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Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The four Key stage 2 primary geography books provide a progressive, skills based scheme for the junior years. Each book is divided into units covering physical, human and environmental ...
Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 4 (Primary Geography)
Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The four Key stage 2 primary geography books provide a progressive, skills based scheme for the junior years. Each book is divided into units covering physical, human and environmental geography. There are also case studies of contrasting localities in the UK, Europe, Asia and the wider world. The pupil books use an extensive range of evidence to stimulate the children's interest and encourage investigative skills - photographs, maps, satellite images artwork, charts and diagrams. Each pupil book has an accompanying teacher's guide which contains copymasters. Locations focussed on in Book 4 include: Northern Ireland Germany Jamaica United Arab Emirates
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15.34 USD

Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 4 (Primary Geography)

by Colin Bridge, Stephen Scoffham
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Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The four Key stage 2 primary geography books provide a progressive, skills based scheme for the junior years. Each book is divided into units covering physical, human and environmental ...
Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 6 (Primary Geography)
Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The four Key stage 2 primary geography books provide a progressive, skills based scheme for the junior years. Each book is divided into units covering physical, human and environmental geography. There are also case studies of contrasting localities in the UK, Europe, Asia and the wider world. The pupil books use an extensive range of evidence to stimulate the children's interest and encourage investigative skills - photographs, maps, satellite images artwork, charts and diagrams. Each pupil book has an accompanying teacher's guide which contains copymasters. Locations focussed on in Book 6 include:
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15.22 USD

Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 6 (Primary Geography)

by Colin Bridge, Stephen Scoffham
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Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The four Key stage 2 primary geography books provide a progressive, skills based scheme for the junior years. Each book is divided into units covering physical, human and environmental ...
Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 3 (Primary Geography)
Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The four Key stage 2 primary geography books provide a progressive, skills based scheme for the junior years. Each book is divided into units covering physical, human and environmental geography. There are also case studies of contrasting localities in the UK, Europe, Asia and the wider world. The pupil books use an extensive range of evidence to stimulate the children's interest and encourage investigative skills - photographs, maps, satellite images artwork, charts and diagrams. Each pupil book has an accompanying teacher's guide which contains copymasters. Locations focussed on in Book 3 include: Scotland France Canada India
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15.34 USD

Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 3 (Primary Geography)

by Colin Bridge, Stephen Scoffham
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Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The four Key stage 2 primary geography books provide a progressive, skills based scheme for the junior years. Each book is divided into units covering physical, human and environmental ...
Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 5 (Primary Geography)
Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The four Key stage 2 primary geography books provide a progressive, skills based scheme for the junior years. Each book is divided into units covering physical, human and environmental geography. There are also case studies of contrasting localities in the UK, Europe, Asia and the wider world. The pupil books use an extensive range of evidence to stimulate the children's interest and encourage investigative skills - photographs, maps, satellite images artwork, charts and diagrams. Each pupil book has an accompanying teacher's guide which contains copymasters. Locations focussed on in Book 5 include: england European Union United States of America Kenya
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15.22 USD

Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 5 (Primary Geography)

by Colin Bridge, Stephen Scoffham
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Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The Key stage 1 primary geography book delivers a progressive, skills based scheme for the early primary years. Subject specific vocabulary is introduced along with geographical skills to increase ...
Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 1 & 2 (Primary Geography)
Collins Primary Geography has been developed to provide full coverage of the national curriculum requirements for geography in the primary school. The Key stage 1 primary geography book delivers a progressive, skills based scheme for the early primary years. Subject specific vocabulary is introduced along with geographical skills to increase locational awareness. It covers map skills, physical, human and environmental geography, introduces contrasting localities in the UK, Europe, Asia and the wider world and uses an extensive range of evidence to stimulate the pupil's interest and encourage investigative skills. Photographs, maps, satellite images artwork, charts and diagrams are use throughout. The pupil book has an accompanying teacher's guide which contains copymasters.
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15.99 USD

Collins Primary Geography Pupil Book 1 & 2 (Primary Geography)

by Colin Bridge, Stephen Scoffham
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The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions is an authoritative guide to the Arctic and the Antarctic through an exploration of key areas of research in the physical and natural sciences and the social sciences and humanities. It presents 38 new and original contributions from leading figures and voices in ...
The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions
The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions is an authoritative guide to the Arctic and the Antarctic through an exploration of key areas of research in the physical and natural sciences and the social sciences and humanities. It presents 38 new and original contributions from leading figures and voices in polar research, policy and practice, as well as work from emerging scholars. This handbook aims to approach and understand the Polar Regions as places that are at the forefront of global conversations about some of the most pressing contemporary issues and research questions of our age. The volume provides a discussion of the similarities and differences between the two regions to help deepen understanding and knowledge. Major themes and issues are integrated in the comprehensive introduction chapter by the editors, who are top researchers in their respective fields. The contributions show how polar researchers engage with contemporary debates and use interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to address new developments as well as map out exciting trajectories for future work in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The handbook provides an easy access to key items of scholarly literature and material otherwise inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books. A unique one-stop research resource for researchers and policymakers with an interest in the Arctic and Antarctic, it is also a comprehensive reference work for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
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298.60 USD

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions

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Access to modern energy is central in addressing the major global challenges of the 21st century, including poverty, climate change and famine. However large parts of the world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have poor or no access to modern energy. Victoria Nalule argues that SSA countries have many common ...
Energy Poverty and Access Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of regionalism
Access to modern energy is central in addressing the major global challenges of the 21st century, including poverty, climate change and famine. However large parts of the world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have poor or no access to modern energy. Victoria Nalule argues that SSA countries have many common energy challenges which could be tackled with collective efforts through regional cooperation. By means of a legal and comparative analysis and a seven-step framework, the book explores the current regional mechanisms employed in Africa to address the challenge of energy poverty and access and whether they are effective in tackling the challenge of energy access, including regional energy infrastructure and regional energy regulations. Chapters discuss the evolution of regionalism in SSA and the role of regional cooperation in the development of renewable energy as a means of confronting both energy access and climate change. Specifically the nexus between energy access, renewable energy and climate change is covered as well as the potential of fossil fuels in addressing energy poverty. The establishment and development of regional energy infrastructure as one of the mechanisms of addressing energy access challenges in SSA and regional efforts to harmonise energy regulation are explored. Finally a concluding chapter provides recommendations for policy makers and other relevant stakeholders on how best to implement some of the suggestions made in previous chapters. International organisations, regional organisations, government officials, scholars and students with interest in the energy sector will highly benefit from this book.
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115.490000 USD

Energy Poverty and Access Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of regionalism

by Victoria R. Nalule
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This book makes a significant contribution to the history of placemaking, presenting grassroots to top-down practices and socially engaged, situated artistic practices and artsled spatial inquiry that go beyond instrumentalising the arts for development. The book brings together a range of scholars to critique and deconstruct the notion of creative ...
Creative Placemaking: Research, Theory and Practice
This book makes a significant contribution to the history of placemaking, presenting grassroots to top-down practices and socially engaged, situated artistic practices and artsled spatial inquiry that go beyond instrumentalising the arts for development. The book brings together a range of scholars to critique and deconstruct the notion of creative placemaking, presenting diverse case studies from researcher, practitioner, funder and policymaker perspectives from across the globe. It opens with the creators of the 2010 White Paper that named and defined creative placemaking, Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, who offer a cortically reflexive narrative on the founding of the sector and its development. This book looks at vernacular creativity in place, a topic continued through the book with its focus on the practitioner and community-placed projects. It closes with a consideration of aesthetics, metrics and, from the editors, a consideration of the next ten years for the sector. If creative placemaking is to contribute to places-in-the-making and encourage citizenled agency, new conceptual frameworks and practical methodologies are required. This book joins theorists and practitioners in dialogue, advocating for transdisciplinary, resilient processes.
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147.000000 USD
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This book presents landslide studies using the geographic information system (GIS), which includes not only the science of GIS and remote sensing, but also technical innovations, such as detailed light detection and ranging profiles, among others. To date most of the research on landslides has been found in journals on ...
GIS Landslide
This book presents landslide studies using the geographic information system (GIS), which includes not only the science of GIS and remote sensing, but also technical innovations, such as detailed light detection and ranging profiles, among others. To date most of the research on landslides has been found in journals on topography, geology, geo-technology, landslides, and GIS, and is limited to specific scientific aspects. Although journal articles on GIS using landslide studies are abundant, there are very few books on this topic. This book is designed to fill that gap and show how the latest GIS technology can contribute in terms of landslide studies. In a related development, the GIS Landslide Workshop was established in Japan 7 years ago in order to communicate and solve the scientific as well as technical problems of GIS analyses, such as how to use GIS software and its functions. The workshop has significantly contributed to progress in the field. Included among the chapters of this book are GIS using susceptibility mapping, analyses of deep-seated and shallow landslides, measuring and visualization of landslide distribution in relation to topography, geological facies and structures, rivers, land use, and infrastructures such as roads and streets. Filled with photographs, figures, and tables, this book is of great value to researchers in the fields of geography, geology, seismology, environment, remote sensing, and atmospheric research, as well as to students in these fields.
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167.990000 USD

GIS Landslide

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This book unravels the role of democracy after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and reflects important debates surrounding the security of Muslim communities in the years to come. It looks at the problems of torture, violence and the legal resources available to contemporary democracies to confront terrorism. While terrorism is often ...
The Challenges of Democracy in the War on Terror: The Liberal State before the Advance of Terrorism
This book unravels the role of democracy after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and reflects important debates surrounding the security of Muslim communities in the years to come. It looks at the problems of torture, violence and the legal resources available to contemporary democracies to confront terrorism. While terrorism is often regarded as one of the major threats to the West and the nation-state, this book explores the notion that a disciplined sense of terror is what keeps society working. The strengths and limitations of liberalism are examined, as well as the ethical dilemma of torture and human right violations in the struggle against terrorism. This book carefully dissects the origin of the nation-state and how it keeps society united. The author offers a creative and unique approach to democracy and worldwide terrorism, exploring the consequences for the nation-state. This book looks at the connections between terrorism, mobility, consumption, torture and fear. It will be of interest to researchers as well as postgraduate and postdoctoral students within the fields of Human Geography, Politics, Media and International Relations.
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196.22 USD

The Challenges of Democracy in the War on Terror: The Liberal State before the Advance of Terrorism

by Maximiliano E. Korstanje
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This book describes an easy to apply methodology to determine the scenic value of a coast. As one of the most critical aspects of beach user choice, the determination of coastal area scenic quality is of primordial importance. This book is, therefore, an extremely useful tool for any coastal lovers, ...
Coastal Scenery: Evaluation and Management
This book describes an easy to apply methodology to determine the scenic value of a coast. As one of the most critical aspects of beach user choice, the determination of coastal area scenic quality is of primordial importance. This book is, therefore, an extremely useful tool for any coastal lovers, being them users, teachers, researchers, or managers. In particular, this work is the first book to present a semi-quantitative analysis of coastal scenery based on more than 4,000 interviews about people's desired coastal imaginary. Twenty-six parameters can be used to identify any coastal scene, which have then been sub-divided into five attribute categories, weighted and subjected to fuzzy logic mathematics to obtain a decision number (D). This number D represents the coastal scenery at that point, and Five D classes are then presented (from I-excellent, to V-poor). Heritage areas, like National Parks should lie in Class I, which infers top scenic quality. Over a time span of a decade or so, the authors of this book have assessed more than 900 global locations using the technique given in this book. One of the main aims of this method is to point out how scenic areas may be improved by judicious intervention relating to parameters, mainly anthropogenic, chosen for assessment. The content of this book opens perspectives for analysis of the potential for coastal tourism development in natural areas and for landscape quality improvement in current coastal tourist developed areas. In a very comprehensive way, this book reviews the main concepts about coastal scenery and through the vast global work experience of the authors, presents different methodologies, as well as introducing a novel methodology, using parameter weightings and fuzzy logic mathematics. Carlos Pereira da Silva, CICS.NOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal Our lives will be greatly enriched by finding beauty, but we can use help in defining the many ways beauty can be manifested. This book can help us by informing us of the ways landscapes can be viewed and described from many viewpoints to place our own understanding in better perspective. Karl Nordstrom, Geography Department, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA How do we define and quantify a coast's scenic value? This is the book. It begins by defining coastal scenery, then reviews the approaches to quantifying it, followed by a new fuzzy logic approach and examples. It finishes with a chapter on how to manage these attractive landscapes, many of which are being overrun and ruined by development. This is a must read for researchers who wish to evaluate and managers who wish to maintain this valuable yet intangible coastal resource. Andrew Short, Coastal Studies Unit, Sydney University, Australia
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125.990000 USD

Coastal Scenery: Evaluation and Management

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Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, WJEC Eduqas Level: A-level Subject: Geography First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades. This year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, ...
Aiming for an A in A-level Geography
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC, WJEC Eduqas Level: A-level Subject: Geography First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades. This year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, examples and tips for getting an A grade. Written by experienced author, teacher and lecturer Simon Oakes, Aiming for an A in A-level Geography: - Develops the 'A grade skills' of analysis, evaluation, creation and application, ensuring that you know how to apply these skills and approach each exam question as an A/A* candidate - Takes you step by step through the specific skills you need to master in A-level Geography, including geographical reading, data analysis and skills for the Independent Investigation (NEA) - Clearly shows how to move up the grades with sample responses that have been annotated to highlight the key features of A/A* answers - Puts the theory behind achieving an A grade into practice, providing in-class or homework activities and further reading tasks that stretch towards university-level study - Perfects exam technique through practical tips and examples of common pitfalls to avoid - Cultivates effective revision habits for success, with tips and strategies for producing and using revision resources - Supports the major exam boards, outlining the Assessment Objectives for reaching the higher levels under the AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC/Eduqas specifications
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15.75 USD

Aiming for an A in A-level Geography

by Simon Oakes
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This book provides a political history of urban traffic congestion in the twentieth century, and explores how and why experts from a range of professional disciplines have attempted to solve what they have called `the traffic problem'. It draws on case studies of historical traffic projects in London to trace ...
Spaces of Congestion and Traffic: Politics and Technologies in Twentieth-Century London
This book provides a political history of urban traffic congestion in the twentieth century, and explores how and why experts from a range of professional disciplines have attempted to solve what they have called `the traffic problem'. It draws on case studies of historical traffic projects in London to trace the relationship among technologies, infrastructures, politics, and power on the capital's congested streets. From the visions of urban planners to the concrete realities of engineers, and from the demands of traffic cops and economists to the new world of electronic surveillance, the book examines the political tensions embedded in the streets of our world cities. It also reveals the hand of capital in our traffic landscape. This book challenges conventional wisdom on urban traffic congestion, deploying a broad array of historical and material sources to tell a powerful account of how our cities work and why traffic remains such a problem. It is a welcome addition to literature on histories and geographies of urban mobility and will appeal to students and researchers in the fields of urban history, transport studies, historical geography, planning history, and the history of technology.
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196.22 USD

Spaces of Congestion and Traffic: Politics and Technologies in Twentieth-Century London

by David Rooney
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This contributed volume studies and explains the effect of agglomeration on a firm's innovation and performance. It presents new cases as well as new topics within the agglomeration phenomenon, exploring also their role under the Great Recession. Beyond the analysis of regions or clusters, this volume focuses on firms within ...
Agglomeration and Firm Performance
This contributed volume studies and explains the effect of agglomeration on a firm's innovation and performance. It presents new cases as well as new topics within the agglomeration phenomenon, exploring also their role under the Great Recession. Beyond the analysis of regions or clusters, this volume focuses on firms within agglomerations and captures this phenomenon from different perspectives, contexts and diverse literatures. Specifically, it looks at the question under what circumstances exert generate benefits on firms' performance, and how those gains are generated and distributed, usually asymmetrically, across agglomerated firms. In this context, the book addresses topics such as networks, collocation, labor mobility, firm's strategies, innovation, competitiveness and collective actions across a diverse set of literatures, including economic geography, business economics, management, social networks, industrial districts, international business, sociology or industry dynamics.
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167.990000 USD

Agglomeration and Firm Performance

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One of the key principles for effective aid programmes is that recipient agencies exert high degrees of ownership over the agendas, resources, systems and outcomes of aid activities. Sovereign recipient states should lead the process of development. Yet despite this well-recognised principle, the realities of aid delivery mean that ownership ...
Aid, Ownership and Development: The Inverse Sovereignty Effect in the Pacific Islands
One of the key principles for effective aid programmes is that recipient agencies exert high degrees of ownership over the agendas, resources, systems and outcomes of aid activities. Sovereign recipient states should lead the process of development. Yet despite this well-recognised principle, the realities of aid delivery mean that ownership is often compromised in practice. Aid, Ownership and Development examines this `inverse sovereignty' hypothesis with regard to the states and territories of the Pacific Island region. It provides an initial overview of different aid `regimes' over time, maps aid flows in the region, and analyses the concept of sovereignty. Drawing on a rich range of primary research by the authors and contributors, it focuses on the agencies and individuals within the Pacific Islands who administer and apply aid projects and programmes. There is indeed evidence for the inverse sovereignty effect; particularly when island states and their small and stretched bureaucracies have to deal with complex and burdensome donor reporting requirements, management systems, consultative meetings and differing strategic priorities. This book outlines important ways in which Pacific agencies have proved adept not only at meeting these requirements, but also asserting their own priorities and ways of operating. It concludes that global agreements, such as the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2005 and the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals, can be effective means for Pacific agencies to both hold donors to account and also to recognise and exercise their own sovereignty.
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196.22 USD

Aid, Ownership and Development: The Inverse Sovereignty Effect in the Pacific Islands

by Nicola Wrighton, Tagaloa Avataeao Ulu, Gerard Prinsen, Warwick E. Murray, John Overton
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Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas Level: A-level Subject: Geography First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2017 (AS); Summer 2018 (A-level) Master the in-depth knowledge and higher-level skills that A-level Geography students need to succeed; this focused topic book extends learning far beyond your course textbooks. Blending detailed content ...
A-level Geography Topic Master: Changing Places
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas Level: A-level Subject: Geography First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2017 (AS); Summer 2018 (A-level) Master the in-depth knowledge and higher-level skills that A-level Geography students need to succeed; this focused topic book extends learning far beyond your course textbooks. Blending detailed content and case studies with questions, exemplars and guidance, this book: - Significantly improves students' knowledge and understanding of A-level content and concepts, providing more coverage of Changing Places than your existing resources - Strengthens students' analytical and interpretative skills through questions that involve a range of geographical data sources, with guidance on how to approach each task - Demonstrates how to evaluate issues, with a dedicated section in every chapter that shows how to think geographically, consider relevant evidence and structure a balanced essay - Equips students with everything they need to excel, from additional case studies and definitions of key terminology, to suggestions for further research and fieldwork ideas for the Independent Investigation - Helps students check, apply and consolidate their learning, using end-of-chapter refresher questions and discussion points, plus tailored advice for the AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC/Eduqas specifications - Offers trusted and reliable content, written by a team of highly experienced senior examiners and reviewed by academics with unparalleled knowledge of the latest geographical theories
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27.29 USD

A-level Geography Topic Master: Changing Places

by Simon Oakes
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The book embarks on the tasks to systematically analyze the macro background of the spatial patterns of China's urban development, the theoretical foundations and framework, and its changing trajectory. From a quantitative perspective, we attempt to evaluate the rationale behind the spatial patterns of China's urban development and systematically simulate ...
China's Urban Pattern
The book embarks on the tasks to systematically analyze the macro background of the spatial patterns of China's urban development, the theoretical foundations and framework, and its changing trajectory. From a quantitative perspective, we attempt to evaluate the rationale behind the spatial patterns of China's urban development and systematically simulate the various scenarios. From the simulation results, we propose the optimizing goals, priorities, models, and strategies for the spatial patterns of China's urban development. The work in this book attempts to provide constructive suggestions and potential strategies to support the effort to optimize the spatial patterns of China's urban development. It would be a valuable reference for planning departments, development and reform committees, and science and technology administrative departments at various governmental levels. It could also be a valuable addition to graduate students of urban planning, urban development, urban geography and relevant disciplines.
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135.450000 USD

China's Urban Pattern

by Jinchuan Huang, Chao Bao, Hanying Mao, Danlin Yu, Chuanglin Fang
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This book introduces a new approach to environmental sociology, by integrating complexity-informed social science, Marxian ecological theory, and resilience-based human ecology. It argues that sociologists have largely ignored developments in ecology which move beyond functionalist approaches to systems analysis, and as a result, environmental sociology has failed to capitalise not ...
Complexity and Resilience in the Social and Ecological Sciences
This book introduces a new approach to environmental sociology, by integrating complexity-informed social science, Marxian ecological theory, and resilience-based human ecology. It argues that sociologists have largely ignored developments in ecology which move beyond functionalist approaches to systems analysis, and as a result, environmental sociology has failed to capitalise not only on the analytical promise of resilience ecology, but on complementary developments in complexity theory. By tracing the origins and discussing current developments in each of these areas, it offers several paths to interdisciplinary dialogue. Eoin Flaherty argues that complexity theory and Marxian ecology can enhance our understanding of the social aspect of social-ecological systems, whilst a resilience approach can sharpen the analytical power of environmental sociology.
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63.000000 USD

Complexity and Resilience in the Social and Ecological Sciences

by Eoin Flaherty
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This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. * Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating ...
The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment
This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. * Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture * Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers * Includes sidebars of fun facts throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics
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98.700000 USD

The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment

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Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth Seeing cities around the globe in their larger environmental contexts, we begin to understand how the world shapes urban landscapes and how urban landscapes shape the ...
City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet
Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth Seeing cities around the globe in their larger environmental contexts, we begin to understand how the world shapes urban landscapes and how urban landscapes shape the world. Authors Karen Seto and Meredith Reba provide these revealing views to enhance readers' understanding of the shape, growth, and life of urban settlements of all sizes-from the remote town of Namche Bazaar in Nepal to the vast metropolitan prefecture of Tokyo, Japan. Using satellite data, the authors show urban landscapes in new perspectives. The book's beautiful and surprising images pull back the veil on familiar scenes to highlight the growth of cities over time, the symbiosis between urban form and natural landscapes, and the vulnerabilities of cities to the effects of climate change. We see the growth of Las Vegas and Lagos, the importance of rivers to both connecting and dividing cities like Seoul and London, and the vulnerability of Fukushima and San Juan to floods from tsunami or hurricanes. The result is a compelling book that shows cities' relationships with geography, food, and society.
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42.66 USD

City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet

by Meredith Reba, Karen C. Seto
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This book, with contributions from international landslide experts, presents in-depth knowledge of theories, practices, and modern numerical techniques for landslide analysis. Landslides are a reoccurring problem across the world and need to be properly studied for their mitigation and control. Due to increased natural and anthropogenic activities, chances of landslide ...
Landslides: Theory, Practice and Modelling
This book, with contributions from international landslide experts, presents in-depth knowledge of theories, practices, and modern numerical techniques for landslide analysis. Landslides are a reoccurring problem across the world and need to be properly studied for their mitigation and control. Due to increased natural and anthropogenic activities, chances of landslide occurrence and associated hazards have increased. The book focuses on landslide dynamics, mechanisms and processes along with hazard mitigation using geo-engineering, structural, geophysical and numerical tools. The book contains a wealth of the latest information on all aspects of theory, practices and modelling tools and techniques involved in prediction, prevention, monitoring, mitigation and risk analysis of landslide hazards. This book will bring the reader up to date on the latest trends in landslide studies and will help planners, engineers, scientists and researchers working on landslide engineering.
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167.990000 USD

Landslides: Theory, Practice and Modelling

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Most of us have heard of green belts - but how much do we really know about them? This book tries to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to green belts by looking both backwards and forwards. They were introduced in the mid-twentieth century to try and ...
Green Belts: Past; present; future?
Most of us have heard of green belts - but how much do we really know about them? This book tries to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to green belts by looking both backwards and forwards. They were introduced in the mid-twentieth century to try and stop cities merging together as they grew. There is little doubt they have been very effective at doing that, but at what cost? Are green belts still the answer to today's problems of an increasing population and ever higher demands on our natural resources? Green Belts: Past; present; future? reflects upon green belts in the United Kingdom at a time when they have perhaps never been more valued by the public or under more pressure from development. The book begins with a historical study of the development of green belt ideas, policy and practice from the nineteenth century to the present. It discusses the impacts and characteristics of green belts and attempts to reconcile perceptions and reality. By observing examples of green belts and similar policies in other parts of the world, the authors ask what we want green belts to achieve and suggest alternative ways in which that could be done, before looking forward to consider how things might change in the coming years. This book draws together information from a range of sources to present, for the first time, a comprehensive study of green belts in the UK. It reflects upon the gap between perception and reality about green belts, analyses their impacts on rural and urban areas, and questions why they retain such popular support and whether they are still the right solution for the UK and elsewhere. It will be of interest to anyone who is concerned with planning and development and how we can provide the homes, jobs and services we need while protecting our more valuable natural assets.
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63.12 USD

Green Belts: Past; present; future?

by Ian Mell, John Sturzaker
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China's unprecedented urbanization is underpinned by not only massive rural-urban migration but also a household registration system embedded in a territorial hierarchy that produces lingering urban-rural duality. The mid-1990s onwards witnessed increasing reliance on land revenues by municipal governments, causing repeated redrawing of city boundaries to incorporate surrounding countryside. The ...
Changing China: Migration, Communities and Governance in Cities
China's unprecedented urbanization is underpinned by not only massive rural-urban migration but also a household registration system embedded in a territorial hierarchy that produces lingering urban-rural duality. The mid-1990s onwards witnessed increasing reliance on land revenues by municipal governments, causing repeated redrawing of city boundaries to incorporate surrounding countryside. The identification of real estate as a growth anchor further fueled urban expansion. Sprawling commodity housing estates proliferate on urban-rural fringes, juxtaposed with historical villages undergoing intense densification. The traditional urban core and work-unit compounds also undergo wholesale redevelopment. Alongside large influx of migrants, major reshuffling of population has taken place inside metropolitan areas. Chinese cities today are more differentiated than ever, with new communities superimposing and superseding older ones. The rise of the urban middle class, in particular, has facilitated the formation of homeowners' associations, and poses major challenges to hitherto state dominated local governance. The present volume tries to more deeply unravel and delineate the intertwining forms and processes outlined above from a variety of angles: circulatory, mobility and precariousness; urbanization, diversity and segregation; and community and local governance. Contributors include scholars of Chinese cities from mainland China, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and the United States. This volume was previously published as a special issue of Eurasian Geography and Economics.
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Changing China: Migration, Communities and Governance in Cities

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In Atmospheric Things Derek P. McCormack explores how atmospheres are imagined, understood, and experienced through experiments with a deceptively simple object: the balloon. Since the invention of balloon flight in the late eighteenth century, balloons have drawn crowds at fairs and expositions, inspired the visions of artists and writers, and ...
Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment
In Atmospheric Things Derek P. McCormack explores how atmospheres are imagined, understood, and experienced through experiments with a deceptively simple object: the balloon. Since the invention of balloon flight in the late eighteenth century, balloons have drawn crowds at fairs and expositions, inspired the visions of artists and writers, and driven technological development from meteorology to military surveillance. By foregrounding the distinctive properties of the balloon, McCormack reveals its remarkable capacity to disclose the affective and meteorological dimensions of atmospheres. Drawing together different senses of the object, the elements, and experience, McCormack uses the balloon to show how practices and technologies of envelopment allow atmospheres to be generated, made meaningful, and modified. He traces the alluring entanglement of envelopment in artistic, political, and technological projects, from the 2009 Pixar movie Up and Andy Warhol's 1966 installation Silver Clouds to the use of propaganda balloons during the Cold War and Google's experiments with delivering internet access with stratospheric balloons. In so doing, McCormack offers new ways to conceive of, sense, and value the atmospheres in which life is immersed.
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Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment

by Derek P. McCormack
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Exam Board: WJEC Level: GCSE Subject: Geography First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Target success in WJEC GCSE Geography with this proven formula for effective, structured revision. Key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on ...
Nodiadau Adolygu: CBAC TGAU Daearyddiaeth (My Revision Notes: WJEC GCSE Geography Welsh-language edition)
Exam Board: WJEC Level: GCSE Subject: Geography First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Target success in WJEC GCSE Geography with this proven formula for effective, structured revision. Key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Enjoy an active approach to revision with clear topic coverage and related 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and practical revision activities - Improve exam technique through exam tips and formal exam-style questions - Monitor their knowledge and progress using the answers provided for each 'Now Test Yourself' activity and exam-style question - Develop geographical understanding and enhance exam responses with event/place examples Please note: This is a Welsh-language edition.
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Nodiadau Adolygu: CBAC TGAU Daearyddiaeth (My Revision Notes: WJEC GCSE Geography Welsh-language edition)

by Rachel Crutcher, Dirk Sykes
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The ICE Coasts, Maritime Structures and Breakwaters conference series, sponsored by the ICE for over thirty years, is the leading international forum for the presentation of the latest developments in coastal and maritime engineering. The eleventh conference, Realising the Potential, was held in Liverpool from 5th to 7th September 2017. ...
Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017: Realising the Potential: 2017
The ICE Coasts, Maritime Structures and Breakwaters conference series, sponsored by the ICE for over thirty years, is the leading international forum for the presentation of the latest developments in coastal and maritime engineering. The eleventh conference, Realising the Potential, was held in Liverpool from 5th to 7th September 2017. Across the three days, it was attended by over 300 delegates and saw 90 papers presented. This book contains the full discussion notes from each session at the conference as well as 'innovation spotlights' detailing short presentations on new and developing practices and processes. The topics for 2017 focused on describing the design, construction, analysis and performance of a wide range of maritime structures. The contents contain the latest research and developments and up-to-date guidance and innovations as well as practical lessons learned from experience. The 90 papers presented here cover a diverse range of topics including - construction in ports - working in marine environments - challenges at the coast - coastal developments - breakwater armour - ecological aspects of design - developments in overtopping - waves on structures. With contributions from those in industry and academia and featuring a wide range of international case studies, these proceedings offer an essential reference for coastal engineers and professionals.
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Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017: Realising the Potential: 2017

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Urban sustainability has become a political and social agenda of global significance, of which real estate is an integral dimension. Sustainable urban development includes much more than `green building' standards, yet in practice, other aspects such land use plans and locations are often overlooked. This book demonstrates that the issue ...
Pricing and Sustainability of Urban Real Estate
Urban sustainability has become a political and social agenda of global significance, of which real estate is an integral dimension. Sustainable urban development includes much more than `green building' standards, yet in practice, other aspects such land use plans and locations are often overlooked. This book demonstrates that the issue of sustainable development stretches far beyond the hitherto dominating agenda based on `green' (i.e. environmentally and ecologically sustainable) buildings. In doing so, it presents a novel framework based on the concept of economic sustainability of real estate locations, drawing connections with the global financial crisis and housing price bubble discourse. It argues for the need to better integrate social, cultural and economic dimensions into the real estate sustainability agenda. It also explores the role of location, and especially the image aspect therein. Trends in consumer choice are important to the way these dimensions are appreciated in decisions about investment, development, valuation and other activities of the production, consumption and governance of the built environment. This book will be of interest to private and public sector practitioners of real estate valuation as well as scholars of urban studies, geography, economics, urban planning and environmental studies.
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Pricing and Sustainability of Urban Real Estate

by Tom Kauko
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Islands and their environs - aerial, terrestrial, aquatic - may be understood as intensifiers, their particular and distinctive geographies enabling concentrated study of many kinds of challenges and opportunities. This edited collection brings together several emerging and established academics with expertise in island studies, as well as interest in geopolitics, ...
Island Geographies: Essays and conversations
Islands and their environs - aerial, terrestrial, aquatic - may be understood as intensifiers, their particular and distinctive geographies enabling concentrated study of many kinds of challenges and opportunities. This edited collection brings together several emerging and established academics with expertise in island studies, as well as interest in geopolitics, governance, adaptive capacity, justice, equity, self-determination, environmental care and protection, and land management. Individually and together, their perspectives provide theoretically useful, empirically grounded evidence of the contributions human geographers can make to knowledge and understanding of island places and the place of islands. Nine chapters engage with the themes, issues, and ideas that characterise the borderlands between island studies and human geography and allied fields, and are contributed by authors for whom matters of place, space, environment, and scale are key, and for whom islands hold an abiding fascination. The penultimate chapter is rather more experimental - a conversation among these authors and the editor - while the last chapter offers timely reflections upon island geographies' past and future, penned by the first named professor of island geography, Stephen Royle.
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Island Geographies: Essays and conversations

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This book systematically introduces Point-of-interest (POI) recommendations in Location-based Social Networks (LBSNs). Starting with a review of the advances in this area, the book then analyzes user mobility in LBSNs from geographical and temporal perspectives. Further, it demonstrates how to build a state-of-the-art POI recommendation system by incorporating the user ...
Point-of-Interest Recommendation in Location-Based Social Networks
This book systematically introduces Point-of-interest (POI) recommendations in Location-based Social Networks (LBSNs). Starting with a review of the advances in this area, the book then analyzes user mobility in LBSNs from geographical and temporal perspectives. Further, it demonstrates how to build a state-of-the-art POI recommendation system by incorporating the user behavior analysis. Lastly, the book discusses future research directions in this area. This book is intended for professionals involved in POI recommendation and graduate students working on problems related to location-based services. It is assumed that readers have a basic knowledge of mathematics, as well as some background in recommendation systems.
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Point-of-Interest Recommendation in Location-Based Social Networks

by Irwin King, Michael R. Lyu, Shenglin Zhao
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Making space for imagination can shift research and community planning from a reflective stance to a future forming orientation and practice. Cultural mapping is an emerging discourse of collaborative, community-based inquiry and advocacy. This book looks at artistic approaches to cultural mapping, focusing on imaginative cartography. It emphasizes the importance ...
Artistic Approaches to Cultural Mapping: Activating Imaginaries and Means of Knowing
Making space for imagination can shift research and community planning from a reflective stance to a future forming orientation and practice. Cultural mapping is an emerging discourse of collaborative, community-based inquiry and advocacy. This book looks at artistic approaches to cultural mapping, focusing on imaginative cartography. It emphasizes the importance of creative process that engages with the felt sense of community experiences, an element often missing from conventional mapping practices. International artistic contributions in this book reveal the creative research practices and languages of artists, a prerequisite to understanding the multi-modal interface of cultural mapping. The book examines how contemporary artistic approaches can challenge conventional asset mapping by animating and honouring the local, giving voice and definition to the vernacular, or recognizing the notion of place as inhabited by story and history. It explores the processes of seeing and listening and the importance of the aesthetic as a key component of community self-expression and self-representation. Innovative contributions in this book champion inclusion and experimentation, expose unacknowledged power relations, and catalyze identity formation, through multiple modes of artistic representation and performance. It will be a valuable resource for individuals involved with creative research methods, performance, and cultural mapping as well as social and urban planning.
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Artistic Approaches to Cultural Mapping: Activating Imaginaries and Means of Knowing

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