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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
Exploring the connections between globalization and urbanization, this notable book places particular emphasis on understanding the economic function of global cities, the political process of globalizing cities, and the cultural significance of cosmopolitan cities. The book explores the meaning of the globalizing project in cities: the maintaining,... 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...
- 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 alike.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 65.95
Old powers are falling. New states are emerging. The gap between East and West is narrowing. What are the problems facing the emerging new world order? Can action at the community level affect global issues? An Introduction to Political Geography , in its first edition helped shape the study of the discipline. Entirely revised and updated, this new... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.99
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$ 50.00
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...
- SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 63.00
This reference is a comprehensive study guide to the city. The text explains and evaluates the key ideas, informed by the latest research, adding the necessary historical context to situate the student in the literature and the essential debates. Organized in four sections The SAGE Companion to the City provides a systematic A-Z to understanding... more...