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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Unique Urbanity?by Tara Brabazon

    Springer Singapore 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book investigates small cities - cities and towns that are not well known or internationally branded, but are facing structural economic and social issues after the Global Financial Crisis. They need to invent, develop and manage new reasons for their existence. The strengths and opportunities are often underplayed when compared to larger cities.... 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...