• Download E-books Cosmopolitanism and the Geographies of Freedom (The Wellek Library Lectures) PDF

    By David Harvey

    Liberty and freedom are often invoked to justify political motion. Presidents as various as Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush have outfitted their rules on a few model of those noble values. but in perform, idealist agendas usually flip bitter as they confront particular situations at the flooring. confirmed via incidents at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, the pursuit of liberty and freedom may end up in violence and repression, undermining our belief in common theories of liberalism, neoliberalism, and cosmopolitanism.

    Combining his passions for politics and geography, David Harvey charts a worldly order extra acceptable to an emancipatory kind of international governance. Political agendas are likely to fail, he argues, simply because they forget about the complexities of geography. Incorporating geographical wisdom into the formation of social and political coverage is for this reason an important for actual democracy.

    Harvey starts off with an insightful critique of the political makes use of of freedom and liberty, particularly throughout the George W. Bush management. Then, via an ontological research into geography's foundational concepts—space, position, and environment—he significantly reframes geographical wisdom as a foundation for social conception and political motion. As Harvey makes transparent, the cosmopolitanism that emerges is rooted in human event instead of illusory beliefs and brings us in the direction of reaching the liberation we seek.

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  • Download E-books Atmosphere, Weather and Climate PDF

    By Richard J Chorley

    This publication provides a complete advent to climate procedures and weather conditions all over the world, their saw variability and adjustments, and projected destiny tendencies. broadly revised and up to date, this 9th variation keeps its attempted and validated constitution whereas incorporating fresh advances within the box. From transparent causes of the elemental actual and chemical ideas of the ambience, to descriptions of nearby climates and their adjustments, the ebook offers a accomplished assurance of worldwide meteorology and climatology. during this new version the most recent medical principles are back expressed in a transparent, non-mathematical matter.

    New positive aspects include:

    • extended and up to date therapy of atmospheric models
    • final bankruptcy on weather variability and alter has been thoroughly rewritten to take account of the IPCC 2007 clinical assessment.
    • new four-colour textual content layout that includes over 30 color plates
    • over 360 diagrams were redrawn in complete color to enhance readability and relief understanding.

    Atmosphere, climate and Climate remains to be an crucial resource for all these learning the earth’s surroundings and global weather, no matter if from environmental and earth sciences, geography, ecology, agriculture, hydrology, or similar disciplinary views. Its pedagogic worth is stronger through numerous positive factors: studying issues on the starting of every bankruptcy and dialogue issues at their finishing, packing containers on topical matters and on 20th century advances within the field.

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  • Download E-books Inca PDF

    By Lawrence Kovacs

    Revealing legends and legacies, this task publication is a fun-packed evaluation of the continent-sprawling historical Inca tradition. The actions, mixed with an enticing structure, have interaction freshmen on a trip alongside the Inca path together with the town of Cuzco and majestic Machu Picchu, outfitted on a jagged ridge millions of ft above the Urubamba River. alongside the way in which, the ideals, rituals, medical advances, and targeted approach of languages come to existence via 25 hands-on tasks, corresponding to growing Salar de Uyuni salt crystals and development a tropical cloud woodland. This pleasing academic instrument additionally positive aspects exact illustrations, informative sidebars, fun-fact questions, and vocabulary that would interact freshmen from begin to end.

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  • Download E-books Groundwater around the World: A Geographic Synopsis PDF

    By Jean Margat

    This e-book offers a special and up to date precis of what's identified approximately groundwater on our planet, from a world standpoint and by way of area-specific actual info. in contrast to such a lot textbooks on groundwater, it doesn't take care of theoretical ideas, yet relatively with the final photo that emerges due to numerous observations, reports and different actions on the topic of groundwater in all components of the realm. the point of interest is on exhibiting the function and geographical range of groundwater―a normal source of significant value in lifestyle, yet poorly understood by way of most people or even by way of many water quarter pros.

    The booklet starts off through analysing groundwater within the context of the hydrological cycle. accordingly, groundwater structures as actual devices, with their limitations quite often outlined by means of geological stipulations, are reviewed. the following bankruptcy seems 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 suggestions for chickening out 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 of the major water use sectors. After that, progressively starting to be wishes for groundwater administration interventions are pointed out, due to neighborhood human actions and international switch (including demography, financial improvement and weather change). eventually, groundwater assets administration is addressed and real-life circumstances are defined that illustrate activities taken and stories with diversified concerns in several elements 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 pros. it is going to additionally gain non-groundwater experts who paintings in groundwater-related fields (water managers, land use planners, environmentalists, agronomists, engineers, economists, legal professionals, and journalists), by way of broadening their figuring out of groundwater and making them conscious of the massive number of groundwater settings. Groundwater experts will use the ebook as a handy reference at the geographical range of groundwater. a part of the contents or interpretations provided will also be new to them or improve their wisdom of a few features. the numerous maps, tables, and references will keep a lot time if you happen to could another way need to seek somewhere else for easy details at the globe’s groundwater.

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  • Download E-books Channel Shore: From the White Cliffs to Land's End PDF

    The English Channel is the busiest waterway on the planet. Ferries steam from side to side, trains thunder in the course of the tunnel. The slender sea has been the most important to our improvement and prosperity. It is helping outline our thought of Englishness, as an island humans, a kingdom of seafarers. it's also our nearest, dearest playground the place humans have sought solar, sin and bracing breezes.

    Tom citadel takes us on a desirable, discursive trip from east to west, to determine what this stretch of water potential to us and what's so unique concerning the English beach, that part among land and seawater. He dips his toe into Sandgate's waters, takes the air in Hastings and Bexhill, chews whelks in Brighton, builds a sandcastle in Sandbanks, sunbathes in sunny Sidmouth, catches prawns off the slipway at Salcombe and hunts a shark off Looe. tales of smugglers and shipwreck robbers, of beachcombers and samphire gatherers, gold diggers and fossil hunters abound.

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  • Download E-books National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary PDF

    By National Geographic

    During this staggering ebook of visible wonders, nationwide Geographic finds an international only a few can have the opportunity to determine for themselves. Shot by means of the various world's best photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen good points remarkable photographs of locations, occasions, typical phenomena, and artifical heirlooms seldom noticeable by way of human eyes. it is all the following: 30,000-year-old cave artwork sealed from the general public; animals which are one of the final in their species in the world; volcanic lightning; colossal crystals that experience grown to greater than 50 lots; the engraving within Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. With an creation through nationwide Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose paintings has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the private caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, normal wonders, and little-seen items from the some distance reaches of the globe.

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  • Download E-books Putting Science in Its Place: Geographies of Scientific Knowledge (science.culture) PDF

    By David N. Livingstone

    We are familiar with taking into consideration technological know-how and its findings as common. in spite of everything, 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 strategies to problem the paintings of a scientist in long island; and naturally the legislation of gravity practice 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 question to the try out together with his attention-grabbing research of the way technological know-how bears the marks of its position of production.

    Putting technological know-how in Its Place establishes the elemental value of geography in either the iteration and the intake of clinical wisdom, utilizing ancient examples of the various locations the place technology has been practiced. Livingstone first turns his awareness to a few of the explicit websites the place technological know-how has been made—the laboratory, museum, and botanical backyard, to call many of the extra traditional locales, but additionally 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 gap of inquiry has conditioned the investigations conducted there. He then describes how, on a local scale, provincial cultures have formed clinical exercise and the way, in flip, medical practices were instrumental in forming neighborhood identities. Widening his inquiry, Livingstone issues lightly to the elemental instability of medical which means, in line with case reports of the way clinical theories were obtained in numerous locales. Putting technological know-how in Its Place powerfully concludes by means of reading the notable mobility of technological know-how and the possible 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 the planet of science.

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  • Download E-books International Encyclopedia of Human Geography: A 12-Volume Set PDF

    By Rob Kitchin

    The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers an authoritative and finished resource of knowledge at the self-discipline of human geography and its constituent, and similar, topic components. The encyclopedia contains over 1,000 distinct entries on philosophy and conception, key recommendations, tools and practices, biographies of awesome geographers, and geographical proposal and praxis in numerous elements of the area.

    This groundbreaking undertaking covers each box of human geography and the discipline’s relationships to different disciplines, and is international in scope, regarding a world set of individuals. Given its large, inclusive scope and detailed on-line accessibility, it really is expected that the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography turns into the most important reference paintings for the self-discipline over the arriving decades.

    The Encyclopedia may be to be had in either restricted variation print and on-line through ScienceDirect – that includes wide shopping, looking out, 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 techniques and availability stopover at
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    • Available on-line on ScienceDirect and in constrained version print format
    • Broad, interdisciplinary insurance throughout human geography: Philosophy, tools, humans, Social/Cultural, Political, financial, improvement, future health, Cartography, city, ancient, Regional
    • Comprehensive and targeted - the 1st of its type in human geography

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