Category: Human Geography

International Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Occurrence, by Joseph P. Stoltman, John Lidstone, Lisa M. DeChano

By Joseph P. Stoltman, John Lidstone, Lisa M. DeChano

Normal failures, reaction, restoration, and mitigation are very important issues for coverage makers, sustainable improvement experts, technical specialists and lecturers. The occurrences and distributions of ordinary catastrophe occasions and the responses and mitigation practices linked to them are provided within the booklet. specialists on ordinary catastrophe subject matters and local specialists on normal mess ups offer compelling info. A wealthy heritage in traditional failures and the areas the place they often ensue is gifted. The bankruptcy authors' discussions tackle the actual attributes of ordinary occasions and secondly, the function of schooling and coaching as mitigation innovations. This moment point of view examines mitigation practices. choices past catastrophe reaction and restoration are being practiced in lots of locations. The function of schooling and coaching is highlighted. it really is meant that the ebook be a welcome boost to operating in traditional mess ups rules, schooling, education, and enhancing the general public knowing of normal failures and the mitigation in their results. This quantity contains a CD-ROM containing digital types, in complete colour if to be had, of the figures that are all revealed in black-and-white within the ebook.

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Milestones in Archaeology- A Chronological Encyclopedia by Tim Murray

By Tim Murray

The historical past of archaeology leads from the musty collections of dilettante antiquarians to high-tech technology. The ebook identifies 3 significant developmental periods—Birth of Archaeology (16th–18th centuries), Archaeology of Origins and Empires (19th century), and international Archaeology (20th century). An introductory essay acquaints the reader with the essence of the technology for every interval. the fast entries comprising the stability of the ebook extend at the issues brought within the essays.
Organized round personalities, options, controversies, and conflicts, the encyclopedia brings to existence the heritage of archaeology. It broadens the overall readers wisdom through detailing the pro importance of widely recognized discoveries whereas introducing to wider wisdom imprecise yet very important moments in archaeology. Archaeology is replete with the visionaries and swashbucklers of renowned fantasy it's also jam-packed with cautious and devoted scientists.

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Remaking Reality: Nature at the Millennium by Bruce Braun, Noel Castree

By Bruce Braun, Noel Castree

This ebook rejects apocalyptic pronouncements that the top of the millenium represents the 'end' of nature in addition. Remaking fact brings jointly members from around the human sciences who argue suggestion of 'social nature' offers nice wish for the longer term. utilizing a number of theoretical ways to social nature, and fascinating with debates in politics, technological know-how, expertise and social routine surrouding race, gender and sophistication, the participants explroe very important and rising websites the place nature is now being remade with enormous social and ecological effects. The essays are organised round subject matters: 'capitalising and envisioning nature' and 'actors, networks and the politics of hybridity'. An afterword by means of Neil Smith displays at the difficulties and probabilities of destiny names.For critics and activists alike, Remaking fact presents crucial theoretical and political instruments to reconsider environmentalism and revolutionary social natures for the 21st century.

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Landscape With Figures: Nature & Culture New England by Kent C. Ryden

By Kent C. Ryden

Kent Ryden doesn't deny that the average panorama of recent England is formed through many centuries of human manipulation, yet he additionally takes the view that nature is far and wide, with regards to domestic in addition to in additional distant wasteland, within the urban and within the nation- facet. In panorama with Figures he dissolves the border among tradition and nature to merge rules approximately nature, studies in nature, and fabric changes of nature. Ryden takes his readers from the published web page on to the sphere and again back. He frequently bypasses books and is going to the timber from which they're made and the landscapes they evoke, than returns with a renewed appreciation for simply what an interdisciplinary, traditionally trained strategy can carry to our figuring out of the wildlife. by way of exploring McPhee's The Pine Barrens and Ehrlich's The Solace of Open areas, the coastal fiction of recent England, surveying and Thoreau's The Maine Woods, Maine's deserted Cumberland and Oxford Canal, and the common bases for brand new England's historic identification, Ryden demonstrates time and again that nature and historical past are kaleidoscopically associated.

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Geography and Memory: Explorations in Identity, Place and by Owain Jones, Joanne Garde-Hansen

By Owain Jones, Joanne Garde-Hansen

This assortment shifts the point of interest from collective reminiscence to person reminiscence, through incorporating new performative techniques to id, position and changing into. Drawing upon cultural geography, the publication presents an obtainable framework to strategy key facets of reminiscence, remembering, records, commemoration and forgetting in sleek societies.

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The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions by Emran El-Badawi

By Emran El-Badawi

This ebook is a examine of similar passages present in the Arabic Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospels, i.e. the Gospels preserved within the Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic dialects. It builds upon the paintings of conventional Muslim students, together with al-Biqā‘ī (d. ca. 808/1460) and al-Suyūṭī (d. 911/1505), who wrote books reading connections among the Qur’ān at the one hand, and Biblical passages and Aramaic terminology at the different, in addition to sleek western students, together with Sidney Griffith who argue that pre-Islamic Arabs accessed the Bible in Aramaic.

The Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions examines the background of spiritual activities within the heart East from 180-632 CE, explaining Islam as a reaction to the disunity of the Aramaic conversing church buildings. It then compares the Arabic textual content of the Qur’ān and the Aramaic textual content of the Gospels lower than 4 major topics: the prophets; the clergy; the divine; and the apocalypse. one of the findings of this ebook are that the articulator in addition to viewers of the Qur’ān have been monotheistic in foundation, most likely bilingual, culturally subtle and acquainted with the theological debates that raged among the Aramaic talking church buildings.

Arguing that the Qur’ān’s teachings and ethics echo Jewish-Christian conservatism, this publication might be of curiosity to scholars and students of faith, background, and Literature.

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The A to Z of Moldova by Andrei Brezianu, Vlad Spânu

By Andrei Brezianu, Vlad Spânu

The Republic of Moldova claims a ecu lineage achieving again in time lengthy prior to its 14th century accession to statehood. within the fifteenth century, it controlled opposed to all odds to prevent being conquered by way of Islam and-albeit an intermittent vassal after 1485-it maintained its autonomy and was once by no means became a province of the Ottoman Empire. After this era, notwithstanding, Moldova wouldn't be so lucky, because it altered among Russian, Romanian, and Soviet regulate until eventually it eventually received its independence in 1991 from the Soviet Union.

The A to Z of Moldova, via its chronology, advent, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and enormous quantities of cross-referenced dictionary entries on very important people, locations, occasions, and associations and important political, financial, social, and cultural elements, strains the background of this small, yet densely populated state, supplying a compass for the path it's heading.

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Place through the Body

Creation: MakingPlacesBodies-HEIDI J. NAST and STEVE PILE

PART 1: FilteringPlacesBodies
2 Queer(y)ing globalization-J.K. GIBSON-GRAHAM
3 Bodies-cities-ELIZABETH GROSZ
4 Human.language.machine-KEN HILLIS
5 lacking kitchens-SUSAN BORDO, BINNIE KLEIN and MARILYN okay. SILVERMAN
6 The physique as “place”: reflexivity and fieldwork in Kano, Nigeria-HEIDI J. NAST

PART 2: ConfiningPlacesBodies
7 Harem: colonial fiction and architectural fantasm in turn-of-the-century France-EMILY APTER
8 Dancing at nighttime: the inscription of blackness in Le Corbusier’s Radiant City-MABEL O. WILSON
9 The South African physique politic: area, race and heterosexuality-GLEN S. ELDER
10 the home behind-KAREN BERMANN

PART three: ExcessingPlacesBodies
11 past nomadism: the commute narratives of a “cripple”-MICHAEL L. DORN
12 Encountering Mary: ritualization and position contagion in postmodernity-ANGELA okay. MARTIN and SANDRA KRYST
13 Perverse wish: the entice of the mannish lesbian-TERESA DE LAURETIS
14 examining the sexed our bodies and areas of gyms-LYNDA JOHNSTON
15 women and gents: educate rides and different Oedipal stories-VIRGINIA L. BLUM

PART four: ProjectingPlacesBodies
16 Inscribing household paintings on Filipina bodies-GERALDINE PRATT in collaboration with the PHILIPPINE girls CENTRE, VANCOUVER, CANADA
17 Mapped our bodies and disembodied maps: (dis)placing cartographic fight in colonial Canada-MATTHEW SPARKE
18 Embodying the city Maori warrior-GREGORY A. WALLER
19 intercourse, violence and the elements: male hysteria, scale and the fractal geographies of patriarchy-CHRISTOPHER LUKINBEAL and STUART C.AITKEN
20 Written at the physique: eroticism, demise and hagiography-GIULIANA BRUNO

CONCLUSION: EverydayPlacesBodies-HEIDI J.NAST AND STEVE PILE

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Facets of Social Geography: International and Indian by Ashok K. Dutt, Vandana Wadhwa, Baleshwar Thakur, Frank J.

By Ashok K. Dutt, Vandana Wadhwa, Baleshwar Thakur, Frank J. Costa

Features of Social Geography: overseas and Indian views presents a breadth of data at the nature, scope, historical past and evolution of social geography besides an excellent illustration of methods and methods utilized in this box. It discusses either conceptual and empirical techniques, and conventional and emergent social geography subject matters together with paintings and tradition, urbanism and crime, social associations of caste, category and faith, gender, incapacity, activism, feminism, social making plans, company zones, social and fiscal inequities, post-colonialism, post-modernism and improvement of quantitative, qualitative and combined tools. India 's social constitution in line with centuries-old Karma ideas and a four-level caste method are handled during this publication to assist get to the bottom of the country's social geography.

This ebook is a felicitation quantity in honour of Allen G. Noble, unique Professor Emeritus of Geography and making plans on the collage of Akron, Ohio, united states. because of the the collective attempt of forty major nationwide and overseas students, it's an outstanding addition to the present inventory of data and should be of curiosity to geographers, sociologists, demographers, city and local planners and policy-makers.

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Transnational Spaces (Routledge Research in by Philip Crang, Claire Dwyer, Peter Jackson

By Philip Crang, Claire Dwyer, Peter Jackson

Social family members in our globalising global are more and more stretched out around the borders of 2 or extra realms. but, regardless of the starting to be educational curiosity in transnational monetary networks, political routine and cultural varieties, too little realization has been paid to the adjustments of area that those tactics either mirror and reproduce.Transnational areas takes a leading edge point of view, transnationalism as a social house that may be occupied via a variety of actors, now not all of whom are themselves without delay hooked up to transnational migrant groups.

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