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Human ecology. Anthropogeography

  • 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...

  • Low-carbon City and New-type Urbanizationby Songlin Feng; Weiguang Huang; Jun Wang; Mingquan Wang; Jun Zha

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 259.00

    In the face of increasingly serious resource and environmental challenges, the world has already accepted low-carbon development as the main way forward for future city construction. Chinese cities have encountered many problems during their development, including land constraints, energy shortages, traffic congestion and air pollution. For this reason,... 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...

  • Fantasy Islandsby Julie Sze

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    The rise of China and its status as a leading global factory are altering the way people live and consume. At the same time, the world appears wary of the real costs involved. Fantasy Islands probes Chinese, European, and American eco-desire and eco-technological dreams, and examines the solutions they offer to environmental degradation in this age... 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...

  • 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...