Springer Geography

Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845–2010

Socio-Economic Driving Forces

Authors: Bičík, I., Kupková, L., Jeleček, L., Kabrda, J., Štych, P., Janoušek, Z., Winklerová, J.

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  • Describes processes occurring in Czech landscape since the mid-19th century, ranging from losses of agricultural land and urbanisation, to landscape simplification and regional differentiation of land use structure
  • Combines assessment of statistical and spatial land use data with explanation of societal, economic and political forces driving land use changes
  • Understands land use research as a way to analyse long-term development of nature-society interaction and its causes and impacts in a spatially explicit manner
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The objective of this book is to analyze changes in the landscape of Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic since the first half of the 19th century. The text focuses not only on describing these considerable changes by means of statistical and spatial data, but also on explaining the processes, societal, economic, political and institutional forces that drive them. Drawing on more than two decades of experience with land use research, the authors have combined methods and approaches from the fields of human geography, cartography, landscape ecology, historical geography and environmental history. The authors understand land use research as a way of analyzing nature-society interactions, their development, spatial aspects, causes and impacts. Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic serves as an example, combining general processes occurring in landscapes of developed countries with the results of regionally specific driving forces, most of them political  (world wars, communism, return to market economy etc.).

About the authors

Ivan Bicík received his doctorate at Charles University in Prague. He is the Chairman of the IGU LUCC Commission (International Geographical Union Commission on Land Use/Cover Change).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-17670-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35318-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845–2010
Book Subtitle
Socio-Economic Driving Forces
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17671-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17671-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17670-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35318-0
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 215
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
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