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This open access book offers a summary of the development of Digital Earth over the past twenty years. By reviewing the initial vision of Digital Earth, the evolution of that vision, the relevant key technologies, and the role of Digital Earth in helping people respond to global challenges, this publication reveals how and why Digital Earth is becoming vital for acquiring, processing, analysing and mining the rapidly growing volume of global data sets about the Earth. The main aspects of Digital Earth covered here include: Digital Earth platforms, remote sensing and navigation satellites, processing and visualizing geospatial information, geospatial information infrastructures, big data and cloud computing, transformation and zooming, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and social media. Moreover, the book covers in detail the multi-layered/multi-faceted roles of Digital Earth in response to sustainable development goals, climate changes, and mitigating disasters, the applications of Digital Earth (such as digital city and digital heritage), the citizen science in support of Digital Earth, the economic value of Digital Earth, and so on. This book also reviews the regional and national development of Digital Earth around the world, and discusses the role and effect of education and ethics. Lastly, it concludes with a summary of the challenges and forecasts the future trends of Digital Earth. By sharing case studies and a broad range of general and scientific insights into the science and technology of Digital Earth, this book offers an essential introduction for an ever-growing international audience.

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Genre Book : Big data
Author Book : Huadong Guo
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Book : 2020-01-01
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ISBN-10 : 9789813299153


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One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher : Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
Release Book : 2008-07-15
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300+ pages of diagrams, descriptions of techniques and a comprehensive overview of the role direct action plays in resistance--from planning an action, doing a soft blockade, putting up a treesit or executing a lockdown; to legal and prisoner support, direct action trainings, fun political pranks, and more. The DAM has been compiled and updated by frontline activists from around the US to help spread the knowledge and get these skills farther out in the world.

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Author Book : The Dam Collective
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Release Book : 2015
Download Book : 325 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1634528433


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In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination. Bleak tools of the cold war, they embodied the rigid organization and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial complex possible. But by the 1990s—and the dawn of the Internet—computers started to represent a very different kind of world: a collaborative and digital utopia modeled on the communal ideals of the hippies who so vehemently rebelled against the cold war establishment in the first place. From Counterculture to Cyberculture is the first book to explore this extraordinary and ironic transformation. Fred Turner here traces the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bay–area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network. Between 1968 and 1998, via such familiar venues as the National Book Award–winning Whole Earth Catalog, the computer conferencing system known as WELL, and, ultimately, the launch of the wildly successful Wired magazine, Brand and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration between San Francisco flower power and the emerging technological hub of Silicon Valley. Thanks to their vision, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined together to reimagine computers as tools for personal liberation, the building of virtual and decidedly alternative communities, and the exploration of bold new social frontiers. Shedding new light on how our networked culture came to be, this fascinating book reminds us that the distance between the Grateful Dead and Google, between Ken Kesey and the computer itself, is not as great as we might think.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Fred Turner
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Book : 2010-10-15
Download Book : 354 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780226817439


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Genre Book : Clergy
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Publisher : School Marketing e-Handbook
Release Book : 2010
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780980610734


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Genre Book : Science
Author Book : Robert A. Gastaldo
Publisher : Contemporary Publishing Company of Raleigh
Release Book : 1996
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : PSU:000043164974


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Evolutionary Tactics, A Blueprint for Action, The Real Light at the end of the tunnel from the Vietnam era. Sometimes it takes the perspective of history to unmask the true genius of a person, a book or a point of view. Perhaps even more telling, the first attempt to deal with the subject of Jim Channon's First Earth Battalion was through the vehicle of comedy. The Men Who Stare at Goats, the movie starring George Clooney did not treat the ideas at the core of the First Earth Battalion with anywhere near the attention they deserve. In fact one could say that the movie trivialized the concept through humor, and marginalized the principals as addled characters. The true nature of the First Earth Battalion can begin to be appreciated by reading the Operations Manual. A hand illustrated work of art highlighting a new direction for not just the military but the planet as well. The fact that Jim felt the army could take the lead in this matter speaks to his own brand of practical idealism that untold numbers of corporate leaders took advantage of on his retirement from the Army. See: http://cyber.mpnodes.info/archives/509 for the "Goats Declassified" featurette from the DVD to get the real backstory of what transpired and continues to this day.

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Genre Book : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author Book : Jim Channon
Publisher :
Release Book : 2009-11-06
Download Book : 136 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1449524559


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The long-awaited exploration of permaculture specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere climates is finally here! Already regarded as the definitive book on the subject, The Earth Care Manual is accessible to the curious novice as much as it is essential for the knowledgeable practitioner. Permaculture started out in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It has always placed an emphasis on gardening, but since then it has expanded to include many other aspects, from community design to energy use. It can be seen as an overall framework that puts a diversity of green ideas into perspective. Its aims are low work, high output, and genuine sustainability.

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Genre Book : Science
Author Book : Patrick Whitefield
Publisher : Permanent Publications
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 469 Pages
ISBN-10 : 185623021X


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This DE Users Manual is designed to help potential users of digital elevation data understand and articulate their requirements in a way that their expectations are satisfied. if you have a dream that DEM's can help you do a better job, or you need to know more about DEM technologies and applications then this manual is for you.

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Genre Book : Technology & Engineering
Author Book : David Francis Maune
Publisher : Asprs Publications
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 655 Pages
ISBN-10 : MINN:31951D02400955M


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Whether hiking along a mountain trail, driving down a highway, or making a decision about their energy usage, instructors want their students to see and assess the physical world they live in with more informed eyes. Through the most contemporary and applied text; the most vibrant visuals; and the most hands-on learning resources, Earth Science, Second Edition gets students leaving the class with a richer understanding of the science behind the physical world around them, and why it matters in their everyday lives.

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Author Book : Stephen Marshak
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release Book : 2020-01-13
Download Book : 848 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0393419746