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Human Geography

  • Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardensby Diane Morgan

    Black & White Publishing 2015; US$ 3.63

    **Introductory offer price ** At the heart of Aberdeen lies Union Terrace Gardens, opened to the public in 1879. Surrounded by some of the best architecture in the Granite City, the Gardens occupy a special place both in the history and the culture of Aberdeen. But in 2010, radical plans were unveiled to turn this quiet oasis in the heart of the... more...

  • The Industrial Structure of American Cities (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)by Gunnar Alexandersson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    This book analyzes the distribution of the urban population in an industrialized country. The USA was chosen as the object of the study because it had, at the time of writing, in 1956, the largest population for which homogeneous and comparable statistics were available. The first step in the quantitative analysis of population distribution, according... more...

  • Politics and Method (Routledge Revivals)by Doreen Massey; Richard Meegan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    This book, first published in 1985, explores the connections in academic research between theoretical positions, political perspectives and policy prescriptions. Five different groups of authors, who have written broadly in the fields of industrial and social geography, discuss this relationship and illustrate it with recent work. Around their contributions,... more...

  • Cultures and Disastersby Fred Krüger; Greg Bankoff; Terry Cannon; Benedikt Orlowski; E. Lisa F. Schipper

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 56.95

    Why did the people of the Zambesi Delta affected by severe flooding return early to their homes or even choose to not evacuate? How is the forced resettlement of small-scale farmers living along the foothills of an active volcano on the Philippines impacting on their day-to-day livelihood routines? Making sense of such questions and observations is... more...

  • Urban Refugeesby Koichi Koizumi; Gerhard Hoffstaedter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Urban refugees now account for over half the total number of refugees worldwide. Yet to date, far more research has been done on refugees living in camps and settlements set up expressly for them. This book provides crucial insights into the worldwide phenomenon of refugee flows into urban settings, repercussions for those seeking protection, and... more...

  • Automatic Fiscal Policies to Combat Recessionsby Laurence S. Seidman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Drawing on the most prominent research in the field, this timely book offers bold new fiscal policies that can complement current automatic stabilizers and counter-cyclical monetary policy to help combat recessions. Dr. Seidman argues for an independent fiscal policy board or the Federal Reserve to decide changes in the magnitude of Congress's fiscal... more...

  • Feral Citiesby Tristan Donovan

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    Tristan Donovan  is the author of Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World and Replay: The History of Video Games . His journalism has appeared in the  Times , the  Guardian , the  Daily Telegraph ,  Stuff ,  Eurogamer , the  Big Issue ,  Community Care , and many other publications. more...

  • Wildlife in the Anthropoceneby Jamie Lorimer

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Contents Introduction: After the Anthropocene 1. Wildlife: Companion Elephants and New Grounds for Multinatural Conservation 2. Nonhuman Charisma: Counting Corncrakes and Learning to Be Affected in Multispecies Worlds 3. Biodiversity as Biopolitics: Cutting Up Wildlife and Choreographing Conservation in the United Kingdom 4. Conservation as Composition:... more...

  • Genetic Geographiesby Catherine Nash

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    What might be wrong with genetic accounts of personal or shared ancestry and origins? Genetic studies are often presented as valuable ways of understanding where we come from and how people are related. In Genetic Geographies , Catherine Nash pursues their troubling implications for our perception of sexual and national, as well as racial, difference.... more...

  • Making Other Worlds Possibleby Gerda Roelvink; Kevin St. Martin; J. K. Gibson-Graham

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    There is no doubt that ?economy? is a keyword in contemporary life, yet what constitutes economy is increasingly contested terrain. Interested in building ?other worlds,? J. K. Gibson-Graham have argued that the economy is not only diverse but also open to experimentations that foreground the well-being of humans and nonhumans alike. Making Other... more...