All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Reference  Data Analysis & Modelling  Cartography, Remote Sensing, Image Analysis & GIS

Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security

Edited By: Prasad Thenkabail, Hugh Turral, Chandashekhar Biradar and John G Lyon
510 pages, 198 black & white illustrations, 40 colour illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Remote Sensing of Global Croplands for Food Security ISBN: 9781420090093 Hardback Jun 2009 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £78.99
    #180296
Selected version: £78.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

As 80 percent of all freshwater is used for irrigation, monitoring this usage is critical to any global strategies regarding conservation. At present, considerable uncertainty exists about the spatial distribution of irrigated areas due to the absence of global mapping as well as problems with the accurate reporting of irrigation. Emphasizing practical mapping technologies based on remote sensing, this book provides actionable approaches for estimating water use from irrigated and rain-fed croplands on a national, continental, or global basis.

Written by leading experts working at the forefront of this critical area, it offers case studies from a variety of continents highlighting the subtle requirements of each.

Contents

Global Irrigated Area Map (GIAM). Accuracy Assessments, Sub-pixel Area Calculations, Relationships between Resolutions and Areas, and Mapping at Different Resolutions or Scales.

Customer Reviews

Biography

International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka, India On the Street Productions, Melbourne, Australia University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA Clifton, Virginia, USA
Edited By: Prasad Thenkabail, Hugh Turral, Chandashekhar Biradar and John G Lyon
510 pages, 198 black & white illustrations, 40 colour illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
Media reviews
! provides unique means for understanding and comparing different cropland mapping strategies by utilizing different satellite sensors and ancillary data sets. The chapters are well written for entry level through advanced level remote sensing or agricultural specialists, and each chapter can be read sequentially or separately. ! thoroughly documents the techniques and error assessment methods utilized to develop the world's first global irrigated map derived from remote sensing data. ! the numerous international authors, color plates, and national cropland statistical tables makes the book an attractive and authoritative reference for mapping global croplands from remote sensing data. --Curt A. Reynolds, Crop Analyst, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, Washington, D.C., in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, June 2010
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife