National Geographic Hors-Série [FR], Issue 17 (March 2015)

Le journal des grandes expéditions nationwide Geographic emmène chaque mois, ses lecteurs sur le chemin d’aventures uniques, avec un éventail de sujets qui va de l'archéologie aux civilisations anciennes, en passant par les merveilles de los angeles nature, l. a. faune, los angeles flore, mais aussi l’ethnographie. l. a. ardour et l’enthousiasme qui animent les newshounds et photographes, connus et reconnus dans le monde entier, sont le moteur du magazine.
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Cultural Capitals (Re-Materialising Cultural Geography)

By Louise C. Johnson

This is often an positive booklet in regards to the energy of the humanities to augment urban photographs, city economies and groups. Anchored in educational dialogue of the Cultural Industries - what they're, how they've got emerged, why they subject and the way they need to be theorized - the publication deals a chain of case reviews drawn from 5 international locations (Australia, Singapore, Spain, united kingdom, US) to aid an issue for the humanities contributing to sustainable city regeneration. providing unique theorizations of cultural capital and sustainable improvement, the ebook makes use of different literatures - on star, post-modernity, the post-colonial, tourism, illustration and movie - to interrogate a couple of websites, occasions and items within the case-study international locations. utilizing unique study in addition to current fabric, the ensuing remedy is either empirical and theoretical, grounded within the specific but in addition comparative. it's modern, the world over comparative, move disciplinary and thematic.

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Urban Ecology: An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature

Urban Ecology is a swiftly transforming into box of educational and sensible importance. city ecologists have released numerous convention lawsuits and often give a contribution to the ecological, architectural, making plans, and geography literature. in spite of the fact that, very important papers within the box that set the root for the self-discipline and illustrate smooth methods from a number of views and areas of the realm haven't been gathered in one, obtainable e-book. Foundations of city Ecology does this through reprinting vital eu and American guides, filling gaps within the released literature with a number of, certain unique works, and translating key works initially released in German. This edited quantity will supply scholars and execs with a wealthy heritage in all points of city ecology.

The editors emphasize the drivers, styles, techniques and results of human payment. The papers they synthesize supply readers with a extensive figuring out of the neighborhood and international points of payment via conventional typical and social technology lenses. This interdisciplinary imaginative and prescient offers the reader a accomplished view of the city atmosphere by way of introducing drivers, styles, procedures and results of human settlements and the relationships among people and different animals, vegetation, environment strategies, and abiotic stipulations. The reader learns how human associations, healthiness, and personal tastes impact, and are encouraged by way of, the others individuals in their shared city ecosystem.

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Putting Science in Its Place: Geographies of Scientific Knowledge (science.culture)

By David N. Livingstone

We are conversant in taking into consideration technology and its findings as common. finally, one atom of carbon plus of oxygen yields carbon dioxide in Amazonia in addition to in Alaska; a scientist in Bombay can use a similar fabrics and methods to problem the paintings of a scientist in big apple; and naturally the legislation of gravity follow around the world. Why, then, may still the areas the place technological know-how is completed subject in any respect? David N. Livingstone the following places that query to the try together with his attention-grabbing learn of the way technological know-how bears the marks of its position of production.

Putting technology in Its Place establishes the basic significance of geography in either the new release and the intake of clinical wisdom, utilizing old examples of the various locations the place technological know-how has been practiced. Livingstone first turns his cognizance to a few of the explicit websites the place technological know-how has been made—the laboratory, museum, and botanical backyard, to call a few of the extra traditional locales, but in addition locations just like the coffeehouse and cathedral, ship's deck and asylum, even the human physique itself. In every one case, he finds simply how the distance of inquiry has conditioned the investigations conducted there. He then describes how, on a neighborhood scale, provincial cultures have formed clinical undertaking and the way, in flip, clinical practices were instrumental in forming neighborhood identities. Widening his inquiry, Livingstone issues lightly to the elemental instability of medical that means, in response to case experiences of ways medical theories were acquired in several locales. Putting technology in Its Place powerfully concludes through interpreting the outstanding mobility of technological know-how and the doubtless easy approach it strikes round the globe.

From the reception of Darwin within the land of the Maori to the giraffe that walked from Marseilles to Paris, Livingstone indicates that position does subject, even on this planet of science.

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Protecting the Commons: A Framework For Resource Management In The Americas

Commons -- lands, waters, and assets that aren't legally owned and regulated via a unmarried deepest entity, resembling ocean and coastal parts, the ambience, public lands, freshwater aquifers, and migratory species -- are an more and more contentious factor in source administration and overseas affairs.Protecting the Commons offers a major analytical framework for figuring out commons concerns and for designing guidelines to accommodate them. The manufactured from a symposium convened by way of the medical Committee on difficulties of our surroundings (SCOPE) to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Garrett Hardin's seminal essay “The Tragedy of the Commons” the ebook brings jointly major students and researchers on commons matters to supply either conceptual historical past and research of the evolving medical knowing on commons assets. The ebook: supplies a concise replace on commons use and scholarship bargains 11 case experiences of commons, tested throughout the lens supplied by means of best commons theorist Elinor Ostrom offers a assessment of instruments equivalent to Geographic info structures which are precious for decision-making examines environmental justice concerns suitable to commons .Contributors comprise Alpina Begossi, William Blomquist, Joanna Burger, Tim Clark, Clark Gibson, Michael Gelobter, Michael Gochfeld, Bonnie McCay, Pamela Matson, Richard Norgaard, Elinor Ostrom, David Policansky, Jeffrey Richey, Jose Sarukhan, and Edella Schlager.Protecting the Commons represents a landmark research of commons concerns that gives research and historical past from fiscal, felony, social, political, geological, and organic views. it will likely be crucial examining for someone excited about commons and commons assets, together with scholars and students of environmental coverage and economics, public healthiness, overseas affairs, and comparable fields.

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Wetlands (Biomes of the Earth)

By Peter D. Moore

The place do wetland habitats take place on this planet? What elements regulate their distribution? What threats impression those components, and what sort of conservation attempt is important? In a transparent and concise structure, "Wetlands" explores the solutions to those questions and masses extra. starting with a common evaluation of the geography and geology of wetlands - together with lakes, ponds, pothole mires, marshes, temperate and tropical swamps, and bathrooms - this quantity is helping readers visualize this average habitat. Exploring ecosystems, biodiversity, matters resembling decomposition and fossils, and the heritage and prehistory of this biome, "Wetlands" offers an available creation to the numerous facets of wetland habitats through the international. this present day wetlands are frequently used as water garage platforms and as brokers for the regulate of floods. This quantity discusses the need for conservation of those components, together with thoughts used to guard current wetlands and methods of rehabilitating these already broken by way of human job.

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America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 4: Events

By Kirk Schriefer

The United States From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 ebook sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy analyzing and dialogue texts. every one unit examines a component of the yankee event that would surely curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the U.S. but additionally beginners out of the country who need to know extra in regards to the humans, historical past, geography and tradition of this nice country. even if the passages are restricted to an basic point of language trouble, their type continues to be brilliant and genuine. Readers may be encouraged by means of the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed by way of the great thing about the Grand Canyon, thinking about the paintings of the F.B.I., and stunned via the occasions surrounding Watergate. publication 4: occasions A: The Alamo B: Boston Tea social gathering C: Civil battle D: melancholy Years E: Elections F: Farming G: Gettysburg tackle H: ancient vacations I: Interstate street approach J: Jefferson Burr Election Dispute okay: Kennedy Assassination L: Lunar touchdown M: Mardi Gras N: New Deal O: Oscar evening P: Prohibition Q: Quartering Act R: Reconstruction S: large Bowl T: Thanksgiving U: Underground Railroad V: Vietnam warfare W: Watergate X: XYZ Correspondence Y: Yahoo Land Fraud Z: Ziegfeld Follies

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Environmental Values (Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts)

We reside in a global faced via mounting environmental problems; increasing international deforestation and desertification, lack of species range, pollutants and worldwide warming. In lifestyle humans mourn the lack of valued landscapes and concrete areas. Underlying those difficulties are conflicting priorities and values. but dominant methods to policy-making appear ill-equipped to catch a number of the ways that the surroundings concerns to us.

Environmental Values introduces readers to those concerns via proposing, after which difficult, dominant methods to environmental decision-making, one from environmental economics, the opposite from environmental philosophy. The authors current a sustained case for wondering the underlying moral theories of either one of those traditions. They protect a pluralistic substitute rooted within the wealthy daily kinfolk of people to the environments they inhabit, offering a direction for integrating human wishes with environmental safety via an knowing of the narrative and historical past of specific areas. The publication examines the consequences of this method for coverage concerns equivalent to biodiversity conservation and sustainability.

Written in a transparent and available type for an interdisciplinary viewers, this quantity should be excellent for scholar use in environmental classes in geography, economics, philosophy, politics and sociology.

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Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Andrew Goudie

Landscapes are throughout us, yet so much people understand little or no approximately how they've got built, what is going on in them, and the way they react to altering climates, tectonics, and human actions. interpreting what panorama is, and the way we use more than a few principles and strategies to review it, Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles exhibit how scientists have equipped on vintage methods--pioneered by way of the nice researchers of the 19th century--to shed new gentle on our planet. utilizing examples from all over the world, together with New Zealand, the Tibetan Plateau, and the deserts of the center East, they learn the various key controls on panorama this present day resembling tectonics and weather, in addition to people and the dwelling international. additionally they speak about a few significant "landscape detectives" from the previous, together with Charles Darwin, who did a few vital, yet frequently neglected, study on panorama. Concluding with the cultural value of panorama, and exploring how this has ended in the conservation of a lot "earth heritage," they delve into the long run and think about how we will be able to are expecting the reaction of landscapes to the projected weather change.

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