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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
The idea that research should become more interdisciplinary has become commonplace. According to influential commentators, the unprecedented complexity of problems such as climate change or the social implications of biomedicine demand interdisciplinary efforts integrating both the social and natural sciences. In this context, the question of whether... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 168.00
Although the adoption of market reforms has been a key factor leading to China?s recent economic growth, China continues to be governed by a communist party and has a socialist-influenced legal system. Vietnam, starting later, also with a socialist-influenced legal system, has followed a similar reform path, and other countries too are now looking... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
A major concern of this book is how ordinary people might come to manage their own environment more effectively.† A valuable resource for students of environmental studies, it considers how this might be facilitated by more appropriate technology, assistance and communications.†† Reviewed by the International Journal of Environmental Studies, ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
The concept of creative industries has developed considerable academic and policy momentum in the 21st century. There has been a connection identified between the rise of creative industries and the urbanisation of the world?s population, particularly in relation to the significance of cities as sites of cultural production and consumption. Much of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00
Many policies in several Western European countries and the U.S. aim to counter spatial concentrations of deprivation and create more socio-economically mixed residential areas. Such policies are founded on the belief that neighbourhoods have a strong and independent effect upon the well-being and life-chances of individuals. The adequacy of the evidence... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
First published in 1967, this book explores the theme of geographical generalization, or model building. It is composed of five of the chapters from the original Models in Geography , published in 1967. The first chapter broadly outlines this theme and examines the nature and function of generalized statements, ranging from conceptual models to scale... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95
Cultural Geography in Practice provides an innovative and accessible approach to the sources, theories and methods of cultural geography. Written by an international team of prominent cultural geographers, all of whom are experienced researchers, this book is a fully illustrated guide to methodological approaches in cultural geography. In order... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Based on a major international study, this volume†provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management.†It is the primary output of a major international scientific project sponsored by the International... more...