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  • Surf, Sand, and Stoneby Keith Heyer Meldahl

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Southern California is sandwiched between two tectonic plates with an ever-shifting boundary. Over the last several million years, movements of these plates have dramatically reshuffled the Earth?s crust to create rugged landscapes and seascapes riven with active faults. Movement along these faults triggers earthquakes and tsunamis, pushes up mountains,... more...

  • Experimental Geographyby Nato Thompson; Independent Curators International; Trevor Paglen; Jeffrey Kastner

    Melville House 2015; US$ 20.00

    ?What could be more delightful--and unsettling--than turning loose a group of contemporary surrealists, disguised as vagabonds and artists, in the ripe fields of the hyper-real? Experimental Geography isn?t about space; it is about terminal strangeness.? --Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear "Living in cities, we need a... more...

  • World Heritage, Tourism and Identityby Professor Laurent Bourdeau; Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas; Professor Mike Robinson; Professor Brian Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The remarkable success of the 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage is borne out by the fact that nearly 1,000 properties have now been designated as possessing Outstanding Universal Value and recognition given to the imperative for their protection. However, the remarkable success of the Convention... more...

  • The Ecology of Lawby Fritjof Capra; Ugo Mattei

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 27.95

    The Ecology of Law Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei argue that at the root of many of the environmental, economic, and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an obsolete worldview. Capra, a bestselling author, physicist, and systems theorist, and Mattei, a distinguished legal scholar, explain how, by incorporating concepts from modern... more...

  • The Battle for Paradiseby Jeremy Evans

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 24.95

    Pavones, a town located on the southern tip of Costa Rica, is a haven for surfers, expatriates, and fishermen seeking a place to start over. Located on the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf), a marine sanctuary and one of the few tropical fjords in the world, Pavones is home to a legendary surf break and a cottage fishing industry.   In 2004 a multinational... more...

  • Edge of Empireby Dr. Fabrício Prado

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    In the first decades of the 1800s, after almost three centuries of Iberian rule, former Spanish territories fragmented into more than a dozen new polities. Edge of Empire analyzes the emergence of Montevideo as a hot spot of Atlantic trade and regional center of power, often opposing Buenos Aires. By focusing on commercial and social networks in... more...

  • From Ice Floes to Battlefieldsby Anne Strathie

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    February 1912: Harry Pennell and his Terra Nova shipmates land on Antarctica hoping to celebrate Scott's conquest of the Pole. Forced by ice to leave before Scott returns, they arrive in New Zealand to find that Amundsen reached the Pole in December 1911. Back in Antarctica in January 1913, they learn Scott and his party died on the return journey.... more...

  • Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures Xby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 298.00

    Containing the latest research on preparation for and mitigation of future earthquakes, this book addresses an area of increasing importance to many areas around the world. It contains research presented at the ninth and latest in a series of biennial conferences on the topic organised by the Wessex Institute. more...

  • The Figure of the Migrantby Thomas Nail

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    This book offers a much-needed new political theory of an old phenomenon. The last decade alone has marked the highest number of migrations in recorded history. Constrained by environmental, economic, and political instability, scores of people are on the move. But other sorts of changes?from global tourism to undocumented labor?have led to the fact... more...

  • The Mountainby Bernard Debarbieux; Gilles Rudaz; Jane Marie Todd; Martin F. Price

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    In  The Mountain , geographers Bernard Debarbieux and Gilles Rudaz trace the origins of the very concept of a mountain, showing how it is not a mere geographic feature but ultimately an idea, one that has evolved over time, influenced by changes in political climates and cultural attitudes. To truly understand mountains, they argue, we must... more...