An introduction to land use and land cover changes; key topics include deforestation, desertification, biodiversity loss, land cover and the water cycle, land cover and the carbon cycle, and urbanization.
An introduction to remote sensing for a non-technical audience, as well as a look at the application of remote sensing to social science research questions; with examples of social science applications in six different fields, and a table listing the characteristics of major sensors.
This extensively illustrated guide introduces users to the types of night-time light data available, its characteristics and limitations. It details the distinguishing features of the stable lights, radiance calibrated and time series Average DN data sets.
A discussion drawing on new practices and new thinking on issues related to global population prediction, including assumptions on which projections are based; comparison of methodologies and recent results from prominent institutions; and pointers to other sources of demographic information and projection results.