Studying the Earth from space

General Interest Publication
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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
DOI 10.3133/7000073
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 24 p.;
First page 1
Last page 24