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  • The Song Of The Dodoby David Quammen

    Random House 2012; US$ 28.19

    Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads... more...

  • Advanced Geo-Simulation Modelsby Danielle J. Marceau; Itzhak Benenson

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 51.00

    Geosimulation has recently emerged at the intersection of Geographic Information Science, Complex Systems Theory and Computer Science. Geosimulation aims at understanding the dynamics of complex human-driven spatial systems through the use of spatially explicit computer simulation. The approaches and tools for validating Geosimulation models are especially... more...

  • Making Political Geographyby John Agnew; Luca Muscarà

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 52.99

    Now thoroughly revised and updated, this concise text offers a deeply knowledgeable and balanced history and overview of political geography since its inception in the late nineteenth century. Rather than trying to impose a single ?fashionable? theory, leading geographers John Agnew and Luca Muscarà consider the underlying role of changing geopolitical... more...

  • Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGISby Michael D. Kennedy; Jack Dangermond; Michael F. Goodchild

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    An integrated approach that combines essential GIS background with a practical workbook on applying the principles in ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1 Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS integrates a broad introduction to GIS with a software-specific workbook for Esri's ArcGIS. Where most courses make do using two separate texts, one covering... more...

  • Border Wallsby Reece Jones

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are the notable democracies of the US, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalization, these three countries alone have built security barriers totaling an astonishing 5,700 km. Border Walls analyzes how these controversial... more...

  • Toward a Geopolitics of Hopeby William H. Thornton; Songok Han Thornton

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 40.00

    Toward a Geopolitics of Hope posits a world order marked less by univocal “globalization” than by a grating geopolitics of rival capitalisms. Now that China, Russia, and much of the undemocratic developing world have embraced capitalism, this new Second World can no longer be regarded as a fleeting phenomenon. Globalization turns out to be... more...

  • Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012by Tomas Kavaliauskas

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 42.99

    This book is an in-depth study of the transformations in Central Europe in the years since the fall of Communism. In a comparative analysis of geopolitical, ethical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts, this essential text investigates the post-communist countries. more...

  • Doing Gender, Doing Geographyby Saraswati Raju; Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Until the 1970s gender had been invisible in analyses of social space and place in the androcentric discipline of geography. While recent contributions to feminist geography have challenged this, in India the engagement of geographers with gender, by being conservative in its choice of focus and orthodox in methodology, has been unable to destabilise... more...

  • Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuildingby Jon Unruh; Rhodri Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 84.95

    Claims to land and territory are often a cause of conflict, and land issues present some of the most contentious problems for post-conflict peacebuilding. Among the land-related problems that emerge during and after conflict are the exploitation of land-based resources in the absence of authority, the disintegration of property rights and institutions,... more...

  • Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europeby Danny Vandenbroucke; Bénédicte Bucher; Joep Crompvoets

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 179.70

    This volume collects the 23 best full papers presented during the 16th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, held May 2013 in Leuven, Belgium. It especially focuses on GI applications in the European policy context. more...