• Download E-books Global Geographies of the Internet (SpringerBriefs in Geography) PDF

    By Barney Warf

    At the present time, approximately 2 billion humans use the web, and its functions have flourished in quantity and significance. This quantity will research the expansion and geography of the web from a political economic system point of view. Its significant motivation is to demonstrate that our on-line world doesn't exist in a few aspatial void, yet is deeply rooted in nationwide and native political and cultural contexts. towards that finish, it's going to invoke a couple of significant theorists of our on-line world, yet practice their views in phrases which are available to readers with out familiarity with them. past summaries of the infrastructure that makes the net attainable and worldwide distributions of clients, it delves into matters reminiscent of the electronic divide to stress the inequalities that accompany the expansion of our on-line world. It additionally addresses net censorship, e-commerce, and e-government, matters that experience obtained remarkably little scholarly awareness, relatively from a spatial point of view. all through, it demonstrates that during our on-line world, position issues, in order that no entire knowing of the net should be completed with no contemplating the way it is embedded inside of, and in flip adjustments, neighborhood institutional and political contexts. therefore the ebook rebuts simplistic 'death of distance' perspectives or those who assert there's, or could be, a 'one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter' version of the net acceptable to all instances and locations.

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  • Download E-books Landscape Evolution in the United States: An Introduction to the Geography, Geology, and Natural History PDF

    By Joseph A. DiPietro

           This publication used to be written for these interested by the ordinary ask yourself and wonder of the USA, for these wishing to delve into how mountains shape and evolve past the compulsory colliding of continents, and if you happen to search perception at the reasoning and strategies geologists use to interpret panorama evolution and geological background. it's a textbook applicable for first and second-year collage scholars, a reference e-book for complicated geology scholars, and a booklet acceptable for a basic viewers or traveller who seeks a deeper knowing and appreciation of panorama. As a textbook, it exhibits how geology, geography, tectonics, and weather engage to form the panorama of the USA. As a common viewers publication, it introduces the actual features of the us, its structural framework, and its geological history.
    There are 3 components. half I is anxious with realizing how rock kind and rock constitution mix with tectonic job, weather, isostasy, and sea point switch to supply panorama and to foretell how panorama will evolve. those chapters emphasize the reasoning and techniques geologists use to interpret panorama. half II divides the contiguous usa into 9 structural provinces. The dialogue is at the distribution and beginning of panorama gains with detailed emphasis on topography, rock kind, rock constitution, tectonic surroundings, weather, and up to date uplift/erosion background. half III is an expedition into the standards and instruments geologists use to appreciate how compressional mountain structures shape and evolve. designated emphasis is at the proof geologists locate, and the reason they use, to interpret the rock checklist near to the USA Appalachian and Cordilleran Mountain structures. In a nutshell, components I and II deal particularly with present-day panorama, its evolution, and the way the forces of nature have an effect on it. the point of interest is on why the panorama appears how it does. half III bargains with the rocks. the focal point is on geological background, mountain construction, and previous landscapes. during this a part of the booklet, the present-day panorama is of secondary significance. The desk of contents follows.

    PART 1 - KEYS TO figuring out panorama EVOLUTION
    Chapter 1 - The Tortoise And The Hare
    Chapter 2 - part: The Rock/Sediment Type
    Chapter three - part: The Structural Form
    Chapter four - Mechanisms That Impart swap To Landscape
    Chapter five - Forcing Variable: The Tectonic System
    Chapter 6 - Forcing Variable: The Climatic System
    Chapter 7 - Forcing Variables: Sea point And Isostasy
    Chapter eight - interplay Of Tectonics, weather And Time
    Chapter nine - Unconsolidated Sediment
    Chapter 10 - approximately Flat-Lying Sedimentary Layers
    Chapter eleven - Crystalline-Cored Mid-Continent Anticlines And Domes
    Chapter 12 - Foreland Fold And Thrust Belts
    Chapter thirteen - Crystalline Deformation Belts
    Chapter 14 - younger Volcanic Rocks Of The Cordillera
    Chapter 15 - common Fault-Dominated Landscapes
    Chapter sixteen - Cascadia Volcanic Arc System
    Chapter 17 - California Transpressional System
    Chapter 18 - the tale Of The Grand Canyon
    Chapter 19 - Early Theories at the beginning Of Mountain Belts
    Chapter 20 - Keys To the translation Of Geological History
    Chapter 21 -Tectonic type, Rock Successions, And Tectonic Provinces
    Chapter 22 - Formation, cave in, And Erosonal Decay Of Mountain Systems
    Chapter 23 - The Appalachian Orogenic Belt: An instance Of Compressional Mountain Building
    Chapter 24 - The Cordilleran Orogenic Belt

    • Shows how geology, weather, and tectonics have interaction to form the panorama of the United States.
    • Emphasis is on facts geologists locate, and the tools, standards, and purpose geologists use, to interpret the actual features of the USA, its structural framework, and its geological history.
    • Offers greater than three hundred full-color drawings, images, and maps designed to be basic and informative. 
    • Questions on the finish of every bankruptcy reduction within the retention of key concepts. 

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  • Download E-books History and Geography in Late Antiquity (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series) PDF

    By A. H. Merrills

    The civilized global witnessed significant political, social and non secular swap from the 5th century to the 8th century. Geographical and old concept, lengthy rooted to Roman ideologies, needed to undertake new views of overdue antiquity. Taking their lead from Orosius within the early 5th century, Latin historians grew to become more and more to geographical description, in addition to old narrative, to ascertain the area round them. This ebook explores the interdependence of geographical and ancient modes of expression in 4 of an important writers of the interval: Orosius, Jordanes, Isidore of Seville and the Venerable Bede.

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  • Download E-books Aspects of Ancient Institutions and Geography: Studies in Honor of Richard J.A. Talbert (Impact of Empire) PDF

    In "Aspects of historic associations and Geography" colleagues and scholars honor Richard J.A. Talbert for his quite a few contributions and impact at the fields of historical historical past, political and social technological know-how, in addition to cartography and geography. This selection of unique and priceless examinations is concentrated round the middle subject matter of Talbert s paintings how historic contributors and teams geared up their global, via their associations and geography. the 1st 1/2 the ebook considers institutional background in chapters on such various subject matters because the Roman Senate, Roman provincial politics and management, therapeutic springs, gladiators, and squaddies. Chapters at the geography of Thucydides and Alexander III, imperial geography, monitoring letters and utilizing sundials around out the second one 1/2 the book."

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  • Download E-books America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 2: Places PDF

    By Kirk Schriefer

    The United States From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 publication sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy examining and dialogue texts. each one unit examines a component of the yankee event that may certainly curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the us but additionally newcomers in a foreign country who need to know extra in regards to the humans, heritage, geography and tradition of this nice state. even supposing the passages are constrained to an ordinary point of language trouble, their variety continues to be brilliant and real. Readers might be encouraged by means of the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed by way of the great thing about the Grand Canyon, occupied with the paintings of the F.B.I., and surprised via the occasions surrounding Watergate.

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  • Download E-books Sociology of the Quran Part I PDF

    By Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari - XKP

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

    It is obvious that Islam is neither a thought of society nor a philosophy of historical past. within the sacred booklet 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 heritage. Following are many of the questions that may be raised approximately society:

    1. what's society?

    2. Is guy through nature social and gregarious?

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

    4. the connection among society and tradition.

    5. no matter if the person is loose or if he's decided through society and the social structure?

    6. In what associations, poles, and teams is society classifiable in response to its fundamental divisions?

    7. even if human societies are totally of an identical nature and essence, their variations being just like the variations between individuals of an identical species? Or in the event that they differ in keeping with geographic adaptations, temporal and spatial stipulations, and degrees of improvement in their tradition and civilization, assuming diversified varieties and essences with every one calling for a separate sociology dependent upon its specific ideology? In different phrases, is a unmarried procedure of sociology, ethics, and beliefs acceptable to all humanity, within the similar means as a unmarried process of medication and legislation of body structure applies to all humans despite their geographic, racial and old variations?

    Does each society, in keeping with its local, cultural and ancient history, require a distinct sociology and verify a specific ideology?

    8. Are human societies, which from the sunrise of historical past as much as the current day were different and grown self sufficient of each other, with one of those pluralism governing them (at least in somebody if now not in a everyday sense), relocating from plurality and variety in the direction of attainment of team spirit and homogeneity? Does the way forward for humanity lie in achieving one society, one tradition and one civilization, and no matter if on the finish its plurality could be changed by means of a degree of homogeneity during which all its contradictions and conflicts will be triumph over and resolved? Or, contrarily, is humanity forever condemned to multiplicity of tradition and beliefs, and to a pluralism that enhances the social id of its specific, units?

    In our view, those are the proper difficulties which have to be mentioned from the Islamic standpoint, in order that those matters are delivered to mild and placed. in a formal standpoint. we suggest to deal in brief with those matters one via one.



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  • Download E-books Imaginary Cities PDF

    Encouraged via the surreal bills of the explorer and 'man of 1000000 lies' Marco Polo, Imaginary towns charts the city and the mind's eye, and the symbiosis therein. a piece of artistic nonfiction, the e-book roams via area, time and threat, mapping towns of sound, melancholia and the afterlife, the place time runs backwards or which glide one of the clouds. In doing so, Imaginary towns seeks to maneuver past the cliches of psychogeography and hauntology, not to easily revisit the city prior, or our dating with it, yet to invade and reinvent it. Following within the lineage of Borges, Calvino, Chris Marker and Kenneth White, the publication examines town from international macrocosm to the microcosm of its population' views. It proceeds via opium desires, sea voyages, the hallucinations of prisoners, nocturnal decadence, most unlikely Soviet skyscrapers, marauding golems, subterranean civilisations, apocalyptic prophecies and the paintings of architectural visionaries resembling Antonio Sant'Elia, Archigram and Buckminster Fuller. It rethinks the tips of utopias and dystopias, city exploration, alienation and resistance.It claims that the Situationists lacked ambition once they instructed, "Beneath the paving stones, the seashore. " as an alternative, underneath the paving stones, we could manage to determine the whole universe. Imaginary towns demonstrates that every urban dreamt up by means of artists, writers, architects and lunatics has a real-life identical and that the good Marco Polo was once no liar. Imaginary towns needn't easily exist in fiction or the brain. We already inhabit them.

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  • Download E-books Marikana: A View from the Mountain and a Case to Answer PDF

    Dubbed the "Marikana Massacre," the Marikana miners’ strike was once the only so much deadly use of strength by way of South African safeguard forces opposed to civilians because the finish of apartheid; these killed have been mineworkers in pursuit of a pay elevate. Through a sequence of interviews performed with staff who survived the attack, this account records and examines the debatable shootings in nice aspect. additionally, it includes a narrative of the preceding occasions in addition to of the violence itself written from the viewpoint of the strikers. designated and revealing, his book tells of police murders, unhappiness, bravery, and pride.

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  • Download E-books Cities: Reimagining the Urban PDF

    This e-book develops a clean and tough viewpoint at the urban. Drawing on a large and various diversity of fabric and texts, it argues that an excessive amount of modern city idea is predicated on nostalgia for a humane, face-to-face and bounded urban. Amin and Thrift continue that the normal divide among town and the remainder of the realm has been perforated via city encroachment, the thickening of the hyperlinks among the 2, and urbanization as a lifestyle.

    They define an cutting edge sociology of the town that scatters city existence alongside a chain of web sites and circulations, reinstating formerly suppressed parts of up to date city lifestyles: from the presence of non-human job to the centrality of far away connections. the consequences of this perspective are traced via a sequence of chapters on strength, economic system and democracy.

    This concise and available publication may be of curiosity to scholars and students in sociology, geography, city stories, cultural reports and politics.


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