosphere interaction is considered as a vital component in the context of environmental issues, especially in observation and prediction of air and water pollution, global warming and urban heat islands. It is important to communicate the advances in geosciences to increase resilience of society through capacity building for mitigating the impact of natural hazards and disasters. Sustainability of human society depends strongly on the earth environment, and thus the development of geosciences is critical for a better understanding of our living environment, and its sustainable development.
Geoscience also has the responsibility to not confine itself to addressing current problems but it is also developing a framework to address future issues. In order to build a 'Future Earth Model' for understanding and predicting the functioning of the whole climatic system, collaboration of experts in the traditional earth disciplines as well as in ecology, information technology, instrumentation and complex system is essential, through initiatives from human geoscientists. Thus human geosceince is emerging as key policy science for contributing towards sustainability/survivality science together with future earth initiative.
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