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The Changing Worlds of Géography

The Changing Worlds of Géography

A Critical Guide to Concepts and Methods

  • Author: James Harold Bird
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 299
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This guide to the methodology of geography surveys proposed approaches to geography and assesses their advantages and disadvantages. Bird discusses scale in geography, behavioral geography, systems, physical geography, and creativity and change in geography.

Key Concepts in Geography

Key Concepts in Geography

  • Author: Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761973898
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 342
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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

Postmoderner Urbanismus

Postmoderner Urbanismus

Gestaltung in der städtischen Peripherie

  • Author: Ludger Basten
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783825889029
  • Category: Architecture and society
  • Page: 363
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Unifying Geography

Unifying Geography

Common Heritage, Shared Future

  • Author: David T. Herbert,Professor of Geography and Vice-Principal David T Herbert,John A. Matthews
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134405138
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
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It can be argued that the differences in content and approach between physical and human geography, and also within its sub-disciplines, are often overemphasised. The result is that geography is often seen as a diverse and dynamic subject, but also as a disorganised and fragmenting one, without a focus. Unifying Geography focuses on the plural and competing versions of unity that characterise the discipline, which give it cohesion and differentiate it from related fields of knowledge. Each of the chapters is co-authored by both a leading physical and a human geographer. Themes identified include those of the traditional core as well as new and developing topics that are based on subject matter, concepts, methodology, theory, techniques and applications. Through its identification of unifying themes, the book will provide students with a meaningful framework through which to understand the nature of the geographical discipline. Unifying Geography will give the discipline renewed strength and direction, thus improving its status both within and outside geography.

Lokal Verankert - Weltweit Vernetzt.

Lokal Verankert - Weltweit Vernetzt.

Tagungsbericht Und Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen

  • Author: Hans Heinrich Blotevogel,Gerald Wood,Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie
  • Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783515076319
  • Category: History
  • Page: 637
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Der globale Wandel der �kosysteme kritisch beleuchtet. Im Mittelpunkt der einzelnen Beitr�ge des Geographentages stehen die vielf�ltigen Verflechtungen und Abh�ngigkeiten von lokalen und globalen Strukturen. Das Thema des Geographentages 1999 in Hamburg setzt den Akzent auf Fragestellungen, die sich auf den globalen Wandel in seinen �kologischen, sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Formen beziehen. Dazu geh�ren besonders die regionalen Auswirkungen globaler Umweltver�nde-rungen, neue Formen weltweiter wirtschaftlicher Verflechtungen als Folge der Globalisierung oder Umbruch- und Konfliktsituationen in den Entwicklungsl�ndern nach dem Ende des Ost-West-Gegensatzes. Die einzelnen Sektionen der Tagung befassten sich mit folgenden Themen: �Kuesten und Meere im globalen Wandel� - �Weltwirtschaft, Mobilit�t und Hafenst�dte� - �Die Zukunft der Entwicklungsl�nder� und �Geographie zwischen dem 19. und 20. Jahrhundert�. .

Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Geschichte der Universität in Europa

  • Author: Walter Rüegg
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406369551
  • Category: Education, Higher
  • Page: 559
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21st Century Geography

21st Century Geography

  • Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 141297464X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 883
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Future Survey Annual 1988-1989

Future Survey Annual 1988-1989

A Guide to the Recent Literature of Trends, Forecasts and Policy Proposals

  • Author: Michael Marien,Lane Jennings
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780930242350
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 212
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BMW Z-cars have carved a huge reputation for themselves in a very short time. From the revolutionary and innovative Z1 of the late 1980s to the beautiful and exclusive Z8 of more recent times, via the popular Z3 and its controversial replacement, the Z4, the family has made BMW's name in the increasingly competitive sports-car market.

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World

  • Author: Ben Ramalingam
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191503444
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 480
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Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-suited to the world we face today. The problems and systems aid agencies deal with on a daily basis have more in common with ecosystems than machines: they are interconnected, diverse, and dynamic; they cannot be just simply re-engineered or fixed. Outside of aid, social scientists, economists, business leaders, and policy makers have started applying innovative and scientific approaches to such problems, informed by ideas from the 'new science' of complex adaptive systems. Inspired by these efforts, aid practitioners and researchers have started experimenting with such approaches in their own work. This book showcases the experiences, insights, and often remarkable results of innovative thinkers and practitioners who are working to bring these approaches into the mainstream of aid. From transforming child malnutrition to rethinking economic growth, from building peace to reversing desertification, from rural Vietnam to urban Kenya, the ideas of complex systems thinking are starting to be used to make foreign aid more relevant, more appropriate, and more catalytic. Aid on the Edge of Chaos argues that such ideas and approaches should play a vital part of the transformation of aid. Aid should move from being an imperfect post-World War II global resource transfer system, to a new form of global cooperation that is truly fit for the twenty-first century.

Phylogenies in Ecology

Phylogenies in Ecology

A Guide to Concepts and Methods

  • Author: Marc W. Cadotte,T. Jonathan Davies
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400881196
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 264
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Phylogenies in Ecology is the first book to critically review the application of phylogenetic methods in ecology, and it serves as a primer to working ecologists and students of ecology wishing to understand these methods. This book demonstrates how phylogenetic information is transforming ecology by offering fresh ways to estimate the similarities and differences among species, and by providing deeper, evolutionary-based insights on species distributions, coexistence, and niche partitioning. Marc Cadotte and Jonathan Davies examine this emerging area's explosive growth, allowing for this new body of hypotheses testing. Cadotte and Davies systematically look at all the main areas of current ecophylogenetic methodology, testing, and inference. Each chapter of their book covers a unique topic, emphasizes key assumptions, and introduces the appropriate statistical methods and null models required for testing phylogenetically informed hypotheses. The applications presented throughout are supported and connected by examples relying on real-world data that have been analyzed using the open-source programming language, R. Showing how phylogenetic methods are shedding light on fundamental ecological questions related to species coexistence, conservation, and global change, Phylogenies in Ecology will interest anyone who thinks that evolution might be important in their data.

Geography

Geography

History and Concepts

  • Author: Arild Holt-Jensen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412946492
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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This now standard student reference has been totally revised and updated. It remains the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy, and methodology of human geography. The book is organized into five sections: An historical overview of the discipline and an explanation of its organization; with more on the growth of spatial sciences, Geographical Information Systems, and ways of representing the world An examination of geography from Antiquity to the early modern period An analysis of paradigm shifts in geography, the philosophy of science, and the quantitative revolution; A critical discussion of positivism, empiricism, structuration theory, realism; as well as an introduction to core themes and concepts in current geographical thought including space, place, and post-modernism A review of global processes and local responses, from economic globalization to global environmental change

Die Macht der Geographie

Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

  • Author: Tim Marshall
  • Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 3423428562
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY IN PRACTICE

CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY IN PRACTICE

  • Author: Miles Ogborn,Alison Blunt,Pyrs Gruffudd,David Pinder
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134662068
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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Cultural Geography in Practice provides an innovative and accessible approach to the sources, theories and methods of cultural geography. Written by an international team of prominent cultural geographers, all of whom are experienced researchers, this book is a fully illustrated guide to methodological approaches in cultural geography. In order to demonstrate the practice of cultural geography each chapter combines the following features: ·Practical instruction in using one of the main methods of cultural geography (e.g. interviewing, interpreting texts and visual images, participatory methods) ·An overview of a key area of concern in cultural geography (e.g. the body, national identity, empire, marginality) ·A nuts and bolts description of the actual application of the theories and methods within a piece of research With the addition of boxed definitions of key concepts and descriptions of research projects by students who devised and undertook them, Cultural Geography in Practice is an essential manual of research practice for both undergraduate and graduate geography students.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition

  • Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466658894
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 10384
  • View: 6469
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"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.

International Community Psychology

International Community Psychology

History and Theories

  • Author: Stephanie Reich,Manuel Riemer,Isaac Prilleltensky,Maritza Montero
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387495002
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 444
  • View: 1860
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This is the first in-depth guide to global community psychology research and practice, history and development, theories and innovations, presented in one field-defining volume. This book will serve to promote international collaboration, enhance theory utilization and development, identify biases and barriers in the field, accrue critical mass for a discipline that is often marginalized, and to minimize the pervasive US-centric view of the field.

Sustainability and Cities

Sustainability and Cities

Overcoming Automobile Dependence

  • Author: Peter Newman,Jeffrey Kenworthy
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1597262595
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 464
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Sustainability and Cities examines the urban aspect of sustainability issues, arguing that cities are a necessary focus for that global agenda. The authors make the case that the essential character of a city's land use results from how it manages its transportation, and that only by reducing our automobile dependence will we be able to successfully accomodate all elements of the sustainability agenda. The book begins with chapters that set forth the notion of sustainability and how it applies to cities and automobile dependence. The authors consider the changing urban economy in the information age, and describe the extent of automobile dependence worldwide. They provide an updated survey of global cities that examines a range of sustainability factors and indicators, and, using a series of case studies, demonstrate how cities around the world are overcoming the problem of automobile dependence. They also examine the connections among transportation and other issues—including water use and cycling, waste management, and greening the urban landscape—and explain how all elements of sustainability can be managed simultaneously. The authors end with a consideration of how professional planners can promote the sustainability agenda, and the ethical base needed to ensure that this critical set of issues is taken seriously in the world's cities. Sustainability and Cities will serve as a source of both learning and inspiration for those seeking to create more sustainable cities, and is an important book for practitioners, researchers, and students in the fields of planning, geography, and public policy.

The Index ...

The Index ...

A Weekly Paper

  • Author: Benjamin Franklin Underwood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Securities Operations

Securities Operations

A Guide to Trade and Position Management

  • Author: Michael Simmons
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470857153
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 486
  • View: 6566
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The only comprehensive account of operational risk in securities settlements Securities Operations focuses on the settlement aspects of a securities transaction. As financial analysts make a greater effort toward quantifying and managing operational risk, they are paying more attention to securities transactions in general and to the settlement phase in particular. While describing the practical issues, this book enumerates the different "back office" related risks potentially encountered throughout the settlement. Simmons also covers more advanced topics such as derivatives, trade compensation, internal allocation of funding costs, and operational performance measurement. Michael Simmons (London, UK) is currently Head of Business Consultancy at Wilco International, a major software systems provider to the financial markets. Over the years, financial professionals around the world have looked to the Wiley Finance series and its wide array of bestselling books for the knowledge, insights, and techniques that are essential to success in financial markets. As the pace of change in financial markets and instruments quickens, Wiley Finance continues to respond. With critically acclaimed books by leading thinkers on value investing, risk management, asset allocation, and many other critical subjects, the Wiley Finance series provides the financial community with information they want. Written to provide professionals and individuals with the most current thinking from the best minds in the industry, it is no wonder that the Wiley Finance series is the first and last stop for financial professionals looking to increase their financial expertise.

Church History

Church History

An Introduction to Research, Reference Works, and Methods

  • Author: James E. Bradley,Richard A. Muller,Richard Muller
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802808264
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 236
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Explains skills and techniques necessary for writing church history. Discusses assessment of sources, the craft of writing, and different modes of rhetoric. Describes research methods and identifies different eras for research.