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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.

Geographische Zeitschrift

Geographische Zeitschrift

  • Author: Alfred Hettner,Heinrich Schmitthenner,Albert Kolb
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geography
  • Page: N.A
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Women's Work in Third World Agriculture

Women's Work in Third World Agriculture

Concepts and Indicators

  • Author: Ruth Dixon-Mueller
  • Publisher: International Labour Organization
  • ISBN: 9789221051077
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 151
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This study provides clear guidelines for measuring the contribution of women to agricultural production in developing societies, which should be of interest to those involved in research and development planning.

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

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.

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: 3259
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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.

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.

Frameworks for Water Law Reform

Frameworks for Water Law Reform

  • Author: Sarah Hendry
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316194221
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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The world is currently experiencing unprecedented global change, with population increase, urbanisation, climate change and environmental degradation combining to make management of freshwater resources a critical policy focus of the twenty-first century. This timely book designs and develops an original, analytical framework for water law reform processes, using case studies across four jurisdictions. Addressing the four principal areas of water law - integrated water resource management (IWRM) and river basin planning, water rights and allocation, water pollution and quality, and water services - this book provides a comprehensive study of water law, within the context of global and regional policy agendas. Case studies from England, Scotland, South Africa and Queensland, Australia, are presented, providing comparators from both common law and mixed jurisdictions, from the northern and southern hemispheres, and from developed and developing countries. A legislative framework is proposed for water law reform processes, and the consequences of different reform options are considered and investigated. A valuable resource for academics and graduate students in environmental law, resource management, hydrology and social science, this book is also highly relevant to policymakers, NGOs and legal practitioners.

Urban Revitalization

Urban Revitalization

Remaking cities in a changing world

  • Author: Carl Grodach,Renia Ehrenfeucht
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317912012
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 258
  • View: 3957
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Following decades of neglect and decline, many US cities have undergone a dramatic renaissance. From New York to Nashville and Pittsburgh to Portland governments have implemented innovative redevelopment strategies to adapt to a globally integrated, post-industrial economy and cope with declining industries, tax bases, and populations. However, despite the prominence of new amenities in revitalized neighborhoods, spectacular architectural icons, and pedestrian friendly entertainment districts, the urban comeback has been highly uneven. Even thriving cities are defined by a bifurcated population of creative class professionals and a low-wage, low-skilled workforce. Many are home to diverse and thriving immigrant communities, but also contain economically and socially segregated neighborhoods. They have transformed high-profile central city brownfields, but many disadvantaged neighborhoods continue to grapple with abandoned and environmentally contaminated sites. As urban cores boom, inner-ring suburban areas increasingly face mounting problems, while other shrinking cities continue to wrestle with long-term decline. The Great Recession brought additional challenges to planning and development professionals and community organizations alike as they work to maintain successes and respond to new problems. It is crucial that students of urban revitalization recognize these challenges, their impacts on different populations, and the implications for crafting effective and equitable revitalization policy. Urban Revitalization: Remaking Cities in a Changing World will be a guide in this learning process. This textbook will be the first to comprehensively and critically synthesize the successful approaches and pressing challenges involved in urban revitalization. The book is divided into five sections. In the introductory section, we set the stage by providing a conceptual framework to understand urban revitalization that links a political economy perspective with an appreciation of socio-cultural factors in explaining urban change. Stemming from this, we will explain the significance of revitalization and present a summary of the key debates, issues and conflicts surrounding revitalization efforts. Section II will examine the historical causes for decline in central city and inner-ring suburban areas and shrinking cities and, building from the conceptual framework, discuss theory useful to explain the factors that shape contemporary revitalization initiatives and outcomes. Section III will introduce students to the analytical techniques and key data sources for urban revitalization planning. Section IV will provide an in-depth, criticaldiscussion of contemporary urban revitalization policies, strategies, and projects. This section will offer a rich set of case studies that contextualize key themes and strategic areas across a range of contexts including the urban core, central city neighborhoods, suburban areas, and shrinking cities. Lastly, Section V concludes by reflecting on the current state of urban revitalization planning and the emerging challenges the field must face in the future. Urban Revitalization will integrate academic and policy research with professional knowledge and techniques. Its key strength will be the combination of a critical examination of best practices and innovative approaches with an overview of the methods used to understand local situations and urban revitalization processes. A unique feature will be chapter-specific case studies of contemporary urban revitalization projects and questions geared toward generatingclassroom discussion around key issues. The book will be written in an accessible style and thoughtfully organized to provide graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with a comprehensive resource that will also serve as a reference guide for professionals

Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Teaching Beyond the Facts

  • Author: H. Lynn Erickson
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 9780761946403
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 174
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New Foreword by Carol Ann Tomlinson The author defines a concept-based learning program and provides strategies to help create a seamless agenda to teach students the skills they need most to think conceptually and solve problems in today’s complex world.

An Introduction to Political Geography

An Introduction to Political Geography

Space, Place and Politics

  • Author: Martin Jones,Rhys Jones,Michael Woods,Mark Whitehead,Deborah Dixon,Matthew Hannah
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136201920
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 276
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An Introduction to Political Geography continues to provide a broad-based introduction to contemporary political geography for students following undergraduate degree courses in geography and related subjects. The text explores the full breadth of contemporary political geography, covering not only traditional concerns such as the state, geopolitics, electoral geography and nationalism; but also increasing important areas at the cutting-edge of political geography research including globalization, the geographies of regulation and governance, geographies of policy formulation and delivery, and themes at the intersection of political and cultural geography, including the politics of place consumption, landscapes of power, citizenship, identity politics and geographies of mobilization and resistance. This second edition builds on the strengths of the first. The main changes and enhancements are: four new chapters on: political geographies of globalization, geographies of empire, political geography and the environment and geopolitics and critical geopolitics significant updating and revision of the existing chapters to discuss key developments, drawing on recent academic contributions and political events new case studies, drawing on an increasing number of international and global examples additional boxes for key concepts and an enlarged glossary. As with the first edition, extensive use is made of case study examples, illustrations, explanatory boxes, guides to further reading and a glossary of key terms to present the material in an easily accessible manner. Through employment of these techniques this book introduces students to contributions from a range of social and political theories in the context of empirical case study examples. By providing a basic introduction to such concepts and pointing to pathways into more specialist material, this book serves both as a core text for first- and second- year courses in political geography, and as a resource alongside supplementary textbooks for more specialist third year courses.

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.

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: 5007
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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.