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Model farms and foreign experts
The old and the new.
What really caused the failure of the Soviet Union's ambitious plans to modernize and industrialize its agricultural system? This book is the first to investigate the gap between the plans and the reality of the Soviet Union's mid-twentieth-century project to industrialize and modernize its agricultural system. Historians agree that the project failed badly: agriculture was inefficient, unpredictable, and environmentally devastating for the entire Soviet period. Yet assigning the blame exclusively to Soviet planners would be off the mark. The real story is much more complicated and interesting, Jenny Leigh Smith reveals in this deeply researched book. Using case studies from five Soviet regions, she acknowledges hubris and shortsightedness where it occurred but also gives fair consideration to the difficulties encountered and the successes-however modest-that were achieved. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Part 1 Characterising the reflectance of soils and vegetation: principles of spectrometry, colour and its measurement.
Part 2 Spectral reflectance of soils: the theory of soil reflectance-- reflectance of soils in the laboratory and field-- remote sensing of soil humus.
Part 3 Spectral reflectance of vegetation: modelling vegetation canopy reflectance-- remote sensing of crop chlorophyll-- remote sensing of crop state-- remote sensing of crop weeds.
Part 4 Remote sensing of soils and crops from aircraft and satellites: atmospheric correction of remotely-sensed data-- remote sensing of soil and crop state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The remote sensing of soils and vegetation is of interest to all users of remotely sensed data, in fields as diverse as atmospheric physics and ecology, especially agriculturalists, geobiologists and researchers in land-use. The book draws together the recent research carried out in these areas, and in particular includes material from the Soviet Union on the applications of remote sensing data to soil vegetation, humus content and crop yields, previously unavailable to researchers in the West. (source: Nielsen Book Data)