By Alan F. Arbogast
Getting to know actual Geography, 2d version offers a finished suite of animations, simulations and interactivities that aid readers understand vital Earth tactics. brilliant photographs, animations, movies, simulations, tests and digital box journeys all aid the narrative fabric and allow readers to engage with key approaches and actively perform visualizations.
By Elizabeth L. Dugger
Cape Cod, the Berkshires, the Litchfield Hills, Nantucket, Martha's winery, Boston, Quabbin Reservoir and alongside the Housatonic – those are only a few of the locations lined during this distinct consultant, the one booklet that attracts jointly all of the actions within the sector. Take to the paths in nation forests, splash round in a rowboat on a quiet inland lake, or get critical with the superior whitewater rafting possibilities in the rustic. An additional measurement in those states is the feel of Colonial and progressive background, and Beth Dugger covers all of it. Maps, pictures, index.
By Matthew Teller
The tough advisor to Switzerland tells you all there's to understand approximately this gorgeous and sundry kingdom. The 36-page, full-colour part introduces all of Switzerland''s highlights, from skiing within the Alps and sampling swiss wine to the country''s Gothic cathedrals and medieval castles. The consultant comprises broad listings of the the entire most sensible areas to consume, drink and remain, no matter what your funds, plus brand-new ''author picks'' to spotlight some of the best. there's lots of functional recommendation on outdoors goals, together with the place to discover the easiest mountain walks and so much scenic ski inns. The consultant takes a close examine Switzerland''s background, natural world and tradition and is derived whole with maps and plans for each sector.
By Jeremy W. Crampton, Stuart Elden
Michel Foucault's paintings is wealthy with implications and insights relating spatiality, and has encouraged many geographers and social scientists to strengthen those rules of their personal examine. This publication, the 1st to have interaction Foucault's geographies intimately from a variety of views, is framed round his discussions with the French geography magazine "Herodote" within the mid Seventies. the hole of the e-book contains a few of Foucault's formerly untranslated paintings on questions of area, various responses from French and English language commentators, and a newly translated essay by means of Claude Raffestin, a number one Swiss geographer. the remainder of the publication provides specifically commissioned essays which study the impressive reception of Foucault's paintings in English and French language geography situate Foucault's undertaking traditionally and supply a sequence of advancements of his paintings within the modern contexts of energy, biopolitics, governmentality and conflict. members contain a couple of key figures in social/spatial idea reminiscent of David Harvey, Chris Philo, Sara generators, Nigel Thrift, John Agnew, Thomas Flynn and Matthew Hannah. Written in an open and fascinating tone, the individuals speak about simply what they locate priceless - and complicated - approximately Foucault's geographies. it is a ebook on the way to either shock and problem.
By Roberta Edwards
Notice the ruins of the Parthenon, the most well-known and gorgeous locations within the world!
Athens, Greece, is better recognized for the Parthenon, the ruins of an historical temple accomplished in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. yet what many folks don't understand is that it merely served as a temple for a pair hundred years. It then turned a church, then a mosque, and through the top of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. whilst an enemy military fired 1000s of cannon balls on the Acropolis, one without delay hit the Parthenon. a lot of the sculpture used to be destroyed, 300 humans died, and the location fell into spoil. this present day, viewers proceed to flock to this international recognized landmark, which has develop into an emblem for old Greece, democracy, and smooth civilization. contains black-and-white illustrations and a foldout colour map!
By Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince
By Kevin Lynch
Vivimos de espaldas a l. a. degradación y los desechos. En un mundo donde el consumismo rige nuestras vidas, paradójicamente ignoramos l. a. decadencia, como si los angeles basura y el deterioro no formaran parte intrínseca de l. a. sociedad y de l. a. vida mismas. En este libro, Kevin Lynch pone el foco de atención sobre esta cuestión y nos ofrece una iluminadora reflexión filosófica y social sobre los angeles relación del hombre —supremo creador de desechos— con el deterioro y los procesos de degradación.
A partir de un sorprendente análisis sobre nuestro imaginario vinculado a los desechos (donde tienen cabida elementos tan dispares como l. a. basura, las antigüedades o los excrementos) y l. a. pormenorizada revisión de algunos sistemas destinados a l. a. destrucción de cosas y lugares, Lynch nos sumerge en ese complejo universo paralelo que a menudo no queremos ver: el de los vertederos, el compost, los residuos radioactivos, el vandalismo, l. a. demolición de edificios o los solares abandonados. El libro se convierte así en una invitación explícita a conocer y reconocer l. a. decadencia como parte necesaria de los angeles vida y del crecimiento y, gracias al conjunto de edificantes propuestas que el urbanista estadounidense incluye en los angeles segunda parte del libro, Echar a perder se erige, sobre todo, como insólito alegato a desire de una desacomplejada revalorización y gestión de los desechos.
Kevin Lynch (1918-1984) fue urbanista y profesor del Massachusetts Institute of expertise (MIT) durante más de treinta años. Sus investigaciones sobre l. a. relación del individuo con el paisaje urbano han sido cruciales para el urbanismo contemporáneo. Es autor de algunos textos clave de l. a. teoría de los angeles arquitectura y el urbanismo como Planificación del sitio (1962), los angeles imagen de l. a. ciudad (1964), ¿Dé qué tiempo es este lugar? (1972), l. a. buena forma de l. a. ciudad (1981) y su póstumo Echar a perder. Un análisis del deterioro (1990), todos ellos publicados en castellano por l. a. Editorial Gustavo Gili.
Michael Southworth, profesor emérito de Urbanismo en el university of Enviromental layout de l. a. collage of California Berkley, es autor de varios estudios y proyectos sobre urbanismo, y coeditor de l. a. antología de escritos y proyectos de Kevin Lynch urban experience and town layout (1990).
By Noel Castree, David Demeritt, Diana Liverman, Bruce Rhoads
A better half to Environmental Geography is the 1st publication to comprehensively and systematically map the examine frontier of 'human-environment geography' in an obtainable and entire way.* Cross-cuts numerous parts of a self-discipline which has typically been noticeable as divided; featuring paintings through human and actual geographers within the similar quantity* provides either the present 'state of the art' study and charts destiny probabilities for the self-discipline* Extends the time period 'environmental geography' past its 'traditional' meanings to incorporate new paintings on nature and atmosphere through human and actual geographers - not only risks, assets, and conservation geographers* includes essays from a good crew of overseas participants from between proven students and emerging stars in geography
By Charles W.J. Withers, Miles Ogborn (editors)
The geography of the ebook is as previous because the historical past of the booklet. but, whereas the background of the e-book is a longtime learn box, together with very important paintings at the creation and dissemination of the ebook, on print tradition and on analyzing practices and different issues of reception, there was less concentrate on geographical methods to learning the publication. more and more, despite the fact that, paintings has pointed to the spatial dimensions of ebook background, to the transformation of texts as they're made and moved from position to put, from authors to readers and inside of various groups and cultures of reception. frequent attractiveness of the importance of position, of the consequences of stream over area and of the significance of place to the making and reception of print tradition has been a function of contemporary e-book historical past paintings, and attracts oftentimes upon experiences in the heritage of technological know-how in addition to geography. whereas it truly is divided into 3 major sections: Geographies of construction; Geographies of movement; Geographies of Reception, the e-book makes transparent that the relationships among the making of books in sure geographical contexts, the circulation of books (epistemologically in addition to geographically) and the reception of and response to books are advanced.
By Mark Monmonier
Brassiere Hills, Alaska. Mollys Nipple, Utah. Outhouse Draw, Nevada. within the early 20th century, it used to be universal for cities and geographical good points to have salacious, bawdy, or even derogatory names. within the age earlier than political correctness, mapmakers effortlessly authorised any neighborhood choice for position names, prizing exact illustration over criteria of decorum. hence, summits corresponding to Squaw Tit—which towered above valleys in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and California—found their means into the cartographic annals. Later, whilst sanctions prohibited neighborhood use of racially, ethnically, and scatalogically offensive toponyms, city names like japanese Valley, California, have been erased from the nationwide and cultural map forever. From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow probes this little-known bankruptcy in American cartographic background by means of contemplating the intersecting efforts to computerize mapmaking, standardize geographic names, and reply to public obstacle over ethnically offensive appellations. Interweaving cartographic heritage with stories of politics and gear, celebrated geographer Mark Monmonier locates his tale in the earlier and current struggles of mapmakers to create an orderly strategy for naming that avoids confusion, preserves background, and serves diverse political goals. Anchored by means of a various collection of naming controversies—in the us, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine, and Antarctica; at the ocean ground and the outside of the moon; and in different elements of our sun system—From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow richly finds the map’s position as a mediated portrait of the cultural panorama. and in contrast to different books that give some thought to position names, this is often the 1st to mirror on either the genuine cartographic and political imbroglios they engender. From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow is Mark Monmonier at his best: a realized research of a well timed and arguable topic rendered accessible—and even entertaining—to the final reader. (20060220)