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  • Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Natureby James Fairhead; Melissa Leach; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 165.00

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ?Green grabbing? ? the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends ? is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ?land grabbing? already highlights instances where ?green? credentials are called upon to justify appropriations of land for food or fuel. Yet in... more...

  • Towards Disaster Risk Reductionby Jason K. Levy; Chennat Gopalakrishnan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This book constitutes a landmark attempt to address, comprehensively and in-depth, a policy-focused approach to the many timely and important issues associated with building a culture of disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction. This book not only provides key insights into the field of natural hazard and disaster studies but also assesses... more...

  • Industrialization and Development in the Third Worldby Rajesh Chandra

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    Developing countries have undergone significant industrialization in the last three decades. Yet industrial growth reveals marked spatial inequalities in terms of both country and location. The Newly Industrialised Countries have achieved spectacular growth in sharp contrast to many other countries of the South. Industrial structure has changed, moving... more...

  • The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Barwarby Geoffrey Khan

    BRILL 2008; US$ 719.00

    Presents a detailed description the neo-Aramaic dialect of the Assyrian Christian community of the Barwar region in northern Iraq, which is now endangered. Divided in three volumes, this title contains a description of the grammar of the dialect. It includes an extensive glossary, and also features transcriptions of recorded texts. more...

  • Rural Revival?by John Connell; Phil McManus

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    How, if possible, do we re-populate declining rural and regional areas? This book examines this crucial and complex issue in relation to Australia, and the manner in which a particular organization, Country Week, has emerged and developed as one means of stimulating the repopulation of declining or stagnating areas. more...

  • Country of Exilesby William R. Leach

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    In Country of Exiles , William Leach, whose Land of Desire was a finalist for the National Book Award, explores the troubling effects of our national love affair with mobility.  He shows us how the impulse to pull up stakes and find a new frontier has always battled with the need to put down roots, and how a new cosmopolitanism has seized our national... more...

  • Policy Coherence in Development Co-operationby Jacques Forster; Olav Schram Stokke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    In the 1990s, a shared conviction emerged among aid donors that their policies should be more coherent. The drive towards increased policy coherence came as a response to a state of policy incoherence. The shifting grounds of policy coherence in development co-operation are outlined in this volume. more...

  • Southeast Asia: A Region in Transitionby Jonathan Rigg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1991, this is a contemporary human geography of the ?market? economies of the region usually defined by membership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Organized thematically, the chapters deal with the environment and development, plural societies, agrarian change and urbanization. more...

  • What is Asia to Us? Russia's Asian Heartland Yesterday and Todayby Milan Hauner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book, first published in 1990, considers the uneasy relationship between Russia and Soviet Central Asia. Chapters examine both the significance of Asia to the Russian mind and the place that Asia has occupied in Russian geopolitical thinking in the last hundred years, showing that outbreaks of violence are simply a manifestation of a long-standing... more...

  • The Middle East: A Physical, Social and Regional Geographyby W. B. Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    In this comprehensive study, first published in 1950, Professor Fisher examines all the principal elements ? physical and human ? that influence environment, development and ways of life in the Middle East. An analysis of the physical basis of the region is followed by detailed treatment of the complex human and social aspects; a concluding section... more...