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The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology

by Kim J. Vicente

In this incessantly readable, groundbreaking work, Vincente makes vividly clear how we can bridge the widening gap between people and technology. He investigates every level of human activity - from simple...


Place/Culture/Representation

by James S. Duncan & David Ley

Spatial and cultural analysis have recently found much common ground, focusing in particular on the nature of the city. Place/Culture/Representation brings together new and established voices involved in the...


History of the Study of Landforms

by R. P. Beckinsale, Mrs R J M Chorley & R. J. Chorley

This volume is entirely devoted to the life and work of the world's most famous geomorphologist, William Morris Davis (1850-1934). It contains a treatment in depth of Davis' many contributions to the study of...


The Garden City: Past, Present and Future

by Stephen Ward

This examination of a phenomenon of 19th century planning traces the origins, implementation, international transference and adoption of the Garden City idea. It also considers its continuing relevance in the...


European Valuation Practice: Theory and Techniques

by A. Adair, M.L. Downie & S. McGreal

The variability of valuation practice within Europe is perceived as a problem within the globalization of property. This edited textbook examines the practice of real estate valuation in selected countries in...


The Presentation and Settlement of Contractors' Claims - E2

by Mark Hackett & Geoffrey Trickey

Contractual disputes, often involving large sums of money, occur with increasing frequency in the construction industry. This book presents - in non-legal language - sound professional advice from a recognized...


Ventilation Systems: Design and Performance

by Hazim B. Awbi

This comprehensive reference guide to ventilation systems provides up-to-date knowledge based on the experience of internationally-recognized experts to deal with current and future ventilation requirements...


After the World Trade Center: Rethinking New York City

by Michael Sorkin & Sharon Zukin

The terrorist attacks of September 11 have created an unprecedented public discussion about the uses and meanings of the central area of lower Manhattan that was once the World Trade Center. While the city sifts...


The Urban Community: A World Perspective

Geographic Thought: A Praxis Perspective

by George Henderson & Marvin Waterstone

Without social movements and wider struggles for progressive social change, the field of Geography would lack much of its contemporary relevance and vibrancy. Moreover, these struggles and the geographical scholarship...


Women of the European Union: The Politics of Work and Daily Life

by Maria Dolors Garcia-Ramon & Janice Monk

Women of the European Union challenges gender- blind assessments of the economic and social aspects of the Union's policies to examine the real implications of Union for the diversity of women in the Member...


Environmental Biology

by Allan M. Jones

Environmental Biology offers an accessible introduction to the core elements of biology and the biosphere. With balanced coverage of acquatic and terrestrial examples throughout, the text builds logically to...


Applied Climatology: Principles and Practice

by Allen Perry, Dr Russell Thompson & Russell Thompson

'Big freeze' conditions, storms, severe flooding, droughts, and heatwaves - recent extremes in weather, with their resultant physical, economic and human losses, highlight the vulnerability of society to changes...


Outdoor Recreation Management

by John Jenkins & John Pigram

It is now widely recognized that recreation is as important as work. This revealing book analyzes leisure and outdoor recreation in terms of both their management and their wider importance to society. Specifically,...


Eco-Hydrology

by Andrew J. Baird & Robert L. Wilby

^iEco-Hydrology is the first book to offer an overview of the complex relationships between plants and water across a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic environments. Leading ecologists and hydrologists present...


Land and Limits: Interpreting Sustainability in the Planning Process

by Richard Cowell & Susan Owens

In a new and critical analysis, this book explores the impact of an influential idea - sustainable development - on the institutions and practices governing use of land. It examines the paradox that in spite...


Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Space and Relations

by Mike Crang, Phil Crang & Jon May

Virtual Geographies explores the possibilities and dangers brought by the revolution in communication technologies, outlining how these technologies are being used to produce new geographies and new types of...


Political Geography

by Mark Blacksell

In 1904 Sir Halford Mackinder published his seminal paper The Geographical Pivot of History demonstrating the central position of political geography in the study of geography as a whole; a century later and...


Encyclopedia of the City

by Roger W. Caves

A first-class work of reference that will be both an essential resource for independent study as well as a useful aid in teaching: a solid but also provocative starting point for wider exploration of the city....


Moving People, Goods and Information in the 21st Century: The Cutting-Edge Infrastructures of Networked Cities

by Richard Hanley

Globalisation and technological innovation have changed the way people, goods, and information move through and about cities. To remain, or become, economically and environmentally sustainable, cities and their...