Nanjing: Historical Landscape and Its Planning from by Yifeng Yao

By Yifeng Yao

This e-book reviews the ancient adjustments of the cityscape of Nanjing from the perspective of geographical structures. Nanjing is a urban positioned alongside the Yangtze River, originated 2500 years in the past, and then ten dynasties tested their capital depending on the geographical stipulations. The ebook makes a speciality of the research of the features of mountain and river structures within the a number of ancient sessions, and offers investigations of ancient websites in addition to those structures. this allows the quest for the legislation of old evolution and spatial constitution adjustments, that's additionally the examine of the connection among guy and nature. It extends the normal maintenance and cityscapes making plans to that of geographical panorama method. Readers operating within the zone of geography, heritage, city and panorama making plans will take advantage of it.

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Global Environmental History: 10,000 BC to Ad 2000 by Ian G Simmons

By Ian G Simmons

Classes which take care of environmental heritage have lengthy lacked a finished evaluation. I. G. Simmons has made an important contribution with a ebook that appears on the long term background of atmosphere and humanity from 10,000 BC to advert 2000. This far-reaching textual content considers the worldwide photo and recognises the contributions of many disciplines together with the ordinary sciences, the social sciences, and more and more, the arts. As a kick off point, this publication takes the most important levels of human technological evolution of the final 12,000 years and considers how those have affected the flora and fauna. It then considers the reaction to stipulations similar to weather swap, placing modern preoccupations right into a long term viewpoint. it is a ebook of historical past, no longer prophecy, and so makes no decisions on present anxieties. Key good points: *Includes a thesaurus of surprising phrases *Notable in being a heritage and never a polemic *Examines the interrelation of historical past and nature, drawing on many fields of studying *Extensive insurance makes this excellent heritage interpreting for extra specialized remedies and reviews

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High Places: Cultural Geographies of Mountains, Ice and by Denis Cosgrove, Veronica della Dora

By Denis Cosgrove, Veronica della Dora

Excessive places--be they mountain peaks or the significant expanses of the polar latitudes--have continually captured the human mind's eye. Inaccessible, severe, they're quite often invested with awe and reverence, as locations of actual problem, severe adventure. more and more, also they are taken care of as precise destinations for technology. excessive locations explores the interesting geographies of those precise environments, revealing how senses are challenged, objectivities uncovered, cultural assumptions laid naked. no matter if strolling the summit of Pico de Orizaba, the fourth maximum volcano within the northern hemisphere; recounting the story of the yankee explorer Charles Wilkes, charged with "immoral mapping" in Antarctica; or exploring the 200,000 yr previous Greenland ice middle; the foreign members demonstrate the richness and importance of those particular locations.  Embracing Europe, Asia, North and relevant the US, Antarctica and the Arctic, excessive locations will curiosity geographers, historians of technology, and people drawn to polar/mountain stories, panorama, tradition and atmosphere.

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The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work by Kees van der Spek

By Kees van der Spek

Till their fresh demolition, the colourful mud-brick hamlets of al-Qurna village, positioned one of the Noble Tombs of the Theban Necropolis at the Luxor West financial institution, have been domestic to a colourful group.
Inhabiting a spot of in depth Egyptological study for over centuries, it was once inevitable that Qurnawis may still develop into a part of the heritage of Egyptology and the improvement of archaeological perform within the Theban Necropolis. yet they've got typically been considered as employees for the excavation groups or buyers within the illicit antiquities alternate. the trendy humans inhabiting the traditional burial grounds have themselves hardly been considered.
By demonstrating the multiplicity of financial actions which are performed in al-Qurna, this learn counters the villagers' stereotypical illustration as tomb robbers, and restores an knowing of who they're as humans dwelling their lives within the shadow of valued cultural history.

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Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher

By Robin Lee Hatcher

Within the excessive desolate tract city of Frenchman's Bluff, Idaho, Felicia Kristoffersen has got down to create a destiny for herself that's larger than her painful earlier. by myself on this planet with purely her religion to maintain her, she needs to turn out herself as this tiny community's new institution instructor. She can't, must never, fail. yet, there are those that by no means sought after her there firstly. 5 years after the loss of life of his spouse, neighborhood service provider Colin Murphy cares approximately only one factor: elevating his daughter, Charity. Colin desires to supply her the tutorial merits he by no means had. the hot schoolmarm's inexperience does not sit down good with him, and if this instructor up and marries just like the final one did, Charity's middle can be damaged once more. a lady who hasn't identified love. a guy who misplaced the affection he had. in the middle of the vast, sage-covered plains, every one is set to find that life's bitterest situations really can interact for stable. 'Tender, evocative, and fantastically written, Belonging is a trip approximately love after loss, and approximately hearts destined to turn into one---despite their stubbornness! Belonging is Robin Lee Hatcher at her best!' ---Tamera Alexander, bestselling writer of inside My center and The Inheritance 'Belonging is classic Robin Lee Hatcher: a touching, delicate love tale, choked with actual clash and characters that quietly construct a nest on your center. A skillful mix of description, emotion, and non secular mirrored image, Belonging will sweep you away to past due nineteenth-century Idaho, pleased to have a pro novelist using your buckboard wagon with a certain hand. via story's finish you are going to without doubt sigh with reduction, smile with satisfaction, and switch again to web page one for a moment stopover at with our decided omit okay. enjoyed it!' --- Liz Curtis Higgs, long island occasions bestselling writer of Mine Is the evening

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Understanding Society and Natural Resources: Forging New by Michael J. Manfredo, Jerry J. Vaske, Andreas Rechkemmer,

By Michael J. Manfredo, Jerry J. Vaske, Andreas Rechkemmer, Esther A. Duke

In this edited quantity top students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds combat with social technology integration possibilities and demanding situations. This booklet explores the turning out to be situation of the way most sensible to accomplish potent integration of the social technological know-how disciplines as a method for furthering normal source social technology and environmental challenge fixing. The chapters supply an summary of the background, imaginative and prescient, advances, examples and techniques that can result in integration.

The quest for integration one of the social sciences isn't new. a few argue that the social sciences have lagged of their developments and contributions to society as a result of their lack of ability to deal with integration comparable matters. Integration advantages debate for a few purposes. First, average source concerns are complicated and are tormented by a number of proximate riding social elements. unmarried disciplinary experiences centred at one point are not going to supply reasons that symbolize this complexity and are restricted of their skill to notify coverage suggestions. complicated difficulties are most sensible explored throughout disciplines that study social-ecological phenomenon from diverse scales. moment, multi-disciplinary projects comparable to people with actual and organic scientists are essential to comprehend the scope of the social sciences. Too usually there's a trust that one social scientist on a multi-disciplinary staff presents enough social technology illustration. 3rd, extra whole types of human habit should be completed via a synthesis of various social technology perspectives.

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Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations by Brad Olsen

By Brad Olsen

This revised and up to date entire commute advisor examines North America’s such a lot sacred websites for spiritually attuned explorers. vital archaeological, geological, and ancient locations from coast to coast are exhaustively tested, from the weathered pueblos of the yankee Southwest and the medication wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, in addition to the newest educational theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. certain maps, drawings, and go back and forth instructions also are included.

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Housing, the State and the Poor: Policy and Practice in by Alan Gilbert

By Alan Gilbert

Initially released in 1985, this e-book is anxious with the housing and repair wishes of the bad in Latin the US and the way they're articulated and chuffed. It examines the goals and implementation of presidency regulations in the direction of low-income housing dwellers and attempts to narrate these guidelines to the broader pursuits of the kingdom. It discusses how the terrible understand the limitations on barrio servicing and development, their involvement in group organizations and the position the group and its leaders play in influencing country motion. seeing that housing and servicing concerns at once impinge at the pursuits of politicians, bureaucrats, landowners and real-estate builders, in addition to on these of the bad, styles of provision reflect heavily the character of the relationships among the negative and the broader city society. the most subject of this booklet is hence the allocation of assets inside of city society and the operation of political and administrative strength at urban point. The booklet will curiosity not just these keen on housing and making plans but additionally those that desire to comprehend social and monetary regulations in the direction of the negative in so much forms of 3rd global urban.

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Regime Change and Ethnic Politics in Indonesia: Dayak by Taufiq Tanasaldy

By Taufiq Tanasaldy

Whilst the Indonesian New Order regime fell in 1998, local politics with powerful ethnic content material emerged around the kingdom. In West Kalimantan the primary function used to be quite that of the Dayaks. This surge, notwithstanding, was once no longer unheard of. After centuries of occupying a subordinate position within the political and social hierarchy lower than the nominal rule of the Malay sultanates, Dayaks grew to become curious about an enthusiastic political emancipation move from 1945. The Dayaks secured the governorship in addition to nearly all of the nearby government head positions earlier than they have been avoided via the recent Order regime. This e-book examines the improvement of Dayak politics in West Kalimantan from the colonial occasions till the 1st decade of the 21th century. It asks how and why Dayak politics has skilled drastic adjustments on account that 1945. it is going to examine the impact of regime switch, the function of the person leaders and companies, the adventure of marginalization, and conflicts at the process Dayaks politics. it is going to additionally study ethnic family members and up to date political improvement as much as 2010 within the province. initially released with imprint KITLV Press (ISBN 9789067183895) complete textual content (Open entry)

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Geographical Thought: An Introduction to Ideas in Human by Anoop Nayak

By Anoop Nayak

Geographical inspiration offers a transparent and obtainable advent to the main principles and figures in human geography. The booklet offers a necessary creation to the theories that experience formed the examine of societies and area. beginning with an exploration of the founding techniques of human geography within the 19th century academy, the authors study the variety of theoretical views that experience emerged inside of human geography over the past century from feminist and marxist scholarship, via to post-colonial and non-representational theories. each one bankruptcy includes insightful traces of argument that motivate readers in the direction of self reliant pondering and important overview. aiding fabrics comprise a thesaurus, visible pictures, extra analyzing feedback and discussion bins.

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