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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

 


Laboratory Earth: The Planetary Gamble We Can't Afford To Lose

by Steven H. Schneider

World-renowned scientist and author Stephen H. Schneider depicts the next one hundred years as a potentially perilous period for climate and life—unless we citizens of Earth first recognize and then work to...


The Individuality of Portugal: A Study in Historical-Political Geography

by Dan Stanislawski

Many map users have wondered why Portugal, sharing with Spain the Iberian Peninsula, ever became a separate nation. That question is answered with remarkable clarity by Dan Stanislawski. This book also presents...


Portugal's Other Kingdom: The Algarve

by Dan Stanislawski

A land of long ago on the brink of tomorrow. That is the Algarve, the southernmost province of Portugal, a land that knew the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moslems-and yet retained its...


Journeys in Scotland

by Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria & Neil Munro

A collection of three classic Scottish travelogues, each offering a superbly descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


Food Waste: Home Consumption, Material Culture and Everyday Life

by David Evans

Food Waste is the first academic study to tackle this highly topical subject. Drawing from social science approaches to waste, material culture and everyday life in the home, the author uncovers the reasons...


Carceral Geography: Spaces and Practices of Incarceration

by Dominique Moran

Carceral geography offers a geographical perspective on incarceration, and this volume accordingly tracks the ideas, practices and engagements that have shaped the development of this new and vibrant subdiscipline,...


World Heritage in Iran: Perspectives on Pasargadae

by Ali Mozaffari

This edited volume presents for the first time a broad, multi-disciplinary examination of Pasargadae by experts from both outside and within Iran. It specifically focuses on those disciplines that are absent...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studies

by Siobhan Kattago

Memory has long been a subject of fascination for poets, artists, philosophers and historians. This timely volume, edited by Siobhan Kattago, examines how past events are remembered, contested, forgotten, learned...


Scientists, Experts, and Civic Engagement: Walking a Fine Line

by Amy E. Lesen

How do scientists, scholars, and other experts engage with the general public and with the communities affected by their work or residing in their sites of study? Where are the fine lines between public scholarship,...


Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies, Volume 33

by Hayden Lorimer & Charles W. J. Withers

Volume 33 of Geographers Biobibliographical Studies adds significantly to the corpus of scholarship on geography's multiple histories and biographies with six essays on individuals who have made major contributions...


Masculinities and Place

by Andrew Gorman-Murray & Peter Hopkins

Masculinities and Place brings together an impressive range of high-profile and emerging researchers to consolidate and expand new domains of interest in the geographies of men and masculinities. It is structured...


Tourism and Violence

by Hazel Andrews

Drawing on a range of case studies this book demonstrates the relationship between tourism and violence both in its overt physical form and in the social structures and symbolic landscapes that underpin touristic...


Global Shift, Seventh Edition: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy

by Peter Dicken

The definitive text on globalization, this book provides an accessible, jargon-free analysis of how the world economy works and its effects on people and places. Peter Dicken synthesizes the latest ideas and...


The Geopolitics of Regional Power: Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern Africa

by Sören Scholvin

In the last two decades, various states from the Global South have emerged as important players in international relations. Most popular amongst them is China. Brazil, India and South Africa have also taken...


How Outer Space Made America: Geography, Organization and the Cosmic Sublime

by Daniel Sage

In this innovatory book Daniel Sage analyses how and why American space exploration reproduced and transformed American cultural and political imaginations by appealing to, and to an extent organizing, the transcendence...


Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict

by Paul Morland

Offering a new way of thinking about demographic engineering ('hard demography' versus 'soft demography') and how ethnic groups in conflict deploy demographic strategies, this book will have a broad appeal to...


Gentrification: A Working-Class Perspective

by Kirsteen Paton

This book reconnects class and the urban through an ethnographically detailed analysis of a neighbourhood undergoing gentrification which historicises class formation, critiques policy processes and offers a...


Tourism, Performance, and Place: A Geographic Perspective

by Jillian M. Rickly-Boyd, Daniel C. Knudsen & Lisa C. Braverman

Drawing upon theories of landscape and performance, this work weaves together existing tourism literature with new scholarship to forge a geographically informed theory of tourism. Such a theory integrates the...


The Festivalization of Culture

by Andy Bennett, Jodie Taylor & Ian Woodward

The Festivalization of Culture explores the links between various local and global cultures, communities, identities and lifestyle narratives as they are both constructed and experienced in the festival context....