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Human Geography

  • A World After Climate Change and Culture-Shiftby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 179.00

    This book explains climate-change and culture-shift and examines how their effects, as well as our responses to them, will transform Earth and humankind into the 22nd-century (c.2100). more...

  • People, Population Change and Policiesby

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 269.00

    European countries, including the DIALOG countries, have faced a major de- graphic change and transition in the last thirty years. They are experiencing lo- term downward trends in fertility, leading to demographic ageing. Fertility rates are now below replacement level in nearly all countries. As a result, natural p- ulation growth rates are starting... more...

  • Contradictions of Neoliberal Planningby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00

    Asserting that the concepts of ?neoliberalism? and ?neoliberalisation? are absent from urban planning discourse, the international case studies in this volume explore the conflict between profit-driven development and the public need for planned amenity space. more...

  • The Mongolian Ecosystem Networkby

    Springer Japan 2012; US$ 189.00

    This detailed presentation of the ecological and social aspects of environmental issues in Mongolia, such as desertification and the sustainability of nomadism, deploys the latest field research techniques to assess the nature of the threats the country faces. more...

  • Religion and Placeby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book examines the role of geography in the meaning and implications of lived religion, public piety and religious embodiment. Covers such diverse contexts as veiling in Turkey, religious landscapes in rural Peru and refugees and faith in South Africa. more...

  • Bone Loss and Osteoporosisby

    Springer US 2011; US$ 209.00

    From the reviews: "This book aims to provide a physical anthropological perspective on osteoporosis by bringing together contributions from researchers with medical and anthropological backgrounds. ? it forms a user-friendly introduction to the bone biology involved and is a useful gateway to the vast medical literature on osteoporosis. It is... more...

  • Shaping Rural Areas in Europeby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00

    Shaping Rural Areas in Europe. Perceptions and Outcomes on the Present and the Future sets out to investigate the effect of urban perceptions about the rural and consequent demands on rurality on the present and future configurations of rural territories in Europe in the early twenty-first century. This volume presents and discusses a broad range... more...

  • Zwischen Lebenswelt und Renditeobjektby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99

    ?Wohnquartiere stehen im Mittelpunkt eines dynamischen Spannungsfelds lebensweltlicher und investiver Interessen. Die BeitragsautorInnen beleuchten die unterschiedlichen Quartiers- und Akteursperspektiven und thematisieren beispielhafte Spannungsfelder des Verhältnisses zwischen Wohnungsunternehmen, MieterInnen und Kommunen: Während die öffentliche... more...

  • The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europeby

    Physica-Verlag HD 2006; US$ 199.00

    This book explores urban dynamics in Europe fifteen years after the fall of communism. The ?urban mosaic? of the title expresses the complexity and diversity of the processes and spatial outcomes in post-socialist cities. Emerging urban phenomena are illustrated with case studies, focusing on historical themes, cultural issues and the socialist legacy.... more...

  • Bernhard Varenius (1622-1650)by

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Bernhard Varenius' books influenced the history of science in such a way that Isaac Newton, Alexander von Humboldt and Tsar Peter the Great all referred to him. Varenius wrote the first comprehensive description of Japan ("Descriptio regni Japoniae," 1649) from a European perspective, exclusively based on a diversity of sources. But the... more...