Social Justice and the City (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Ser.)

By David Harvey

Throughout his unique and influential occupation, David Harvey has outlined and redefined the connection among politics, capitalism, and the social elements of geographical thought. Laying out Harvey’s place that geography couldn't stay aim within the face of city poverty and linked ills, Social Justice and the City is likely to be the main largely pointed out paintings within the field.

Harvey analyzes middle matters in urban making plans and policy―employment and housing place, zoning, delivery charges, concentrations of poverty―asking in every one case concerning the courting among social justice and house. How, for instance, do integrated assumptions approximately making plans toughen current distributions of source of revenue? instead of prime him to liberal, technocratic recommendations, Harvey’s line of inquiry pushes him towards a “revolutionary geography,” one who transcends the structural barriers of present techniques to house. Harvey’s emphasis on rigorous proposal and theoretical innovation offers the quantity an everlasting charm. it is a publication that increases substantial questions, and as a result geographers and different social scientists on a regular basis go back to it.

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By David Harvey

Throughout his unique and influential occupation, David Harvey has outlined and redefined the connection among politics, capitalism, and the social elements of geographical thought. Laying out Harvey’s place that geography couldn't stay aim within the face of city poverty and linked ills, Social Justice and the City is likely to be the main largely pointed out paintings within the field.

Harvey analyzes middle matters in urban making plans and policy―employment and housing place, zoning, delivery charges, concentrations of poverty―asking in every one case concerning the courting among social justice and house. How, for instance, do integrated assumptions approximately making plans toughen current distributions of source of revenue? instead of prime him to liberal, technocratic recommendations, Harvey’s line of inquiry pushes him towards a “revolutionary geography,” one who transcends the structural barriers of present techniques to house. Harvey’s emphasis on rigorous proposal and theoretical innovation offers the quantity an everlasting charm. it is a publication that increases substantial questions, and as a result geographers and different social scientists on a regular basis go back to it.

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Geography For Dummies

Geography is greater than simply minutiae, it will probably assist you comprehend why we import or export yes items, are expecting weather swap, or even exhibit you the place to put fireplace and police stations whilst making plans a urban.

If you’re fascinated by the realm and wish to understand extra approximately this attention-grabbing position, Geography For Dummies is a brilliant position to begin. no matter if you’re 16 or sixty, this enjoyable and straightforward consultant may also help you're making extra feel of the area you reside in.

Geography For Dummies offers the instruments to interpret the Earth’s grid, learn and interpret maps, and to understand the significance and implications of geographical positive factors similar to volcanoes and fault traces. Plus, you’ll see how erosion and weathering have and may switch the earth’s floor and the way it affects humans. You’ll get a company carry of every thing from the actual positive factors of the realm to political divisions, inhabitants, tradition, and economics. You’ll additionally discover:

  • How you could have a rainforest on one aspect of a mountain variety and a desolate tract at the other
  • How ocean currents support to figure out the geography of climates
  • How to settle on a very good position for a purchasing mall
  • How you could safely placed the plant to solid use in every little thing you do
  • How weather impacts people and the way people have affected the climate
  • How human inhabitants has unfold and the impression it has had on our world

If you’re combined up by means of map symbols or mystified via Mercator projections Geography For Dummies will help locate your bearings. full of key insights, easy-to-read maps, and funky evidence, this ebook will extend your realizing of geography and today’s international.

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Geography is greater than simply minutiae, it will probably assist you comprehend why we import or export yes items, are expecting weather swap, or even exhibit you the place to put fireplace and police stations whilst making plans a urban.

If you’re fascinated by the realm and wish to understand extra approximately this attention-grabbing position, Geography For Dummies is a brilliant position to begin. no matter if you’re 16 or sixty, this enjoyable and straightforward consultant may also help you're making extra feel of the area you reside in.

Geography For Dummies offers the instruments to interpret the Earth’s grid, learn and interpret maps, and to understand the significance and implications of geographical positive factors similar to volcanoes and fault traces. Plus, you’ll see how erosion and weathering have and may switch the earth’s floor and the way it affects humans. You’ll get a company carry of every thing from the actual positive factors of the realm to political divisions, inhabitants, tradition, and economics. You’ll additionally discover:

  • How you could have a rainforest on one aspect of a mountain variety and a desolate tract at the other
  • How ocean currents support to figure out the geography of climates
  • How to settle on a very good position for a purchasing mall
  • How you could safely placed the plant to solid use in every little thing you do
  • How weather impacts people and the way people have affected the climate
  • How human inhabitants has unfold and the impression it has had on our world

If you’re combined up by means of map symbols or mystified via Mercator projections Geography For Dummies will help locate your bearings. full of key insights, easy-to-read maps, and funky evidence, this ebook will extend your realizing of geography and today’s international.

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Putting Science in Its Place: Geographies of Scientific Knowledge (science.culture)

By David N. Livingstone

We are familiar with taking into account 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 an identical fabrics and methods to problem the paintings of a scientist in manhattan; and naturally the legislation of gravity practice around the globe. Why, then, may still the areas the place technology is completed subject in any respect? David N. Livingstone the following places that query to the attempt along with his attention-grabbing research of ways 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 new release and the intake of medical wisdom, utilizing ancient examples of the various locations the place technological know-how has been practiced. Livingstone first turns his consciousness to a few of the explicit websites the place technology 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 performed there. He then describes how, on a nearby scale, provincial cultures have formed medical exercise and the way, in flip, medical practices were instrumental in forming neighborhood identities. Widening his inquiry, Livingstone issues lightly to the basic instability of medical that means, in response to case reports of the way medical theories were got in numerous locales. Putting technology in Its Place powerfully concludes by means of reading the impressive mobility of technological know-how and the possible easy manner 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 topic, even on this planet of science.

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By David N. Livingstone

We are familiar with taking into account 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 an identical fabrics and methods to problem the paintings of a scientist in manhattan; and naturally the legislation of gravity practice around the globe. Why, then, may still the areas the place technology is completed subject in any respect? David N. Livingstone the following places that query to the attempt along with his attention-grabbing research of ways 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 new release and the intake of medical wisdom, utilizing ancient examples of the various locations the place technological know-how has been practiced. Livingstone first turns his consciousness to a few of the explicit websites the place technology 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 performed there. He then describes how, on a nearby scale, provincial cultures have formed medical exercise and the way, in flip, medical practices were instrumental in forming neighborhood identities. Widening his inquiry, Livingstone issues lightly to the basic instability of medical that means, in response to case reports of the way medical theories were got in numerous locales. Putting technology in Its Place powerfully concludes by means of reading the impressive mobility of technological know-how and the possible easy manner 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 topic, even on this planet of science.

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Cities: Reimagining the Urban

This e-book develops a clean and hard viewpoint at the urban. Drawing on a large and numerous variety of fabric and texts, it argues that an excessive amount of modern city idea relies on nostalgia for a humane, face-to-face and bounded urban. Amin and Thrift retain that the normal divide among the town and the remainder of the area 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 town that scatters city existence alongside a sequence of web sites and circulations, reinstating formerly suppressed parts of up to date city existence: from the presence of non-human task to the centrality of far away connections. the results of this perspective are traced via a sequence of chapters on strength, economic system and democracy.

This concise and available e-book can be of curiosity to scholars and students in sociology, geography, city reviews, cultural stories and politics.

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This e-book develops a clean and hard viewpoint at the urban. Drawing on a large and numerous variety of fabric and texts, it argues that an excessive amount of modern city idea relies on nostalgia for a humane, face-to-face and bounded urban. Amin and Thrift retain that the normal divide among the town and the remainder of the area 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 town that scatters city existence alongside a sequence of web sites and circulations, reinstating formerly suppressed parts of up to date city existence: from the presence of non-human task to the centrality of far away connections. the results of this perspective are traced via a sequence of chapters on strength, economic system and democracy.

This concise and available e-book can be of curiosity to scholars and students in sociology, geography, city reviews, cultural stories and politics.

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Maps and Monsters in Medieval England (Studies in Medieval History and Culture)

By Asa Simon Mittman

This research facilities on problems with marginality and monstrosity in medieval England. within the heart a long time, geography used to be seen as divinely ordered, so Britain's place on the outer edge of the inhabitable global triggered anxiousness between its population. faraway from the world's holy heart, the geographic margins have been thought of substantial. Medieval geography, for hundreds of years scorned as crude, is now the topic of a number of cautious reviews. Monsters have likewise been the topic of contemporary awareness within the becoming box of "monster studies," although few works situate those creatures firmly of their particular ancient contexts. This book sits on the crossroads of those discourses (geography and monstrosity), handled individually within the validated scholarship yet inseparable within the minds of medieval authors and artists.

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By Asa Simon Mittman

This research facilities on problems with marginality and monstrosity in medieval England. within the heart a long time, geography used to be seen as divinely ordered, so Britain's place on the outer edge of the inhabitable global triggered anxiousness between its population. faraway from the world's holy heart, the geographic margins have been thought of substantial. Medieval geography, for hundreds of years scorned as crude, is now the topic of a number of cautious reviews. Monsters have likewise been the topic of contemporary awareness within the becoming box of "monster studies," although few works situate those creatures firmly of their particular ancient contexts. This book sits on the crossroads of those discourses (geography and monstrosity), handled individually within the validated scholarship yet inseparable within the minds of medieval authors and artists.

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Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers

By Becky Cooper

 

Armed with enormous quantities of clean maps she had painstakingly published by way of hand, Becky Cooper walked long island from finish to finish. alongside her trip she met law enforcement officials, homeless humans, type versions, and senior voters who had lived in long island all their lives. She requested the strangers to “map their big apple” and to mail the personalised maps again to her. quickly, her P.O. field used to be jam-packed with a cartography of intimate narratives: prior loves, misplaced houses, early life stories, comical moments, and outstanding confessions. A superbly illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to manhattan, Mapping Manhattan comprises seventy five maps from either nameless mapmakers and outstanding New Yorkers, together with Man on cord aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and plenty of more.

compliment for Mapping Manhattan:

“What an exciting project.”—The long island Times

“A gentle cartographic love letter to this undying urban of a number of dimensions, parallel realities, and perpendicular views.” —Brain Pickings

“Cooper’s attractive venture linking the lives of latest Yorkers is person who will proceed to grow.” —Publishers Weekly online

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By Becky Cooper

 

Armed with enormous quantities of clean maps she had painstakingly published by way of hand, Becky Cooper walked long island from finish to finish. alongside her trip she met law enforcement officials, homeless humans, type versions, and senior voters who had lived in long island all their lives. She requested the strangers to “map their big apple” and to mail the personalised maps again to her. quickly, her P.O. field used to be jam-packed with a cartography of intimate narratives: prior loves, misplaced houses, early life stories, comical moments, and outstanding confessions. A superbly illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to manhattan, Mapping Manhattan comprises seventy five maps from either nameless mapmakers and outstanding New Yorkers, together with Man on cord aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and plenty of more.

compliment for Mapping Manhattan:

“What an exciting project.”—The long island Times

“A gentle cartographic love letter to this undying urban of a number of dimensions, parallel realities, and perpendicular views.” —Brain Pickings

“Cooper’s attractive venture linking the lives of latest Yorkers is person who will proceed to grow.” —Publishers Weekly online

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National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary

By National Geographic

During this brilliant publication of visible wonders, nationwide Geographic unearths a global only a few may have the opportunity to determine for themselves. Shot through a few of the world's best photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen beneficial properties extraordinary pictures of areas, occasions, typical phenomena, and artifical heirlooms seldom noticeable via 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 on the earth; volcanic lightning; big crystals that experience grown to greater than 50 plenty; 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 inner most caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, normal wonders, and little-seen gadgets from the some distance reaches of the globe.

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By National Geographic

During this brilliant publication of visible wonders, nationwide Geographic unearths a global only a few may have the opportunity to determine for themselves. Shot through a few of the world's best photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen beneficial properties extraordinary pictures of areas, occasions, typical phenomena, and artifical heirlooms seldom noticeable via 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 on the earth; volcanic lightning; big crystals that experience grown to greater than 50 plenty; 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 inner most caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, normal wonders, and little-seen gadgets from the some distance reaches of the globe.

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Where Is the Brooklyn Bridge?

Young readers will hook up with the tale of this nationwide old Landmark--the Brooklyn Bridge!
     
Building the Brooklyn Bridge was once no basic feat. regardless of a super plan from a father-son workforce of engineers, the method used to be a perilous and grueling one. development employees constructed a mysterious affliction (now often called the bends), a number of died, and the venture had devastating results at the engineers' lives. nonetheless, after fourteen years, the Brooklyn Bridge used to be complete and have become the longest suspension bridge on the planet on the time and remains to be extensively widespread this present day. Megan Stine tells the interesting tale at the back of one of many city's best-loved landmarks. contains black-and-white illustrations and a foldout colour map!

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Young readers will hook up with the tale of this nationwide old Landmark--the Brooklyn Bridge!
     
Building the Brooklyn Bridge was once no basic feat. regardless of a super plan from a father-son workforce of engineers, the method used to be a perilous and grueling one. development employees constructed a mysterious affliction (now often called the bends), a number of died, and the venture had devastating results at the engineers' lives. nonetheless, after fourteen years, the Brooklyn Bridge used to be complete and have become the longest suspension bridge on the planet on the time and remains to be extensively widespread this present day. Megan Stine tells the interesting tale at the back of one of many city's best-loved landmarks. contains black-and-white illustrations and a foldout colour map!

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200 QCM Pour tester votre culture générale (Book 2)

By Catherina Catsaros

Se préparer à une épreuve de tradition générale est un exercice à los angeles fois uncomplicated et périlleux. uncomplicated vehicle los angeles tradition générale fait partie de l'apprentissage et se trouve très souvent sanctionnée par un diplôme tel que le bac par exemple ; périlleux automobile c'est un domaine aux frontières infinies. À travers des thèmes tels que l'information, l. a. conversation, l'économie et los angeles politique, l'État, l'histoire, les sciences et l. a. société, ce advisor, enrichi de liens hypertextes qui permettent de naviguer entre questions et réponses, vous offre une imaginative and prescient d'ensemble de tous les faits marquants. Sous l. a. forme d'un thème développé brièvement et suivi d'une query, il vous permet de mettre à jour et de compléter vos connaissances de façon ludique.

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By Catherina Catsaros

Se préparer à une épreuve de tradition générale est un exercice à los angeles fois uncomplicated et périlleux. uncomplicated vehicle los angeles tradition générale fait partie de l'apprentissage et se trouve très souvent sanctionnée par un diplôme tel que le bac par exemple ; périlleux automobile c'est un domaine aux frontières infinies. À travers des thèmes tels que l'information, l. a. conversation, l'économie et los angeles politique, l'État, l'histoire, les sciences et l. a. société, ce advisor, enrichi de liens hypertextes qui permettent de naviguer entre questions et réponses, vous offre une imaginative and prescient d'ensemble de tous les faits marquants. Sous l. a. forme d'un thème développé brièvement et suivi d'une query, il vous permet de mettre à jour et de compléter vos connaissances de façon ludique.

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Geography: A Very Short Introduction

By John A. Matthews

This Very brief advent solutions 4 uncomplicated questions: what's Geography, how do geographers paintings, why is Geography very important, and the place is the self-discipline of Geography heading? Geography has constantly been very important, notwithstanding it has had just a brief background as a tutorial self-discipline and is way misunderstood. smooth Geography has come a ways from its ancient roots in exploring overseas lands, in mapping the area and in describing the actual and human beneficial properties of the Earth's floor. There are components to the self-discipline: actual Geography, which covers traditional environments and landscapes; and Human Geography, which investigates humans and the cultural panorama. actual and human geographers typically don't consider one another. yet there also are universal parts and Geography as a complete has an enormous function as a bridge among the sciences and the arts. utilizing wide-ranging examples, the publication paints a huge photograph of the present kingdom of Geography, its material, techniques and techniques, the way it built, and its strengths and weaknesses. The book's end isn't any under a manifesto for Geography's future.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions provide an advent to a couple of life's finest themes. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern pondering the relevant difficulties and concerns in enormous quantities of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum conception to Islam.

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By John A. Matthews

This Very brief advent solutions 4 uncomplicated questions: what's Geography, how do geographers paintings, why is Geography very important, and the place is the self-discipline of Geography heading? Geography has constantly been very important, notwithstanding it has had just a brief background as a tutorial self-discipline and is way misunderstood. smooth Geography has come a ways from its ancient roots in exploring overseas lands, in mapping the area and in describing the actual and human beneficial properties of the Earth's floor. There are components to the self-discipline: actual Geography, which covers traditional environments and landscapes; and Human Geography, which investigates humans and the cultural panorama. actual and human geographers typically don't consider one another. yet there also are universal parts and Geography as a complete has an enormous function as a bridge among the sciences and the arts. utilizing wide-ranging examples, the publication paints a huge photograph of the present kingdom of Geography, its material, techniques and techniques, the way it built, and its strengths and weaknesses. The book's end isn't any under a manifesto for Geography's future.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions provide an advent to a couple of life's finest themes. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern pondering the relevant difficulties and concerns in enormous quantities of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum conception to Islam.

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