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  • The Revenge of Geographyby Robert D. Kaplan

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.   In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories... more...

  • 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...

  • Demokratie modern denkenby Martin Schössler

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; Not Available

    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...

  • Who Owns the Arctic?by Michael Byers

    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...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 225.00

    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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Why Walls Won't Workby Michael Dear

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Generation 40plusby Theo W. Länge; Barbara Menke

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2007; US$ 18.58

    Die verlängerte Lebensarbeitszeit betrifft als erstes die heute 40- bis 45-Jährigen. Wie kann es gelingen, Mitarbeiter ab der Lebensmitte zu qualifizieren und zu motivieren? Wie ist ihre Beschäftigungsfähigkeit auf Dauer zu erhalten? Was ist notwendig, um eine alternsgerechte und humane Arbeitswelt zu schaffen? Dieser Band enthält Beiträge, die den... more...