What is Geography? by Alastair Bonnett

By Alastair Bonnett

This article bargains readers a quick and hugely obtainable account of the tips and ideas constituting geography. Drawing out the most important subject matters that outline the topic, what's Geography? demonstrates how and why those issues - like atmosphere and geopolitics- are of basic significance. together with dialogue of either the human and the ordinary geographical regions, the textual content appears to be like at key subject matters like atmosphere, house, and position - in addition to geography's tools and the background of the discipline.Introductory yet no longer simplified, what's Geography? will supply scholars having the ability to comprehend the heritage and context of the topic with none earlier wisdom. meant viewers: Designed as a key transitional textual content for college students getting into undergraduate classes, this e-book could be of curiosity to all readers attracted to and intrigued via the "geographical imagination."

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A Companion to Political Geography (Blackwell Companions to by John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal

By John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal

A significant other to Political Geography offers scholars and researchers with a considerable survey of this energetic and colourful field.Introduces the easiest pondering in modern political geography. Contributions written by way of students whose paintings has helped to form the self-discipline. contains paintings on the leading edge of the sector. Covers the most recent theoretical advancements.

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Japan in Print: Information and Nation in the Early Modern by Mary Elizabeth Berry

By Mary Elizabeth Berry

A quiet revolution in wisdom separated the early smooth interval in Japan from all prior time. After 1600, self-appointed investigators used the version of the land and cartographic surveys of the newly unified kingdom to monitor and order matters comparable to agronomy, drugs, gastronomy, trade, commute, and leisure. They hence circulated their findings via a number of commercially revealed texts: maps, gazetteers, relatives encyclopedias, city directories, go back and forth publications, legit body of workers rosters, and guideline manuals for every little thing from farming to lovemaking. during this unique and gracefully written publication, Mary Elizabeth Berry considers the social tactics that drove the knowledge explosion of the 1600s. Inviting readers to envision the contours and meanings of this change, Berry offers a desirable account of the conversion of the general public from an item of nation surveillance right into a topic of self-knowledge.

Japan in Print shows how, as investigators accrued and disseminated richly different information, they got here to presume of their viewers a customary of cultural literacy that modified nameless shoppers into an "us" certain by way of universal frames of reference. This shared house of data made society obvious to itself and within the technique subverted notions of prestige hierarchy. Berry demonstrates that the recent public texts projected a countrywide collectivity characterised through common entry to markets, mobility, sociability, and self-fashioning.

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The Geography of North America: Environment, Culture, by Susan W. Hardwick, Fred M. Shelley, Donald G. Holtgrieve

By Susan W. Hardwick, Fred M. Shelley, Donald G. Holtgrieve

North America’s actual, financial, and cultural environments are altering swiftly – from weather swap and environmental dangers, to the continuing worldwide fiscal turmoil, to an increasing inhabitants, to the cultural phenomenon of on-line social networks like fb. T he Geography of North the US: surroundings, tradition, Economy is an interesting method of the geography of the united states, Canada, and Greenland. whereas the cloth is dependent round conventional strategies and issues, compelling glossy examples illustrate key techniques, together with pop culture, activities, song, and trip. The authors’ available strategy promotes knowing of assorted areas of the continent in addition to Hawai'i and Greenland.

The Second Edition strengthens the text’s 3 middle topics of atmosphere, tradition, and financial system with new information and up-to-date bankruptcy sections, revised characteristic field essays, and a brand new pedagogical constitution including studying results, checkpoints, and dialogue questions. on-line media and quiz aid are came upon at the book’s top rate site at www.mygeoscienceplace.com.

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Popular Religion in Russia: Double Belief' and the Making of by Stella Rock

By Stella Rock

This publication dispels the widely-held view that paganism survived in Russia along Orthodox Christianity, demonstrating that 'double belief', dvoeverie, is in truth an instructional fantasy.

Scholars, bringing up the medieval origins of the time period, have usually portrayed Russian Christianity as uniquely muddied via paganism, with 'double-believing' Christians consciously or unconsciously maintaining pagan traditions even into the 20 th century. This quantity exhibits how the concept that of dvoeverie arose with nineteenth-century students enthusiastic about the Russian 'folk' and was once perpetuated as a propaganda software within the Soviet interval, colouring our belief of either renowned religion in Russian and medieval Russian tradition for over a century. It surveys the big variety of makes use of of the time period from the 11th to the 17th century, and contrasts them to its use in sleek historiography, concluding that our glossy interpretation of dvoeverie wouldn't have been famous via medieval clerics, and that 'double-belief' is a latest educational build. in addition, it bargains a quick foray into medieval Orthodoxy through the brain of the believer, throughout the language and literature of the interval.

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Regional Trends in the Geology of the by Richard T. Haworth (auth.), Paul E. Schenk, R. T. Haworth,

By Richard T. Haworth (auth.), Paul E. Schenk, R. T. Haworth, J. D. Keppie, W. E. Trzcienski, P. F. Williams, G. Kelling (eds.)

The classical Appalachian, Caledonian, Hercynian, and Mauritanide orogens are actually purely segments of a once-continuous Paleozoic mountain belt which has been fragmented in the course of Mesozoic-Cenozoic formation of the North Atlantic Ocean. those segments are significant components of the international locations surrounding the North Atlantic - so much of that are individuals of NATO. the purpose of this NATO convention used to be to judge those fragments when it comes to their pre-Mesozoic positions, and to aim a synthesis in their geologic evolution on a world and orogen-wide scale. Geologists who've studied those scattered remnants were separated by way of either geography and self-discipline. Orogen-wide syntheses have beeen tried some time past by means of people who are experts not just in self-discipline but additionally in geography; as a result, those makes an attempt haven't been passable to all people. This convention introduced jointly the major experts in several disciplines from every one kingdom. They tried to coach different experts, not just of their personal fields, yet in different disciplines, approximately local diversifications and specific difficulties. The ensuing foreign cross-fertilization, either inside of and among speciaLties, enriched person staff and helped to supply a multi-disciplinary evaluate of the orogen.

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Photographic Manual of Regional Orthopaedic & Neurologic by Joseph J. Cipriano DC

By Joseph J. Cipriano DC

Now in its 5th version, this Photographic handbook of local Orthopaedic and Neurologic assessments describes in step by step type the right way to practice those assessments. each one bankruptcy starts with a call tree of the orthopaedic exam of an anatomic zone, via a short description of the anatomic quarter, often with an accompanying drawing. The presentation of every attempt starts off with a medical description and a field of scientific signs, via a quick description of the approach with a photo demonstrating the placement of the clinician and the sufferer. the writer then offers a short reason for the attempt and indicates diagnostic imaging methods the place appropriate.A significant other web site positive aspects over forty mins of streaming video.

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Environmentalism and the Mass Media: The North South Divide by Graham Chapman, Caroline Fraser, Ivor Gaber, Keval Kumar

By Graham Chapman, Caroline Fraser, Ivor Gaber, Keval Kumar

The mass media in several nations displays dominant issues of up to date societies. principles of `environmentalism' are usually large and obscure, preserving neither that means nor currency.
Environmentalism and Mass Media sheds new gentle at the varied principles of `environmentalism', the way in which environmental rules circulation, and public response to environmental matters conveyed by means of the media. Drawing on certain interviews with reporters, media photos, and public opinion surveys in either united kingdom and India, the authors define the differing cultural, non secular and political contexts opposed to which `world perspectives' shape current a desirable photo among North and South.
Mass media and conversation know-how is at risk of locking Northern nations right into a ghetto of environmental self-deception, thereby perpetuating poverty within the South. The South's target continues to be the attainment of improvement; the North sees `environmental' difficulties occuring `elsewhere' - in jap Europe and constructing nations. even if `environmentalism' turns into a common reason relies on how and to what volume such sharply contrasting international perspectives can converge.

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Re-Mapping Exile: Realities and Metaphors in Irish by Michael Boss, Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Britta Olinder

By Michael Boss, Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Britta Olinder

The essays during this assortment mix historic, cultural, and literary analyses of their remedy of points of exile in Irish writing. a few are 'structuralist' in seeing exile as a actual kingdom of being, usually linked to absence, into which somebody willingly or unwillingly enters. Others are 'poststructuralist', contemplating the narration of exile as a party of transgressiveness, hybridity, and otherness. this sort of exile strikes clear of a political, cultural, fiscal suggestion of exile to an knowing of exile in a much broader existential feel. the quantity offers readings of Irish literature, heritage and tradition that mirror a few of the historic, sociological, mental and philosophical dimensions of exile within the 1800s and 1900s. The topic of exile is mentioned in quite a lot of texts together with literature, political writings and song-writing, both in works of Irish writers no longer often linked to exile, or within which new elements of 'exile' should be discerned. The essays conceal, between others: Butler, D'Arcy McGee, Mulholland, Joyce, Hewitt, Van Morrison, Ni Chuilleanain, Doyle, and Banville.

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Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and by Barbara A. Weightman

By Barbara A. Weightman

Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, 3rd variation is the one e-book that covers all 3 areas – South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.  it's the such a lot accomplished ebook out there for a Geography of Asia course.  It includes up-to-date and extra maps overlaying distribution of religions, actual positive aspects, linguistic and spiritual pluralism in Southeast Asia, and extra. utilizing a cross-disciplinary process, the writer discusses evolving actual and cultural landscapes. New to this version is further content material assurance at the effect of globalization, environmental concerns, fresh environmental failures and their results at the quarter, the hot international monetary obstacle, migration and urbanization, gender and baby welfare matters, spiritual clash, agribusiness and sustainability and new styles of exchange.

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