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  • Cities of Empireby Tristram Hunt

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 35.99

    An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wake At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities which now stand as the economic and cultural powerhouses of the twenty-first... more...

  • Illusion of Separationby Giles Hutchins

    Floris Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Our modern patterns of thinking and learning are all based on observing a world of 'things', which we think of as separate building blocks. This worldview allows us to count and measure objects without their having any innate value; it provides neat definitions and a sense of control over life. However, this approach also sets humans apart from each... more...

  • An Introduction to Political Geographyby Martin Jones; Rhys Jones; Michael Woods; Mark Whitehead; Deborah Dixon; Matthew Hannah

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95

    An Introduction to Political Geography continues to provide a broad-based introduction to contemporary political geography for students following undergraduate degree courses in geography and related subjects. The text explores the full breadth of contemporary political geography, covering not only traditional concerns such as the state, geopolitics,... more...

  • Jerichoby Robert Ruby

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    It is a place both mythic and all too real, a place thought to be the site of one of our oldest human settlements and known to be a center of ancient cultures and annihilating conflicts. It sits at the bottom of a malarial valley, the lowest place on the surfact of the earth--"the overheated, earthen basement of the world," as Robert Ruby describes... more...

  • Meltdown in Tibetby Michael Buckley

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Tibetans have experienced waves of genocide since the 1950s. Now they are facing ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in meltdown mode, due to climate change?accelerated by a rain of black soot from massive burning of coal and other fuels in both China and India. The mighty rivers of Tibet are being dammed by Chinese engineering consortiums to feed... more...

  • Tourism and Development (2nd edition)by Richard Sharpley; David J. Telfer

    Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book explores and challenges the relationship between tourism and development and establishes a conceptual link between the discrete yet interconnected disciplines of tourism studies and development studies. This revised and expanded second edition provides not only a comprehensive theoretical foundation in development studies but also a critical... more...

  • Corporate Sustainability in International Comparisonby Stefan Schaltegger; Sarah Elena Windolph; Dorli Harms; Jacob Hörisch

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Although every country is distinguished by its history, culture and language as well as its unique economic, environmental and social conditions, it can be expected that international operating companies will exhibit common patterns since sustainability challenges do not stop at national borders.Building on original data based on results of the International... more...

  • Environmental Perspectivesby Neil Shifrin

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This short, readable book is intended as a big-picture introduction/overview for environmental students and lay-people involved with environmental issues. Every freshman in college intending to study environmental science should read it. It begins with a?historical perspective on waste and environmental control. Basic instruction on some important... more...

  • Ethics and Technology Assessment: A Participatory Approachby Matthew Cotton

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Whether it is nuclear power, geo-engineering or genetically modified foods, the development of new technologies can be fraught with complex ethical challenges and political controversy which defy simple resolution. In the past two decades there has been a shift towards processes of Participatory Technology Assessment designed to build channels of two-way... more...

  • The Little Blue Book of Travel Wisdomby Julie Ganz

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    From the early explorers to space travelers and holiday jetsetters, those in transit have acknowledged both the benefits and downsides of life on the go. The Little Blue Book of Travel Wisdom is a collection of these musings on travel, be it for research purposes, business, or vacation, via a plane, a bus, or a train. Just some of the figures cited... more...