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  • Weather: A Very Short Introductionby Storm Dunlop

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    The weather affects everyone on Earth, influencing both our day-to-day decisions and long term plans for leisure and work. But the Earth's weather systems are extremely complex, and conditions and events may have an effect 'half a world away'. Storm Dunlop explores the processes at work behind our daily weather. more...

  • Climate Change (A Ladybird Expert Book)by HRH The Prince of Wales; Tony Juniper; Emily Shuckburgh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 11.27

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Climate Change is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to one of the most important issues facing our world today. From HRH The Prince of Wales, environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh, it explains the history, dangers and challenges of global warming and explores... more...

  • Health and Medical Geography, Fourth Editionby Michael Emch; Elisabeth Dowling Root; Margaret Carrel

    Guilford Publications 2017; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    Why are rainfall, carcinogens, and primary care physicians distributed unevenly over space? The fourth edition of the leading text in the field has been updated and reorganized to cover the latest developments in disease ecology and health promotion across the globe. The book accessibly introduces the core questions and perspectives of health and... more...

  • The Amusement Parkby Jason Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Cyclone, Revolution, Corkscrew; Luna Park, Pleasure Beach, Dreamland ? names and places instantly familiar to rollercoaster and amusement park enthusiasts. But what first gave rise to the concept and nomenclature of the amusement park; how did amusement parks develop in Britain and elsewhere, and what fate awaits historic amusement parks and their... more...

  • Rebuilding Fukushimaby Mitsuo Yamakawa; Daisaku Yamamoto

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Five years after the one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, Fukushima now only occasionally headlines national and international media. However, the disaster is far from over, as evidenced by a hundred thousand people from Fukushima still in the state of evacuation, rising levels of radiation in streams and rivers, and failing attempts to... more...

  • American Imperial Pastoralby Rebecca Tinio McKenna

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    In 1904, renowned architect Daniel Burnham, the Progressive Era urban planner who famously ?Made No Little Plans,? set off for the Philippines, the new US colonial acquisition. Charged with designing environments for the occupation government, Burnham set out to convey the ambitions and the dominance of the regime, drawing on neo-classical formalism... more...

  • Agogic Mapsby Raffaele Pe

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.22

    This book explores the value of the musical concept of ?agogics? ? the modification of regular rhythm to enhance expressive potential ? in understanding urban spatial configurations within the current technological context and in developing urban maps that exploit sonic signals to create an open learning framework. The book starts by discussing the... more...

  • The Ancient Nasca Worldby Rosa Lasaponara; Nicola Masini; Giuseppe Orefici

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 129.01

    This book presents outstanding chapter contributions on the Nasca culture in a variety of artistic expressions such as architecture, geoglyphs, ceramics, music, and textiles. The approach, based on the integration of science with archaeology and anthropology, sheds new light on the Nasca civilization. In particular the multidisciplinary character... more...

  • The Russian Empire 1450-1801by Nancy Shields Kollmann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    Russia's imperial past has shaped modern Russian identity and historical experience. The Russian Empire 1450-1801 surveys the empire's emergence and governance, exploring how the state maintained control of defense, criminal law, taxation, and mobilization of resources, while tolerating local religions, languages, cultures, and institutions. more...

  • Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatoliaby Katerina Harvati; Mirjana Roksandic

    Springer Netherlands 2017; US$ 93.53

    This edited volume systematically reviews the evidence for early human presence in one of the most relevant geographic regions of Europe - the Balkans and Anatolia, an area that has been crucial in shaping the course of human evolution in Europe, but whose paleoanthropological record is poorly known. The primary aim of this book is to showcase new... more...