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- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45
In recent years a spate of books and articles have argued that the world today is so mobile, so interconnected and so integrated that it is, in one prominent assessment, flat. But as Harm de Blij contends in The Power of Place , geography continues to hold billions of people in an unrelenting grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments... more...
- 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...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 27.44
Martin Schössler unternimmt eine Neuerschließung des Denkens des französischen Publizisten und Politikers Alexis de Tocqueville. Dessen Interpretation der modernen Demokratie, Über die Demokratiein Amerika, lieferte bereits 1835 eine hellsichtige Vorausschau auf dietief greifenden, oftmals als ambivalent empfundenen Veränderungen derLebenswirklichkeit... more...
- D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 14.99
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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 42.00
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...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.05
Today, when one thinks of the border separating the United States from Mexico, what typically comes to mind is a mutually unwelcoming 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. It was not always this way. In fact, from the... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62
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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 225.00 US$ 195.00
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... more...
- 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...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 50.00
This publication provides detailed information on individual foreign aid commitments, i.e. intended disbursements, of Official Development Assistance (ODA) targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions - the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity - for... more...