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Human ecology. Anthropogeography

  • Governing Metropolitan Transportby Simone Busetti

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book investigates the link between institutions and public policies with specific reference to transport. It opens by examining the main arguments for the establishment of metropolitan transport authorities. The potential impacts of institutional change on the policy efficiency of institutions are then examined. Key problems for institutional... more...

  • Change the Story, Change the Futureby David C. Korten

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

    We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time. Korten... more...

  • Environmental Education in Chinaby G. A. McBeath; J. H. McBeath; T. Qing; H. Yu

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    China’s environmental problems increasingly attract global attention, yet critics often overlook the sizable efforts of the Chinese people and government to change attitudes and behavior, in order to improve environmental outcomes. This much-needed book provides a comprehensive introduction to environmental education in China. After consideration... more...

  • Urban Geographyby Andrew E. G. Jonas; Eugene McCann; Mary Thomas

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    Urban Geography a comprehensive introduction to a variety of issues relating to contemporary urban geography, including patterns and processes of urbanization, urban development, urban planning, and life experiences in modern cities. Reveals both the diversity of ordinary urban geographies and the networks, flows and relations which increasingly... more...

  • Beyond the Lens of Conservationby Eva Keller

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    The global agenda of Nature conservation has led to the creation of the Masoala National Park in Madagascar and to an exhibit in its support at a Swiss zoo, the centerpiece of which is a mini-rainforest replica. Does such a cooperation also trigger a connection between ordinary people in these two far-flung places? The study investigates how the... more...

  • This Land, This Southby Albert E. Cowdrey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 27.50

    Here is the story of the long interaction between humans, land, and climate in the American South. It is a tale of exploitation and erosion, of destruction, disease, and defeat, but also of the persistent search for knowledge and wisdom. It is a story whose villains were also its victims and sometimes its heroes. Ancient forces created the southern... more...

  • Geographies, Mobilities, and Rhythms over the Life-Courseby Elaine Stratford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    By thinking in terms of the geographies of mobilities, we are better able to understand the central importance of movements, rhythms and shifting emplacements over the life-course. This innovative book represents research from a new and flourishing multidisciplinary field that includes, among other things, studies on smart cities, infrastructures... more...

  • Understanding Human Ecologyby Robert Dyball; Barry Newell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    We are facing hugely complex challenges ? from climate change to world poverty, our problems are part of an inter-related web of social and natural systems. Human Ecology provides an approach to address these complex challenges, a way to understand them holistically and to start to manage them more effectively. This textbook, which has been road-tested... more...

  • Nature Policies and Landscape Policiesby Roberto Gambino; Peano Attilia

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    The book focuses on the relationship between nature conservation policies and landscape policies. This is a relevant subject due to the current need of reviving nature conservation policies, which are today affected by a general effectiveness deficiency. To this end, landscape policies can play a crucial role, bridging nature and culture, fostering... more...

  • Survive!by Guy Campbell; Steve Martin; Dominique Enright; Simon Ecob; Juliana Foster; Guy MacDonald; Martin Oliver; Lottie Stride; Tracey Turner; Katy Jackson; Stuart Taylor; David Shephard

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 8.99

    When everyone around you is panicking, it's time to take control and be everyone's hero. Survive! explains all the skills you'll need to get through even the toughest day. Entries include: how to survive a tornado; how to build an igloo; how to carry someone to safety; how to read a compass; how to survive a snakebite; how to survive an avalanche;... more...