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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...


Presentation and Settlement of Contractors' Claims

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 European Union 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

This book examines the interrelationship between telecommunications and tourism in shaping the nature of space, place and the urban at the end of the twentieth century. They discuss how these agents are instrumental...


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

The Encyclopedia of the City focuses on the key topics encountered by undergraduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields. Contributors include major theoreticians and practitioners, and on other...


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...


Technology and Finance: Challenges for Financial Markets, Business Strategies and Policy Makers

by Morten Balling, Frank Lierman & Andy Mullineux

Technology and Finance analyses the dramatic implications of technology for today's financial sector, for productivity growth and for monetary policy. A wide range of financial market activities are now technology...


Success with Mathematics

by Heather Cooke

Many students find the leap between school and university level mathematics to be significantly greater than they expected. Success with Mathematics has been devised and written especially in order to help students...


Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3: The Toolkit for Assessment

by Ron Vreeker, Mark Deakin & Stephen Curwell

The third volume of the Sustainable Urban Development Series outlines the BEQUEST toolkit that helps link protocol with the assessment methods currently available for evaluating the sustainability of urban...