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  • 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...

  • Child Soldiers: A Reference Handbookby David Rosen

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00

    This book exposes the role of children in war, describing where, why, and how children are deployed, the attempts made by international organizations to protect children, and the underlying political and cultural issues that make this such a thorny issue. more...

  • The Geography of Southeast Asiaby Thomas A. Rumney

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 64.99

    This book discusses the varied geographical aspects of Southeast Asia, an area that has long been of interest to geographers and other academics. This collection identifies, organizes, and presents various scholarly publications on subjects ranging from cultural-social geography, economic geography, historical geography, physical geography, political... more...

  • Six Billion Plusby K. Bruce Newbold

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99

    Recognizing that world population growth will be explosive well into the twenty-first century, Six Billion Plus offers a geographical and global perspective on the profound implications of this trend. This compact, balanced, and accessible text focuses on the key factors that will shape the global environment in the decades to come, including population... more...

  • Travels in Paradoxby Claudio Minca; Tim Oakes; Kathleen Adams; Mike Crang; Tim Edensor; Steven Flusty; Jessica Jacobs; Pauliina Raento; John Urry; Soile Veijola; Ning Wang

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 36.99

    This innovative volume focuses on tourism through the twin lenses of cultural theory and cultural geography. Presenting a set of innovative case studies on tourist places around the world, the contributors explore the paradoxes of the tourist experience and the implications of these paradoxes for our broader understanding of modern identity as simultaneously... 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...