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Water Pricing and Public-Private Partnership

by Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada

There is no question that water pricing and public-private partnership can improve water management practices in the future. However, this concept is neither the cure-all many proponents argue, nor the disaster...


Outcomes of post-2000 Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe

by Lionel Cliffe, Jocelyn Alexander & Ben Cousins

The struggle over land has been the central issue in Zimbabwe ever since white settlers began to carve out large farms over a century ago. Their monopolisation of the better-watered half of the land was the...


Child Protection in Development

by Michael Bourdillon & William Myers

Every day millions of children in developing countries face adversities of many kinds, yet there is a shortage of sound evidence concerning their plight and an urgent need to identify the most appropriate and...


Creativity in Peripheral Places: Redefining the Creative Industries

by Chris Gibson

Creativity is said to be the fuel of the contemporary economy. Dynamic industries such as film, music, television and design have changed the fortunes of entire cities, from Nashville to Los Angeles, Barcelona...


International Migration and Knowledge

by Allan Williams & Vladimir Baláž

Two unconnected but important recent academic and policy debates have focussed on the idea of the knowledge-based economy and the economic consequences of increasing international migration. This book challenges...


The Urban Condition

by Brendan Gleeson

This book will speak to the new human epoch, the Urban Age.  A majority of humanity now lives for the first time in cities.  The city, the highest invention of the modern age, is now the human heartland. ...


Brazil Emerging: Inequality and Emancipation

by Jan Nederveen Pieterse & Adalberto Cardoso

This volume is a critical inquiry into the social project and socioeconomic realities of emerging Brazil, a country that faces profound changes. A team of acknowledged specialists on Brazil's complex configuration...


World Tourism Cities: Developing Tourism Off the Beaten Track

by Robert Maitland & Peter Newman

This book presents new research on the capacity of big cities to generate new tourism areas as visitors discover and help create new urban experiences off the beaten track. It examines similarities and differences...


Lewis Mumford and Patrick Geddes: The Correspondence

by Frank G. Novak Jr.

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Physics of the Earth’s Interior

by Barbara Romanowicz

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions: the extent of certain recent natural disasters and their dramatic consequences have reminded us of the power of terrestrial phenomena and of the need for scientific...


Wise Words and Country Ways Weather Lore

by Ruth Binney

An enthralling book that not only satisfies our fascination for lost wisdom of our ancestors but also indulges the British obsession with the weather. Probably the best known country saying of them all is 'red...


PROTEOMICS Cellular proteins and peptides

by Fernando Fussi

Summary The book, divided in 16 Sections, classifies and describes the properties of the numberless proteins and peptides constituting the main portion of the living cells. A special attention is devoted to...


Bear River: Last Chance to Change Course

by Craig Denton

Craig Denton notes, “Water will be the primary political, social, and economic issue in the Intermountain West in the twenty-first century.” Urban Utah thirsts for the Great Salt Lake principal source, the...


An American Provence

by Thomas P. Huber

"I have talked about luscious wines and succulent fruit and exquisite dinners. But there may be no more evocative experience of the two valleys than the smell of new-mown hay in the fields at dusk. If a person...


Hard as the Rock Itself

by David Robertson

The first intensive analysis of sense of place in American mining towns, Hard as the Rock Itself: Place and Identity in the American Mining Town provides rare insight into the struggles and rewards of life in...


The Geysers of Yellowstone, Fourth Edition

by T. Scott Bryan

This revised popular field guide describes in detail each of the more than 500 geysers in Yellowstone National Park. With updated information and a new foreword by park archivist Lee Whittlesey, Geysers of Yellowstone...


Cosmos and Culture

by Stephen J. Dick & Mark Lupisella

Authors with diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more, consider culture in the context of cosmos.

How does our knowledge of cosmic evolution affect terrestrial culture? Conversely, how...


Multifractal Analysis in Hydrology

by Pietro Bernardara, Michel Lang, Eric Sauquet & Daniel Schertzer et al.

This book provides a simplified description of the procedures to be used to perform an analysis of hydrological data within a multifractal framework. After a review of multifractal theory and the presentation...


Tourism and Innovation

by Michael C. Hall & Williams Allan

Tourism is often described as an industry with high growth rates, and it is subject to radical change in how it is produced and consumed. However, there is still a relatively poor understanding of how such changes...


Remaking Regional Economies

by Susan Christopherson & Jennifer Clark

Since the early 1980s, the region has been central to thinking about the emerging character of the global economy. In fields as diverse as business management, industrial relations, economic geography, sociology,...