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VSA04-003 The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs
  Bernadette Hanlon/ 9781138290235/ Price:ĘG 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs provides one of the most comprehensive examinations available to date of the suburbs around the world. International in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, this volume will serve as the definitive reference for scholars and students of the suburbs. This volume brings together the leading scholars of the suburbs researching in different parts of the world to better understand how and why suburbs and their communities grow, decline, and regenerate. The volume sets out four goals: 1) to provide a synthesis and critical appraisal of the historical and current state of understanding about the development of suburbs in the world; 2) to provide a forum for a comprehensive examination into the conceptual, theoretical, spatial, and empirical discontents of suburbanization; 3) to engage in a scholarly conversation about the transformation of suburbs that is interdisciplinary in nature and bridges the divide between the Global North and the Global South; and 4) to reflect on the implications of the socioeconomic, cultural, and political transformations of the suburbs for policymakers and planners. The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs is composed of original, scholarly contributions from the leading scholars of the study of how and why suburbs grow, decline, and transform. Special attention is paid to the global nature of suburbanization and its regional variations, with a focus on comparative analysis of suburbs through regions across the world in the Global North and the Global South. Articulated in a common voice, the volume is integrated by the very nature of the concept of a suburb as the unit of analysis, offering multidisciplinary perspectives from the fields of economics, geography, planning, political science, sociology, and urban studies.
   
SA04-478 Digital Geographies
  James Ash/ 9781526447296/ Price:ĘG 29.99
 
   
SA04-477 GIS: An Introduction to Mapping Technologies
  Patrick McHaffie/ 9781498740234/ Price:ĘG 63.99
 
   
SA04-476 Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time
  John Garrard/ 9781138098008/ Price:ĘG 105.00
 
   
Essentials of Geography: World Edition
  / 9781680948332/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
Book Cover Offers readers a short and highly accessible account of the ideas and concepts constituting geography. Outlines key concepts, introduces modern geographical theory in an accessible format and reflects the changing nature of the subject.
   
3GE Collection on Environmental Science: Geo-Information Systems (GIS)
  / 9781984623430/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Covers the fundamentals of these approaches in detail, with an emphasis on global, regional, and local applications. It provides an overview to the GPS satellite positioning system in the context of data integration. This book is intended to provide students in a first or second GIS course with a solid foundation in both GIS concepts and the use of GIS.
   
Introduction to Physical Geography
  / 9781984624932/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover With a strong focus on processes and the interrelationships among Earth?s systems, this text guides students to an understanding and appreciation of how the various natural systems function and of how humans are an integral component. The book provides a solid introduction to mapwork and fieldwork skills in addition to covering the key physical topics of rivers and coasts, weather and climate, and earthquakes and volcanoes.
   
Focus on Asia: Geography and Environment
  / 9781680947915/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Covers critical environmental challenges of dynamic earth and human environment systems in Asia emphasizing geographical dimensions. A comprehensive introduction to the important economic, social and political processes and development issues in this extremely popular region. This is a valuable resource for academics and students in the areas of ecology, conservation, environmental policy and management, Southeast Asian studies and sustainable development.
   
VSA04-003 Routledge Handbook of Health Geography
  Valorie A. Crooks/ 9781138098046/ Price:ĘG 165.00
 
Book Cover The places of our daily life affect our health, well-being, and receipt of health care in complex ways. The connection between health and place has been acknowledged for centuries, and the contemporary discipline of health geography sets as its core mission to uncover and explicate all facets of this connection. The Routledge Handbook of Health Geography features 52 chapters from leading international thinkers that collectively characterize the breadth and depth of current thinking on the health°Vplace connection. It will be of interest to students seeking an introduction to health geography as well as multidisciplinary health scholars looking to explore the intersection between health and place. This book provides a coherent synthesis of scholarship in health geography as well as multidisciplinary insights into cutting-edge research. It explores the key concepts central to appreciating the ways in which place influences our health, from the micro-space of the body to the macro-scale of entire world regions, in order to articulate historical and contemporary aspects of this influence.
   
VSA04-003 The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies
  Godfrey Baldacchino/ 9781472483386/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
Book Cover From tourist paradises to immigrant detention camps, from offshore finance centres to strategic military bases, islands offer distinct identities and spaces in an increasingly homogenous and placeless world. The study of islands is important, for its own sake and on its own terms. But so is the notion that the island is a laboratory, a place for developing and testing ideas, and from which lessons can be learned and applied elsewhere. The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies is a global, research-based and pluri-disciplinary overview of the study of islands. Its chapters deal with the contribution of islands to literature, social science and natural science, as well as other applied areas of inquiry. The collated expertise of interdisciplinary and international scholars offers unique insights: individual chapters dwell on geomorphology, zoology and evolutionary biology; the history, sociology, economics and politics of island communities; tourism, wellbeing and migration; as well as island branding, resilience and °•commoning°¶. The text also offers pioneering forays into the study of islands that are cities, along rivers or artificial constructions. This insightful Handbook will appeal to geographers, environmentalists, sociologists, political scientists and, one hopes, some of the 600 million or so people who live on islands or are interested in the rich dynamics of islands and island life.
   
VSA04-003 The Routledge Companion to Spatial History
  Gregory, Ian/ 9781138860148/ Price:ĘG 165.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Spatial History explores the full range of ways in which GIS can be used to study the past, considering key questions such as what types of new knowledge can be developed solely as a consequence of using GIS and how effective GIS can be for different types of research. Global in scope and covering a broad range of subjects, the chapters in this volume discuss ways of turning sources into a GIS database, methods of analysing these databases, methods of visualising the results of the analyses, and approaches to interpreting analyses and visualisations. Chapter authors draw from a diverse collection of case studies from around the world, covering topics from state power in imperial China to the urban property market in nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro, health and society in twentieth-century Britain and the demographic impact of the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915. Critically evaluating both the strengths and limitations of GIS and illustrated with over two hundred maps and figures, this volume is an essential resource for all students and scholars interested in the use of GIS and spatial analysis as a method of historical research.
   
VSA04-002 The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography
  Kent, Alexander J./ 9781138831025/ Price:ĘG 195.00
 
Book Cover Organized into several inter-related sections, the proposed Handbook contains 42 contributions from leading scholars around the globe. Section one situates cartography in its broader political, cultural, and economic context, incorporating a critical review of the key concepts and paradigms that have shaped theory and practice. Section two provides a review of the history of cartography with a strong emphasis on developments in visualisation (cartographic language) and thematic uses (e.g. education, propaganda), and their affect on the understanding and performance of contemporary mapping. Section three critically reviews progress in cartographic and associated technologies, including geodesy, geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), as far as they influence current cartographic practice. Section four addresses specific principles of cartographic design, such as colour and visual hierarchy, and their direct application within map production technology. Section five incorporates aspects of map perception and use, embracing relevant and current psychological research and examines various applications of cartography, including the news media, educational and national atlases, and novel approaches to cartography, for example sensory and disability mapping. The Handbook ends with a concluding Section which summarises the themes covered in the earlier chapters and suggests some possible future roles and applications for cartography.
   
VD18-122 Emerging Trends in Open Source Geographic Information Systems
  Naveenchandra N. Srivastava/ 9781522550396/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Open access to information of geographic places and spatial relationships provides an essential part of the analytical processing of spatial data. Access to connected geospatial programs allows for improvement in teaching and understanding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Emerging Trends in Open Source Geographic Information Systems provides emerging research on the applications of free and open software in geographic information systems in various fields of study. While highlighting topics such as data warehousing, hydrological modeling, and software packages, this publication explores the assessment and techniques of open software functionality and interfaces. This book is an important resource for professionals, researchers, academicians, and students seeking current research on the different types and uses of data and data analysis in geographic information systems. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: °EData Warehousing °EGeo-Crowdsourcing °EGeospatial Databases °EGeospatial Facilities °EHydrological Modeling °EMultimedia Codes °ESearch Mechanisms °ESoftware Packages °ESpatial Data Mining
   
SA04-476 A Research Agenda for Shrinking Cities
  Justin B. Hollander/ 9781785366321/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
   
SA04-476 Remote Sensing and Cognition: Human Factors in Image Interpretation
  Raechel A. White/ 9781498781565/ Price:ĘG 140.00
 
   
SA04-476 Smart Transitions in City Regionalism: Territory, Politics and the Quest for Competitiveness and Sustainability
  Tassilo Herrschel/ 9781138903609/ Price:ĘG 115.00
 
   
SA04-475 China: A Geographical Perspective.
  David W. S. Wong/ 9781462533732/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
Book Cover China has become a superpower, exerting significant influence globally. This accessible text integrates thematic and regional coverage to provide a panoramic view of China°Xits physical geography; population, including ethnic diversity; urban development; agriculture and land use; transportation networks; dynamic economic processes; and environmental challenges. Cultural and political geography topics are woven throughout the chapters. The text also offers in-depth assessments of selected regions, capturing the complexity of this vast and populous country. It is richly illustrated with 140 maps, tables, and photographs, including 8 pages in full color. The companion website provides downloadable lecture slides that include all of the figures from the book. Pedagogical Features Chapter-opening learning objectives Chapter-opening key concepts and terms Extensive footnotes pointing students to relevant online resources. Engaging topic boxes in every chapter.
   
SA04-472 Illustrated Dictionary of Geography.
  / 9781984600646/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
Book Cover This illustrated dictionary provides concise definitions and explanations of geography subject terms together with state-of-the-art scientific and practical terms, presented in an easy-to-use, A-Z order with pictures and figures as well as examples are given to clarify the terms. Packed with special full-page features on this subject and developed in close consultation with team of experts, this is the ultimate reference tool for students.
   
SA04-470 Geo-Information Systems (GIS).
  Jovan Pehcevski/ 9781773610801/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover This book provides a framework for integration of information in a way that it helps us understand and address some of the major problems encountered in today's civilization, such as rapid urbanization, overpopulation, environmental and climatic disturbances, and natural disasters. This book covers several topics related to geographic information systems, and it also describes applications of GIS in the hazard assessment and prevention, in the environmental area, as well as in society and urban domains.
   
SA04-470 3GE Collection on Environmental Science: Geoinformatics.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680959673/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This book provides information on the concepts and uses of Geoinformatics. Focuses on the cutting-edge coverage of a wide spectrum of activities and topics such as GIS-based application of drainage basin analysis, contribution of ontology to marine management, geoinformatics in relation to fisheries. Discusses current approaches, techniques, and technologies for addressing issues in navigation systems and services. Presents the fundamental concepts covering various stages of remote sensing from data collection to end utilization, so that it can be appreciated irrespective of the discipline in which the reader has graduated.
   
SA04-468 Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Hazards.
  Petropoulos, George P./ 9781498777582/ Price:ĘG 145.00
 
   
China: A Geographical Perspective.
  Wong, David W. S./ 9781462533749/ Price:US$ 115.00
 
China has become a superpower, exerting significant influence globally. This accessible text integrates thematic and regional coverage to provide a panoramic view of China°Xits physical geography; population, including ethnic diversity; urban development; agriculture and land use; transportation networks; dynamic economic processes; and environmental challenges. Cultural and political geography topics are woven throughout the chapters. The text also offers in-depth assessments of selected regions, capturing the complexity of this vast and populous country. It is richly illustrated with 140 maps, tables, and photographs, including 8 pages in full color. The companion website provides downloadable lecture slides that include all of the figures from the book. Pedagogical Features Chapter-opening learning objectives Chapter-opening key concepts and terms Extensive footnotes pointing students to relevant online resources. Engaging topic boxes in every chapter.
   
Mapping the Middle East
  Zayde Antrim/ 9781780238500/ Price:ĘG 35.00
 
Book Cover Mapping the Middle East explores the many perspectives from which people have visualized the vast area lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Oxus and Indus river valleys over the past millennium. By analysing maps produced from the eleventh century on, Zayde Antrim emphasizes the deep roots of mapping in a world region too often considered unexamined and unchanging before the modern period. Indeed, maps from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, coinciding with the eras of European colonialism and the rise of the nation-state, have obscured this deeper past and constrained future possibilities. Mapping the Middle East is organized chronologically to contextualize and interpret compelling maps from each period. Chapters address the medieval °•Realm of Islam°¶, the sixteenth- to eighteenth-century Ottoman Empire, French and British colonial mapping over the long nineteenth century, national mapping traditions in modern Turkey, Iran and Israel/Palestine, and alternative geographies in twentieth- and twenty-first-century maps. Vivid colour illustrations allow readers to follow the argument on the surface of the maps. Rather than a conventional history of cartography, Mapping the Middle East is an incisive critique of the changing relationship between maps and belonging in a dynamic world region over the past thousand years.
   
VSA04 The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications
  Stillwell, John/ 9781472475886/ Price:ĘG 175.00
 
Book Cover The collection of reliable and comprehensive data on the magnitude, composition and distribution of a country°¶s population is essential in order for governments to provide services, administer effectively and guide a country°¶s development. The primary source of basic demographic statistics is frequently a population census, which provides hugely important data sets for policy makers, practitioners and researchers working in a wide range of different socio-demographic contexts. The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the collection, processing, quality assessment and delivery of the different data products that constitute the results of the population censuses conducted across the United Kingdom in 2011. It provides those interested in using census data with an introduction to the collection, processing and quality assessment of the 2011 Census, together with guidance on the various types of data resources that are available and how they can be accessed. It demonstrates how new methods and technologies, such as interactive infographics and web-based mapping, are now being used to visualise census data in new and exciting ways. Perhaps most importantly, it presents a collection of applications of census data in different social and health science research contexts that reveal key messages about the characteristics of the UK population and the ways in which society is changing. The operation of the 2011 Census and the use of its results are set in the context of census-taking around the world and its historical development in the UK over the last 200 years. The results of the UK 2011 Census are a unique and reliable source of detailed information that are immensely important for users from a wide range of public and private sector organisations, as well as those working in Population Studies, Human Geography, Migration Studies and the Social Sciences more generally.
   
SA04-467 Natural Hazards: Explanation and Integration.
  Tobin, Graham A./ 9781462529186/ Price:US$ 115.00
 
   
SA04-464 Natural Hazards: Explanation and Integration.
  Montz, Burrell E./ 9781462529179/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
Book Cover What can we learn from the spatial patterns of disasters? What human and structural factors need to be addressed to explain hazard vulnerability? As populations grow and the climate warms, how can natural hazards be mitigated? Thoroughly revised and updated, and now with a more global perspective, the second edition of this accessible text provides an integrated framework for understanding and managing natural hazards. Numerous case studies from around the world illustrate the complexities of extreme geophysical events and highlight their physical, social, political, and economic dimensions. The text identifies essential principles for tackling the fundamental causes of differential vulnerabilities that perpetuate human distress, and for promoting recovery and resilience. New to This Edition New frameworks for understanding human resilience and adaptive capacity in recovery, dynamics of risk and uncertainty, and more. Chapter on spatial and temporal aspects of hazards. Discussions of cutting-edge topics, such as chronic disasters, controversies in international aid, and how hazards affect regions differentially. Many new case studies, including Hurricanes Katrina and Charley, Superstorm Sandy, the 2011 Japan tsunami, Ecuador's chronic volcanic hazard, and others. Reflects 20 years of research advances across the physical and social sciences, development trends, new technologies, and ongoing global climate change.
   
SA04-463 Illustrated Handbook of Geographic Information Technology.
  / 9781680946765/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Geographic information technology uses computer-based tools to analyze spatial information into a geographic information system (GIS). In a GIS, data of the real world are stored into a georeferenced database, which can be displayed via maps. There is a dynamic link between the displayed maps and the stored georeferenced data, that is, a change on the maps leads to a change in the database and vice versa. Use of GIS has seen unprecedented growth in the last ten years. With the powerful technology getting cheaper and system memories expanding, meaning that we can handle much bigger sets of data, some say that GIS is in a golden age. There are a number of applications that use geographic information technologies in numerous economical sectors, such as transportation, medicine, agriculture, mineral exploration, forestry, and governance. This book emphases on the use of GIS and the technology it has been allied to and other areas of geographic information technology.
   
SA04-461 Health and Medical Geography.
  Emch, Michael/ 9781462520060/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
Book Cover Why are rainfall, carcinogens, and primary care physicians distributed unevenly over space? The fourth edition of the leading text in the field has been updated and reorganized to cover the latest developments in disease ecology and health promotion across the globe. The book accessibly introduces the core questions and perspectives of health and medical geography and presents cutting-edge techniques of mapping and spatial analysis. It explores the intersecting genetic, ecological, behavioral, cultural, and socioeconomic processes that underlie patterns of health and disease in particular places, including how new diseases and epidemics emerge. Geographic dimensions of health care access and service provision are addressed. More than 100 figures include 16 color plates; most are available as PowerPoint slides at the companion website. New to This Edition: Chapters on the political ecology of health; emerging infectious diseases and landscape genetics; food, diet, and nutrition; and urban health. Coverage of Middle East respiratory syndrome, Ebola, and Zika; impacts on health of global climate change; contaminated water crises in economically developed countries, including in Flint, Michigan; China's rapid industrial growth; and other timely topics. Updated throughout with current data and concepts plus advances in GIS. Pedagogical Features: End-of-chapter review questions and suggestions for further reading. Section Introductions that describe each chapter. "Quick Reviews"°Xwithin-chapter recaps of key concepts. Bold-faced key terms and an end-of-book glossary.
   
SA04-461 Understanding Spatial Media.
  Kitchin, Rob/ 9781473949683/ Price:ĘG 30.99
 
   
SA04-457 Geoinformatics.
  Chandra, A. M./ 9781781830253/ Price:ĘG 35.00
 
Book Cover This book is an attempt to bring the different fields of Geoinformatics under one fold to help the novices in getting the subject matter at one place. The book includes Plane Surveying, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Global Positioning System (GPS). The subject matter emphasizes on the basic concepts and practices in use. The book has six sections as below: Section I introduces the Geoinformatics as a whole in the perspective of surveying as it has unlimited fields of applications. Section II provides basic concepts of errors in Plane Surveying, techniques of making linear and angular measurements for producing topographic maps of areas of moderate extents. Section III deals with Photogrammetry and technique of measurements on aerial photographs to produce topographic maps. Section IV is devoted to Remote Sensing, principle of this technique, and its application. It also presents various remote sensing missions launched, and the technique of image interpretation and digital image processing. Section V discusses the Geographic Information System (GIS) and its application, data models used in GIS, and how various spatial entities are related to each other in GIS environment through topology. Section VI is on Global Positioning System (GPS) which now finds its use in our day-today life. It is a technology for gathering (x, y, z) coordinates of points anywhere on the globe at any time making use of artificial satellites devoted to GPS. This section explains principle of working of GPS and its use in surveying.
   
Myanmar: Geology, Resources and Tectonics.
  A.J. Barber/ 9781862399693/ Price:ĘG 160.00
 
Book Cover Myanmar is a country vastly rich in gold, silver, base metals, tin°Vtungsten, gems and hydrocarbons and is one of the last exploration frontiers remaining in the world. Tectonically Myanmar lies at the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountain Chain and over the last 50 Ma has been profoundly affected by the collision between India and Eurasia, which is still ongoing, with frequent destructive earthquakes. Recent advances have been made in understanding the results of the collision, through the study of geochronology, seismicity, stratigraphy and structure. The development of a systematic mapping programme has been restricted by problems of access, due to limited infrastructure and armed insurgencies, meaning that large areas of the country have not been explored adequately. Recent political changes and reforms, with reconciliations with various ethnic groups, however, will permit access to large areas in Kayin, Kayah, Shan and Kachin States, enabling further research and exploration in new crustal blocks and terranes. In this Memoir a group of Myanmar and international geologists have combined to include all that is currently known about the geology of Myanmar, its mineral and energy resources and its tectonic development.
   
Geohazards in Indonesia: Earth Science for Disaster Risk Reduction.
  P.R. Cummins/ 9781862399662/ Price:ĘG 90.00
 
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VA05-469 Island Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Kelman, Ilan/ 9781138014596/ Price:ĘG 940.00
 
Book Cover Big or small, islands and their inhabitant communities have long been the focus of intellectual enquiry, but in recent years a whole host of new academic institutes, journals, and conferences have devoted themselves to their study and research. And while early scholarly work mostly originated from those working in the natural sciences, and in Physical and Human Geography, Anthropology, and Archaeology, in the last twenty years or so serious research has also burgeoned under the rubric of, for example, Cultural Geography, Regional Development, Environmental Studies, Tourism, and Identity Studies. This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for a comprehensive reference work to allow users to make better sense of this voluminous scholarly and practical literature. Indeed, the sheer scale°Xand range°Xof the research output makes this title especially welcome. Island Studies is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the material in its intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars, advanced students, and policy-makers as a vital one-stop research resource.
   
SA04-459 Land Surface Remote Sensing: Environment and Risks.
  Baghdadi, Nicolas/ 9781785481055/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
   
SA04-459 Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces: Techniques and Methods.
  Baghdadi, Nicolas/ 9781785481598/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
   
SA04-457 People and Places: A 21st-century Atlas of the UK.
  Dorling, Danny/ 9781447311379/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
Book Cover How can very recent UK trends in the years 2011-2015 be understood in the context of detailed maps of social change in the 10 years between 2001 and 2011? This unique atlas, the third in a bestselling series, uses a wealth of up-to-the minute data sources alongside 2011 Census data. It shows national and local trends and provides analysis of the implications of these for future policy. Packed with at-a-glance data tracking the period from boom to bust and beyond to the new Conservative government of 2015, key features include the analysis of over 100,000 demographic statistics and the use of new cartographic projections and techniques, all laid out in an attractive and accessible format. Put together, this is the most accessible guide to social change over the past 15 years, and is essential reading for all those working in local authorities, health authorities, and statutory and voluntary organisations, as well as for researchers, students, policy makers, journalists and politicians interested in social geography, social policy, social justice and social change. This is the only social atlas of the 2011 Census that explains so much about how all of the UK is changing.
   
SA04-456 Physical Geography.
  Morato, T./ 9781682500873/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Physical geography is that branch of natural science which deals with the study of processes and patterns in the natural environment like the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere, as opposed to the cultural or built environment, the domain of human geography. Physical Geography is a sub-discipline of two much larger fields of study - Geography and Earth Sciences. The main purpose of this book is to explain the spatial characteristics of the various natural phenomena associated with the Earth°¶s hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere.
   
SA04-456 Human Geography.
  Powell, Elmer/ 9781682500903/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Human geography, the branch of the social sciences, deals with the world, its people and their communities, cultures, economies and relations with the environment by highlighting their relations with and across space and place. Physical geography and human geography are the subfields of physical geography, which concentrates upon the study of human activities, by the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods. This book envisages the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of earth°¶s surface.
   
SA04-456 Economic Geography.
  Dimou, Michel/ 9781682500910/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Economic geography is the study of the location, distribution and spatial organization of economic activities across the world. It represents a traditional subfield of the discipline of geography. However, in recent decades, many economists have also approached the field in ways more typical of the discipline of economics. Economic geography has taken numerous approaches to various dissimilar subject matters, as well as economies of agglomeration, transportation, international trade, development, real estate, gentrification, and globalization. This book gives an understanding of the geographic nature of economic systems and global economic change.
   
SA04-456 Social and Cultural Geography.
  Ocal, Tulay/ 9781682500927/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Social geography is closely related to social theory in general and sociology in particular, dealing with the relation of social phenomena and its spatial components. In cultural geography, we study about cultural products and norms and their disparities and relations to spaces and places. It focuses on describing and analyzing the ways language, religion, economy, government and other cultural phenomena differ or persist constant, from one place to another and on explaining how humans function spatially. Social and Cultural Geography emphasizes on the topics with the spatialities of society and culture, particularly the role of space, place and culture in relation to social issues, cultural politics, aspects of daily life, cultural commodities, consumption, identity and community, and historical legacies.
   
SA04-456 Cartography.
  Perry, Everett/ 9781682500965/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover The study and practice of making maps is referred to cartography. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the basis that authenticity can be modeled in ways that link spatial information efficiently. Modern cartography, mostly integrated with geographic information science, organizes many theoretical and practical fundamentals of geographic information systems. In cartography, technology has continually changed in order to meet the demands of new generations of mapmakers and map users. The creation of more accurate maps and the ability to store and manipulate them digitally has evolved with the advent of magnetic devices. This book details the fundamentals and recent advances in cartography.
   
SA04-456 Geographic Information Systems: Application.
  Amiri, Fazel/ 9781682502617/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Geographic information systems (GIS) are computer software and hardware systems that enable users to capture, store, analyze and manage spatially referenced data. These are also known as Geospatial information systems. GISs have transformed the way geographic data, relationships and patterns in the world are able to be interactively queried, processed, analyzed, mapped, modelled, visualized, and displayed for an increasingly large range of users, for a multitude of purposes. The importance of geographic information systems (GIS) can hardly be overemphasized in today°¶s academic and professional arena. More professionals and academics have been using GIS than ever °V urban & regional planners, civil engineers, geographers, spatial economists, sociologists, environmental scientists, criminal justice professionals, political scientists, and alike. The book is a blend of the theories of GIS and their practical implementations in different conditions.
   
SA04-456 Global Positioning & Remote Sensing.
  Maillard, Philippe/ 9781682510872/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover Remote Sensing is collecting and interpreting information on targets without being in physical contact with the objects. It also replaces costly and slow data collection on the ground, ensuring in the process that areas or objects are not disturbed. This book introduces the space-based navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions and provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in global remote sensing fields.
   
SA04-456 Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS.
  Krygier, John/ 9781462509980/ Price:US$ 55.00
 
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SA04-454 Latin America: Regions and People.
  Kent, Robert B./ 9781462525508/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
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SA04-450 A Primer of GIS: Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts.
  Harvey, Francis/ 9781462522170/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
Book Cover This accessible text prepares students to understand and work with geographic information systems (GIS), offering a detailed introduction to essential theories, concepts, and skills. The book is organized in four modular parts that can be used in any sequence in entry-level and more specialized courses. Basic cartographic principles are integrated with up-to-date discussions of GIS technologies and applications. Coverage includes everything from what geographic information is to its many uses and societal implications. Practical examples and exercises invite readers to explore the choices involved in producing reliable maps and other forms of geographic information. Illustrations include 170 figures (with 15 in color).
   
Latin America: Regions and People, Second Edition.
  Kent, Robert B./ 9781462525515/ Price:US$ 130.00
 
   
VD18-72 Geo-Intelligence and Visualization through Big Data Trends.
  Bozkaya, Burcin/ 9781466684652/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover The last decade has seen a tremendous increase in the volume of data collected from personal and professional sources. While there have been many computational approaches available for analyzing these datasets, there is also growing interest in visualizing and making sense of spatio-temporal data. Geo-Intelligence and Visualization through Big Data Trends provides an overview of recent developments, applications, and research on the topic of spatio-temporal big data analysis and visualization, as well as location intelligence and analytics. Focusing on emerging trends in this dynamic field, this publication is an innovative resource aimed at the scholarly and professional interests of academicians, practitioners, and students. Topics Covered °E3-D Data Visualization °EAlgorithms °EHuman Mobility Patterns °ELocation-Aware Databases °EPattern Detection °ESpatial Data Visualization °ESpatial-Temporal Analysis °EVoronoi Diagrams
   
SA04-450 Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Sensor Observations.
  Degbelo, Auriol/ 9781614995104/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Book Cover Observation is a notion central to the field of geographic information science (GIS). Monitoring phenomena (e.g. climate change, landslides, demographic movements) happening on the earth°¶s surface and developing models and simulations for those phenomena rely on observations produced by technical sensors (e.g. a satellite) or humans. Resolution is an important aspect of observations underlying geographic information. Different decisions may (potentially) be the consequence of using observations at various resolutions, because the resolutions of the observations influence the patterns that can be detected during an analysis process. Despite the importance of the notion of resolution and early attempts at its formalization, there is currently no theory of resolution of observations underlying geographic information. The goal and main contribution of this work is the provision of such a theory. The scope is limited to the characterization of the spatial and temporal resolution of single observations and collections of observations. The use of ontology as formal specification technique helps to produce not only useful theoretical insights about the resolution of observations, but also computational artifacts relevant to the sensor web. At a theoretical level, the work suggests a receptor-based theory of resolution for single observations and a theory of resolution for observation collections based on the observed study area and observed study period. The consistency of both theories is tested through the use of the functional language Haskell. The practical contribution of the work comes from the two ontology design patterns suggested and encoded using the Web Ontology Language. The use of the design patterns in conjunction with SPARQL helps to retrieve observations at different resolution.
   
SA04-446 Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives.
  Peet, Richard/ 9781462519576/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
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SA04-445 Weaponizing Maps: Indigenous Peoples and Counterinsurgency in the Americas.
  Bryan, Joe/ 9781462519910/ Price:US$ 35.00
 
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SA04-438 The World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century.
  Tyner, Judith A./ 9781462516483/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
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Weaponizing Maps: Indigenous Peoples and Counterinsurgency in the Americas.
  Bryan, Joe/ 9781462519927/ Price:US$ 80.00
 
   
Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives, Third Edition.
  Peet, Richard/ 9781462519590/ Price:US$ 94.00
 
   
A Primer of GIS: Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts, Second Edition.
  Harvey, Francis/ 9781462522187/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
Yosemite.
  Ogden, Kate N./ 9781780235271/ Price:ĘG 20.00
 
Book Cover In 1851 a small militia trekking through California°¶s Sierra Nevada Mountains discovered one of the world°¶s most spectacular natural sites; Yosemite Valley is now visited by millions of people each year. A comprehensive and unique scientific and cultural history of this remarkable area of natural beauty, Yosemite explores everything from the valley°¶s geological origins to its nineteenth-century discovery and the creation of the magnificent park that it is today.
   
SA04-439 Social-Spatial Segregation: Concepts, Processes and Outcomes.
  Lloyd, Christopher D./ 9781447301356/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover This edited volume brings together leading researchers from the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe to look at the processes leading to segregation and its implications. With a methodological focus, the book explores new methods and data sources that can offer fresh perspectives on segregation in different contexts. It considers how the spatial patterning of segregation might be best understood and measured, outlines some of the mechanisms that drive it, and discusses its possible social outcomes. Ultimately, it demonstrates that measurements and concepts of segregation must keep pace with a changing world. This volume will be essential reading for academics and practitioners in human geography, sociology, planning and public policy.
   
SA04-435 Mapping in the Cloud.
  Peterson, Michael P./ 9781462510412/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
   
SA04-435 Principles of Map Design.
  Tyner, Judith A./ 9781462517121/ Price:US$ 47.00
 
   
SA04-433 Making Human Geography.
  Cox, Kevin R./ 9781462512898/ Price:US$ 87.00
 
   
SA04-431 Making Human Geography.
  Cox, Kevin R./ 9781462512836/ Price:US$ 42.00
 
   
Mapping in the Cloud.
  Peterson, Michael P./ 9781462514038/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
SA04-423 Africa South of the Sahara: A Geographical Interpretation.
  Stock, Robert/ 9781606239926/ Price:US$ 82.00
 
This authoritative, widely adopted text provides a broad introduction to the geography of Africa south of the Sahara. The book analyzes the political, economic, social, and environmental processes that shape resource use and development in this large, diverse region. Students gain a context for understanding current development debates and addressing questions about the nature and sustainability of contemporary changes. Timely topics include the rise of foreign investment in Africa, the evolving geographies of rural°Vurban linkages, the birth of the Republic of South Sudan, and advances in the struggle against HIV/AIDS.
   
Desert: Nature and Culture.
  Haynes, Roslynn D./ 9781780231693/ Price:ĘG 14.95
 
There is an immense geographical diversity of deserts from the Sahara to Antarctica, and plants and animals have adapted to these hostile environments in intriguing and often bizarre ways. Diverse races have also inhabited deserts and evolved unique lifestyles and cultures in response to their environments. The book also asks why all three of the world°¶s great monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, originated in the deserts of the Middle East, and traces the continuing connections between the minimal materialism of desert existence and the pursuit of a spiritual dimension. Deserts have also long exerted an allure on the West, leading to the impetus for exploration, the fascination with travellers°¶ tales and the fashion for Orientalism in art, architecture and dress. Desert also reviews the significance of desolate landscapes in literature and film and looks at artists°¶ responses to the desert, from seeing it as empty space, devoid of interest or perspective, to devising new visual techniques through which to °•see°¶ it.
   
Flood: Nature and Culture.
  Withington, John/ 9781780231969/ Price:ĘG 14.95
 
Book Cover Flood describes how aspects of floods °V the power of nature, human drama, altered landscapes °V have fascinated artists, novelists and film-makers. It examines the ancient, catastrophic deluge that appears in many religions and cultures, and considers how the flood has become a key icon in world literatures and a favourite component of disaster movies. John Withington also relates how some of the most ambitious structures ever built by humans have been designed to protect us against these merciless encroaching waters, and discusses the increasing danger floods pose in a future beset by the effects of climate change. Filled with illustrations, Flood offers a fascinating overview of our relationship with one of humanity°¶s oldest and deadliest foes.
   
Qualitative Spatial Configuration Queries. Towards Next Generation Access Methods for GIS
  Fogliaroni, P./ 9781614992486/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Book Cover This work is about human beings and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). More specifically, it introduces methods and techniques to foster natural interaction among the two; an interaction that becomes continuously more important as technological improvements bring GIS technology within general public°•s reach. A glaring example concerns, for instance, Volunteered Geographic Information projects that relies on the intervention of volunteers - i.e., not necessarily GIS experts - to build and share freely accessible spatial datasets.
   
Reasoning With Mixed Qualitative-Quantitative Representations of Spatial Knowledge
  De Felice, G./ 9781614992493/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Book Cover Extreme events cause drastic transformations in human settlements; as a consequence, descriptions of the struck environment, based on "quantitative" spatial data collected before the event, becomes suddenly unreliable. On the other hand, time critical actions taken for responding to extreme events require up-to-date spatial information. Traditional methods for spatial data collection are not able to provide updated information rapidly enough, calling for the development of new data collection methods. Reports provided by actors involved in the response operations can be considered as a source of "qualitative" spatial information. There has been considerable research on spatial representations and analysis based on metric measurements that lead to the development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
   
Discovery Mechanisms for the Sensor Web.
  S. Jirka/ 9781614992509/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Book Cover The results described in this book comprise a concept and implementation of a Sensor Web discovery service, the design of metadata models for describing resources in the Sensor Web as well as an approach how to automatically collect and process metadata from Sensor Web services. In addition, a mechanism is introduced how the Sensor Web world and the OGC Catalog, as a core element of spatial data infrastructures, can be coupled. Finally, this book offers a concept for integrating the semantics of phenomena observed by sensors (the observed properties) into the discovery process. In summary, this book offers valuable guidance to all who want to publish sensor data or want to enhance existing SDIs with sensor data.
   
Places in the Long Tail.
  Maue, P./ 9781614992479/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Book Cover Local variations of place names are typically not present in official place name directories. Spatially-aware information retrieval tools or navigation systems rely on these gazetteers to resolve the place names into coordinates. Place names commonly appear in user-generated information on the Web, for example as tags used to describe the content of a picture. Local variations are expected to exist in the long tail of the frequency distribution of terms appearing in user-generated annotations. This thesis explores whether these annotations are a useful source to automatically acquire not officially recognised place names. It presents a methodology analysing point patterns to assess if a term refers to a place. These point patterns represent the spatial and temporal coverage of a term. A cluster analysis further separates point patterns capturing the extent of ambiguous place names. The resulting dictionary of place names can be an invaluable source for any application where users are expected to use place names in search queries.
   
SA04-443 Advances in Geo-Spatial Information Science.
  Shi, Wenzhong/ 9780415620932/ Price:ĘG 155.00
 
   
SA04-428 Islands: From Atlantis to Zanzibar.
  Fischer, Steven R./ 9781780230320/ Price:ĘG 25.00
 
Our planet hosts over a million islands. From Britain to Japan, Mauritius to Manhattan, they are small living geological, biological and cultural laboratories. Ranging from the ancient continents to the accretions of an ocean sandbank, they can lie in the sea, in a river, in a lake. Some are entire countries: Madagascar, Jamaica, Iceland. Other countries are multiple large islands: Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand. Islands can feature two or more nations like Borneo, or Hispaniola. Some islands sustain one crofter°¶s hut; others host Earth°¶s largest metropolises: New York, Singapore, Hong Kong. Hundreds have been notorious penal colonies; a refreshing number are now wildlife refuges. Whether colossal or compact, Islands is the first global introduction to these °•lands surrounded by liquid°¶.
   
SA04-424 Territories: The Claiming of Space.
  Storey, David/ 9780415575492/ Price:ĘG 98.99
 
   
SA04-419 Island Sustainability II.
  Favro, S./ 9781845646189/ Price:ĘG 119.00
 
   
SA04-416 Live Geography: Standardised Geo-Sensor Webs for Real-time Monitoring in Urban Environments.
  Resch, Bernd/ 9781614990550/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Book Cover This book focuses on pervasive sensing in urban environments, which poses very particular challenges °V as well technical and technological ones, as socio-political and privacy-related ones. The Live Geography approach presented in this book seeks to tackle these challenges with an open sensing infrastructure for urban monitoring applications. The system makes extensive use of open (geospatial) standards throughout the entire process chain °V from sensor fusion to data analysis, Complex Event Processing (CEP), alerting, and finally visualisation. The thesis discusses the implemented technical infrastructure as well as how the methodology can potentially influence the city and its inhabitants by °ßmaking the abstract real°®. In other words, the thesis illustrates how pervasive monitoring infrastructures can change urban social interactions and people°¶s short-term behaviour, and which issues are related to establishing such systems.
   
SA04-408 GIS and Public Health.
  Cromley, Ellen K./ 9781609187507/ Price:US$ 89.00
 
   
Dynamic Rights Management in Cross-Domain Geoprocessing Workflows.
  Schaffer, B./ 9781607509615/ Price:EUR 55.00
 
Spatial Data Infrastructures have evolved from concepts into reality in the last decade. However, they are still focused on data retrieval and visualization. To proceed in the direction of a true Spatial Information Infrastructure, it is evident to process geodata to geoinformation. This book goes beyond chaining freely available Geoprocessing Web Services and assumes that not all services are freely available. Specific functionalities of these distributed Geoprocessing Web Services might be secured and need to be accessed in an on-demand fashion. A concept is presented which allows the dynamic access to and chaining of secured Geoprocessing Web Services without a priori established rights or direct trust relationships in contradiction to the classical Role-Based Access Control scheme.
   
Africa South of the Sahara: A Geographical Interpretation, Third Edition.
  Stock, Robert/ 9781462508112/ Price:US$ 137.00
 
   
VA05-374 21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook, 2-Vols/Set.
  Stoltman, Joseph P/ 9781412974646/ Price:ĘG 270.00
 
Book Cover Via approximately 80 entries, the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on geography highlights the most important topics, issues, questions and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field need to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Key features: - Curricular-driven to provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in writing essays and dissertations, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree and so on - Comprehensive to offer full coverage of major subthemes and subfields within the discipline of geography, including regional geography, physical geography, global change, human and cultural geography, economic geography and locational analysis, political geography, geospatial technology, cartography, spatial thinking, research methodology, geographical education and more. - Uniform in chapter structure to make it easy for students to locate key information, with a more-or-less common chapter format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.
   
VA05-266 SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology, The.
  Gregory, Kenneth J./ 9781412929059/ Price:ĘG 120.00
 
Book Cover Geomorphology is the study of the Earth's diverse physical land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape these features. Examining natural and anthropogenic processes, The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is a comprehensive exposition of the fundamentals of geomorphology that examines form, process, and history in the discipline. Organized into four sections, the Handbook is an overview of: °E Foundations and Relevance: including the nature and scope of geomorphology, the origins and development of geomorphology, the role and character of theory in geomorphology, the significance of models and abstractions to geomorphology °E Techniques and Approaches: including geomorphological mapping, field observations and experimental design, remote sensing in geomorphology, quantifying rates of erosion, measuring fluid flows and sediment fluxes, dating surfaces and sediment, GIS in geomorphology, and modelling landforms and processes °E Process and Environment: including rock weathering, the evolution of regolith, hill slopes, riverine environments, glacial environments, periglacial environments, coastal environments, desert environments, karst landscapes, environmental change and anthropogenic activity °E Environmental Change: including geomorphology and environmental management, geomorphology and society, and planetary geomorphology This will be a much-used and much-cited reference for researchers in Physical Geography and the Environmental Sciences.
   
VA05-263 SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge, The.
  Agnew, John A./ 9781412910811/ Price:ĘG 120.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge is a critical inquiry into how Geography as a field of knowledge has been produced, re-produced, and re-imagined. It comprises three sections on Geographical Orientations, Geography's Venues, and Critical Geographical Concepts and Controversies. The first provides an overview of the genealogy of "geography". The second highlights the types of spatial settings and locations in which geographical knowledge has been produced. The third focuses on venues of primary importance in the historical geography of geographical thought. o Orientations - includes chapters on: Geography: the Genealogy of a Term; Geography's Narratives and Intellectual History o Geography's Venues - includes chapters on: Field; Laboratory; Observatory; Archive; Centre of Calculation; Mission Station; Battlefield; Museum; Public Sphere; Subaltern Space; Financial Space; Art Studio; Botanical / Zoological Gardens; Learned Societies o Critical concepts and controversies - includes chapters on: Environmental Determinism; Region; Place; Nature and Culture; Development; Conservation; Geopolitics; Landscape; Time; Cycle of Erosion; Time; Gender; Race / Ethnicity; Social Class; Spatial Analysis; Glaciation; Ice Ages; Map; Climate Change; Urban/Rural. Comprehensive without claiming to be encyclopedic, textured and nuanced, this Handbook will be a key resource for all researchers with an interest in the pasts, presents and futures of Geography
   
SA04-450 Geography of British Columbia: People and Landscapes in Transition.
  McGillivray, Brett/ 9780774820783/ Price:US$ 57.00
 
   
SA04-411 Understanding and Processing Sketch Maps: Proceedings of the COSIT 2011 Workshop.
  Wang, J./ 9781607508298/ Price:EUR 40.00
 
   
SA04-408 The Europeans: A Geography of People, Culture, and Environment.
  Ostergren, Robert C./ 9781609181406/ Price:US$ 123.00
 
   
SA04-408 Introduction to Remote Sensing.
  Campbell, James B./ 9781609181765/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
   
SA04-408 Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS.
  Krygier, John/ 9781609181666/ Price:US$ 52.00
 
Acclaimed for its innovative use of visual material, this book is engaging, clear, and compelling-exactly how an effective map should be. Nearly every page is organized around maps and other figures (many in full color) that illustrate all aspects of map making, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices. The book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, symbols, color, and type. Readers are invited to think critically about both the technical features and social significance of maps as they learn to create better maps of their own.
   
SA04-408 The Europeans: A Geography of People, Culture, and Environment.
  Ostergren, Robert C./ 9781593853846/ Price:US$ 68.00
 
This leading text offers a comprehensive, richly nuanced, and authoritative introduction to European geography. Coverage encompasses the entire region: its physical setting and environment, population and migration, languages and religions, and political organization. Particular attention is given to historic and contemporary features of the diverse urban environments in which most Europeans live, work, and play. Combining vivid description, essential information, and cogent analysis, the text is illustrated with more than 200 photographs and 64 maps.
   
SA04-403 Taming Technology: The Narrative Anchor Reconciling Time, Territory and Technology in Geoinformation Infrastructures.
  Koerten, Henk/ 9781607506980/ Price:EUR 65.00
 
It is often assumed that innovative technology is an essential resource for the establishment of an information infrastructure. This study on geoinformation infrastructures convincingly demonstrates that technology is an important and far more complex factor than much geoinformation practitioners want us to believe. Three Dutch cases were studied, of which two were intended to develop an infrastructure deliberately applying innovative technology. Due to a constant stream of innovations these cases failed to bring about a working infrastructure. The third case was aimed at establishing a system of large-scale basemaps. These maps acted as a °•narrative anchor°¶, a non-tangible interface between innovating technology and the infrastructure to be developed. Through the narrative anchor, this infrastructure has already existed for over 35 years and is likely to continue. Its success can be attributed to the ability of the narrative anchor to reconcile different types of technology through time, both innovative and conservative. The conclusion of this book is that lasting and reliable future (geo)information infrastructures need to have a narrative anchor that will act as an interface between ever-innovating technology and infrastructure itself.
   
SA04-397 A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors.
  Blinnikov, Mikhail S./ 9781606239209/ Price:US$ 69.00
 
Comprehensive and authoritative, this text offers an accessible introduction to post-Soviet Eurasia. Students get a solid grounding in the physical, cultural, political, and economic geography of this rapidly changing region. Core thematic chapters focus primarily on Russia but also incorporate relevant information on the other 14 former Soviet republics. Regional chapters provide concise discussions of each republic and of Russia's main regions. Student-friendly features include engaging vignettes, review questions, exercises, recommendations for further reading, and Internet resources. The volume's over 200 original maps, photographs, and other figures are also available online as PowerPoint slides.
   
SA04-397 A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors.
  Blinnikov, Mikhail S./ 9781606239339/ Price:US$ 124.00
 
   
SD08-406 Australian Landscapes.
  Bishop, P./ 9781862393141/ Price:ĘG 90.00
 
   
SA04-399 On the Consistency of Spatial Semantic Integrity Constraints.
  Mas, Stephan/ 9781607506775/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Because of the increasing use of decentrally held data and networked services, detailed knowledge about the existing data (for example its origin, structure, formats, quality and reference applications) becomes more and more important. The availability of such metadata and the evaluation of the fitness for use based on these metadata are vital. This book intents to contribute to the development of meaningful and machine-interpretable quality descriptions of geographical information. It focuses on spatiotemporal semantic integrity constraints. Three major contributions are elaborated: (i) a detailed categorisation of semantic integrity constraints, (ii) a framework for the formal definition of the constraints and (iii) a reasoning methodology for the detection of conflicting and redundant constraints. Possible application areas are quality assurance of geodata, geodata integration and harmonisation, data modelling and ontology engineering, semantic similarity measurement and usability evaluation.
   
SA04-399 Giscience for Environmental Chance.
  Hennebohl, Katharina/ 9781607506645/ Price:EUR 36.00
 
This book contains the proceedings of the first GeoChange research symposium. The GeoChange research symposium is the second cooperative workshop organized by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi) of the University of Mu"nster, and has been held on 27 November 2010 at Campos do Jorda~o (Sa~o Paul), Brazil. From the extended abstracts submitted, 11 were selected for publication in these proceedings.
   
SA04-399 Cartography: Visualization of Spatial Data.
  Kraak, Menno-Jan/ 9781609181932/ Price:US$ 59.00
 
Integrating cutting-edge technology with traditional cartographic principles, this text provides a framework for effectively visualizing and analyzing geospatial data. It gives students critical concepts and methods for harnessing the enormous amount of geospatial data that is available on the Internet and creating maps that can support real-world decision making. The third edition incorporates current developments in scientific and information visualization, multimedia, animation, virtual reality, and exploratory data analysis. The writing style is straightforward, clear, and accessible. Illustrated throughout with highly instructive diagrams and sample maps, the book includes 58 color plates.
   
SA04-397 Rethinking the Power of Maps.
  Wood, Denis/ 9781606237076/ Price:US$ 83.00
 
A contemporary follow-up to the groundbreaking Power of Maps, this book takes a fresh look at what maps do, whose interests they serve, and how they can be used in surprising, creative, and radical ways. Denis Wood describes how cartography facilitated the rise of the modern state and how maps continue to embody and project the interests of their creators. He demystifies the hidden assumptions of mapmaking and explores the promises and limitations of diverse counter-mapping practices today. Thought-provoking illustrations include U.S. Geological Survey maps; electoral and transportation maps; and numerous examples of critical cartography, participatory GIS, and map art.
   
SA04-395 Proceedings of the GIScience 2010 Doctoral Colloquium: Zurich, Switzerland, September 2010.
  Wallgrun, Jan O./ 9781607506270/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
This book contains the proceedings of the GIScience 2010 Doctoral Colloquium which was held in conjunction with the sixth International Conference on Geographic Information Science, GIScience 2010. The GIScience conference is a biennially event that started in 2000 with a conference in Savannah, USA. Over the last decade it has been one of the main meeting places to bring together researchers from the interdisciplinary research field of geographic information science. This year°¶s GIScience conference took place in September at the University of Zurich, Irchel-Campus, in Zurich, Switzerland, and for the first time only featured two separate submission tracks (full paper and extended abstract) but also this one-day doctoral colloquium with contributions exclusively by PhD students.
   
SA04-390 Standard-Based Data and Information Systems for Earth Observation.
  Di, Liping/ 9783540882633/ Price:EUR 169.99
 
   
SA04-387 Rethinking the Power of Maps.
  Wood, Denis/ 9781593853662/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
A contemporary follow-up to the groundbreaking Power of Maps, this book takes a fresh look at what maps do, whose interests they serve, and how they can be used in surprising, creative, and radical ways. Denis Wood describes how cartography facilitated the rise of the modern state and how maps continue to embody and project the interests of their creators. He demystifies the hidden assumptions of mapmaking and explores the promises and limitations of diverse counter-mapping practices today. Thought-provoking illustrations include U.S. Geological Survey maps; electoral and transportation maps; and numerous examples of critical cartography, participatory GIS, and map art.
   
SA04-387 Ontology-Driven Translation of Geospatial Data.
  Schade, Sven/ 9781607500711/ Price:EUR 50.00
 
Current methods for specifying data models lack well-defined descriptions of the expressions, which represent data types, attributes, attribute values, and operations. It is impossible to define clear translation rules for data models, because the relation between source and target data model elements is not computable. Furthermore, translation has to account for imprecision caused by conceptual heterogeneities and measurement error. In this thesis we use the DOLCE foundational ontology to provide a semantic reference frame for geospatial data. Available extensions to DOLCE are profiled and additional geospatial characteristics, such as topological relations, are included. Annotating (or semantically referencing) expressions, which are used to define geospatial data models, with this frame supports computability and allows for selecting appropriate translation rules on the attribute level. Using a logic-based approach, semantically referenced data models allow for inferring relations between source and target attributes. This includes inference on applicable translation operations and the detection of match types (exact, upper bound, and lower bound) between attributes. If detected match types fit the user°¶s purpose, translation scripts are extracted. The scripts are executed using an algebraic theory, which includes propagation of measurement errors. The approach allows for specifying data model semantics and imprecision. A demonstrator is provided as proof of concept. Our research is guided by an example of translating information about road width from a national data model (ATKIS road data model) to an international one (INSPIRE Data Specification for Transport Networks).
   
SA04-387 Imagin[e,g] Europe: Proceedings of the 29th Symposium of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, Chania, Greece.
  Manakos, Ioannis/ 9781607504931/ Price:EUR 120.00
 
The introduction of online access to remote sensing data, such as Google Earth, has made remote sensing more familiar to the public and has popularized the science in recent years. Remote sensing makes it possible to collect data from dangerous or inaccessible areas, replacing costly and slow data collection on the ground and ensuring that areas or objects are not disturbed in the process. Applications include monitoring deforestation and the effects of climate change, as well as depth sounding of coastal and ocean depths. This book is a collection of papers presented at the 29th symposium of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL). This symposium aimed to highlight the work of the association and communicate future trends and developments in the field, both to those attending the conference and to a wider public. Subjects covered include; Earth observation, earthquake monitoring, new trends in GIS and remote sensing software packages, coasts and climate conflicts, forestry, land use and land cover, thermal remote sensing and urban remote sensing.
   
SA04-385 Principles of Map Design.
  Tyner, Judith A./ 9781606235447/ Price:US$ 92.00
 
This authoritative, reader-friendly introductory text presents core principles of good map design that apply regardless of production methods or technical approach. The book addresses the crucial questions that arise at each step of making a map: Who is the audience? What is the purpose of the map? Where and how will it be used? Students get the knowledge needed to make sound decisions about data, typography, color, projections, scale, symbols, and nontraditional mapping and advanced visualization techniques. The book's utility is enhanced by over 200 illustrations, including 23 color plates; suggested readings at the end of each chapter; a glossary; and recommended Web resources. All of the figures are also available online as PowerPoint slides.
   
SA04-383 Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Solutions.
  Black, William R./ 9781606234853/ Price:US$ 64.00
 
During the past two decades, sustainability has become the dominant concern of transportation planners and policymakers. This timely text provides a framework for developing systems that move people and products efficiently while minimizing damage to the local and global environment. The book offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on the problems surrounding current transportation systems: climate change, urban air pollution, diminishing petroleum reserves, safety issues, and congestion. It explores the full range of possible solutions, including applications of pricing, planning, policy, education, and technology. Numerous figures, tables, and examples are featured, with a primary focus on North America.
   
SA04-379 Regional and Urban GIS: A Decision Support Approach.
  Nyerges, Timothy L./ 9781606233368/ Price:US$ 67.00
 
This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems. The authors' step-by-step introduction to GIS-based decision analysis methods and techniques covers important urban and regional issues (land, transportation, and water resource management) and decision processes (planning, improvement programming, and implementation). Real-world case studies demonstrate how GIS-based decision support works in a variety of contexts, with a special focus on community and regional sustainability management. Ideal for course use, the book reinforces key concepts with end-of-chapter review questions; illustrations include 18 color plates.
   
The Characteristics and impacts of landfill leachate: From Horotiu New Zealand and Maseru Lesotho: A Comparative Study.
  Thabiso, Mohobane/ 9783639203967/ Price:EUR 79.00
 
   
VA05-264 SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography, The.
  Delyser, Dydia/ 9781412919913/ Price:ĘG 120.00
 
Exploring the dynamic growth, change, and complexity of qualitative research in human geography, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography brings together leading scholars in the field to examine its history, assess the current state of the art, and project future directions. Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the Handbook shows how empirical details of qualitative research can be linked to the broader social, theoretical, political, and policy concerns of qualitative geographers and the communities within which they work. The book is organized into three sections: Part I: Openings engages the history of qualitative geography, and details the ways that research, and the researcher's place within it, are conceptualized within broader academic, political, and social currents. Part II: Encounters and Collaborations describes the different strategies of inquiry that qualitative geographers use, and the tools and techniques that address the challenges and queries that arise in the research process. Part III: Making Sense explores the issues and processes of interpretation, and the ways researchers communicate their results. Retrospective as well as prospective in its approach, this is geography's first peer-to-peer engagement with qualitative research detailing how to conceive, carry out and communicate qualitative research in the twenty-first century. Suitable for postgraduate students, academics, and practitioners alike, this is the methods resource for researchers in human geography.
   
SA04-419 Evolutionary Economic Geography: Location of Production and the European Union.
  Jovanovic, Miroslav N./ 9780415423465/ Price:ĘG 115.00
 
   
SA04-390 A View from the West: The Neolithic of the Irish Sea Zone.
  Cummings, Vicki/ 9781842173626/ Price:ĘG 36.00
 
   
SA04-385 A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology.
  Oswin, John/ 9783540766919/ Price:EUR 129.99
 
   
SA04-385 Research Trends in Geographic Information Science.
  Navratil, Gerhard/ 9783540882435/ Price:EUR 209.00
 
   
SA04-379 A World of Difference: Encountering and Contesting Development.
  Sheppard, Eric/ 9781606232620/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Widely regarded as the authoritative text on development geography, this volume examines the nature and causes of global inequality and critically analyzes contemporary approaches to economic development across the third world. Students gain a deeper understanding of the interacting dynamics of culture, gender, race, and class; biophysical factors, such as climate, population, and natural resources; and economic and political processes-all of which have led to the present-day disparities between the first and third worlds. Numerous examples, sidebars, and figures illustrate how people in the global South are experiencing and contesting the forces of globalization. New to This Edition Updated to reflect a decade of economic, political, and social changes. Extensively revised; more fully integrates postcolonial and feminist perspectives. Broadens the prior edition's focus on Africa with examples from around the world. A chapter on the promises and pitfalls of sustainable development.
   
SA04-377 Cuban Landscapes: Heritage, Memory, and Place.
  Scarpaci, Joseph L./ 9781606233238/ Price:US$ 32.00
 
This accessible book offers a vivid geographic portrait of Cuba, exploring the island's streetscapes, sugar cane fields, beaches, and rural settlements; its billboards, government buildings, and national landmarks. The authors illuminate how natural and built landscapes have shaped Cuban identity (cubanidad), and vice versa. They provide a unique perspective on Cuba's distinct historical periods and political economies, from the colonial period through republicanism and today's socialist era. Compelling topics include the legacies of slavery and the sugar industry, the past and future of urban development, and the impact of "islandness" on sociocultural processes.
   
SA04-377 Neural Networks in Atmospheric Remote Sensing.(With CD-ROM)
  Blackwell, William J./ 9781596933729/ Price:ĘG 96.00
 
   
SA04-376 Remote Sensing for a Changing Europe.
  Maktav, Derya/ 9781586039868/ Price:EUR 130.00
 
These proceedings cover 84 papers, presented earlier at the °•Remote Sensing for a Changing Europe°¶ symposium held in Istanbul, Turkey (2-7 June 2008). Technical presentations were on all fields of geoinformation and remote sensing, but especially on the following topics: geoinformation and remote sensing, new sensors and instruments, image processing techniques, time series analysis, data fusion, imaging spectroscopy, urban remote sensing, land use and land cover, radar remote sensing, LIDAR, land degradation and desertification, hydrology, land ice & snow, coastal zone, forestry, agriculture, 3D spatial analysis and world heritage.
   
SA04-373 Elementary Statistics for Geographers.
  Burt, James E./ 9781572304840/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Widely adopted, this uniquely comprehensive text introduces the techniques and concepts of statistics in human and physical geography. Unlike other texts that gloss over the conceptual foundations and focus solely on method, the book explains not only how to apply quantitative tools but also why and how they work. Students gain important skills for utilizing both conventional and spatial statistics in their own research, as well as for critically evaluating the work of others. Most chapters are self-contained in order to provide maximum flexibility in course design. Requiring no math beyond algebra, the book is well suited for undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses. Helpful features include chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, and practice problems at the end of each chapter.
   
SA04-372 War, Violence, and Population: Making the Body Count.
  Tyner, James A./ 9781606230374/ Price:US$ 37.00
 
Grounded in theory and research, this book offers a spatial perspective on how and why populations are regulated and disciplined by mass violence-and why these questions matter for scholars concerned about social justice. James Tyner focuses on how states and other actors use acts of brutality to manage, administer, and control space for political and economic purposes. He shows how demographic analyses of fertility, mortality, and migration cannot be complete without taking war and genocide into account. Stark, in-depth case studies provide a powerful and provocative basis for retheorizing population geography.
   
South Caspian to Central Iran Basins.
  Brunet, M F/ 9781862392717/ Price:ĘG 95.00
 
   
City and Cosmos: The Medieval World in Urban Form. (POD)
  Lilley, Keith D./ 9781861894410/ Price:ĘG 25.00
 
Drawing upon original accounts, illustrations and maps from across medieval Europe, and on science, religion, art, literature, drama and architecture of the Latin West, City and Cosmos offers an innovative interpretation of how medieval Christians saw their urban worlds. Linking together textual and visual evidence, it examines how the city was understood simultaneously as a °•body°¶ writ large and as a scaled-down version of the cosmos, each sharing common spatial forms and functional ordering. Crossing traditional subject boundaries, City and Cosmos will appeal to a wide range of medievalists working in history, archaeology, philology, philosophy and theology. It will also help students of architecture, urban planning, art history and human geography to re-evaluate the material and imagined forms of European towns and cities. The idea it propounds °V that cities have deep meaning in the human imagination °V will also give the book wide appeal to those interested in urbanism and urban life.
   
SA04-367 Introduction to Remote Sensing.
  Campbell, James B./ 9781606230749/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
This popular text introduces students to widely used forms of remote sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use analysis. Providing comprehensive coverage of principal topics in the field, the book's 4 sections and 21 chapters are carefully designed as independent units that instructors can select from as needed for their courses. Relevant case studies and review questions that reinforce the concepts presented in each chapter make this book essential reading for students in remote sensing. Illustrations include 28 color plates and nearly 400 black-and-white images and figures.
   
SA04-353 Managing Geographic Information Systems.
  Obermeyer, Nancy J./ 9781593856359/ Price:US$ 69.00
 
Now in a fully revised and expanded second edition, this widely adopted text and practical reference addresses all aspects of developing and using geographic information systems (GIS) within an organization. Coverage includes the role of the GIS professional, how geographic information fits into broader management information systems, the use of GIS in strategic planning, and ways to navigate the organizational processes that support or inhibit the success of GIS implementation. All chapters retained from the prior edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect significant technological, empirical, and conceptual advances, as well as the changing contexts of GIS use. New chapters discuss organizational politics, metadata, legal issues, and GIS ethics.
   
VA05-247 Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World.
  / 9780007236701/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
Presented in an elegant, gold cover and slipcase and printed for the first time on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper. For this new edition, all the maps and detailed thematic information are completely updated with the latest geographical and geo-political changes - these include an estimated 20,000 updates with 3,500 changes to place names alone. There are full updates to the world's states and territories as well as to the geographical information on the world's physical features - now illustrated with the latest satellite imagery. The Atlas also begins with contributions from experts in many geographical fields, providing detailed information on the key issues facing the world today - climate change, environmental threats, global communications, biodiversity and energy resources - with supporting maps, images, photographs and graphics to illustrate the physical world today and man's interaction with it. Finally, the unique scope and breadth of the index - containing entries to over 200,000 places and geographical features - also includes a comprehensive set of alternative spellings for place names and former names, allowing users to easily find what they are looking for. Four years in the making, The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World is painstakingly researched by a dedicated team of over 50 cartographers from Collins Bartholomew - with changes to the database made every 3 and a half minutes using a 24-hour-a-day news feed. The Atlas is relied on and trusted by governments around the world, international organizations including the UN and European Commission and media companies and both the Collins and The Times atlas ranges have won 10 major cartographic awards over the last 5 years.
   
SA04-347 The Sustainable Development Paradox: Urban Political Economy in the United States and Europe.
  Krueger, Rob/ 9781593854980/ Price:US$ 39.00
 
Sustainability-with its promise of economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental integrity-is hardly a controversial goal. Yet scholars have generally overlooked the ways that policies aimed at promoting "sustainability" at local, national, and global scales have been shaped and constrained by capitalist social relations. This thought-provoking book reexamines sustainability conceptually and as it actually exists on the ground, with a particular focus on Western European and North American urban contexts. Topics include critical theoretical engagements with the concept of sustainability; how sustainability projects map onto contemporary urban politics and social justice movements; the spatial politics of conservation planning and resource use; and what progressive sustainability practices in the context of neoliberalism might look like.
   
Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady.
  Jackson, Mark/ 9781861893338/ Price:ĘG 16.95
 
By the closing decade of the twentieth century, however, allergy had acquired greater medical, political, socio-economic and cultural significance. Increasingly perceived by clinicians, the media and the public as widespread and potentially fatal conditions, allergies became a distinct clinical specialism, generated new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, and, in the process, created a lucrative market for international pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. Charting entirely new territory in the social history of medicine, Mark Jackson°¶s book offers critical insights not only into the emergence of new categories of illness in the modern period but also into the historical geography of disease. In doing so, it presents a new perspective on the history of health, medicine and the environment and provides a challenging commentary on the global politics, economics and ideologies of health care in the civilized and industrialized modern world.
   
VD18-17 Environment, 4-Vols/Set.
  Pretty, Jules/ 9781412918428/ Price:ĘG 645.00
 
This Four-Volume Set explores the locations where the environment matters most such as where people are poor, where environments are under threat (such as on frontiers), where there are few natural resources remaining, and where industrialization is rampant. It will also explore these concerns at different system levels, from local-community, to regional, national and global. It will also explore costs of damage to the very resources on which economies rely, and the values of environmental goods and services and the controversies surrounding such valuations. It is organised around environment-people interactions (livelihoods, poverty, income, economic growth); environment-environment interactions (do people matter?); and people-people interactions (collective action challenges, institutions). These interactions can be one-way and extractive, or two-way and mutually-shaping. The papers will also address the question of knowledge about the environment what do we know? How does information change? In what form is it legitimate? How do we tell stories about the environment, and how do these shape our own world views?
   
VA05-183 Encyclopedia of Human Geography.
  Warf, Barney/ 9780761988588/ Price:ĘG 135.00
 
Human geography has undergone a conceptual and methodological renaissance that has transformed the field into one of the most dynamic social sciences. Earlier traditions such as Marxist, feminist and phenomenological inquiry remain vibrant. In addition, human geographers have embraced a variety of newer philosophical approaches emanating from political economy and post-structuralism to engage new topics. Critical perspectives have been brought to bear on fields such as geographical information systems, and the long-standing schism between human and physical geography has been narrowed by the emergence of perspectives such as political ecology. This Encyclopedia, on this relatively new strand of geography, considers all these new developments and helps to further establish this field.
   
VA05-164 Narrative Methods, 4-Vols/Set.
  Atkinson, Paul/ 9781412901505/ Price:ĘG 645.00
 
In recent years, there has been a convergence of interest on narratives and lives from many qualitative and interpretative strands in the social sciences that encompass sociology and anthropology, health and nursing studies, educational research, cultural and communication analysis, cultural geography and the emergent fields of discourse and narrative analyses. In some contexts this is interpreted somewhat narrowly but these comprehensive volumes will adopt a more inclusive approach to reflect the current diversity of perspectives across the different social sciences. Here the broad term 'narrative' includes personal narratives, life histories, performances, testimonials and memories. This timely compilation: (a) demonstrate the deeply rooted nature of this approach across the social sciences; (b) reveal the contested nature of the narrative turn; (c) emphasise the methodological strengths and weakness associated with the collection and analysis of narrative, life story and performance; (d) break down the barriers between the disciplines in their uses of such material.
   
SA04-362 English Seigniorial Agriculture, 1250-1450.
  Campbell, Bruce M. S./ 9780521026420/ Price:US$ 82.00
 
   
SA04-325 Latin America: Regions and People.
  Kent, Robert B./ 9781572309098/ Price:US$ 77.00
 
This comprehensive text introduces key geographical concepts while providing an incisive, timely, and highly informative primer on Latin America. Thematic chapters trace the development of the region from the pre-Hispanic era to the present, while regional chapters reveal the diversity of its constituent people and places. Coverage includes cultural history; environment and physical geography; land use, agriculture, and urbanization; social and economic processes; and the Latin American diaspora. Enhancing the utility of the text are quick-reference tables and illustrative vignettes, over 160 photographs and maps, and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter.
   
VA05-155 Political Geography, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cox, Kevin/ 9780415332101/ Price:ĘG 1065.00
 
Political geography concerns small-scale intrastate, regional and individual activities, as well as large far-reaching processes of global or international relationships. The field has developed from late nineteenth and early twentieth century concerns with geopolitics - the relationships between state power and territory - to a diverse range of topics engendered by new world systems and globalisation. There has been a tremendous growth in study of political geography since the 1970s. This growth has been signalled among other things by the emergence of three serials explicitly devoted to political geography (Political Geography, Space and Polity and geopolitics) and by other journals containing strong political geography content. This collection charts the historical growth of the discipline and the major themes of post 1970s developments.
   
VA05-147 Handbook of Rural Studies.
  Cloke, Paul/ 9780761973324/ Price:ĘG 120.00
 
The Handbook represents the vitality and theoretical innovation at work in rural studies. It shows how political economy and the 'cultural turn' have led to very significant new thinking in the cultural representations of: rurality; nature; sustainability; new economies; power and rurality; new consumerism; and exclusion and rurality. It is organized in three sections: approaches to rural studies; rural research: key theoretical co-ordinates and new rural relations. In a rich and textured discussion, the Handbook of Rural Studies explains the key moments in which the theorization of culture, nature, politics, agency, and space in rural contexts have transmitted ideas back into wider social science.
   
SA04-430 Espana contemporanea.
  Moreno, Cristina L./ 9788497781862/ Price:EUR 21.54
 
   
SA04-402 Teaching Geography.(With CD-ROM)
  Gersmehl, Phil/ 9781593851545/ Price:US$ 42.00
 
   
SA04-327 Unraveling Desertification: Policies and Actor Networks in Southern Europe.
  Wilson, G. A./ 9789076998428/ Price:EUR 55.00
 
This book analyses processes of desertification from a social science perspective and unravels the policy related drivers of desertification. Desertification is addressed both as a concept surrounded by a multitude of different discourses and as a tangible unsustainable process that is connected to a complex set of policies and changing land management practices. The focus will be on Southern Europe, where desertification has been a long-standing problem in many areas, and where in some places the loss of productive capacity has worsened considerably over the last few decades. By focusing on four specific case study areas in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, the scope of the book will cover the °•human dimension°¶ of desertification, exploring in particular how the framework of existing policies has affected land management decisions and desertification processes.
   
SA04-318 Environmental Archaeology: Theoretical and Practical Approaches.
  Branch, Nick/ 9780340808719/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
Environmental Archaeology: Theoretical and Practical Approaches outlines and assesses the various methods used to reconstruct and explain the past interaction between people and their environment. Emphasising the importance of a highly scientific approach to the subject, the book combines geoarchaeological, bioarchaeological (archaeobotany and zooarchaeology) and geochronological information and examines how these various aspects of archaeology may be used to enhance our knowledge and understanding of past human environments. Drawing from both the practical experiences of the authors and cutting-edge research, Environmental Archaeology: Theoretical and Practical Approaches is a valuable contribution to the subject. It will be essential reading for students and professionals in archaeology, geography and anthropology.
   
SA04-315 Geographies of Muslim Women: Gender, Religion, and Space.
  Falah, Ghazi-Walid/ 9781572301344/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
This groundbreaking volume explores how Islamic discourse and practice intersect with gender relations and broader political and economic processes to shape women's geographies in a variety of regional contexts. Contributors represent a wide range of disciplinary subfields and perspectives--cultural geography, political geography, development studies, migration studies, and historical geography--yet they share a common focus on bringing issues of space and place to the forefront of analyses of Muslim women's experiences. Themes addressed include the intersections of gender, development and religion; mobility and migration; and discourse, representation, and the contestation of space. In the process, the book challenges many stereotypes and assumptions about the category of "Muslim woman," so often invoked in public debate in both traditional societies and the West.
   
SA04-311 Understanding the Cultural Landscape.
  Wallach, Bret/ 9781593851194/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
This compelling book offers a fresh perspective on how the natural world has been imagined, built on, and transformed by human beings throughout history and around the globe. Coverage ranges from the earliest societies to preindustrial China and India, from the emergence in Europe of the modern world to the contemporary global economy. The focus is on what the places we have created say about us: our belief systems and the ways we make a living. Also explored are the social and environmental consequences of human activities, and how conflicts over the meaning of progress are reflected in today's urban, rural, and suburban landscapes. Written in a highly engaging style, this ideal undergraduate-level human geography text is illustrated with over 25 maps and 70 photographs.
   
SA04-311 Field Methods in Remote Sensing.
  McCoy, Roger M./ 9781593850791/ Price:US$ 33.00
 
This concise, much-needed guide takes readers step by step through planning and executing field work associated with many different types of remote sensing projects. Remote sensing texts and research reports typically focus on data-analytic techniques while offering a dearth of information on procedures followed in the field. In contrast, this book provides clear recommendations for defining field work objectives, devising a valid sampling plan, finding locations using GPS, and selecting and using effective measurement techniques for field reflectance spectra and for studies of vegetation, soils, water, and urban areas. Appendices feature sample field note forms, an extensive bibliography on advanced and specialized methods, and online metadata sources.
   
VA05-104 Cultural Geography: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, 2-Vols/Set.
  Thrift, Nigel/ 9780415285025/ Price:ĘG 585.00
 
Providing both a retrospective as well as a prospective take on modern cultural geography, this collection provides a range of diverse material. The volumes constitute both an historical resource, tracking the marking of the field, and a map of contemporary themes and obsessions. A distinctive feature of the editorial selection is its emphasis on the multiplicity of theoretical and substantive concerns in cultural geography over and above the 'classical' interests in elite cultural practices and representational approaches to cultural politics. This enlargement of the compass of cultural geography emphasises its interfaces with science studies, cultural studies, post-colonial studies and environmental history. The collection is in four parts, with new introductions to each volume. The first volume addresses the history and practices of contemporary cultural geography itself, from writing to exploration. The second focuses on the cultural politics of identity. The third examines the diversity of senses through which cultural worlds are inhabited. The fourth volume explores the materialities of cultural practice and approaches that admit the non-human into the company of cultural geography.
   
SA04-311 Cairo : City of Sand.(POD)
  Golia, Maria/ 9781861891877/ Price:ĘG 24.95
 
Cairo is a 1,400-year-old metropolis whose streets are inscribed with sagas, a place where the pressures of life test people's equanimity to the very limit. Virtually surrounded by desert, sixteen million Cairenes cling to the Nile and each other, proximities that colour and shape lives. Packed with incident and anecdote Cairo: City of Sand describes the city's given circumstances and people's attitudes of response. Apart from a brisk historical overview, this book focuses on the present moment of one of the world's most illustrious and irreducible cities. Cairo steps inside the interactions between Cairenes, examining the roles of family, tradition and bureaucracy in everyday life. The book explores Cairo's relationship with its 'others', from the French and British occupations to modern influences like tourism and consumerism. Cairo also discusses characteristic styles of communication, and linguistic memes, including slang, grandiloquence, curses and jokes. Cairo exists by virtue of these interactions, synergies of necessity, creativity and the presence or absence of power. Cairo: City of Sand reveals a peerless balancing act, and transmits the city's overriding message: the breadth of the human capacity for loss, astonishment and delight.
   
SA04-311 Understanding the Cultural Landscape.
  Wallach, Bret/ 9781593851200/ Price:US$ 84.00
 
Book Cover This compelling book offers a fresh perspective on how the natural world has been imagined, built on, and transformed by human beings throughout history and around the globe. Coverage ranges from the earliest societies to preindustrial China and India, from the emergence in Europe of the modern world to the contemporary global economy. The focus is on what the places we have created say about us: our belief systems and the ways we make a living. Also explored are the social and environmental consequences of human activities, and how conflicts over the meaning of progress are reflected in today's urban, rural, and suburban landscapes. Written in a highly engaging style, this ideal undergraduate-level human geography text is illustrated with over 25 maps and 70 photographs.
   
SA04-310 Cambodia.
  Freeman, Michael/ 9781861891860/ Price:ĘG 14.95
 
Cambodia has a long and rich history, first becoming an artistic and religious power in Southeast Asia in the Angkor period (802°V1432), when its kings ruled from vast temple complexes at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. The cultural influence of Cambodia on other countries in the region has been enormous, quite out of keeping with its reduced territory and limited political and economic power today. In Cambodia, writer and photographer Michael Freeman examines the country°¶s present troubled situation in the light of its political and cultural history, looking at many aspects of modern Cambodia, including the psychological effect of the outrages of Pol Pot, and how Angkor Wat has become an icon and symbol for its tourist and heritage industry. In the process he relates personal stories and anecdotes from Cambodia°¶s recent and more ancient history, such as royal white elephants and buffalo sacrifices in villages; how spiders are cooked and eaten; and the incidence of cannibalism in Cambodian warfare. Cambodia is sometimes shocking, often humorous, and always entertaining, and will give the reader a new insight into the history of this maltreated yet fascinating country.
   
SA04-310 Patterned Ground : Entanglements of Nature and Culture.
  Harrison, Stephan/ 9781861891815/ Price:ĘG 17.95
 
Patterned Ground unravels the entangled relationships between nature and culture. Around 100 entries by leading names in new geography and related disciplines focus on various °•objects°¶ in the landscape °V from beaches to battlefields, bees to horses, police stations to post-offices, trees to tractors. Each piece, written by an expert in the field, explores the way in which we understand that object and its relationship to the world around it. This book is neither encyclopadia nor dictionary, but a knowledgeable and impassioned engagement with the world. In this sense, it chimes with earlier experiments in understanding the earth and its landscapes, whether these endeavours have been conducted within the sciences, the social sciences or the arts. Patterned Ground backtracks from familiar and obvious ways of seeing patterns in the world, and discovers it anew. In this way, it opens up new possibilities for thinking about the relationships between ourselves, objects and the ground on which we walk.
   
SA04-307 The Europeans: A Geography of People, Culture, and Environment.
  Ostergren, Robert C./ 9780898622720/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
   
SA04-307 How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design.
  MacEachren, Alan M./ 9781572300408/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
Book Cover Now available in paperback for the first time, this classic work presents a cognitive-semiotic framework for understanding how maps work as powerful, abstract, and synthetic spatial representations. Explored are the ways in which the many representational choices inherent in mapping interact with information processing and knowledge construction, and how the resulting insights can be used to make informed symbolization and design decisions. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary technologies. As the nature of maps continues to evolve, Alan MacEachren emphasizes the ongoing need to think systematically about the ways people interact with and use spatial information.
   
Textbook of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems.
  Reddy, Anji/ 9781904798088/ Price:ĘG 45.00
 
The development of GIS technology and the inclusion of a number of courses in GIS and remote sensing in academic programme at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels are noteworthy. Perhaps the most significant single development in the world is the linkage of results of remote sensing data analysis to GIS for its integration with allied application areas. This book has been conceived with the objective of symbioting these two technologies and making available the relevant literature for the use of scientists, teachers and students of engineering and technology. The first part of the book deals with map language, the second part enumerates remote sensing principles and techniques, while the third part highlights the GIS principles as well as the principles of spatial models and conceptual design of GIS database management techniques. The final part gives a detailed account of the linkage and integration of parts two and three and their current and potential applications to urban and municipal administrations.
   
SA04-416 The Penguin Dictionary of Geography.
  Clark, Audrey N./ 9780140515053/ Price:ĘG 8.99
 
   
Bangkok : Angelic Illusions.
  Bell, Barry/ 9781861891570/ Price:ĘG 19.95
 
Bangkok: Angelic Allusions uses the tangible artefacts of the city, its topography, streets and monuments, as vehicles for speculating on Bangkok and its central mythologies. Significant in themselves, these physical objects or categories also bring structure to other more perceptual observations and speculations. Ultimately the book links the city°¶s hectic urban sensibility to its more elusive and mysterious character, the dream of Bangkok which lurks within its physical reality.
   
VA05-48 Handbook of Cultural Geography.
  Anderson, Kay/ 9780761969259/ Price:ĘG 120.00
 
The Handbook of Cultural Geography presents a state of the art assessment of the key questions informing cultural geography. Emphasizing the intellectual diversity of the discipline, the Handbook presents a comprehensive statement of the relationship between the cultural imagination and the geographical imagination while also looking at resonances between cultural geography and other disciplines. The work is cross-referenced throughout and presents a completely integrated overview of cultural geography. This will be an essential reference for any inquiry into how culture is spatially constituted and, equally, how geography is culturally constructed.
   
SA04-401 The Royal Geographical Society Illustrated: A Unique Record of Exploration and Photography.
  Hillary, Edmund/ 9781902686240/ Price:ĘG 29.95
 
   
Representations of Space and Time.
  Peuquet, Donna J./ 9781572307735/ Price:US$ 57.00
 
Book Cover Recent advances in information technology have enabled scientists to generate unprecedented amounts of earth-related data, with tremendous potential for dealing with pressing social, economic, and environmental issues. Yet the volume and heterogeneity of available data clearly overwhelm traditional analytical approaches, as well as the human capacity to derive patterns and useful insights. This book examines how geospatial knowledge can be analyzed and represented in a manner that not only is accurate and coherent, but also makes intuitive sense to the end user. Integrating concepts and approaches from geography, computer science, cognitive psychology, and philosophy, Donna J. Peuquet explores the processes by which people acquire, represent, and utilize spatiotemporal knowledge. Arguing that the human user and the computer must be viewed as interrelated components of a single system, she provides principles and recommendations for improving the design of geographic information systems (GIS) and other geospatial modeling tools.
   
Extreme Europe.
  Barber, Stephen/ 9781861890917/ Price:ĘG 12.95
 
   
Tomorrow's Geography: A GCSE text for Edexcel Specification A.
  Harcourt, Mike/ 9780340799659/ Price:ĘG 14.99
 
   
SA04-443 Streets and Market Places in Towns of Southwest England.
  Scrase, Anthony J./ 9780773479531/ Price:ĘG 54.95
 
   
SA04-329 Mappings.(POD)
  Cosgrove, Denis/ 9781861890214/ Price:ĘG 19.95
 
Mappings explores what mapping has meant in the past and how its meanings have altered. How have maps and mapping served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds? How has the practice of mapping shaped modern seeing and knowing? In what ways do contemporary changes in our experience of the world alter the meanings and practice of mapping, and vice versa? In their diverse expressions, maps and the representational processes of mapping have constructed the spaces of modernity since the early Renaissance. The map's spatial fixity, its capacity to frame, control and communicate knowledge through combining image and text, and cartography's increasing claims to scientific authority, make mapping at once an instrument and a metaphor for rational understanding of the world.
   
Cities of Difference.
  Fincher, Ruth/ 9781572303102/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
How can contemporary theories of difference enhance our understanding of traditional urban studies concerns such as housing, labor markets, and structures of state entitlement? What are the connections between urban space and identity politics? This provocative text provides fresh perspectives on the fragmented city within a cultural political economy framework. Contributors explore the role of race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality, able-bodiedness, and other axes of difference in the geography of postmodern cities. Using a range of cutting-edge theoretical and methodological approaches, the book probes the relationship of the broader realities of urban life--economic polarization, gentrification, and the proliferation of sites of consumption to the everyday life and political power of different communities.
   
Spaces of Modernity: London's Geographies 1680-1780.
  Ogborn, Miles/ 9781572303652/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
From the civility of Westminster's newly paved streets to the dangerous pleasures of Vauxhall Gardens and the grand designs of the Universal Register Office, this book examines the identities, practices, and power relations of the modern city as they emerged within and transformed the geographies of eighteenth-century London. Ogborn draws upon a wide variety of textual and visual sources to illuminate processes of commodification, individualization, state formation, and the transformation of the public sphere within the new spaces of the metropolis. Readers in cultural studies, cultural and historical geography, British history, and a range of other disciplines will appreciate this book's bold and original contribution to current debates on modernity.
   
SA04-437 Spatial Behavior: A Geographic Perspective.
  Golledge, Reginald G./ 9781572300507/ Price:US$ 67.00
 
Book Cover Examining a broad range of questions--from how human beings negotiate the spaces in which they live, work, and play to how firms and institutions, and their spatial behaviors, are affected by processes of economic and societal change--this work presents an overview of research into the spatial behavior of humans and their institutions. Updating and expanding concepts of decision making and choice behavior on different geographic scales, this major revision of the authors' acclaimed Analytical Behavioral Geography presents theoretical foundations, extensive case studies, and empirical evidence of human behavior in a comprehensive range of physical, social, and economic settings. Generously illustrated with maps, diagrams, and tables, the volume also covers issues of gender, discusses traditionally excluded groups such as the physically and mentally challenged, and addresses the pressing needs of our growing elderly population.
   
SA04-203 Real China: From Cannibalism to Karaoke.
  Gittings, John/ 9780671516512/ Price:ĘG 7.99
 
   
An Introduction to Population.
  Daugherty, Helen Ginn/ 9780898626162/ Price:US$ 57.00
 
Book Cover A rewarding introduction to the study of population, this highly accessible textbook outlines the fundamental concepts and measurement techniques of demography. Assuming the reader has no prior knowledge, the book begins by defining key terms and presenting a brief overview of the topic. Subsequent chapters trace demography from its early beginnings to the present and examine different ways to study population, such as by sociological, economic, political, or psychological variables. Important issues in fertility, mortality, and migration are addressed, including a unique classification of occupations by how likely or unlikely they cause migration. The book concludes with an exploration of relevant political policies in the United States and around the world.
   
Ground Truth: The Social Implications of Geographic Information Systems.
  Pickles, John/ 9780898622959/ Price:US$ 38.00
 
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How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design.
  MacEachren, Alan M./ 9780898625899/ Price:US$ 115.00
 
   
The Power of Maps.
  Wood, Denis/ 9780898624939/ Price:US$ 30.00
 
Book Cover This volume ventures into terrain where even the most sophisticated map fails to lead--through the mapmaker's bias. Denis Wood shows how maps are not impartial reference objects, but rather instruments of communication, persuasion, and power. Like paintings, they express a point of view. By connecting us to a reality that could not exist in the absence of maps--a world of property lines and voting rights, taxation districts and enterprise zones--they embody and project the interests of their creators. Sampling the scope of maps available today, illustrations include Peter Gould's AIDS map, Tom Van Sant's map of the earth, U.S. Geological Survey maps, and a child's drawing of the world. The Power of Maps was initially published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design. The New York Times called The Power of Maps exhibition "an ambitious attempt to examine maps as powerful tools for making statements about the world."
   
SA04-100 Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology.
  Zumberge, James H./ 9780697098443/ Price:NT$ 500.000
 
   
Methods and Models in Demography.
  Newell, Colin/ 9780898624519/ Price:US$ 37.00
 
This volume clearly outlines the methods used to study population structure and change by presenting the major descriptive and analytical models developed by demographers to investigate the interrelationships between fertility, age, structure, and mortality. With illustrations, tables, and data drawn from a wide range of countries in both the developed and developing world, Methods and Models in Demography explicates the potential uses and limitations of the current models for population analysis, estimation, and forecasting.
   
 

 

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