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  • The Power of Placeby Harm de Blij

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99

    In recent years a spate of books and articles have argued that the world today is so mobile, so interconnected and so integrated that it is, in one prominent assessment, flat. But as Harm de Blij contends in The Power of Place , geography continues to hold billions of people in an unrelenting grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments... more...

  • Understanding Human Ecologyby Robert Dyball; Barry Newell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    We are facing hugely complex challenges – from climate change to world poverty, our problems are part of an inter-related web of social and natural systems. Human ecology promises an approach to these complex challenges, a way to understand these problems holistically and to start to manage them more effectively. This book offers a coherent conceptual... more...

  • Is Geography Destiny?by John Luke Gallup

    World Bank Publications 2003; US$ 14.99

    For decades, the prevailing sentiment was that since geography is unchangeable, there is no reason why public policies should take it into account. In fact, charges that geographic interpretations of development were deterministic, or even racist, made the subject a virtual taboo in academic and policymaking circles alike. Is Geography Destiny? Challenges... more...

  • Demokratie modern denkenby Martin Schössler

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 29.72

    Martin Schössler unternimmt eine Neuerschließung des Denkens des französischen Publizisten und Politikers Alexis de Tocqueville. Dessen Interpretation der modernen Demokratie, Über die Demokratiein Amerika, lieferte bereits 1835 eine hellsichtige Vorausschau auf dietief greifenden, oftmals als ambivalent empfundenen Veränderungen derLebenswirklichkeit... more...

  • Who Owns the Arctic?by Michael Byers

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 14.99

    Who actually controls the Northwest Passage? Who owns the trillions of dollars of oil and gas beneath the Arctic Ocean? Which territorial claims will prevail, and why those of the United States, Russia, Canada, or the Nordic nations? And, in an age of rapid climate change, how do we protect the fragile Arctic environment while seizing the economic... more...

  • A Companion to Social Geographyby Vincent J. Del Casino; Mary Thomas; Paul Cloke; Ruth Panelli

    Wiley 2011; US$ 225.00 US$ 202.50

    This volume traces the complexity of social geography in both its historical and present contexts, whilst challenging readers to reflect critically on the tensions that run through social geographic thought. Organized to provide a new set of conceptual lenses through which social geographies can be discussed Presents an original intervention... more...

  • Chinese City and Urbanismby Victor F.S. Sit

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 42.00 US$ 38.22

    The purpose of this volume is to treat the progress of history, civilization and urban development of China together in order to demonstrate the unique qualities of Chinese civilization. The author uses historical dynasties as the vertical dimension, starting from the pre-urban origin of round-moat village settlements of the Yangzhou Period, until... more...

  • Why Walls Won't Workby Michael Dear

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    Today, when one thinks of the border separating the United States from Mexico, what typically comes to mind is a mutually unwelcoming zone, with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. It was not always this way. In fact, from the... more...

  • Feminism and Geographyby Gillian Rose

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    Geography is a subject which throughout its history has been dominated by men; men have undertaken the heroic explorations which form the mythology of its foundation, men have written most of its texts and, as many feminist geographers have remarked, men's interests have structured what counts as legitimate geographical knowledge. This book offers... more...

  • Aid Activities Targeting the Objectives of the Rio Conventions 1998/2000, Volume 2002/1by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 50.00

    This publication provides detailed information on individual foreign aid commitments, i.e. intended disbursements, of Official Development Assistance (ODA) targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions - the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity - for... more...