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Globalization and Diversity: Pearson New International Edition - Geography of a Changing World (Paperback, 4th edition): Lester... Globalization and Diversity: Pearson New International Edition - Geography of a Changing World (Paperback, 4th edition)
Lester Rowntree, Martin Lewis, Marie Price, William Wyckoff
R1,698 Discovery Miles 16 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Were you looking for the book with access to MasteringGeography? This product is the book alone and does NOT come with access to MasteringGeography. Buy the book and access card package to save money on this resource. This contemporary approach to World Regional Geography introduces the latest ideas, concepts, and theories in geography while also developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of world regions. It helps professors convey a strong sense of place and an understanding of the connections within and between world regions. Globalization and Diversity is a briefer version of the popular Diversity Amid Globalization by the same authors; this distillation focuses on the core materials that students need in a World Regional Geography course. The Fourth Edition features a new and unique focus on sustainability.

Systap Onder Die Juk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Dot Serfontein Systap Onder Die Juk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Dot Serfontein
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Met haar innemende en boeiende vertelstyl teken Dot Serfontein in Systap onder die juk verhale oor die lewens van ’n versameling merkwaardige mense op.

Die leser leer ken ’n groep Noord-Vrystaters wat aan dié wêreld sy sonderlinge geskiedenis en karakter verleen het. Dit is ’n distrik “lankal reeds bewoon deur verantwoordelike, stoere mense wat hulle deur niemand laat voorsê nie”, soos dit in die titelverhaal gestel word.

Van hierdie stoere mense is byvoorbeeld die unieke tant Hannie Wolmarans. Die staaltjies oor haar het vir die skryfster as kind so onwaarskynlik geklink dat hulle in dieselfde klas as sprokies geval het. Daar is byvoorbeeld ook oom Lood, wat selfs in die eienaardige Serfontein-familie, hom kon onderskei as ’n eienaardige mens. Die luimige aard van die vertellings word ook in hierdie bundel deurweef met waardering en deernis, veral vir haar ma Boeta en pa Oupats.

Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Christopher Goto-Jones Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Christopher Goto-Jones
R232 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Japan is arguably today's most successful industrial economy, combining almost unprecedented affluence with social stability and apparent harmony. Japanese goods and cultural products--from animated movies and computer games to cars, semiconductors, and management techniques--are consumed around the world. In many ways, Japan is an icon of the modern world, and yet it remains something of an enigma to many, who see it as a confusing montage of the alien and the familiar, the ancient and modern. This Very Short Introduction explodes the myths and explores the reality of modern Japan, offering a concise, engaging, and accessible look at the history, economy, politics, and culture of this fascinating nation. It examines what the term "modern" means to the Japanese, debunks the notion that Japan went through a period of total isolation from the world, and explores the continuity between pre- and post-war Japan. Anyone curious about this intriguing country will find a wealth of insight and information in these pages.
About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam

The New Georgia - Space, Society, Politics (Hardcover): Gachechiladze, Revaz, Revaz Gachechiladze Tbilisi State University,... The New Georgia - Space, Society, Politics (Hardcover)
Gachechiladze, Revaz, Revaz Gachechiladze Tbilisi State University, Georgia.
R3,045 Discovery Miles 30 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive book on the social and political geography of one of the most distinctive newly independent States to emerge from the collapse of the Soviet Union. Being one of the most developed Soviet republics in terms of levels of welfare, education and cultural activity, Georgia is fiercely defending its national self-identity and striving for independence. The difficult process of building a nation-State and of concurrent dramatic social changes has led in the 1990s to serious complications in its development, even to the point of several civil wars. But there are signs that the crisis will be overcome before long.

Reasoning Indian Politics - Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy (Hardcover): Narendar Pani, Anshuman... Reasoning Indian Politics - Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy (Hardcover)
Narendar Pani, Anshuman Behera
R3,168 Discovery Miles 31 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume examines the multiple forms of reasoning in Indian politics and explores a framework to understand them. In the process, it looks at a series of issues involving the relationship between politics and philosophy, including the status of political theory, political practices, identity politics, and political ontology. The book argues that in the years leading up to and soon after independence, the task of conceptualizing politics was largely in the domain of practising politicians who built theories and philosophical methods, and further took those visions into the practice of their politics. It maintains that Indian politicians since then have not been as inclined to articulate their theories or methods of politics. This book traces the transition from philosopher politicians to politicians seeking philosophy in Indian polity in the post-independence era and its implications for current practices. It views Indian political philosophy from the standpoints of political theorists, philosophers, and practitioners. With expert and scholarly contributions, this volume will be of interest to students and researchers of Indian political thought and political philosophy, social sciences, and humanities.

Spatial Behavior in Haredi Jewish Communities in Great Britain (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Shlomit Flint Ashery Spatial Behavior in Haredi Jewish Communities in Great Britain (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Shlomit Flint Ashery
R3,190 Discovery Miles 31 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on the strict orthodox Jewish (Haredi) community, which comprises many sects whose communal identity plays a central role in everyday life and spatial organization. The research reveals and analyses powerful mechanisms of residential segregation acting at the apartment-, building- and near-neighbourhood levels. Identifying the main engines of spontaneous and organised neighbourhood change and evaluating the difficulties of liberalism dealing with non-autonomous individuals in the housing market sheds light on similar processes occurring in other city centres with diverse population groups. Highlighting the impact of various organisational levels on the spatial structure of the urban enclave, the book focuses on the internal dynamics of ethno-religious enclaves that emerge from three levels of action: (1) individuals' relationships with their own and other groups; (2) the community leadership's powers within the group and in respect of other groups; and (3) government directives and tools (e.g planning). The study examines how different levels of communal organisation are reflected in the residential patterns of four British communities: the Litvish communities of Golders Green and Gateshead, and the Hassidic communities of Stamford Hill and Canvey Island.

The Physical Geography of Hungary (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Gabor Mezosi The Physical Geography of Hungary (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Gabor Mezosi; Contributions by Timea Kiss
R5,506 Discovery Miles 55 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the most comprehensive and detailed overview of the physical environment of Hungary. The book makes a specific effort to connect regional geography with natural forcing and influencing factors. The first section discusses general characteristics relating to the physical geography of Hungary on a more theoretical basis including relief evolution, climate, hydrography, soils and vegetation. The second part focuses on regional content and analyzes conflicts, environmental values, threats and impacts of the different geographical units. This book appeals to researchers as well as students of physical geography and related disciplines and serves as a useful source for regional information on Hungary. This book can also be used as a field guide of the physical properties of this European country.

Europe's Mediterranean Neighbourhood - An Integrated Geography (Hardcover): Pierre Beckouche Europe's Mediterranean Neighbourhood - An Integrated Geography (Hardcover)
Pierre Beckouche
R2,617 Discovery Miles 26 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Illustrated with pioneering maps and country analyses by a network of researchers from across the Mediterranean, this book takes a territorial approach as a way toward a shared vision for a truly integrated Euro-Mediterranean region. At a time when the region is undergoing rapid change, the main goal of the book is to challenge misconceptions with common geographic data, on issues such as transport, energy, agriculture and water. The book suggests avenues for Europe to regain a part of the influence it has lost on its Mediterranean neighbourhood and policies common to Europe and its southern neighbours. The wide range of geographic country analyses, from Morocco to Turkey and including the occupied Palestinian territory and Jordan, are complemented with new maps at the scale of the wider Euro-Mediterranean region. The contributions contend that cross-border cooperation, common transport networks and shared environmental management can foster partnership when diplomatic relations are stalling. The Gibraltar case study shows that while competition is rising between the two sides of the Strait their potential complementarity is also very high. The book calls for a Euro-Mediterranean local data collaborative platform to drive a common 'Neighbourhoods Territorial Agenda' for North-South shared vision and action. This timely and enlightening book is essential reading for those studying regional, European, Mediterranean and Arab world issues. It will appeal to policy makers and actors involved in cross-border cooperation, territorial development, environment, cultural knowledge and networking.

Oxford (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Jan Morris Oxford (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Jan Morris
R386 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R69 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Few cities,' Jan Morris observes, 'have been much more loved, loathed, and celebrated.' This book has become a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of one of Britain's most fascinating cities. 'A book of outstanding excellence, with a sweep of knowledge and a distinction of style such as I have never before encountered in a work of this sort ... Brilliant alike in observation and imagination ... brings the very stones of Oxford to life' Sunday Telegraph.

Atlas of the Great Plains (Hardcover): Center for Great Plains Studies Atlas of the Great Plains (Hardcover)
Center for Great Plains Studies; Introduction by John C. Hudson; Foreword by David J. Wishart; Stephen J Lavin, J. Clark Archer, …
R1,100 R923 Discovery Miles 9 230 Save R177 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

2011 "Booklist" Editor's Choice, reference category

The Great Plains, stretching northward from Texas into Canada, is a region that has been understudied and overlooked. The" Atlas of the Great Plains," however, brings a new focus to North America's midcontinent. With more than three hundred original full-color maps, accompanied by extended explanatory text, this collection chronicles the history of the Great Plains, including political and social developments. Far more than simply the geography of the region, this atlas explores a myriad of subjects from Native Americans to settlement patterns, agricultural ventures to voting records, and medical services to crime rates. These detailed and beautifully designed maps convey the significance of the region, capturing the essence of its land and life. The only current and comprehensive atlas of the Great Plains region, it is also the first atlas to include both the United States and Canada, showing the region's full length and breadth.

World Heritage and Human Rights - Lessons from the Asia-Pacific and global arena (Paperback): Peter Bille Larsen World Heritage and Human Rights - Lessons from the Asia-Pacific and global arena (Paperback)
Peter Bille Larsen
R1,147 Discovery Miles 11 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The World Heritage community is currently adopting policies to mainstream human rights as part of a wider sustainability agenda. This interdisciplinary book combines a state of the art review of World Heritage policy and practice at the global level with ethnographic case studies from the Asia-Pacific region by leading scholars in the field. By joining legal reviews, anthropology and practitioner experience through in-depth case studies, it shows the diversity of human rights issues in both natural and cultural heritage sites. From site-designation to their conservation and management, the book explores the various rights issues and analyses the diverse social, cultural and legal challenges and responses at both regional and global level. Detailed case studies are included from Australia, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines and Vietnam. The book will appeal to both natural and cultural heritage professionals and human rights and heritage scholars, and will serve as a useful compendium for courses use allowing students to compare, contrast and contextualize different contexts.

Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics (Hardcover): Kakuya Matsushima, William P Anderson Transportation, Knowledge and Space in Urban and Regional Economics (Hardcover)
Kakuya Matsushima, William P Anderson
R3,191 Discovery Miles 31 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection of original research chapters by international scholars addresses the complementary roles of transportation and knowledge and their spatial manifestations in modern urban and regional economies. The featured studies employ the most current and sophisticated technologies, while the authors add a strong element of practical application and policy implications in each chapter. The book is organized into four major themes. The first is infrastructure and economic growth, addressing the historical and contemporary economic impacts of rail, highway and transit infrastructure. The second theme, models for transportation planning and policy, includes methods for optimal toll setting and the effect of transport costs on interregional trade. The third theme, which is the spatial structure of cities, examines processes that drive and arise from urban form, including personal interaction, shopping, commuting and residential location. The fourth theme is transformations in the knowledge economy, including growing income inequality and the role of knowledge in urban dynamics. This book will be of interest to the research communities in urban and regional economics and planning, regional science, transportation studies and the knowledge economy. With its emphasis on practical aspects, it will also be of interest to the policy community.

Accessibility and Spatial Interaction (Hardcover): Ana Condeco-Melhorado, Aura Reggiani, Javier Gutierrez Accessibility and Spatial Interaction (Hardcover)
Ana Condeco-Melhorado, Aura Reggiani, Javier Gutierrez
R2,757 Discovery Miles 27 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The concept of accessibility is linked to the level of opportunities available for spatial interaction (flows of people, goods or information) between a set of locations, through a physical and/or digital transport infrastructure network. Accessibility has proved to be a crucial tool for understanding the framework of sustainability policy in light of best practice planning and decision-making processes. Methods such as cost-benefit analysis, multi-criteria analysis and risk analysis can benefit greatly from embedding accessibility results. This book presents a cohesive collection of recent studies, modeling and discussing spatial interaction by means of accessibility indicators. Three key areas of information are discussed: (i) methods and data sources used to estimate spatial interaction through accessibility indicators; (ii) spatial and social dimension of accessibility; (iii) accessibility as a driver of spatial interaction. Accessibility and Spatial Interaction demonstrates the integration of spatial economics with transport and planning science, using accessibility concepts and measures in exciting new ways. Policy makers and practitioners in transport and urban planning will appreciate this fresh level of insight, and academics in economics, sociology and geography will find this book an important reference point.

A History of America in 100 Maps (Hardcover): Susan Schulten A History of America in 100 Maps (Hardcover)
Susan Schulten 1
R852 R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Save R165 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this richly visual narrative, acclaimed historian Susan Schulten explores five centuries of American history through maps. From the voyages of European discovery to the digital age, she reveals the many ways that maps have shaped history. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps have the power to illuminate and complicate our understanding of the past. Schulten draws on both official and ephemeral artefacts - maps of exploration, political conflict and territorial control as well as education, science and tourism. Many of the maps in this volume have been deemed important for their role in exploration, statecraft, and diplomacy. But readers will also find lesser-known maps made by soldiers on the front, Native American tribal leaders, and the first generation of girls to be publicly educated. By exploring both iconic as well as unfamiliar treasures, Susan Schulten offers us a fresh perspective on the American past. Most of the maps in this book are from the British Library collection - the richest storehouse of American mapping outside North America. Many have not been reproduced before.

The Library of Ice - Readings from a Cold Climate (Hardcover): Nancy Campbell The Library of Ice - Readings from a Cold Climate (Hardcover)
Nancy Campbell 1
R398 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R124 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A wonderful book: Nancy Campbell is a fine storyteller with a rare physical intelligence. The extraordinary brilliance of her eye confers the reader a total immersion in the rimy realms she explores. Glaciers, Arctic floe, verglas, frost and snow - I can think of no better or warmer guide to the icy ends of the Earth' Dan Richards, author of Climbing Days A vivid and perceptive book combining memoir, scientific and cultural history with a bewitching account of landscape and place, which will appeal to readers of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin and Olivia Laing. Long captivated by the solid yet impermanent nature of ice, by its stark, rugged beauty, acclaimed poet and writer Nancy Campbell sets out from the world's northernmost museum - at Upernavik in Greenland - to explore it in all its facets. From the Bodleian Library archives to the traces left by the great polar expeditions, from remote Arctic settlements to the ice houses of Calcutta, she examines the impact of ice on our lives at a time when it is itself under threat from climate change. The Library of Ice is a fascinating and beautifully rendered evocation of the interplay of people and their environment on a fragile planet, and of a writer's quest to define the value of her work in a disappearing landscape. 'The writer and poet offers reflections on ice and snow that draw on art, science and history... a dreamlike book.' - The Guardian 'It is a sparkling and wonderful meditation on a substance we must cherish' - The Independent 'It is a pleasant brew infused with elements not only of travel and history, but also of memoir and personal reflection'- Literary Review 'Ms Campbell, a penniless but intrepid traveller, braves miserable bus journeys, freezing rain, dark and intense cold, but still manages to write rapturously of the beauties of the Arctic'- The Economist 'The Library of Ice instantly transported me elsewhere... This luminous book is both beautifully written and astute in its observations, turning the pages of time backwards and revealing, like the archive of the earth's climate stored in layers of solidified water, the embedded meanings of the world's icy realms. It is a book as urgently relevant as it is wondrous' Julian Hoffman, author of The Heart of Small Things 'An extraordinary work not only for the perspicacity and innate experience of the author who leads the reader carefully across intertwined icy tracks of crystallised geographics, melting myths and frozen exploration histories, but through her own tender diagnostics of what reading ice can show us in these times ... Perilous in its scope, exacting in its observation, wild in intellect, The Library of Ice captures the reader's attention almost as if caught in ice itself' MacGillivray, author of The Nine of Diamonds: Sorroial Mordantless 'This is travel writing to be treasured. A biography of ice, the element that has another life, with hard facts thawed and warmed by a poet's voice. Campbell's writing is companionable, curious, deeply researched and with no bragging about the intrepidity that has taken her between winter-dark Greenland, Polar libaries, Scottish curling rinks, Alpine glaciers and Henry Thoreau's pond at Walden' Jasper Winn, author of Paddle 'The is not one inelegant or flabby line in the 300 pages of the best writing I have relished this year. W.G. Sebald would have loved, envied and recognised a fellow spirit.' Horatio Clare, The Spectator

Globalization and Marginalization in Mountain Regions - Assets and Challenges in Marginal Regions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016):... Globalization and Marginalization in Mountain Regions - Assets and Challenges in Marginal Regions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Raghubir Chand, Walter Leimgruber
R3,852 Discovery Miles 38 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book looks at the global importance of mountain systems, emphasizing their ecological and socio-economic role in light of climate change and globalization. With a special focus on the Himalayas, it also examines the Czech-German-Austrian mountain borderland, the Alps, the Andes, the highland regions of Malaysia, and the Arctic. The contributors, specialists in their fields, all use an integrative approach that develops and argues the concept of mountain regions as a global common good. Readers also discover that mountain systems and mountain communities are often marginalized and left behind by the process of globalization. Case studies throughout detail the effects of climate change and global warming on both nature and local/regional societies, such as declining water supplies, a shifting vegetation line, and other important issues facing not only mountains but also the vast regions depending on them. In addition, the comprehensive coverage offers authenticated viewpoints from some of the most eminent explorers of Tibet in the nineteenth century. More than 50 percent of the global human population draws benefits directly or indirectly from mountain resources and services. This book provides practitioners, researchers, students, and other interested readers with a compelling look at the global importance of this imposing, yet sensitive ecosystem.

Archiving Settler Colonialism - Culture, Space and Race (Hardcover): Yu-ting Huang, Rebecca Weaver-Hightower Archiving Settler Colonialism - Culture, Space and Race (Hardcover)
Yu-ting Huang, Rebecca Weaver-Hightower
R3,053 Discovery Miles 30 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Archiving Settler Colonialism: Culture, Race, and Space brings together 15 essays from across the globe, to capture a moment in settler colonial studies that turns increasingly towards new cultural archives for settler colonial research. Essays on hitherto under-examined materials-including postage stamps, musical scores, urban parks, and psychiatric records-reflect on how cultural texts archive moments of settler self-fashioning. Archiving Settler Colonialism also expands settler colonial studies' reach as an international academic discipline, bringing together scholarly research about the British breakaway settler colonies with underanalyzed non-white, non-Anglophone settler societies. The essays together illustrate settler colonial cultures as-for all their similarities-ultimately divergent constructions, locally situated and produced of specific power relations within the messy operations of imperial domination.

Desert Landscapes and Landforms of Iran (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Mehran Maghsoudi Desert Landscapes and Landforms of Iran (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Mehran Maghsoudi
R3,592 Discovery Miles 35 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers a unique and highly illustrated overview of the desert geomorphology of Iran. It describes the different landscapes and landforms of desert areas such as ergs and badlands offering a comprehensive insight into typical fluvial and eolian forms such as playas, alluvial fans, yardangs, salt domes, dunes, hoodoos and many more. The monograph elaborates the interaction of humans with the landscapes and discusses ongoing developments in geotourism, natural heritage sites as well as the potential for geoparks. Desert Landscapes and Landforms of Iran contains many photographs, satellite images, high-resolution aerial photos, maps, charts and tables which build a nice framework for the assessment of the different geomorphological features. It constitutes a comprehensive introduction for researchers and students of many disciplines in the fields of geography, geosciences, tourism and leisure studies, environmental sciences and landscape planning interested in typical physical characteristics of desert landscapes.

Global Geographical Heritage, Geoparks and Geotourism - Geoconservation and Development (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): R.B. Singh,... Global Geographical Heritage, Geoparks and Geotourism - Geoconservation and Development (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
R.B. Singh, Dongying Wei, Subhash Anand
R3,837 Discovery Miles 38 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores the geographical, geomorphological, ecological, touristic and socioeconomic aspects of natural heritage, argues for the dynamic conservation of that heritage and explains its key characteristics, promotion, conservation and management to achieve sustainable development goals. Emerging concepts such as geodiversity, geographical heritage sites, geomonuments, geoparks and geotourism are increasingly being used by conservationists. At present, the development of geoparks is a major global theme involving the application of geosciences to promote the inclusive growth of society and the protection and conservation of our unique geoheritage. Currently, there are 147 UNESCO global geoparks across 41 countries, in addition to a number of national-level geoparks. Pursuing a holistic approach towards such sites will sensitise the general public to the need for geoconservation of significant geosites and promote it through geotourism. It is a crucial issue, as various countries around the world are eager to develop their geoparks and are working for the conservation of geoheritage sites at the national level. This unique book gathers contributions from 15 countries in the form of case studies analysing the realities on of geographical heritage, geoparks and geotourism. The respective chapters address the role of geoparks as essential tools for education, recreation and nature conservation. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable guide for geoscientists, planners, policymakers, civil society and anyone concerned about the conservation of geoheritage sites and geoparks for a sustainable future Earth.

Language, Memory and Remembering - Explorations in Historical Sociolinguistics (Hardcover): Vaidehi Ramanathan Language, Memory and Remembering - Explorations in Historical Sociolinguistics (Hardcover)
Vaidehi Ramanathan
R3,033 Discovery Miles 30 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume explores issues of memory, remembering and language in late colonial India. It is the first systematic historical sociolinguistic study of English private and public citizens who lived in and/or worked for India and the Indian cause from the 1920s to the 1940s. While some of the English have lived as common citizens and were committed to India, their voices and contributions have remained on the margins of Indian collective memory. This book offers microhistorical readings of extended language forms generally underexplored in sociolinguistics (such as letters, telegrams, missives, and oral histories) to reorient facets of individual memories, lives, and endeavours against larger officialised understandings of the past. Using previously unpublished corpus of archival material and interviews with English private citizens from that period, this volume on historical sociolinguistics will be of interest to scholars and researchers of language and linguistics, South Asian studies, post-colonial literary studies, culture studies, and modern history.

Central and South-Eastern Europe 2003 (Hardcover, Rev Ed): Europa Publications Central and South-Eastern Europe 2003 (Hardcover, Rev Ed)
Europa Publications; Edited by Imogen Bell
R8,862 Discovery Miles 88 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive survey of all the countries and territories of Central and South-Eastern Europe, presenting the latest economic and political developments.
* Includes expert comment on issues of regional importance, up-to-date statistics, a directory of institutes and companies and political profiles
* Provides an impartial and current perspective on economic and political developments
* Over 750 pages of authoritative analysis, current statistics, directory data and biographical details.
General Survey
* Leading authorities on the area analyse topics of regional interest. Subjects covered include: Central and South-Eastern European Economies; Minorities in Central and South-Eastern Europe; The Baltic Sea Region; The Macedonian Question and The Former Yugoslavia After Milosevic.
Country Surveys
* Detailed individual chapters for each country that include a description of physical and social geography; a chronology; essays on the history and economy; a statistical survey; and a directory of names and addresses and background information covering the constitution, national and local government, political organizations, the judicial system, religion, the press, finance, trade and industry etc.
Political Profiles
* Biographical details on the leading figures in the region.
Regional Information
* Detailed information on the following: regional organizations; research institutes; a select periodicals bibliography and a select books bibliography.

The Making of the European Spatial Development Perspective - No Masterplan (Hardcover): Andreas Faludi, Bas Waterhout The Making of the European Spatial Development Perspective - No Masterplan (Hardcover)
Andreas Faludi, Bas Waterhout
R3,171 Discovery Miles 31 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Of Irish Descent - Origin Stories, Genealogy, and the Politics of Belonging (Hardcover): Catherine Nash Of Irish Descent - Origin Stories, Genealogy, and the Politics of Belonging (Hardcover)
Catherine Nash
R674 R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Save R37 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What does it mean to be of Irish descent? What does Irish descent stand for in Ireland? In Northern Ireland? In the United States? How are the categories of ""native"" and ""settler"" and accounts of ethnic origin being refigured through popular genealogy and population genetics?""Of Irish Descent"" addresses these questions by exploring the contemporary significance of ideas of ancestral roots, origins, and connections. Moving from the intimacy of family stories and reunions to disputed state policies on noble titles and new scientific accounts and applications of genetic research, Nash traces the place of ancestry in these interconnected geographies of identity - familial, ethnic, national, and diasporic. Underlying these different practices and narratives are potent and profoundly political questions: ""Who counts as Irish?,"" ""Who belongs in Ireland?"" and ""To whom does Ireland belong?""Examining tensions between ideas of plurality and commonality, difference and connection that run through the culture and science of ancestral origins, ""Of Irish Descent"" is an original and timely exploration of new configurations of nation and diaspora as communities of shared descent.

World Regions in Global Context - Peoples, Places, and Environments (Paperback, Pearson new international ed of 6th revised... World Regions in Global Context - Peoples, Places, and Environments (Paperback, Pearson new international ed of 6th revised ed)
Sallie A. Marston, Paul L. Knox, Diana M Liverman, Paul Robbins, Vincent J. Del Casino
R1,706 Discovery Miles 17 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World Regions in Global Context presents a strong global sensibility and an emphasis on current concerns, with models of interdependent development, spatial and social inequality, and questions of spatial justice. The authors maintain that regions are the outcomes of a set of twin forces of globalization and regionalization. Therefore, each regional chapter stresses the global systems of connection that drive unique regional processes, making regions different. By studying regions, students not only learn the critical elements of different places, but also come to understand the fundamental processes that drive change. The Fifth Edition discusses geographies of emerging regions, incorporates cutting-edge data visualizations and infographics, including Quick Response codes linking to online media, features a completely modernized cartography program, and much more.

Disasters, Vulnerability, and Narratives - Writing Haiti's Futures (Hardcover): Kasia Mika Disasters, Vulnerability, and Narratives - Writing Haiti's Futures (Hardcover)
Kasia Mika
R3,046 Discovery Miles 30 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book uses narrative responses to the 2010 Haiti earthquake as a starting point for an analysis of notions of disaster, vulnerability, reconstruction and recovery. The turn to a wide range of literary works enables a composite comparative analysis, which encompasses the social, political and individual dimensions of the earthquake. This book focuses on a vision of an open-ended future, otherwise than as a threat or fear. Mika turns to concepts of hinged chronologies, slow healing and remnant dwelling. Weaving theory with attentive close-readings, the book offers an open-ended framework for conceptualising post-disaster recovery and healing. These processes happen at different times and must entail the elimination of compound vulnerabilities that created the disaster in the first place. Challenging characterisations of the region as a continuous catastrophe this book works towards a bold vision of Haiti's and the Caribbean's futures. The study shows how narratives can extend some of the key concepts within discipline-bound approaches to disasters, while making an important contribution to the interface between disaster studies, postcolonial ecocriticism and Haitian Studies.

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