By Mark Boyle
Utilizing the tale of the “West and the realm” as its backdrop, this booklet offers for starting scholars a transparent and concise creation to Human Geography, together with its key ideas, seminal thinkers and their theories, modern debates, and celebrated case studies.
- Introduces and applies the fundamental innovations of human geography in transparent, concise, and fascinating prose
- Explores the importance of the increase, reign, and faltering of the West from round the 15th century within the shaping of the foremost demographic, environmental, social, monetary, political, and cultural strategies lively on this planet today
- Addresses vital thinkers, debates, and theories in an obtainable demeanour with a spotlight on discerning the inherent Western bias in human geographical ideas
- Incorporates case reviews that discover human geographies that are being made in either Western and non Western areas, together with Latin the United States, Africa and Asia.
- Is written with the intention to be available to scholars and includes bankruptcy studying targets, checklists of key rules, bankruptcy essay questions, zoom in packing containers, assistance for additional analyzing and a ebook glossary.
- Accompanied through an internet site at www.wiley.com/go/boyle that includes, for college kids, educational workouts, bonus zoom in packing containers, hyperlinks to extra studying assets and biographies of key thinkers, and for teachers, extra essay questions, a number of selection examination questions, and ppt lecture slides for every chapter.
By Michael Anderson
It can be demanding to think that the Earth, with all of the complexity and biodiversity we realize this present day, originated in a cloud of gasoline and mud. but a lot of the plant and animal lifestyles that turns out so universal now advanced particularly lately at the timeline of Earth's lengthy background. The Earth's notable origins are chronicled during this insightful quantity, which additionally examines the prehistoric organisms-from micro organism to dinosaurs-that populated the planet lengthy ahead of people arrived.
By Barney Warf
If geography is the examine of ways humans are stretched over the earth’s floor, an integral part of that procedure is how we all know and believe approximately area and time. even if house and time look as "natural" and outdoors of society, they're in reality social structures; each society develops alternative ways of measuring, organizing, and perceiving them. Given regular raises within the quantity and pace of social transactions over house, time and area have gradually "shrunk" through the method of time-space compression. by means of altering the time-space prisms of lifestyle – how humans use their instances and areas, the possibilities and constraints they face, the meanings they connect to them – time-space compression is concurrently cultural, social, political, and mental in nature.
This publication explores how a variety of social associations and applied sciences traditionally generated huge, immense advancements in transportation and communications that produced transformative mark downs within the time and price of interactions between locations, developing ever-changing geographies of centrality and peripherality. Warf invokes an international standpoint on early sleek, past due sleek, and postmodern capitalism. He uses facts referring to commute instances at quite a few ancient junctures, maps of distances among locations at diversified historic moments, anecdotal analyses in accordance with released bills of people’s experience of position, examinations of cultural kinds that represented area (e.g., paintings), and costs in regards to the tradition of velocity.
Warf exhibits how time-space compression varies below diverse ancient and geographical stipulations, indicating that it isn't one, unmarried, homogenous method yet a posh, contingent, and contested one. This publication could be important e-book for these learning and studying Geography, background, Sociology, and Political technological know-how, in addition to Anthropology, and Philosophy.
By Miranda Paul
In case your arms can combine and mash, what activity could you will have? What in the event that your fingers achieve, wrench, yank, and crank? The fingers during this book—and the folks connected to them—do every type of beneficial paintings. And jointly, those helpers make their group a secure and enjoyable position to stay. As you learn, retain an eye fixed out for neighborhood participants who make repeat appearances! are you able to bet the entire jobs in line with the activities of those busy arms?
The Roman Empire continues to be the most formative affects at the background of Europe and its excellent of a united Europe has haunted politicians ever for the reason that. This atlas strains the increase and fall of the 1st nice multinational nation - the Roman Empire. It examines its provinces and towns, its exchange and financial system, its armies and frontier defences, follows its overseas wars and internecine struggles, and charts its transformation right into a Christian theocracy and assesses its lasting impression.
By Robert E. Gabler, James F. Petersen, L. Michael Trapasso
Necessities OF actual GEOGRAPHY makes use of the mixed services of 3 revered geographers to aid bridge the space among medical idea, useful software, and the human-environmental interface. The textual content emphasizes 3 crucial subject matters to illustrate the foremost roles for the discipline--Geography as a actual technological know-how, Geography because the Spatial technology, and Geography as Environmental technological know-how. With a renewed concentrate on interpreting relationships and procedures between structures, the textual content is helping scholars know the way many of the platforms interrelate like by no means earlier than. The 8th version beneficial properties actual GeographyNow™ the 1st assessment-driven and student-centered on-line studying answer created particularly for this direction. actual GeographyNow™ makes use of a sequence of chapter-specific diagnostic checks to construct a personalised studying plan for every pupil, permitting scholars to concentration their research time on particular components of weaknesses. each one customized studying plan directs scholars to precise bankruptcy sections and concept-driven multimedia tutorials designed to enhance their realizing.
By National Geographic
During this impressive booklet of visible wonders, nationwide Geographic finds an international only a few could have the opportunity to work out for themselves. Shot via many of the world's most interesting photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen positive factors impressive photographs of areas, occasions, average phenomena, and artifical heirlooms seldom noticeable by means of human eyes. it is all right here: 30,000-year-old cave paintings sealed from the general public; animals which are one of the final in their species in the world; volcanic lightning; vast crystals that experience grown to greater than 50 plenty; the engraving within Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. With an creation via nationwide Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose paintings has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the inner most caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, normal wonders, and little-seen items from the some distance reaches of the globe.
By Peter Robinson
Tourism: the foremost Concepts bargains a entire choice of the main often used and studied options within the topic of tourism. in the textual content key words, ideas, typologies and frameworks are tested within the context of the wider social sciences, mixing jointly idea and perform to discover the scope of the topic. phrases lined include:
- Ethical Tourism
- LGBT Tourism
- Quality administration
- Destination administration
- Geographies of Tourism
- Sociology in Tourism
- Society and tradition
- Tourism approach
Each access contextualises, defines and debates the idea that mentioned, delivering an exceptional place to begin for these learning tourism for the 1st time, and a brief reference when you are more matured. With case reviews, examples and extra analyzing all through, this article will be helpful for all undergraduate and postgraduate tourism students.
This booklet develops a clean and not easy standpoint at the urban. Drawing on a large and numerous diversity of fabric and texts, it argues that an excessive amount of modern city idea relies on nostalgia for a humane, face-to-face and bounded urban. Amin and Thrift retain that the normal divide among town and the remainder of the realm has been perforated via city encroachment, the thickening of the hyperlinks among the 2, and urbanization as a lifestyle.
They define an cutting edge sociology of the town that scatters city existence alongside a sequence of web sites and circulations, reinstating formerly suppressed parts of latest city lifestyles: from the presence of non-human job to the centrality of far away connections. the results of this perspective are traced via a chain of chapters on energy, economic climate and democracy.
This concise and available publication should be of curiosity to scholars and students in sociology, geography, city stories, cultural reports and politics.
Frank Smythe's Camp Six is without doubt one of the maximum Everest bills ever written. it's the tale of the 1933 Everest day trip, during which Smythe, hiking on my own after his accomplice Eric Shipton had became again ailing, reached some degree probably better than any guy had performed prior to - and a few 20 years ahead of the eventual first ascent. Rope-less, oxygen loose and in poor snow stipulations, his climb was once one of many maximum endeavours within the historical past of Everest. Camp Six is a compelling learn: a gripping event at the maximum mountain on the earth and a desirable window into early climbing and Himalayan exploration - together with an illuminating colonial view of early travels in Tibet. it truly is crucial analyzing for all these drawn to Everest and within the chance and drama of these early expeditions. Frank Smythe was once one of many major mountaineers of the 20 th century, a great climber who, in his brief lifestyles - he died elderly forty-nine -was on the centre of high-altitude climbing improvement in its early years. writer of twenty-seven immensely renowned books, he used to be an early instance of the climber as famous person.