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Land 2012, 1(1), 1-4;

Land — A Multidisciplinary Journal Addressing Issues at the Land Use and Sustainability Nexus

School of the Environment, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Received: 7 June 2012 / Accepted: 19 June 2012 / Published: 21 June 2012
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Some authorities argue that land is the most fundamental of natural resources. If their arguments fail to convince, we certainly have to cede that land is a limited natural resource. Aside from a few thousand Moken living on the Andaman Sea, humans are tied to the land. Most of us live, eat and sleep on land, even oil rig workers in the Gulf of Mexico, Filipino merchant seamen, Japanese fishermen and British naval ratings divide their lives between sea and land. As the world’s population has grown we have not, with the exception of the industrious Dutch, created land at the expense of the sea. The 29% of the world’s surface that is land, has for many millennia been vitally important in terms of how societies have evolved. Land resources have fed and clothed us, enabled us to build things, and spawned conflicts. [...] View Full-Text
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Millington, A. Land — A Multidisciplinary Journal Addressing Issues at the Land Use and Sustainability Nexus. Land 2012, 1, 1-4.

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