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The Power of Place

The Power of Place Author Harm J. De Blij
ISBN-10 9780199754328
Release 2010
Pages 280
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Harm de Blij contends in this book that geography continues to hold us all in an unrelenting grip and that we are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively.



The Power of Place

The Power of Place Author Harm de Blij
ISBN-10 0199758557
Release 2008-07-21
Pages 304
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The world is not as mobile or as interconnected as we like to think. As Harm de Blij argues in The Power of Place, in crucial ways--from the uneven distribution of natural resources to the unequal availability of opportunity--geography continues to hold billions of people in its grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively. From our "mother tongue" to our father's faith, from medical risks to natural hazards, where we start our journey has much to do with our destiny. Hundreds of millions of farmers in the river basins of Asia and Africa, and tens of millions of shepherds in isolated mountain valleys from the Andes to Kashmir, all live their lives much as their distant ancestors did, remote from the forces of globalization. Incorporating a series of persuasive maps, De Blij describes the tremendously varied environments across the planet and shows how migrations between them are comparatively rare. De Blij also looks at the ways we are redefining place so as to make its power even more potent than it has been, with troubling implications.



The Power of Place

The Power of Place Author Harm de Blij
ISBN-10 9780199710058
Release 2008-07-21
Pages 304
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The world is not as mobile or as interconnected as we like to think. As Harm de Blij argues in The Power of Place, in crucial ways--from the uneven distribution of natural resources to the unequal availability of opportunity--geography continues to hold billions of people in its grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively. From our "mother tongue" to our father's faith, from medical risks to natural hazards, where we start our journey has much to do with our destiny. Hundreds of millions of farmers in the river basins of Asia and Africa, and tens of millions of shepherds in isolated mountain valleys from the Andes to Kashmir, all live their lives much as their distant ancestors did, remote from the forces of globalization. Incorporating a series of persuasive maps, De Blij describes the tremendously varied environments across the planet and shows how migrations between them are comparatively rare. De Blij also looks at the ways we are redefining place so as to make its power even more potent than it has been, with troubling implications.



Why Geography Matters More Than Ever

Why Geography Matters  More Than Ever Author Harm de Blij
ISBN-10 9780199913749
Release 2012-09-06
Pages 354
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"This work was first published by Oxford University Press in 2005 as Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America."



The Power of Place Geography Destiny and Globalization s Rough Landscape

The Power of Place Geography  Destiny  and Globalization s Rough Landscape Author Harm de Blij
ISBN-10 9780195367706
Release 2008-07-21
Pages 304
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The world is not as mobile or as interconnected as we like to think. As Harm de Blij argues in The Power of Place, in crucial ways--from the uneven distribution of natural resources to the unequal availability of opportunity--geography continues to hold billions of people in its grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively. From our "mother tongue" to our father's faith, from medical risks to natural hazards, where we start our journey has much to do with our destiny. Hundreds of millions of farmers in the river basins of Asia and Africa, and tens of millions of shepherds in isolated mountain valleys from the Andes to Kashmir, all live their lives much as their distant ancestors did, remote from the forces of globalization. Incorporating a series of persuasive maps, De Blij describes the tremendously varied environments across the planet and shows how migrations between them are comparatively rare. De Blij also looks at the ways we are redefining place so as to make its power even more potent than it has been, with troubling implications.



The Power of Place

The Power of Place Author Harm J. De Blij
ISBN-10 9780199754328
Release 2010
Pages 280
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Harm de Blij contends in this book that geography continues to hold us all in an unrelenting grip and that we are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively.



The Power of Place

The Power of Place Author Harm J. De Blij
ISBN-10 9780199754328
Release 2010
Pages 280
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Harm de Blij contends in this book that geography continues to hold us all in an unrelenting grip and that we are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively.



Who Owns History

Who Owns History Author Eric Foner
ISBN-10 142992392X
Release 2003-04-16
Pages 256
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A thought-provoking new book from one of America's finest historians "History," wrote James Baldwin, "does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do." Rarely has Baldwin's insight been more forcefully confirmed than during the past few decades. History has become a matter of public controversy, as Americans clash over such things as museum presentations, the flying of the Confederate flag, or reparations for slavery. So whose history is being written? Who owns it? In Who Owns History?, Eric Foner proposes his answer to these and other questions about the historian's relationship to the world of the past and future. He reconsiders his own earlier ideas and those of the pathbreaking Richard Hofstadter. He also examines international changes during the past two decades--globalization, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the end of apartheid in South Africa--and their effects on historical consciousness. He concludes with considerations of the enduring, but often misunderstood, legacies of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. This is a provocative, even controversial, study of the reasons we care about history--or should.



Human Geography in Action

Human Geography in Action Author Michael Kuby
ISBN-10 9781118422571
Release 2013-01-14
Pages 512
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Michael Kuby's 6th edition of Human Geography in Action is comprised of 14 stimulating, concept-based chapters. The text aims to develop geographic problem-solving skills that prove valuable to readers. Each chapter begins with an introduction to a concept, followed by a case study tying the concept into the real world and wraps up with an activity. These engaging activities featured throughout the text further its "Do Geography" approach. Human Geography in Action provides the opportunity to: use GIS to investigate ethnic distributions and culture regions, track the AIDS epidemic over space and time, model interstate migration flows, simulate India’s demographic future, add new baseball franchises, animate past urban growth and assess future growth areas.



Student Atlas of World Politics

Student Atlas of World Politics Author John Allen
ISBN-10 9780077633615
Release 2012-03-09
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Student Atlas of World Politics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Student Atlas of World Politics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Student Atlas of World Politics book for free.



The World Is Flat 3 0

The World Is Flat 3 0 Author Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-10 1429923075
Release 2007-07-24
Pages 672
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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.



How Cities Work

How Cities Work Author Alex Marshall
ISBN-10 9780292792432
Release 2010-05-24
Pages 272
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Do cities work anymore? How did they get to be such sprawling conglomerations of lookalike subdivisions, megafreeways, and "big box" superstores surrounded by acres of parking lots? And why, most of all, don't they feel like real communities? These are the questions that Alex Marshall tackles in this hard-hitting, highly readable look at what makes cities work. Marshall argues that urban life has broken down because of our basic ignorance of the real forces that shape cities-transportation systems, industry and business, and political decision making. He explores how these forces have built four very different urban environments-the decentralized sprawl of California's Silicon Valley, the crowded streets of New York City's Jackson Heights neighborhood, the controlled growth of Portland, Oregon, and the stage-set facades of Disney's planned community, Celebration, Florida. To build better cities, Marshall asserts, we must understand and intelligently direct the forces that shape them. Without prescribing any one solution, he defines the key issues facing all concerned citizens who are trying to control urban sprawl and build real communities. His timely book will be important reading for a wide public and professional audience.



Encounter World Regional Geography

Encounter World Regional Geography Author Jess C. Porter
ISBN-10 0321681754
Release 2010-08-01
Pages 168
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Pearson's Encounter Series-Make GoogleEarth(tm) a part of your course! Encounter World Regional Geography uses online geobrowser technology to explore world regions through the themes of Environment, Population, Culture, Geopolitics, and Economy & Development. Each Exploration consists of a worksheet, online quizzes, and a corresponding GoogleEarth(tm) KMZ file. Encounter workbooks are available at no additional cost when packaged with Pearson's introductory geography texts. You also have the option of online purchase-only, getting access to the website with the kmz files, PDF worksheets, and online questions.



The European Culture Area

The European Culture Area Author Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov
ISBN-10 9780742579064
Release 2008-08-28
Pages 442
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A sixth edition of this book is now available. Now in a fully updated fifth edition, this premier text has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping changes the past decade has brought to Europe. Long hailed for its creativity and intellectual depth, the book is now further enriched by the expertise of a new lead author, noted geographer Alexander B. Murphy. In this edition, he has focused on Europe's role in the wider world and incorporated new research and teaching approaches in regional geography. The topical organization—including environment, ethnicity, religion, language, demography, politics, industry, and urban and rural life—offers students a holistic understanding of the diverse European culture area.



Narcotic Culture

Narcotic Culture Author Frank Dikötter
ISBN-10 1850657254
Release 2004-01
Pages 319
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China was turned into a nation of opium addicts by the pernicious forces of imperialist trade. This study systematically questions this assertion on the basis of abundant archives from China, Europe and the US, showing that opium had few harmful effects on either health or longevity.



Human Geography People Place and Culture 11th Edition

Human Geography  People  Place  and Culture  11th Edition Author Erin H. Fouberg
ISBN-10 9781119031697
Release 2015-02-13
Pages 472
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Human Geography 11th edition focuses on how every human being forges an identity in a globalized world. The basic goal of this text is to provide students with a geographical perspective-analyzing something within its’ spatial, physical, and cultural context which provides important and unique ways of viewing and understanding issues in our world. Human Geography accomplishes this through the use of ESRI web maps and other technologies not available in more traditional texts.



That Mad Game

That Mad Game Author Jessica Lynn Powers
ISBN-10 9781935955221
Release 2012
Pages 230
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Coming of age during a time of war: fighting, dying, surviving. First-person accounts from around the world.