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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 65.95
Entirely revised and updated, this reviews the history of the rise and fall of centres of power and draws on a wide range of case studies to illustrate current trends and offers discussion of future developments in a useful, compact form. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
This book explains the economic and social changes cities experience as they compete in a global world and explores how the discourse of globalizing has become a major narrative in the restructuring of cities around the world. more...
- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 45.00
There?s no excuse for getting lost these days?satellite maps on our computers can chart our journey in detail and electronics on our car dashboards instruct us which way to turn. But there was a time when the varied landscape of North America was largely more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Globalization, Modernity and The City weaves together broad social themes with detailed urban analysis to explore the connections between the rise of big cities, the creation of a global network and the making of the modern world. It explains the growth of big cities, the urban bias of global flows and the creation of metropolitan modernities.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00
The first general history of Korea as seen through maps, Korea: A Cartographic History provides a beautifully illustrated introduction to how Korea was and is represented cartographically. John Rennie Short, one of today’s most prolific and well-respected geographers, encapsulates six hundred years of maps made by Koreans and non-Koreans... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
In this volume, the USA is treated as a system that has been stress-tested by four unique events: the War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, the Financial Meltdown that led to the Great Recession and the Giant Oil Spill. The author uses stress-testing to identify weaknesses within the "system," and examine the response to disaster. more...
- Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 19.95
John Rennie Short disagrees with the common, negative stereotype of globalization, arguing that the world today actually thrives on local differences and that a global polity tends to reinforce ? not repress ? the power of individual nation-states. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.99
Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated with in-depth examination of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 47.00
Globalization has become one of the dominant ideas of recent times. However, is the debate on globalization as global as it ought to be? In this book Grant and Rennie Short have brought together prominent experts in the field to consider how globalization affects marginalized countries and groups. A variety of case studies provide a unique assessment... more...