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The Individuality of Portugal: A Study in Historical-Political Geography

by Dan Stanislawski

Many map users have wondered why Portugal, sharing with Spain the Iberian Peninsula, ever became a separate nation. That question is answered with remarkable clarity by Dan Stanislawski. This book also presents...


Portugal's Other Kingdom: The Algarve

by Dan Stanislawski

A land of long ago on the brink of tomorrow. That is the Algarve, the southernmost province of Portugal, a land that knew the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moslems-and yet retained its...


Laboratory Earth: The Planetary Gamble We Can't Afford To Lose

by Steven H. Schneider

World-renowned scientist and author Stephen H. Schneider depicts the next one hundred years as a potentially perilous period for climate and life—unless we citizens of Earth first recognize and then work to...


The Geopolitics of Regional Power: Geography, Economics and Politics in Southern Africa

by Sören Scholvin

In the last two decades, various states from the Global South have emerged as important players in international relations. Most popular amongst them is China. Brazil, India and South Africa have also taken...


How Outer Space Made America: Geography, Organization and the Cosmic Sublime

by Daniel Sage

In this innovatory book Daniel Sage analyses how and why American space exploration reproduced and transformed American cultural and political imaginations by appealing to, and to an extent organizing, the transcendence...


Demographic Engineering: Population Strategies in Ethnic Conflict

by Paul Morland

Offering a new way of thinking about demographic engineering ('hard demography' versus 'soft demography') and how ethnic groups in conflict deploy demographic strategies, this book will have a broad appeal to...


Gentrification: A Working-Class Perspective

by Kirsteen Paton

This book reconnects class and the urban through an ethnographically detailed analysis of a neighbourhood undergoing gentrification which historicises class formation, critiques policy processes and offers a...


Tourism, Performance, and Place: A Geographic Perspective

by Jillian M. Rickly-Boyd, Daniel C. Knudsen & Lisa C. Braverman

Drawing upon theories of landscape and performance, this work weaves together existing tourism literature with new scholarship to forge a geographically informed theory of tourism. Such a theory integrates the...


The Festivalization of Culture

by Andy Bennett, Jodie Taylor & Ian Woodward

The Festivalization of Culture explores the links between various local and global cultures, communities, identities and lifestyle narratives as they are both constructed and experienced in the festival context....


The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography

by Paul C. Adams, Jim Craine & Jason Dittmer

This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. By indicating the sub-discipline's evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only...


Institutional Challenges to Intermodal Transport and Logistics: Governance in Port Regionalisation and Hinterland Integration

by Jason Monios

This book provides an overview of intermodal transport and logistics including the policy background, emerging industry trends and academic approaches. Establishing the three key features of intermodal transport...


Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage

by Ronda L. Brulotte & Michael A. Di Giovine

Bringing together cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians and other scholars of food and heritage, this volume closely examines the ways in which the cultivation, preparation, and consumption of...


European Integration and Rural Development: Actors, Institutions and Power

by Michael Kull

By examining the Community Initiative LEADER+ and setting this within a discussion of the state and structure of rural development policy, this book looks at the challenges, opportunities and policy options...


Mobile Methods

by Monika Büscher & JOHN Urry

Mobile Methods is an essential collection of social science texts which focus on new mobile methods of social research relating to mobility, place and the social practices and relations that mediate embodied...


World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century

by Judith A. Tyner

Maps have power--they can instruct, make life easier, mislead, or even lie. This engaging text provides the tools to read, analyze, and use any kind of map and assess its strengths and weaknesses. Requiring...


Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies, Volume 33

by Hayden Lorimer & Charles W. J. Withers

Volume 33 of Geographers Biobibliographical Studies adds significantly to the corpus of scholarship on geography's multiple histories and biographies with six essays on individuals who have made major contributions...


The Australian Country Girl: History, Image, Experience

by Catherine Driscoll

In Australia, 'country girl' names a field of experiences and life-stories by girls and women who have grown up outside of the demographically dominant urban centres. It also names a set of ideas about Australia...


Khojaly Witness of a war crime: Armenia in the Dock

by Fiona Machlachlan & Ian Peart

It was one of the worst episodes of the Nagorno-Karabakh war. For months, the townspeople of Khojaly, Azerbaijan, had endured nightly shelling by invading Armenian forces, which gradually surrounded the town....


North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-first Century

by Craig E. Colten & Geoffrey L. Buckley

This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building...


The Yanoama Indians: A Cultural Geography

by William J. Smole

The Yanoama are one of the most numerous remaining aboriginal populations of the South American tropical forests, and their large territory constitutes a significant culture region. Although other scholars (anthropologists,...