International Encyclopedia of Human Geography: A 12-Volume Set

By Rob Kitchin

The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers an authoritative and entire resource of data at the self-discipline of human geography and its constituent, and similar, topic parts. The encyclopedia contains over 1,000 precise entries on philosophy and conception, key ideas, tools and practices, biographies of outstanding geographers, and geographical idea and praxis in numerous elements of the area.

This groundbreaking venture covers each box of human geography and the discipline’s relationships to different disciplines, and is worldwide in scope, concerning a world set of participants. Given its wide, inclusive scope and exact on-line accessibility, it truly is expected that the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography becomes the most important reference paintings for the self-discipline over the arrival decades.

The Encyclopedia can be to be had in either restricted variation print and on-line through ScienceDirect – that includes huge searching, looking, and inner cross-referencing among articles within the paintings, plus dynamic linking to magazine articles and summary databases, making navigation versatile and simple. for additional information, pricing innovations and availability stopover at

  • Available on-line on ScienceDirect and in restricted variation print format
  • Broad, interdisciplinary insurance throughout human geography: Philosophy, tools, humans, Social/Cultural, Political, financial, improvement, well-being, Cartography, city, ancient, Regional
  • Comprehensive and specific - the 1st of its style in human geography

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Romantic Geography: In Search of the Sublime Landscape

Geography turns out to be useful, certainly helpful, to survival. all people needs to comprehend the place to discover meals, water, and a spot of leisure, and, within the glossy global, all needs to take some time to make the Earth—our home—habitable. yet a lot present-day geography lacks drama, with its maps and information, descriptions and research, yet no acts of chivalry, no experience of quest. no longer in the past, besides the fact that, geography used to be romantic. Heroic explorers ventured to forbidding environments—oceans, mountains, forests, caves, deserts, polar ice caps—to try out their strength of patience for purposes they could not totally articulate. Why climb Everest? "Because it truly is there."

            Yi-Fu Tuan has proven a world recognition for deepening the sphere of geography through reading its ethical, common, philosophical, and poetic potentials and implications. In his twenty-second booklet, Romantic Geography, he maintains to have interaction the wide-ranging principles that experience made him some of the most influential geographers of our time. during this stylish meditation, he considers the human tendency—stronger in a few cultures than in others—to veer clear of the center floor of logic to include the polarized values of sunshine and darkness, low and high, chaos and shape, brain and physique. In so doing, venturesome people can locate salvation in geographies that cater no longer quite a bit to survival wishes (or even to strong, cozy residing) as to the passionate and romantic aspirations in their nature. Romantic Geography is hence a paean to the human spirit, that can carry us to the heights but additionally plunge us into the abyss.

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Investigating the History of Earth (Introduction to Earth Science)

By Michael Anderson

It can be challenging to think that the Earth, with all of the complexity and biodiversity we discover this day, originated in a cloud of fuel and mud. but a lot of the plant and animal existence that turns out so universal now advanced fairly lately at the timeline of Earth's lengthy heritage. The Earth's awesome 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.

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Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

By Richard Florida

In the age of globalization, a few declare that the place you reside doesn’t topic: Alaska, Idaho, and Alabama are interchangeable. the realm is, in the end, flat.

Not so quickly. position, argues the nice urbanist Richard Florida, is not just very important, it’s extra vital than ever. in truth, identifying a spot to reside is as very important in your happiness as picking out a wife or occupation. and a few areas, contemporary surveys convey, fairly are happier than others. In Who’s Your City, artistic type guru Richard Florida studies in this becoming physique of analysis that tells us what traits of towns and cities really make humans happy—and he explains how one can use those rules to make your individual offerings. This integral consultant to how humans can decide on the place to stay and what these offerings suggest to their lives and their groups is key interpreting for everybody from city planners and mayors to fresh graduates.

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Beginning ArcGIS for Desktop Development using .NET

By Pouria Amirian

Get the very so much out of the ArcGIS for laptop items via ArcObjects and .NET

ArcGIS for computing device is a robust suite of software program instruments for developing and utilizing maps, compiling, interpreting and sharing geographic info, utilizing maps and geographic info in functions, and dealing with geographic databases. yet getting the grasp of ArcGIS for machine could be a bit difficult, even for skilled programmers. middle elements of ArcGIS platform is termed ArcObjects. This publication first introduce you the entire ArcGIS platform and the possibilities for improvement utilizing a variety of programming languages. Then it makes a speciality of ArcGIS for computing device functions and makes you conversant in ArcObjects from .NET standpoint. even if you're an ArcGIS person without historical past in programming or a programmer with no adventure with the ArcGIS platform, this e-book palms you with every little thing you want to get going with ArcGIS for computer improvement utilizing .NET?right away. Written by means of a number one professional in geospatial details approach layout and improvement, it presents concise, step by step tips, illustrated with best-practices examples, in addition to lots of ready-to-use resource code. very quickly you?ll development from .NET programming fundamentals to figuring out the total suite of ArcGIS instruments and artefacts to customising and construction your personal instructions, instruments and extensions?all the best way via program deployment.
between different issues, you?ll examine to:

  • Object-Oriented and Interface-based programming in .NET (C# and VB.NET)
  • Finding dating among sessions and interfaces utilizing item version diagrams
  • Querying data
  • Visualizing geographical info utilizing a number of rendering
  • Creating several types of computer Add-Ins
  • Performing foreground and history geoprocessing

Learn how one can enhance your productiveness with ArcGIS for computer and starting ArcGIS for computing device improvement utilizing .NET

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Tourism: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)

By Peter Robinson

Tourism: the main Concepts deals a entire selection of the main often used and studied techniques within the topic of tourism. in the textual content keyword phrases, thoughts, typologies and frameworks are tested within the context of the wider social sciences, mixing jointly concept and perform to discover the scope of the topic. phrases coated include:

  • Ethical Tourism
  • LGBT Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Mobility
  • Authenticity
  • Quality administration
  • Destination administration
  • Geographies of Tourism
  • Planning
  • Sociology in Tourism
  • Society and tradition
  • Tourism technique

Each access contextualises, defines and debates the concept that mentioned, offering an exceptional start line for these learning tourism for the 1st time, and a short reference in the event you are more matured. With case experiences, examples and extra interpreting all through, this article will be worthy for all undergraduate and postgraduate tourism students.

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Sociology of the Quran Part I

By Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari - XKP

The outlook of a faculty of proposal concerning society and heritage and its particular method of them, performs a decisive function in its ideology. From this standpoint, it's crucial, within the context of Islamic international outlook, to throw gentle at the Islamic method of society and history.

It is clear that Islam is neither a conception of society nor a philosophy of historical past. within the sacred ebook of Islam, no social or historic challenge is handled within the technical jargon of sociology and philosophy of history.

We shall commence with society after which continue to debate background. Following are a few of the questions that may be raised approximately society:

1. what's society?

2. Is guy by means of nature social and gregarious?

3. Is it actual that the person is basic and society is secondary, or is the reality opposite to it, that's, society is basic and person is secondary in value? Or is there any 3rd attainable approach?

4. the connection among society and tradition.

5. even if the person is unfastened or if he's made up our minds via society and the social structure?

6. In what associations, poles, and teams is society classifiable in keeping with its basic divisions?

7. no matter if human societies are totally of an analogous nature and essence, their changes being just like the diversities between contributors of an analogous species? Or in the event that they range based on geographic diversifications, temporal and spatial stipulations, and degrees of improvement in their tradition and civilization, assuming varied varieties and essences with each one calling for a separate sociology established upon its specific ideology? In different phrases, is a unmarried method of sociology, ethics, and beliefs acceptable to all humanity, within the comparable manner as a unmarried approach of medication and legislation of body structure applies to all humans despite their geographic, racial and old variations?

Does each society, based on its local, cultural and old history, require a different sociology and verify a specific ideology?

8. Are human societies, which from the sunrise of historical past as much as the current day were various and grown self reliant of each other, with a type of pluralism governing them (at least in anyone if now not in a conventional sense), relocating from plurality and variety in the direction of attainment of team spirit and homogeneity? Does the way forward for humanity lie achieve one society, one tradition and one civilization, and even if on the finish its plurality should be changed through a degree of homogeneity during which all its contradictions and conflicts will be conquer and resolved? Or, contrarily, is humanity without end condemned to multiplicity of tradition and beliefs, and to a pluralism that boosts the social identification of its specific, units?

In our view, those are the proper difficulties which have to be mentioned from the Islamic viewpoint, in order that those matters are dropped at gentle and positioned. in a formal standpoint. we suggest to deal in brief with those matters one by means of one.



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Groundwater around the World: A Geographic Synopsis

By Jean Margat

This e-book provides a special and updated precis of what's identified approximately groundwater on our planet, from an international viewpoint and when it comes to area-specific genuine details. not like such a lot textbooks on groundwater, it doesn't care for theoretical rules, yet particularly with the final photograph that emerges because of numerous observations, experiences and different actions with regards to groundwater in all components of the realm. the focal point is on exhibiting the position and geographical variety of groundwater―a traditional source of serious significance in lifestyle, yet poorly understood by means of most of the people or even via many water quarter pros.

The publication starts off by means of analysing groundwater within the context of the hydrological cycle. thus, groundwater structures as actual devices, with their limitations customarily outlined by means of geological stipulations, are reviewed. the following bankruptcy appears at groundwater as a source, being attentive, between others, to its volume and caliber, to the differentiation among renewable and non-renewable assets, and to the ideas for taking flight groundwater. this is often by way of a scientific documentation of the amounts of groundwater withdrawn and used worldwide, and of the corresponding stocks of groundwater in all the major water use sectors. After that, progressively starting to be wishes for groundwater administration interventions are pointed out, as a result of neighborhood human actions and worldwide swap (including demography, monetary improvement and weather change). eventually, groundwater assets administration is addressed and real-life situations are defined that illustrate activities taken and reviews with varied concerns in several components of the world.

The authors tried to put in writing this publication in any such means that it's obtainable to a much broader readership than simply groundwater execs. it's going to additionally gain non-groundwater experts who paintings in groundwater-related fields (water managers, land use planners, environmentalists, agronomists, engineers, economists, attorneys, and journalists), by means of broadening their realizing of groundwater and making them conscious of the large number of groundwater settings. Groundwater experts will use the booklet as a handy reference at the geographical variety of groundwater. a part of the contents or interpretations provided can even be new to them or improve their wisdom of a few features. the numerous maps, tables, and references will shop a lot time should you may differently need to seek somewhere else for uncomplicated details at the globe’s groundwater.

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