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Geography

  • Historic Maps of Kentuckyby Thomas D. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Maps published frorn the third quarter of the eighteenth century through the Civil War reflect in colorful detail the emergence of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the unfolding art of American cartography. Ten maps, selected and annotated by the most eminent historian of Kentucky, have been reproduced in authentic facsimiles. The accompanying booklet... more...

  • Sustainability in the Global Cityby Cindy Isenhour; Gary McDonogh; Melissa Checker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This volume is a vital contribution to conversations about urban sustainability, looking beyond the propaganda to explore its consequences for everyday life. more...

  • Urban Constellationsby ZoŽ Thompson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book investigates the iconic architectural cultural spaces of the contemporary cityscape as engines of regeneration. Promising much to their fading locales, these spaces locate culture in the space where production once ruled in order to revitalise post-industrial urban provinces. With close attention to four sites across the UK, Urban Constellations... more...

  • Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropologyby Paul Sillitoe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research approaches to-date. The engaged approach seeks to change the researcher-researched relationship fundamentally, to make methods more appropriate... more...

  • Carceral Geographyby Dominique Moran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Carceral geography offers a geographical perspective on incarceration, and this volume accordingly tracks the ideas, practices and engagements that have shaped the development of this new and vibrant subdiscipline, and scopes out future research directions. By conveying a sense of the debates, directions, and threads within the field of carceral geography,... more...

  • An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mappingby Chris Brunsdon; Lex Comber

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 52.00

    A hands-on introduction for the increasing number of students and researchers collecting and using spatial data across the social sciences. A definitive 'how to', it takes students and researchers in any discipline from coding to actual applications and uses of R. more...

  • Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to KnowRGby Miguel Tinker Salas

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Among the top ten oil exporters in the world and a founding member of OPEC, Venezuela currently supplies 11 percent of U.S. crude oil imports. But when the country elected the fiery populist politician Hugo Chavez in 1998, tensions rose with this key trading partner and relations have been strained ever since. In this concise, accessible addition to... more...

  • Eiderdownby Edward Posnett

    Random House 2015; US$ 0.00

    Over the centuries eiderdown has been coveted by the Vikings, Russian tsars and medieval tax collectors who accepted it as revenue. The plumage of a fat sea duck, eiderdown ? treasured for its extraordinary lightness and insulation ? now joins cocaine as an instrument of globalisation and commodity of the super-rich. In this revelatory... more...

  • The Empires' Edgeby Sasha Davis

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    In the past decade the Asia-Pacific region has become a focus of international politics and military strategies. Due to China’s rising economic and military strength, North Korea’s nuclear tests and missile launches, tense international disputes over small island groups in the seas around Asia, and the United States pivoting a majority... more...

  • Media Consumption in Malaysiaby Tony Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    How do visitors immersing themselves in material places such as shopping malls or video sites online make sense of the experience, enabling criticizing - or consenting to content? How is this evident in behaviour? Reflecting on accounts by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indigenous members of Malaysian society, this book addresses these questions from... more...