Sen's 1997 work argues that the success or failure of international development cannot be measured by income alone. Having grown up in India, Sen brings his own understanding of poverty to the issue, arguing that the end goal of development must be human freedom.
Carson's 1962 work Silent Spring was one of the first books ever to highlight environmentalist issues. Focusing on the negative, widespread, and long-lasting effects of human activity on the environment-particularly through the use of chemical pesticides in agriculture-Carson argued that we are all morally obliged to look after the environment.
The Selfish Gene is that rarest of things: an outstanding work of scholarship that has seeped into popular culture. Richard Dawkins's contentious notion that organisms are survival mechanisms for 'selfish genes' has helped shape the debate in evolutionary biology for almost 40 years.
A comprehensive, stimulating and cutting-edge guide with the latest thinking on essential topics such as population, biogeography and environmental geographies and new and exciting areas such as mobilities, securities and public spaces.
An introduction to the theories of territoriality and the geographical outcomes of territorial control. The book takes account of all the substantial developments in the 1990s, exploring both macro- and micro-scale territoriality. Theory is supported by historical and contemporary examples.
* The Second Edition of Kaplan's Urban Geography text aims to uncover the excitement and richness found in cities, while tackling the wide variety of urban challenges. * Offers a comprehensive treatment of urban geography, covering the field both as it has evolved and as it exists today.
Phantom Architecture tells the stories of some fifty unbuilt buildings, describing how they were conceived, exploring their amazing variety, and showing how they have inspired other architects and artists who have looked at their plans in amazement and awe.
The work of 40 innovative and influential thinkers are profiled in this text to provide students with an engaging introduction to and intellectual survey of those who are and have been instrumental in the way we interact with cities
This edited collection offers a much-needed interdisciplinary exploration of the longevity and impact of the spatial turn across disciplines. It is aimed at advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars interested in space and place in the humanities and social sciences.
In this bold, exciting and readable volume, Paul Cheshire, Max Nathan and Henry Overman illustrate the insights that recent economic research brings to our understanding of cities, and the lessons for urban policy-making.
Urban Geography a comprehensive introduction to a variety of issues relating to contemporary urban geography, including patterns and processes of urbanization, urban development, urban planning, and life experiences in modern cities.
Agricultural geography changed dramatically during the last decades of the 20th century, reflecting the transformation of the farming industry itself. This text embraces these changes, applying ideas and methods from contemporary social science.
Processes of globalisation, economic restructuring and urban redevelopment have placed events at the centre of strategies for change in cities. This title analyses the process of cultural event development, management and marketing and links these processes to their wider cultural, social and economic context.
Practising Human Geography is a critical introduction to key issues in the practice of human geography, informed by the question 'how do geographers do research?' In examining those methods and practices that are essential to doing geography, it presents a theoretically-informed discussion of the construction and interpretation of geographical data
Deals with the theory and practice in Human Geography. This title offers a systematic review of the key ideas and debates informing post-war geography, explaining how those ideas work in practice. It is suitable for students who have not met philosophical or theoretical approaches.
* A triple perspective -- the city and economy; the city and society; the city and power. * Includes chapters on race, ethnicity and the city; and on gender, space and power. * Unites political, economic and cultural perspectives. * Examples range from all over the world.
Offers a series of visions for the future of human geography. This book presents a debate about what human geography could and should be concerned with in the twenty-first century. It address the shape and direction of human geographies, and contains chapters envisioning an intellectual future for the subject.
Provides a coherent, comprehensive introduction to urban geography. From a global perspective, the authors examine urban trends and their outcomes in both the developed and the less developed countries in order to understand, analyze, and interpret the landscapes, economies, and communities of towns and cities around the world.
Addresses contemporary geographical issues in the Mediterranean Basin. This work contains sixteen chapters each of which deal with a major geographical issue facing the Mediterranean. It also emphasis' the interaction between society and environment in terms of environmental management, differential regional development, and others.
Locates the concept of 'the city' within the traditions of social thought, providing a basis for understanding its varying usages and meanings through a discussion of the contribution of key authors and thinkers. This book draws on a diverse range of literatures and case studies to present the importance of a geographical perspective on the city.
Drawing on examples from a number of countries, this text introduces the ideas of culture and space - identity politics, gender, race, class, disability, sexuality, performativity, power, agency - through a context relevant to lived experience: youth cultures.
* An extensive review of urban policy since the 1960s. * Explores the complex interaction of urban policy with changing perspectives on urban life and social welfare. * Examines a broad range of issues, such as race, economic regeneration and competitiveness, managing dangerous places, community and managerialism.
Offers a survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. This book examines the large-scale historical influences that have moulded the varied human adaptation of the continent's physical topography to its needs over more than 500 years.
Suitable for students of urban and regional planning, this text gives an historical overview of the developments and changes in the theory and practice of planning, throughout the 20th century. It looks at the insights of the great figures who influenced the early planning movement, leading up to the creation of the post-war planning machine.
This new dictionary provides a quick and authoritative point of reference for chemical engineering, covering areas such as materials, energy balances, reactions, and separations. It also includes relevant terms from the areas of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology.
Earth Matters describes the importance of soil, the many ways in which we depend on it, and how humans have worked with the soil throughout history. Exploring the reasons for increasing recognition and respect for soil even among town and city dwellers, Bardgett concludes with a look at current efforts to stop widespread soil degradation.
This new dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography, covering basic terms and concepts as well as biographies, organisations, and major periods and schools. Authoritative and accessible, this is a must-have for every student of human geography, as well as for professionals and interested members of the public.
This is the first book to explore cities and urban life from the perspectives of both sociology and cultural theory. Through an interdisciplinary approach and use of case material, the book demonstrates that the 'real' city of physicality and struggle and the 'imagined' city of representations are entwined in the construction of urban cultures.
Cities are products of culture and sites where culture is made. By presenting the best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, this reader provides an overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture.
The book outlines the key elements of these new strategies that are being touted as emblematic new configurations that can be unproblematically mobilised, transferred and inserted into other contexts and critically assesses their implications and relevance to other urban contexts.
A much-needed guide for students doing dissertations on urban issues and cities. Covering both qualitative and quantitative methods, a team of leading researchers show how particular methods are used successfully in urban research projects.
In this new edition of the standard text on the theory and practice of urban regeneration, there are case studies and examples of best practice throughout, and a whole section devoted to international and comparative regeneration.
Examining the way people imagine and interact in their cities, this book explores the post-cosmopolitan city. The contributors consider the effects of migration, national, and religious revivals (with their new aesthetic sensibilities), the dispositions of marginalized economic actors, and globalized tourism on urban sociality.
Atlas of Improbable Places shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in.
From the INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED author of the modern classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities Vital Little Plans weaves a lifetime of ideas from the most prominent urbanist of the twentieth century into a book that is indispensable to life in the twenty-first.
A interdisciplinary, student focused exploration of contemporary global urban economies. It covers the theoretical alongside the empirical, with boxed examples and suggested reading and websites for every chapter.