Geographia Polonica (1978) vol. 41

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Landscape factors modified by agricultural activity

Sandor Marosi, Sandor Papp

Geographia Polonica (1978) vol. 41, pp. 73-80

Abstract

The title of our paper suggests a very broad theme. It is well known that in the course of social development, mankind has extended its agricultural activity over large areas in order to meet the demand for more food and, by doing this, has significantly transformed the natural environment. At the same time, man has altered the progress of natural processes preceding human im-pact.In our short paper we obviously cannot undertake even a roughly outlined survey of this group of problems, and neither do we see it as our task to discuss general theories. Instead we briefly analyse the changes that take place in a selected model area, the alteration of the natural processes as a result of agricultural production. Our aim is to determine the possible effects of furth-er intervention.

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Sandor Marosi, Geographical Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Sandor Papp, Geographical Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest