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  • Is Geography Destiny?by John Luke Gallup

    World Bank Publications 2003; US$ 14.99

    For decades, the prevailing sentiment was that since geography is unchangeable, there is no reason why public policies should take it into account. In fact, charges that geographic interpretations of development were deterministic, or even racist, made the subject a virtual taboo in academic and policymaking circles alike. Is Geography Destiny? Challenges... more...

  • The ‘State of Play’ in the Futures Fieldby Richard Slaughter

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The notion that the State of Play in the Futures Field (SoPiFF) was a topic worth considering emerged from a conversation with Sesh Velamoor, Director of the Seattle-based Foundation for the Future (FFF), at a 2006 conference at Tamkang University in Taiwan. It posed the question “has futurism failed?” and suggested, among other things that,... more...

  • Who Owns the Arctic?by Michael Byers

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 14.95

    Who actually controls the Northwest Passage? Who owns the trillions of dollars of oil and gas beneath the Arctic Ocean? Which territorial claims will prevail, and why — those of the United States, Russia, Canada, or the Nordic nations? And, in an age of rapid climate change, how do we protect the fragile Arctic environment while seizing the economic... more...

  • A Companion to Social Geographyby Ruth Panelli; Vincent J. Del Casino; Mary E. Thomas; Paul Cloke

    Wiley 2011; US$ 221.95

    This volume traces the complexity of social geography in both its historical and present contexts, whilst challenging readers to reflect critically on the tensions that run through social geographic thought. Organized to provide a new set of conceptual lenses through which social geographies can be discussed Presents an original intervention into... more...

  • Die Ära der Ökologieby Joachim Radkau

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 23.14

    Die erste Weltgeschichte der Ökologie. <BR>Die Ökologie ist das Signum unseres Zeitalters. Joachim Radkaus grandiose Darstellung lässt die neue Ära in ihrer ganzen Vielgestaltigkeit und globalen Bedeutung erfahrbar werden. Zwar lässt er auch die fernen Ursprünge im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert nicht außer Acht, konzentriert sich im Wesentlichen jedoch... more...

  • Chinese City and Urbanismby Victor F.S. Sit

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 68.00

    The purpose of this volume is to treat the progress of history, civilization and urban development of China together in order to demonstrate the unique qualities of Chinese civilization. The author uses historical dynasties as the vertical dimension, starting from the pre-urban origin of round-moat village settlements of the Yangzhou Period, until... more...

  • Erneuerbare Energien - Neue Ausbildungsfelder für die Zukunftby Martin D. Hartmann; Sebastian Mayer

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2012; US$ 27.92

    How can additional qualifications within the sector of renewable energies be designed and included sensibly in the learning concepts of initial training? Noticing the technological changes and the increasing demand for skilled labour within the sector of renewable energies, this question becomes more important. In order to be flexible in meeting the... more...

  • Why Walls Won't Workby Michael Dear

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 19.99

    Today, when one thinks of the border separating the United States from Mexico, what comes to mind is a war zone--with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. But as the acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear reveals in this... more...

  • Rechtliche Grundlagen und Wirkungen der Festlegung von Kulturlandschaftenby Sebastian Huck

    Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 2012; US$ 54.96

    Hauptbeschreibung Kulturlandschaften befinden sich im steten Wandel. Strukturveränderungen in der Landwirtschaft führen zu einer wachsenden Monotonie im ländlichen Raum. In Städten droht insbesondere durch landschaftsfremde Baustoffe ein Verfremdungseffekt, welcher keine regionsspezifischen und identitätsstiftenden Besonderheiten mehr aufweist. Diese... more...

  • Feminism and Geographyby Gillian Rose

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Geography is a subject which throughout its history has been dominated by men; men have undertaken the heroic explorations which form the mythology of its foundation, men have written most of its texts and, as many feminist geographers have remarked, men's interests have structured what counts as legitimate geographical knowledge. This book offers... more...