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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...


Geopolitics: Re-Visioning World Politics

by John Agnew

Geopolitics identifies and scrutinizes the central features of geopolitics from the sixteenth century to the present. The book focuses on five key concepts of the modern geopolitical imagination:

* Visualising...


The Saga of Sydney Opera House: The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia

by Peter Murray

Peter Murray's compelling and highly readable biography of the building presents both sides of the story. Using previously unpublished files and papers, Murray has managed to unravel one of the most intriguing...


Measurement and Statistics on Science and Technology: 1920 to the Present

by Benoît| Godin

How do we objectively measure scientific activities? What proportion of economic activities should a society devote to research and development? How can public-sector and private-sector research best be directed...


Re-forming Britain: Narratives of Modernity before Reconstruction

by Elizabeth Darling

Re-forming Britain considers the nature and practice of architectural modernism in inter-war Britain in a new light. Bringing hitherto little considered protagonists and projects to the fore, it argues that...


Restructuring the Chinese City: Changing Society, Economy and Space

by Laurence J.C. Ma & Fulong Wu

A sea of change has occurred in China since the 1978 economic reforms. Bringing together the work of leading scholars specializing in urban China, this book examines what has happened to the Chinese city undergoing...


Gender and Landscape: Renegotiating the Moral Landscape

by Josephine Carubia, Lorraine Dowler & Bonj Szczygiel

Gender and Landscape is a feminist inquiry into a long-ignored area of study: the landscape. Although there has been an exhaustive investigation into issues of gender as they intersect with space and place,...


Clusters and Regional Development: Critical Reflections and Explorations

by Bjorn Asheim, Philip Cooke & Ron Martin

Using international examples, leading scholars present the first critical analysis of cluster theory, assessing the cluster notion and drawing out, not only its undoubted strengths and attractions, but also...


Energy Management in Buildings

by Keith Moss

Managing the consumption and conservation of energy in buildings is the concern of both building managers and occupants and this use accounts for about half of UK energy consumption. The need to manage this...


Essential Rubber Formulary: Formulas for Practitioners

by Chellappa Chandrasekaran

The author, a seasoned rubber technologist of four decades, provides more than 180 essential rubber formularies, some of which have never been published, that are used by practitioners the world over on a frequent...


Handbook of Ellipsometry

by Harland Tompkins & Eugene A Irene

The Handbook of Ellipsometry is a critical foundation text on an increasingly critical subject. Ellipsometry, a measurement technique based on phase and amplitude changes in polarized light, is becoming popular...


Skew-Tolerant Circuit Design

by David Harris

As advances in technology and circuit design boost operating frequencies of microprocessors, DSPs and other fast chips, new design challenges continue to emerge. One of the major performance limitations in today's...


Analog Circuit Design: Art, Science and Personalities

by Jim Williams

This book is far more than just another tutorial or reference guide - it's a tour through the world of analog design, combining theory and applications with the philosophies behind the design process. Readers...


High Performance Audio Power Amplifiers

by Ben Duncan

Power amplifiers and their performance lie at the heart of audio engineering and provide some challenging problems for the engineer. Ben Duncan's experience, as an audio consultant, analog electronics designer...


Medical and Veterinary Entomology

by Gary R. Mullen & Lance A. Durden

Medical and Veterinary Entomology is a comprehensive text and is primarily intended for graduate students and upper level undergraduates studying the medical and veterinary significance of insects and related...


Plastics Materials

by J A Brydson

The seventh edition of this classic reference work once more provides a comprehensive overview of commercially available plastics materials. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it enables scientists...


Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine

by Marianne J. Legato

Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine examines how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. This revealing research...


Invitation to the Mathematics of Fermat-Wiles

by Yves Hellegouarch

Assuming only modest knowledge of undergraduate level math, Invitation to the Mathematics of Fermat-Wiles presents diverse concepts required to comprehend Wiles' extraordinary proof. Furthermore, it places these...