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.
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.
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
* 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.
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 world of literature responds to the "spirit of carnival" in ways that are both social and cultural, mythological and archetypal. In their artmaking, Danow claims, human beings are animated by a periodic predisposition toward the bright side of carnival, matched by an equally strong, far darker predilection.
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.
This book is a treasure-trove of cartographical delights spanning over a thousand years. Each map is accompanied by a narrative revealing the story behind how it came to be made and the significance of what it shows. The chronological arrangement highlights how cartography has evolved over the centuries.
This hard cover journal has lined pages of high quality paper and is finished with a sturdy elastic band closure, ribbon marker, expanding wallet and elastic pen holder. Produced to a high standard with careful attention to finishing and details, it is the perfect gift for all map-loving writers and stationery lovers.
As the tragedy of the Grenfell tower fire has slowly revealed a shadowy background of outsourcing, private finance initiatives and a council turning a blind eye to health and safety concerns, many questions need answers.
Stuart Hodkinson has those answers. -- .
This book aims to provide the missing link in current debates around sustainability, taking a holistic approach to sustainable development that starts and ends with the human being. The personal dimension of sustainable development has been neglected and sustainable societies cannot be achieved without committed individuals.
The 7th edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city. Sixty-three selections are included: forty-five from the 6th edition and eighteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader.
Co-written by Jules Pretty, one of the pioneers of the concept and internatonally known and respected authority on sustainable agriculture, this book sets out current thinking and debates around sustainable agriculture and intensification.
This book looks at food security from a socio-economic perspective. It offers a detailed and systematic examination of food security from its historical backgrounds, concepts and measurements, to the determinants and approaches to achieve food security. The book also introduces the key challenges and root causes of food insecurity.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Joan Thirsk was the leading English agrarian historian of the late 20th century. Her research explored regional farming, rural industry, changing tastes and fashions, and innovations in the rural economy. This book demonstrates Thirsk's relevance for historians today, presenting new work that has been influenced by her.
Planning historian Stephen Ward offers a timely new history of garden cities and new towns with the Hertfordshire exemplars as its focus. Yet this is not just a work of history: The Peaceful Path also examines the contemporary relevance of Ebenezer Howard's vision.
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.
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 big-think book which tells the riveting story of GPS (Global Positioning System) and how it is affecting our brains, our technology, and our culture, in the tradition of James Gleick and Nicholas Carr.
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.