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The Future Of Islam

by Wilfred Scawen Blunt

To Mohammedans the author owes more than a word of apology. A stranger and a sojourner among them, he has ventured on an exposition of their domestic griefs, and has occasionally touched the ark of their religion...


The Last Barbarians

by Michel Peissel

More than thirty years ago, Michael Peisel's classic, Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom, introduced the world to a region more isolated than the deepest Amazon. Against the odds--and in the tradition of the nineteenth-century...


The Western in the Global South

by MaryEllen Higgins, Rita Keresztesi & Dayna Oscherwitz

The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated,...


Food and Urbanism: The Convivial City and a Sustainable Future

by Susan Parham

Cities are home to over fifty percent of the world's population, a figure which is expected to increase enormously by 2050. Despite the growing demand on urban resources and infrastructure, food is still often...


Cultures and Disasters: Understanding cultural framings in disaster risk reduction

by Fred Krüger, Greg Bankoff & Terry Cannon

Why did the people of the Zambesi Delta affected by severe flooding return early to their homes or even choose to not evacuate? How is the forced resettlement of small-scale farmers living along the foothills...


The Industrial Structure of American Cities (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)

by Gunnar Alexandersson

This book analyzes the distribution of the urban population in an industrialized country. The USA was chosen as the object of the study because it had, at the time of writing, in 1956, the largest population...


Automatic Fiscal Policies to Combat Recessions

by Laurence S. Seidman

Drawing on the most prominent research in the field, this timely book offers bold new fiscal policies that can complement current automatic stabilizers and counter-cyclical monetary policy to help combat recessions....


The Western European Economy (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography): A geography of post-war development

by Allan M. Williams

This book, originally published in 1987, presents a broad overview of the spatial organization of the European economy, providing a valuable synthesis of recently published material by geographers and other...


The Geography of Iron and Steel (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)

by Allan M. Williams

This volume provides a survey of the world's iron-ore resources during the 1960s and the distribution of the iron and steel industries. There are specific chapters on the UK , Western Europe, the USSR, the USA...


Economic Geography (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)

by B. W. Hodder & Roger Lee

This book introduces the reader to the many lines of thought in the literature on economic geography and ties these various aspects together within the concept of the economy. The book focusses on the dynamic...


Urbanism, Colonialism, and the World-Economy (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)

by Anthony D King

Recent years have witnessed a surge in public awareness concerning the impact of world economic forces on cities. In this challenging book, the author argues that though the consciousness is new the phenomena...


Global Cities (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography)

by Anthony D King

Since the late 1970s the role of key world cities such as Los Angeles, New York and London as centres of global control and co-ordination has come under increasing scrutiny. This book provides an overview and...


Understanding Cultural Geography: Places and traces

by Jon Anderson

Understanding Cultural Geography: Places and Traces offers a comprehensive introduction to perhaps the most exciting and challenging area of human geography. By focusing on the notion of 'place' as a key means...


Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwan

by Bi-yu Chang

In the struggles for political and cultural hegemony that Taiwan has witnessed since the 1980s, the focal point in contesting narratives and the key battlefield in the political debates are primarily spatial...


Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die

by Amy Fusselman

Part memoir, part manifesto, this exploration of the underside of America's obsession with safety is prompted by the author's visit to a thrillingly alarming adventure playground in Tokyo

 


Social Networks and Travel Behaviour

by Matthias Kowald & Kay W. Axhausen

In aiming to understand and model peoples' out-of-home movements, the academic field of transport planning is confronted with two major challenges; firstly, leisure travel is increasing in importance and is...


Evaluating the European Approach to Rural Development: Grass-roots Experiences of the LEADER Programme

by Leo Granberg, Kjell Andersson & Imre Kovách

This book presents up-to-date research results on LEADER's achievements and restrictions at the local level in a comparative way in order to discuss its merits and problems. What makes LEADER important is not...


Archipelago Tourism: Policies and Practices

by Godfrey Baldacchino

Exploring the conceptual insights provided by the archipelagic 'twist' in the context of tourism principles, policies and practices, this volume draws on an international series of case studies to analyse best...


Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges

by Becky P.Y. Loo & Claude Comtois

This in-depth overview places the importance of railways in the wider context of comprehensive sustainability, which encompasses sustainable development, social and economic equity and community livability....


Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

by Helen Walasek, Richard Carlton & Amra Hadžimuhamedovic

The massive intentional destruction of cultural property during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War was a seminal marker in cultural heritage. This important volume offers the first comprehensive overview and critical...