Studying the Earth from space

General Interest Publication



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