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Human Geography

  • Water Pricing and Public-Private Partnershipby Asit K. Biswas; Cecilia Tortajada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster its opponents forecast. Providing a comprehensive and objective assessment of what does and does not work, where, why and under what circumstances,... more...

  • Fluvial Forms and Processesby David Knighton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    David Knighton's best-selling book looks at the wide range of forms developed by natural rivers and the processes responsible for that development. The book combines empirical and theoretical approaches, and provides a critical assessment of the many schools of thought which have emerged for dealing with adjustment in the fluvial system. It is fully... more...

  • A Geographical Survey of Africa, Its Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Productions, States, Populationsby James McQueen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    The owner of West Indian plantations, McQueen collected extensive information from slaves which led him correctly to the conclusion that the Niger ended in the great delta of the Blight of Benin. First published in 1840. more...

  • Ecological Modernisation Around the Worldby Arthur P.J. Mol; David A. Sonnenfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The idea of ecological modernisation originated in Western Europe in the 1980s, gaining attention around the world by the late 1990s. At the core of this social scientific and policy-oriented approach is the view that contemporary societies have the capability of dealing with their environmental crises. Experiences in some countries demonstrate that... more...

  • Telegraph Messenger Boysby Gregory J. Downey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    In Telegraph Messenger Boys Gregory J. Downey provides an entirely new perspective on the telegraph system: a communications network that revolutionized human perceptions of time and space. The book goes beyond the advent of the telegraphy and tells a broader story of human interaction with technology and the social and cultural changes it brought... more...

  • Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geographyby Andre Roy; Stephen Trudgill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Over the past twenty years, geography as an academic discipline has become more and more reflective, asking the key questions 'What are we doing?' 'Why are we doing it?'. These questions have, so far, been more enthusiastically taken up by human geography rather than physical geography. Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography aims to redress the... more...

  • Drylandsby Peter Beaumont

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Drylands, which cover over half the world's area, have witnessed rapid development, exploitation and change with the discovery of mineral reserves, urbanization and population growth. Environmental management is critical to the conservation and sustainable use of resources. This comprehensive text offers a systematic study of the physical nature of... more...

  • Water Sustainabilityby J.A.A. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 82.95

    Using the latest mapping techniques, J.A.A. Jones, Chair of the IGU Commission for Water Sustainability, examines water availability, the impact of climate change and the problems created for water management worldwide as well as possible solutions. Water Sustainability: A Global Perspective is one of the first textbook to meld the physical and human... more...

  • Researching Human Geographyby Anna Davies; Keith Hoggart; Loretta Lees

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Researching Human Geography is an essential new text for any geography student about to embark on a research project. An understanding of how different theories of knowledge have influenced research methodologies is crucial in planning and designing effective research; this book makes this link clear and explores how various philosophical positions,... more...

  • A New Diplomacy for Sustainable Developmentby Bo KjellÚn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Accelerating, human-induced changes in global natural systems, with global warming as a prime example, are modifying international relations. Diplomacy has to recognize that new types of threats will require new solutions and a new spirit of cooperation. This is a gradual process; traditional conflicts will continue to haunt the international system... more...