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  • Die Wochentage im Erlebnis der Ostkirche und des christlichen Abendlandesby Georg Schreiber

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2013; US$ 44.99

    In diesem Buch begegnen sich an der Hand der Quellen Liturgie und Volkskult, die Rechtsnorm und die Gebärde des Feierlichen. Dabei treffen sich die Bereiche der Gemeinschaft und zugleich die Devotion des Ich. Den äußeren Rahmen und das Bewegungsfeld bietet die kultisch gepflegte Woche. Sie kennt Feste und schlichte Ferialtage, die sich anreichern.... more...

  • Nile Waters, Saharan Sandsby Martin Williams

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 34.99

    In this book, the author describes in simple, non-technical terms the adventures he has experienced during his work as an earth scientist in some of the remote parts of the arid and semi-arid world. His aim in writing this concise account of some of the work he has been involved in over the past fifty years is to try to convey to the non-specialist... more...

  • History of Military Cartographyby Elri Liebenberg; Imre Josef Demhardt; Soetkin Vervust

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 199.00

    This volume gathers 19 papers first presented at the 5th International Symposium of the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography, which took place at the University of Ghent, Belgium on 2-5 December 2014.  The overall conference theme was 'Cartography in Times of War and Peace', but preference was given to papers dealing with the military cartography... more...

  • Water and Environment in the Selenga-Baikal Basinby Daniel Karthe; Sergey Chalov; Nikolay Kasimov; Martin Kappas

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 37.00

    The water resources of the Selenga River/Lake Baikal system are essential to the ecosystems and economic development of the surrounding region. In this large river and lake basin, there are strong contrasts between relatively pristine areas and massive anthropogenic impacts on the environment. The effects of climate change are more pronounced than... more...

  • The Rise of Obesity in Europeby Derek J. Oddy; Peter J. Atkins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Twentieth century Europe went through a dramatic transition from low income populations experiencing hunger and nutritionally inadequate diets, to the recent era of over-consumption and growing numbers of overweight and obese people. By examining the trends in food history from case studies across Europe, this book offers a historical context to explain... more...

  • Valuing Historic Environmentsby John Pendlebury; Lisanne Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars to discuss frameworks of value in relation to the preservation of historic environments. Starting from the premise that heritage values are culturally and historically constructed, the book examines the effects of pluralist frameworks of value on how preservation is conceived.... more...

  • Upgrading Clusters and Small Enterprises in Developing Countriesby Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    SME's are acknowledged as effective sources of jobs and incomes, gaining an important position in the development agenda, subsequently 'cluster' policies were conceived as a framework to augment the effects of SMEs and to optimize resources used to support them. Based on case studies from Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia and India, this volume examines SME... more...

  • Traditional Food Production and Rural Sustainable Developmentby Teresa de Noronha Vaz; Peter Nijkamp

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The worldwide interest in sustainable development has not only prompted ecological developments in policy and research in key sectors such as industry or transportation, but also in the management and assessment of new lifestyles such as healthy food consumption and sustainable use of products. In this context, agriculture is an important example because... more...

  • Towards Enabling Geographiesby Edward Hall; Vera Chouinard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Over the past 15 years, geography has made many significant contributions to our understanding of disabled people's identities, lives, and place in society and space. 'Towards Enabling Geographies' brings together leading scholars to showcase the 'second wave' of geographical studies concerned with disability and embodied differences. This area has... more...

  • Understanding Innovation in Emerging Economic Spacesby Grzegorz Micek

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    A small number of countries, regions, cities, and localities are powerful gatekeepers and generate the bulk of creative and innovative ideas, while the majority is largely excluded. This book looks at neglected, but emerging innovation centres analysed from various spatial and organizational perspectives; ranging from entire countries and regions to... more...