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Island Geographies

Essays and conversations

by Elaine Stratford

<p>Islands and their environs – aerial, terrestrial, aquatic – may be understood as intensifiers, their particular and distinctive geographies enabling concentrated study of many kinds of challenges and opportunities. This edited collection ...

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Island Time

New Zealand's Pacific Futures

by Damon Salesa

<p><em>The task of living in modern New Zealand and especially in modern Auckland is not just to understand how to live with different peoples, but how to adapt to the future that has already happened.</em></p> <p>New Zealand is a nation that ...

ISBN: 9781988533506

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Japan after 3/11

Global Perspectives on the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Meltdown

by Pradyumna P. Karan & Unryu Suganuma

<p>On March 11, 2011, an underwater earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan, triggered one of the most devastating tsunamis of a generation. The aftermath was overwhelming: communities were reduced to rubble, thousands of people were ...

ISBN: 9780813167312

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Japan after 3/11: Global Perspectives on the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Meltdown

by Karan, Pradyumna P.

<P>On March 11, 2011, an underwater earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan, triggered one of the most devastating tsunamis of a generation. The aftermath was overwhelming: communities were reduced to rubble, thousands of people were ...

ISBN: 9780813167329

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Jewish Topographies

Visions of Space, Traditions of Place

by Julia Brauch & Anna Lipphardt

<p>How have Jews experienced their environments and how have they engaged with specific places? How do Jewish spaces emerge, how are they contested, performed and used? With these questions in mind, this anthology focuses on the production of ...

ISBN: 9781317111009

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Krav Maga Weapon Defenses

The Contact Combat System of the Israel Defense Forces

by David Kahn

<span><span style="font-weight:bold;">Winner — 2013 USA Best Books Award</span></span><br /><span><span style="font-weight:bold;">Winner — 2013 IP's Book Award</span></span><br /><span><span style="font-weight:bold;">Finalist — 2013 Book of the ...

ISBN: 9781594392429

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Land Degradation and Society

by Piers Blaikie & Harold Brookfield

<p>Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious <em>are</em> these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are ...

ISBN: 9781317411932

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Land Grabbing in Africa

The Race for Africa’s Rich Farmland

by Fassil Demissie

<p>The sign that ‘Africa is on Sale’ has been appearing with regular frequency in major newspaper accounts across the world, indicating that large amounts/expanses of Africa’s rich farmlands are being sold to transnational investors, usually on ...

ISBN: 9781317543381

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Land Rent, Housing and Urban Planning

A European Perspective

by Michael Ball, Michael Edwards, Vincenzo Bentivegna & others

<p>Originally published in 1985, <em>Land Rent, Housing and Urban Planning</em> looks at the crucial social relationships associated with land ownership, and how these have played a crucial role in the economic development of many societies. The

ISBN: 9781351026123

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Land Use and Urban Form

The Consumption Theory of Land Rent

by Grant Ian Thrall

<p>Originally published in 1987. The Consumption Theory of Land Rent or CTLR is a comprehensive model of the urban landscape developed by Grant Ian Thrall. Working from the basic idea that the same underlying processes account for the spatial ...

ISBN: 9781351677967

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Land use in the Greater Mekong Subregion - A Challenge for Society, Economy and Biodiversity

by Gerhard Langenberger

<p>Document from the year 2010 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Regional Geography, University of Hohenheim, course: -, language: English, abstract: Southwest China has undergone serious changes in recent years. In this respect, it is ...

ISBN: 9783640784394

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Landscapes of Liminality

Between Space and Place

by Dara Downey, Ian Kinane & Elizabeth Parker

<p><em>Landscapes of Liminality</em> expands upon existing notions of spatial practice and spatial theory, and examines more intricately the contingent notion of “liminality” as a space of “in-between-ness” that avoids either essentialism or ...

ISBN: 9781783489862

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Landscapes of the Islamic World

Archaeology, History, and Ethnography

by Stephen McPhillips & Paul D. Wordsworth

<p>Islamic societies of the past have often been characterized as urban, with rural and other extra-urban landscapes cast in a lesser or supporting role in the studies of Islamic history and archaeology. Yet throughout history, the countryside ...

ISBN: 9780812292763

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Landscapes, Identities and Development

by Paul Claval

<p>Bringing together theoretical and empirical research from 22 countries in Europe, North America, Australia, South America and Japan, this book offers a state-of-the-art survey of conceptual and methodological research and planning issues ...

ISBN: 9781351923446

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Languages and Identities in a Transitional Japan

From Internationalization to Globalization

by Ikuko Nakane, Emi Otsuji & William S. Armour

<p>This book explores the transition from the era of internationalization into the era of globalization of Japan by focusing on language and identity as its central themes. By taking an interdisciplinary approach covering education, cultural ...

ISBN: 9781317961888

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Latin America, Second Edition: Regions and People

by Kent, Robert B.

<div>Popular among students for its engaging, accessible style, this text provides an authoritative overview of Latin America&#39;s human geography as well as its regional complexity. Extensively revised to reflect the region&#39;s ongoing ...

ISBN: 9781462525522

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Lesbian Geographies

Gender, Place and Power

by Kath Browne & Eduarda Ferreira

<p>It has long been recognised that the spatialisation of sexual lives is always gendered. Sexism and male dominance are a pervasive reality and lesbian issues are rarely afforded the same prominence as gay issues. Thus, lesbian geographies ...

ISBN: 9781317105633

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Life Adrift

Climate Change, Migration, Critique

by Andrew Baldwin & Giovanni Bettini

<p><em>Life Adrift</em> critically engages with two of the most defining issues of our contemporary global political economy: migration and climate change.</p> <p>In their own right, both are discrete areas of politics, theory, practice, and ...

ISBN: 9781786601216

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Life in the Age of Drone Warfare

by Lisa Parks & Caren Kaplan

<p>This volume's contributors offer a new critical language through which to explore and assess the historical, juridical, geopolitical, and cultural dimensions of drone technology and warfare. They show how drones generate particular ways of ...

ISBN: 9780822372813

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Life in the Himalaya

by Maharaj K. Pandit

<p>The collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates 50 million years ago created the Himalaya, along with massive glaciers, intensified monsoon, turbulent rivers, and an efflorescence of ecosystems. Today, the Himalaya is at risk of catastrophic ...

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