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Bibliography of Selected References in Visual Resource Management

By Belinda Arbogast

This report is the result of an extensive literature search to determine the knowledge regarding visual resource management, visual assessment, and aesthetics in landscape development (especially, industrial minerals mining and reclamation). There is public and governmental concern for the environmental and visual impact that mining has upon the landscape, such as the loss of flora and fauna, increase in atmospheric particulates and noise, change in land values, or altered scenic value. The human perception of mining (psychological aspect) is as important as the scientific attributes assigned to scenery management. Over seven hundred articles, books, or web sites were examined that dated from 1912 through 2004.

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Posted June 2005

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