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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 49.95
Inspiring deep emotion, landscape carries many meanings. This book follows the development of several threads of the concept of landscape as they have evolved across disciplines and across countries, leading to the European Landscape Convention and the designation of cultural landscapes as World Heritage Sites. The book introduces the key notions... more...
- Two Thousand Three Associates 2011; US$ 12.99
The adventures during a couple?s year of renting a cottage in Palm Beach are recounted in this memoir that reveals the unexpected side of living in an exclusive island town. The day they arrive, they are greeted by the police and at the end of their stay they are treated by paramedicseven in the time between, surprises abound around all corners. From... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 190.00
As interest increases in the role of world religions in history and international affairs, the new edition of Encyclopedia of Sacred Places ?which arrives 15 years after the publication of the original edition?provides new and updated information on site-specific religious practice and spiritually significant locations around the globe. While... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 19.99
Don't Be a Statistic. Be a Survivor! Floods, hurricanes, blackouts, swine flu, terrorist attacks--it's all part of life in the twenty-first century. But you don't have to sit back and watch your family become just another disaster statistic. You can survive--with Survive! - The Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Handbook! Filled with practical... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 169.95
Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management focuses on manifested threats to humans and their welfare as a result of natural disasters. The book uses an integrative approach to address socio-cultural, political and physical components of the disaster process. Human and social vulnerability as well as risk to environmental... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.00
In the seventeenth century, a map of the plague suggested a radical idea?that the disease was carried and spread by humans. In the nineteenth century, maps of cholera cases were used to prove its waterborne nature. More recently, maps charting the swine flu pandemic caused worldwide panic and sent shockwaves through the medical community. In Disease... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Nearly 30 million acres of the Northern Forest stretch across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Within this broad area live roughly a million residents whose lives are intimately associated with the forest ecosystem and whose individual stories are closely linked to the region?s cultural and environmental history. The fourteen engaging essays... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 99.95
The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in... more...
- Forty Degrees South 2012; US$ 4.99
The Power of Your Thinking is designed to complement practical business strategies by taking a greater look at the role of the personal psyche. People often ignore the role that personal development plays on an everyday level and how a well trained and aware mindset can truly determine your success in a practical sense. This book is guaranteed to open... more...
- Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 39.99
We often envision the New World before the arrival of the Europeans as a land of pristine natural beauty and undisturbed environments. However, David Lentz offers an alternative view by detailing the impact of native cultures on these ecosystems prior to their contact with Europeans. Drawing on a wide range of experts from the fields of paleoclimatology,... more...