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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Students and instructors alike have hugely appreciated the innovative and engaging approach that the first edition of Environment and Society brought to the study of contemporary environmental challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Describes the activities of the explorers and map-makers of Renaissance and early modern Europe; the role of geography during the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and the Darwinian Revolution; and the interactions between geography and empire building in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Timely textbook to lead students through their essential fieldwork module. University level, up to date, and packed with applied content, it teaches students how to get the best out of fieldwork, link with their methods courses and use it in their research projects.
A title, in which, the author predicted what is known as the Malthusian catastrophe, wherein humans would disregard the limits of natural resources and the world would be plagued by famine and disease.
Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. This book is suitable for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians.
"A very timely and valuable contribution to the literature for urban planners, city governments and all those who wish to understand the interactions between urbanization, disaster risk and climate change, and explore innovative ways and means of action." -- From the Publisher.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this text introduces students of human geography and allied disciplines to the fundamental concept of place, combining discussion about everyday uses of the term with the complex theoretical debates that have grown up around it.
Presenting an impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space, Doreen Massey takes on some well-established assumptions from philosophy, and some familiar ways of characterising the twenty-first century world, and shows how they restrain our understanding of both the challenge and the potential of space.
With over 120,000 copies sold worldwide, Peter Dicken's Global Shift has been the definitive work on economic globalization for almost 30 years now. A tried, trusted and unrivalled resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences, this is a seminal text from an internationally renowned author.