Landscape Series

A Geographic Perspective of Cuban Landscapes

Authors: Gebelein, Jennifer

  • New satellite imagery and GIS data from Cuba presented as land-use maps
  • Novel approach, combining historical and modern analysis to correlate land use patterns with socio-economic factors
  • Interdisciplinary look at environmental change in relation to governance, conservation, business and technology
  • First comprehensive work of this nature in this region, and an unprecedented level of detail
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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 The text uses historical documents, fieldwork, Geographic Information System (GIS) data and remotely-sensed satellite imagery to detail Cuba’s extensive land-use history as well as its potential future.

The author goes further to analyze the manner, speed and methods of landscape change, and examines the historical context and governing agendas that have had an impact on the relationship between Cuba’s inhabitants and their island. Gebelein also assesses the key role played by agricultural production in the framework of international trade required to sustain Cuba’s people and its economy. The book concludes with a review of current efforts by Cuban and other research scientists, as well as private investors, conservation managers and university professors who are involved in shaping Cuba’s evolving landscape and managing it during the country’s possible transition to a more politically diverse, enfranchised and open polity.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Historical Background of Cuban Land Cover Change

    Gebelein, Jennifer

    Pages 1-22

  • Linking Causal Factors to Areas of Highest Change

    Gebelein, Jennifer

    Pages 23-30

  • Governmental Organization and Control Over Environmental Policies

    Gebelein, Jennifer

    Pages 31-39

  • Establishment and Description of Current Park/Protected Areas System

    Gebelein, Jennifer

    Pages 41-54

  • History of Remote Sensing and GIS as It Relates to Assessment of Land Use and Land Cover Changes Over Time

    Gebelein, Jennifer

    Pages 55-75

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2406-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2283-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Geographic Perspective of Cuban Landscapes
Authors
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2406-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2406-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2283-5
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 97
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