A hands-on introduction for the increasing number of students and researchers collecting and using spatial data across the social sciences. A definitive 'how to', it takes students and researchers in any discipline from coding to actual applications and uses of R.
A new edition of Gillian Rose's bestselling guide to researching the visual. With over 28,000 copies sold worldwide, it is the go-to book for students and researchers across the social sciences and humanities.
Covering both qualitative and quantitative methods, this is a new edition of the essential companion for human and physical geography students. The book has 12 brand new chapters and is now supported by video introductions and free journal articles.
An enormously accessible account of the key philosophical ideas that have informed geographical research. A complete student guide to the theories, methodologies and histories of both human and physical geography.
Offers an approach to learning about 'Geographic Thought'. This book provides readers with insights into the encounters between scholarship and practice and aims to prompt debates over how social and geographical knowledges arise from the context of social struggles. It is intended for researchers and students.
Exploring the geological research, this title explains how advances in the understanding of plate tectonics, seismology, and satellite imagery have enabled us to see the Earth for what it is. It introduces the concepts of continental drift, the earth's structure, sea floor spreading, and the relationship between the atmosphere and the oceans.
Designed to make this high-tech field accessible to beginning students, this text provides a basic introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It uses a "learn-by-seeing" approach that features explanations, illustrations, and generic practice labs for use with GIS softwares. It also contains laboratory assignments for ArcView 8.
Applied Geography offers an invaluable introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography and provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research.
Highlighting the fundamental role played by computing science, information systems and IT in the field of GIS, this title brings the topic in line with the latest thinking and technologies underpinning GIS. It reflects new developments such as the impact the Internet has had in terms of distribution and viualization.
Since the early 1980s, the author has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Filled with intimate photographs, musical stories and a powerful ecological message, this is a celebration of bike riding and of the rewards of seeing the world at bike level.
From the European buzz of modern-day Constantinople to the Arabic-speaking towns of the south-east, this book investigates mass migration, urbanisation and economics in a country moving swiftly towards a new position on the world stage.
Effective use of today s vast geographic information (GI) resources requires more than just powerful technology for problem solving. It requires science to help us understand the way the world works, and to help us devise effective procedures for making decisions.
Includes cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the Prague's architecture, and 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. This title features detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets.
What is Geography? Geography is a fundamental fascination with, and a crucial method for, understanding the way the world works. This title offers readers a short and highly accessible account of the ideas and concepts constituting geography.
Brand-new edition of the essential resource adopted on modules in statistical analysis, statistical methods and quantitative geography worldwide. Now fully integrated with online self-assessment exercises and downloadable data sets.
Lonely Planet Sweden is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the beauty of Stockholm's glittering waterways and cobble-stoned streets, hike through the wild natural landscape of its northern regions, or dine on innovative Swedish cuisine.
Travellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. This book presents a celebration of the qualities of Italy's citrus fruit.
Kent is home to an extraordinary amount of first-rate architecture, from the timber-framed houses of the Weald and the spacious cathedral of Rochester to the planned, modernist suburb of New Ash Green and the docks of Dungeness. This title offers an architectural survey of West Kent suitable for students and travellers.
Cooper shows that the greatest question facing postmodern states is how they should deal with a world in which missiles and terrorists ignore borders and where Cold War alliances no longer guarantee security.
An integrated approach that combines essential GIS background with a practical workbook on applying the principles in ArcGIS 10. 0 and 10. 1 Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGISintegrates a broad introduction to GIS with a software-specific workbook for Esri's ArcGIS.
A broad and integrative student introduction to the conduct and interpretation of scientific research, covering both geography and environmental studies. It offers a clear balance of quantitative vs. qualitative and physical vs. human.
Combining on-the-ground reportage and up-to-date research, this pivotal book explains why China has failed to reap many of the economic and social benefits of urbanization, and suggests how these problems can be resolved.
In this original and wide-ranging volume, which draws on an interdisciplinary team of mainly African and African-based specialists, the key political, socio-economic, and security challenges facing Southern Africa today are addressed.
An atlas that takes us across the oceans of the world to fifty remote islands. It features rare animals and lost explorers, marooned slaves and lonely scientists, mutinous sailors and forgotten castaways.
In this groundbreaking book, Myers uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to theoretical and practical concerns. It argues for a re-visioning - a seeing again, and a revising - of how cities in Africa are discussed and written about in both urban studies and African studies.
A guide to Europe's rail network on the very brink of the First World War. Published in 1913, it is divided into three sections: timetables for services covering the continent, short guides to each city and notable destination and features, and a wealth of advertisements and ephemeral materials concerning hotels, restaurants and services.