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Download E-books Mapping the Invisible Landscape: Folklore, Writing, and the Sense of Place (American Land & Life) PDF

By Kent C. Ryden

Mapping the Invisible panorama: Folklore, Writing, and the feel of position (American Land & existence)

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Download E-books Eastern Europe [3 volumes]: An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture PDF

A modern research of the folks, cultures, and society in the areas that make up jap Europe.

• Discusses the geography, historical past, political improvement, and financial system of countries equivalent to Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Albania, and lots of others

• contains ancient profiles of vital humans comparable to Konstantin Päts and Lydia Koidula, cultural occasions similar to the track pageant, and key occasions similar to the sinking of the ferry Estonia

• offers maps of the total area and every of the sixteen nations, together with Latvia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Greece

• contains discussions of japanese ecu languages

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Download E-books The Making of Northeast Asia (Studies in Asian Security) PDF

Northeast Asia, the place the pursuits of 3 significant nuclear powers and the world's greatest economies converge round the risky pivot of the Korean peninsula, is a zone rife with political-economic paradox. It ranks this day one of the most threatening components on the earth, affected by safeguard difficulties of worldwide significance, together with nuclear and missile proliferation. but, regardless of its lack of confidence, the sector has persevered to be the main quickly transforming into in the world for over 5 decades—and it truly is rising as an identifiable monetary, political, and strategic zone in its personal correct. because the locus of either fiscal development and political-military uncertainty in Asia has moved additional to the Northeast, a necessity has constructed for a booklet that focuses analytically on clients for Northeast Asian cooperation in the context of either Asia and the Asia-Pacific local dating. This booklet does precisely that, whereas additionally providing a extra common idea for Asian establishment building.

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Download E-books Imperfect Balance: Landscape Transformations in the Precolumbian Americas PDF

We frequently envision the hot global earlier than the arriving of the Europeans as a land of pristine normal good looks and undisturbed environments. even if, David Lentz bargains another view by way of detailing the impression of local cultures on those ecosystems sooner than their touch with Europeans. Drawing on a variety of specialists from the fields of paleoclimatology, ancient ecology, paleontology, botany, geology, conservation technology, and source administration, this publication unlocks the key of ways the Western Hemisphere's indigenous population inspired and reworked their usual environment.

A infrequent mixture of collaborators uncovers the alterations that came about in North the US, Mexico, principal the USA, the Andes, and Amazonia. each one component to the ebook has been comprehensively prepared in order that a botanical description of the traditional plants of the sector is coupled with a collection of case reviews outlining neighborhood human impacts. From changes of plants, to adjustments in soil, flora and fauna, microclimate, hydrology, and the land floor itself, this assortment addresses one of many nice problems with our time: the human amendment of the earth.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes PDF

By William G. Moseley, Eric Perramond

This introductory point textual content explores quite a few theoretical techniques to human-environment geography, demonstrating how neighborhood dynamics and worldwide strategies effect how we engage with our environments.

  • Introduces scholars to primary thoughts in environmental geography and science
  • Explores the middle theoretical traditions in the box, in addition to significant thematic matters resembling inhabitants, foodstuff and agriculture, and water resources
  • Offers an interesting and designated view of the spatial relationships among people and their atmosphere throughout geographical destinations round the world
  • Includes various real-world coverage questions and emphasizes geography’s powerful culture of box paintings by means of that includes renowned nature-society geographers in visitor box notes

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Download E-books The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology PDF

This paintings, comprising virtually thirty especially commissioned essays through top students, offers with the philosophical and theoretical bases of environmental sociology and offers insights right into a number of substantial concerns which workout the minds of environmental sociologists. geared toward postgraduate scholars.

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Download E-books Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society PDF

Bringing jointly the best authors at the moment operating on the intersection of social technological know-how and shipping technology, this quantity presents a better half to the well-established and vast foreign shipping and Society sequence. every one bankruptcy, and the quantity as an entire, bargains nearer and richer attention of the problems, practices and buildings of a number of mobilities which form the present international yet that have mostly been ignored or minimised. What this method seeks to do is not just draw consciousness to many new parts of analysis and research in relation to cellular lives, but in addition to indicate to new theories and strategies wherein such lives must be researched and tested. Such new theories and techniques are correct either to rethinking 'transport' reports as such yet also are recasting 'societal' reviews as 'transport' in order that it comes out of the ghetto and enters mainstream social technological know-how.

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Download E-books The Turkish Deep State: State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics) PDF

By Mehtap Söyler

The deep nation ranks one of the most crucial concerns in Turkish politics. This publication strains its origins and provides an evidence of the emergence and trajectory of the deep kingdom; the which means and serve as of casual and authoritarian associations within the formal defense zone of a democratic regime; the involvement of the country in geared up crime; armed clash; corruption; and large human rights violations.

This ebook applies an leading edge methodological method of suggestion formation and gives a mid-range idea of deep nation that sheds mild at the reciprocal dating among the kingdom and political regimes and elaborates at the stipulations for the consolidation of democracy. It lines the path-dependent emergence and trajectory of the deep kingdom from the Ottoman Empire to the present Turkish Republic and its effect on state-society family members. It reads country formation, consolidation, and breakdown from the viewpoint of this so much resilient phenomenon of Turkish politics. The research additionally situates fresh advancements concerning AKP governments, together with the ecu accession technique, civil-military relatives, coup trials, the Kurdish query, and the Gülen circulation of their context in the deep country. additionally, this case-study bargains an analytical framework for cross-regional comparative research of the deep states.

Addressing the lacuna in educational scholarship at the deep country phenomenon in Turkey, this ebook is vital examining for college kids and students with an curiosity in democratization, politics and center East Studies.

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Download E-books Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History PDF

During this bold and provocative textual content, environmental historian Ted Steinberg bargains a sweeping background of the United States--a background that areas the surroundings on the very heart of the narrative. Now in a brand new version, Down to Earth reenvisions the tale of the United States "from the floor up." It finds how concentrating on vegetation, animals, weather, and different ecological components can seriously change the best way that we expect concerning the prior. analyzing such commonplace issues as colonization, the economic revolution, slavery, the Civil battle, and the emergence of customer tradition, Steinberg recounts how the wildlife encouraged the process human background. From the colonists' makes an attempt to impose order at the land to trendy efforts to promote the wasteland as a client strong, he reminds readers that many serious episodes in U.S. heritage have been, in reality, environmental occasions. The textual content highlights the ways that americans have tried to reshape and keep watch over nature, from Thomas Jefferson's surveying plan, which divided the nationwide panorama right into a grid, to the transformation of animals, vegetation, or even water into commodities.

In this 3rd variation, Steinberg addresses the function of organisations in U.S. environmental heritage, partially by way of exploring the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil-spill within the Gulf of Mexico. He has additionally up to date the dialogue of weather switch to be able to provide a fuller overview of U.S. coverage and its world-historical importance.

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Download E-books National Identity and Geopolitical Visions: Maps of Pride and Pain PDF

By GERTJAN DIJKINK

From the 3rd Reich to Bosnia, nationalism - a feeling of a nation's position on the earth - has been accountable for a lot bloodshed. Nationalism might be manipulated by way of political leaders or governments however it springs from the folks. anything within the background and surroundings of a countrywide team creates it. This quantity goals to find and research the parable of nationwide identification and its worth in developing delight, deflecting worry or legitimating aggression. a variety of essays - on Britain, the us, Germany, Russia, Iraq, Serbia, Argentina, Australia, and India - illustrate different manifestations of the geographical mind's eye around the nations of the area.

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