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The Royal Society: Concept and Creation

by Margery Purver

Originally published in 1967. The origin of the Royal Society has long been obscured by baffling discrepancies in the evidence. This volume investigates its underlying purpose and creation, at the same time...


Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science

by Paolo Rossi

Originally published in 1968. This volume discusses Francis Bacon's thought and work in the context of the European cultural environment that influenced Bacon's philosophy and was in turn influenced by it. It...


Science and ESP

by J R Smythies

Originally published in 1967. Representing the viewpoints of philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, physicists, psychoanalysts, parapsychologists, psychiatrists and biologists, this volume discusses many...


Foundations of Inference in Natural Science

by J O Wisdom

Originally published in 1952. This book is a critical survey of the views of scientific inference that have been developed since the end of World War I. It contains some detailed exposition of ideas - notably...


Science and Religion

by Harold K Schilling

Originally published in 1963.This volume provides a rigorous interpretation that portrays science and religion in their actualities as personal, communal and cultural phenomena involving different concerns,...


Evidence and Explanation in Social Science: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach

by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy

Originally published in 1975. The main concern of this book is the nature of the gap between the theoretical issues, raised at an abstract level by social scientists, and their facts, the material organized...


World in Crisis: Populations in Danger at the End of the 20th Century

by Médicins Sans Frontières/Doctors Witho

The tragedies of war, famine, disease and poverty continue to dominate our headlines. Faced with such tragedy, the politics, ethics, even the economics of humanitarian aid are becoming more complex. The role...


Geoecology: An Evolutionary Approach

by Richard Huggett

Animals, plants and soils interact with one another, with the terrestrial spheres, and with the rest of the Cosmos. On land, this rich interaction creates landscape systems or geoecosystems.

Geoecology investigates...


Destinations: Cultural Landscapes of Tourism

by Greg Ringer

This book presents new directions both for tourism and cultural landscape studies in geography, crossing the traditional boundaries between the research of geographers and scholars of the tourism industry.

Drawing...


Regional Climates of the British Isles

by Julian Mayes & Dennis Wheeler

A comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the diverse climate of the British isles is presented here. Leading climatologists examine eleven regions: climatic distinctiveness and local weather contrasts are described...


Environmental Management and Governance: Intergovernmental Approaches to Hazards and Sustainability

by Raymond Burby, Jennifer Dixon & Neil Ericksen

This book addresses aspects of environmental management that raise fundamental questions about governmental roles and the relationship of humans to the environment.


Deregulation in the European Union: Environmental Perspectives

by Ute Collier

Examines the environmental implication of economic deregulation through case studies of the energy, transport and water sectors. The book deals with options for deregulation, looking at self-regulation, negotiated...


Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience

by Nicholas Addison & Lesley Burgess

With reference to current debates, Learning to Teach Art and Design in the Secondary School explores a range of approaches to teaching and learning. It raises issues, questions orthodoxies and identifies new...


Urban Segregation and the Welfare State: Inequality and Exclusion in Western Cities

by Sako Musterd & Wim Ostendorf

Urban Segregation and the Welfare State examines ethnic and socio-economic segregation patterns, social polarisation, and social exclusion in major cities in the Western world. Contributors from across North...


A Geography of the Third World

by C.G Clarke, Dr J P Dickenson & J.P Dickenson

This bestselling introductory text outlines the major themes and issues in the geography of the Third World. Fully revised and updated, with extra illustrations, boxed case studies, chapter summaries and guides...


Governance of Europe's City Regions: Planning, Policy & Politics

by Tassilo Herrschel & Peter Newman

Governance of Europe's City Regions considers the changing role of the European Union in regional issues, explores how national governments have become increasingly involved at the regional scale and examines...


Citizenships, Contingency and the Countryside: Rights, Culture, Land and the Environment

by Gavin Parker

Citizenships, Contingency and the Countryside defines citizenship in relation to the rural environment. The book expands and explores a widened conceptualization of citizenship and sets out a range of examples...


Regional Development in China: States, Globalization and Inequality

by Yehua Dennis Wei

This study systematically examines uneven regional development in China, focusing on three central agents: the foreign investor, the state and the region. Wei's findings have important implications for theories...


Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

by Andrew Goudie

Geomorphology, the discipline which analyzes the history and nature of the earth's surface, deals with the landforms produced by erosion, weathering, deposition, transport and tectonic processes. In recent decades...


Rome: A New Planning Strategy

by Franco Archibugi

Rome: A New Planning Strategy looks at the problems of a city over the last century and suggests a totally new planning strategy. The book examines the stages that have marked the increase of population and...