By Pat O'Sullivan

ISBN-10: 1138810576

ISBN-13: 9781138810570

ISBN-10: 1138810584

ISBN-13: 9781138810587

Originally released in 1983, this broad-ranging e-book presents penetrating insights at the position of geography in either old and modern day struggle. Tactically at an area point, strategically on the crusade point and geopolitically on the worldwide point geographical wisdom is important. This e-book analyses geographical ideas to technical questions of logistics and transportation, the influence of climatology on making plans for army motion and the certainty of spatial geography for city and guerrilla wars.

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By John Connell

ISBN-10: 0415543185

ISBN-13: 9780415543187

ISBN-10: 0415956226

ISBN-13: 9780415956222

For greater than 1 / 4 of a century there was major foreign migration of expert medical examiners, yet within the final a long time, with severe alterations in either sending and receiving international locations, few elements of the area at the moment are unaffected via the results of the migration of medical examiners, both as resources, locations or occasionally either. The publication takes the knowledge of medical examiner migration considerably past the extra scattered and fragmented papers and anecdotes that principally existed sooner than, into the 1st consolidated research. In doing so it unearths its unheard of value for either sending and receiving nations (in fiscal, social and political terms), offers the one research of remittances of medical examiners, casts new gentle on gender, globalisation, transnational linkages, the alternate in prone (linked to GATS) and the general courting among migration and improvement, and studies sensible responses and solutions.

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By Tricia Cusack

ISBN-10: 0815632118

ISBN-13: 9780815632115

Painted riverscapes reminiscent of Claude Monet's impressions of the Seine, Isaak Levitan's Volga perspectives, or Thomas Cole's Hudson surroundings turned iconic now not least simply because they embodied nationalist principles approximately position and approximately tradition. At a time while nationalism was once taking root throughout Europe and the U.S., the riverscape performed an enormous function in reworking the summary proposal of the country right into a powerful visible photo. It not just provided an image of the nation's actual personality, yet via elements akin to sort, the figures portrayed, and the character of the implied spectator, it awarded a cultural ideal.
In this hugely unique publication, Tricia Cusak explores value of painted riverscapes to the construction of nationwide identities in 19th and early 20th century Europe and the USA. concentrating on 5 rivers, the Hudson, the Volga, the Seine, the Thames, and the Shannon, the writer outlines the heritage of the advance of nationwide landscapes, elaborating at the precise nature of riverscapes. Drawing at the symbolic capability of rivers to symbolize existence and time, the riverscape supplied a metaphor for the mythic circulate of nationwide heritage flowing unimpeded out of the previous and into the future.

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By Alastair Bonnett

ISBN-10: 0415714044

ISBN-13: 9780415714044

ISBN-10: 1138743224

ISBN-13: 9781138743229

We are acquainted with the significance of 'progress' and 'change'. yet what approximately loss? internationally, from Beijing to Birmingham, everyone is conversing approximately loss: concerning the loss that happens while populations attempt to make new lives in new lands in addition to the lack of traditions, languages and landscapes.?The Geography of Nostalgia?is?the first research of loss as an international and native phenomenon, anything that happens on many alternative scales and which connects many various people.

The Geography of Nostalgia explores nostalgia as a baby of modernity but in addition as a strength that exceeds and demanding situations modernity. The ebook starts off at an international point, addressing where of nostalgia inside of either international capitalism and anti-capitalism. In bankruptcy it turns to the contested function of nostalgia in debates approximately environmentalism and social constructionism. bankruptcy 3 addresses rules of Asia and India as nostalgic types. The e-book then turns to extra specific and native landscapes: the final 3 chapters discover the yearnings of migrants for far-off homelands, and the previous towns and historic forests which are threatened through modernity yet which sleek humans see as websites of authenticity and escape.

The Geography of Nostalgia?

is a reader pleasant textual content that may entice numerous markets. within the collage quarter it's a scholar pleasant, interdisciplinary textual content that would be welcomed throughout a vast diversity of classes, together with cultural geography, post-colonial reports, panorama and making plans, sociology and history.

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By Astrid Ulloa

ISBN-10: 0415884055

ISBN-13: 9780415884051

ISBN-10: 0415972884

ISBN-13: 9780415972888

this article analyzes indigenous peoples' approaches of identification building as ecological natives. It opens area for reconstructing the entire assorted networks, stipulations of emergence, and implications (political, cultural, social and financial) of 1 particular occasion: the consolidation of the connection among indigenous peoples and environmentalism. this article relies on ethnographic details and enthusiastic about the ancient strategy of the emergence of indigenous peoples' hobbies in Latin the United States, ordinarily, and indigenous peoples of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta do Columbia (SNSM), specifically. It demonstrates the method of the development of indigenous peoples' environmental identities as an interaction of neighborhood, nationwide and transnational dynamics between indigenous peoples and environmental routine and discourses on the subject of international environmental policies.

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By Jeffrey Pompe,Kathleen Pompe

ISBN-10: 1570039232

ISBN-13: 9781570039232

The consistent attack of normal forces make fragile barrier islands one of the most quickly altering destinations on this planet, yet human actions have had huge, immense impression on those islands to boot. In Altered Environments, Jeffrey and Kathleen Pompe discover the complicated interactions among nature and human habitation at the resilient Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Pompes hire smooth and old images and maps to demonstrate the geographic and ecologic adjustments that experience taken position at the Outer Banks, comparing efforts to maintain those lands and likewise meet the evolving wishes of a growing to be population.

The Pompes study a number of the forces that experience created an atmosphere so very various from the Outer Banks of just a couple of a long time in the past. The defining occasion within the reshaping of the islands for multiplied improvement used to be the dune-construction undertaking of the Thirties, whilst the Civilian Conservation Corps developed a wall of self-sustaining dunes alongside a hundred twenty five miles of Outer Banks coastline as a way to stave off seashore erosion. This occasion created a ancient demarcation in conservation efforts and heralded the start of a interval of swift fiscal improvement for the Outer Banks. the development venture reshaped the islands' geography to complete perceived fiscal benefits and ready the Outer Banks for the final 1/2 the 20 th century, while travelers more and more visited this shore, bringing corresponding advancements of their wake. The dune-restoration venture is only one of the Pompes' examples of ways human activities have altered the islands to fulfill the calls for of an increasing number of viewers and citizens.

While Altered Environments makes a speciality of the Outer Banks, the narrative additionally considers social, environmental, and financial concerns which are suitable to a lot of the beach. so much coastal groups face related difficulties, corresponding to ordinary mess ups and coastline erosion, and in contemporary many years speedy inhabitants development has exacerbated many conservation difficulties. Real-estate advancements, the fisheries undefined, tourism, weather swap, and oil exploration all come below scrutiny during this research. utilizing the Outer Banks as a case examine to border a bunch of environmental demanding situations confronted alongside the Atlantic seaboard at the present time, the Pompes offer a helpful statement at the ancient context of those issues and supply a few insightful recommendations that let for sustainable communities.

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By Prof Dr Kärrholm Mattias

ISBN-10: 1409430987

ISBN-13: 9781409430988

Over the previous few years there was a proliferation of recent varieties of retail area. Retail house has cropped up as regards to all over the city panorama: in libraries, places of work, church buildings and museums. in brief, retail is turning into a an increasing number of show up a part of the general public area. the conventional areas of retail, reminiscent of urban centres and outlying purchasing department stores, are both expanding in measurement or disappearing, generating new city kinds and entire environments absolutely devoted to retail. The production of those new retail areas has caused a re- and de-territorialisation of city public house, and has additionally ended in changes in city layout and sort of fabrics used, or even within the good judgment and methods during which those layout facilities meet the wishes of outlets and/or consumers.

This ebook describes how the retailisation of public domain names impacts our lifestyle and our use of the outfitted atmosphere. Taking an architectural and territorial viewpoint in this factor, it appears particularly at how retail and intake areas have replaced and territorialised city lifestyles in numerous methods. It then develops a strategy and a suite of thoughts to explain and comprehend the position of structure in those territorial transformations.

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By Dianne Rocheleau,Barbara Thomas-Slayter,Esther Wangari

ISBN-10: 0415120276

ISBN-13: 9780415120272

Feminist Political Ecology explores the gendered kinfolk of ecologies, economies and politics in groups as various because the rubbertappers within the rainforests of Brazil to activist teams struggling with racism in ny City.
Women are frequently on the centre of those struggles, struggles which obstacle neighborhood wisdom, daily perform, rights to assets, sustainable improvement, environmental caliber, and social justice.
The booklet bridges the space among the educational and rural orientation of political ecology and the mostly activist and concrete concentration of environmental justice movements.

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By David Andrew Biggs,William Cronon

ISBN-10: 0295990678

ISBN-13: 9780295990675

ISBN-10: 0295991992

ISBN-13: 9780295991993

Winner of the 2012 George Perkins Marsh Prize for top publication in Environmental History

In the 20 th century, the Mekong Delta has emerged as one in all Vietnam�s most vital fiscal areas. Its swamps, marshes, creeks, and canals have performed an enormous function in Vietnam�s turbulent earlier, from the struggles of colonialism to the chilly battle and the current day. Quagmire considers those struggles, their antecedents, and their legacies throughout the lens of environmental history.

Beginning with the French conquest within the 1860s, colonial reclamation schemes and pacification efforts established at the improvement of a dense community of latest canals to open land for agriculture. those initiatives helped precipitate monetary and environmental crises within the Nineteen Thirties, and next struggles after 1945 ended in the balkanization of the delta right into a patchwork of areas managed through the Viet Minh, paramilitary spiritual sects, and the suffering Franco-Vietnamese executive. After 1954, new settlements have been equipped with American cash and gear in a crash software meant to unravel carrying on with fiscal and environmental difficulties. ultimately, the yankee army cave in in Vietnam is printed as no longer easily a failure of coverage makers but in addition a failure to appreciate the old, political, and environmental complexity of the areas American troops tried to occupy and control.

By exploring the delta as a quagmire in either traditional and political phrases, Biggs exhibits how engineered alterations of the Mekong Delta panorama - channelized rivers, a posh canal approach, hydropower improvement, deforestation - have interacted with both complicated ameliorations within the geopolitics of the quarter. Quagmire delves past universal stereotypes to provide an tricky, wealthy historical past that indicates how heavily political and ecological matters are intertwined within the human interactions with the water atmosphere within the Mekong Delta.

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By Stephanie Balke

ISBN-10: 3640706129

ISBN-13: 9783640706129

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Regionalgeographie, word: 2,0, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Geographie), Veranstaltung: Regionale Geographie Norddeutschlands, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Um das gegenwärtige Landschaftsbild Norddeutschlands verstehen zu können, muss guy die Zeit um einige Jahrtausende zurückdrehen. Noch vor 11.000 Jahren conflict Norddeutschland von großen Inlandeismassen überzogen, die sich während des Pleistozäns dort ausgebreitet hatten. Vor über 2,6 Millionen Jahren begann sich das Klima zu ändern. In der Zeit zwischen 2,6 Millionen Jahren und 11.000 Jahren vor heute warfare Norddeutschland aber nicht dauerhaft von Inlandeismassen bedeckt. Es gab einen stetigen Wechsel zwischen Kalt- und Warmzeiten. Diese glaziale Prägung des Landschaftsraums Norddeutschland hat eine enorme Auswirkung auf das heutige Landschaftsbild. Nicht nur die Mecklenburgische Seenplatte geht auf die Wirkung des Eises während des Pleistozäns zurück. Auch an vielen anderen Formen wie z.B. den Förden in Kiel und Flensburg, den Fröruper Bergen oder auch an kleineren Formen kann guy den glazialen Einschlag der Landschaft erkennen. Für das Verständnis der glazialen Prägung Norddeutschlands ist es wichtig erst einmal einige Begriffe zu erklären und die Entwicklung und die Ursachen einer Vereisung näher zu betrachten. Im zweiten Teil dieser Hausarbeit sollen die einzelnen geomorphologischen und geologischen Formen diskutiert werden, die bei der Vereisung in Norddeutschland entstanden sind.

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