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Studying the Earth from space

General Interest Publication

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Abstract

Pictures of the Earth's surface obtained from satellites are providing scientists with new tools to investigate the Earth and its environment. At the same time, a growing population and an ever-expanding technology place unprecedented demands on natural resources. Man can no longer treat his resources strictly according to immediate economic dictates; a balance must be struck between the short-term demands of technological and industrial development and the long-term effects on the environment. Intelligent development, management, and conservation of resources are goals that represent a challenge in the acquisition and use of information.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Studying the Earth from space
Series title:
General Interest Publication
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
24 p.;
First page:
1
Last page:
24
Number of Pages:
24