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Digital Places: Living with Geographic Information Technologies

by Michael Curry

By offering an understanding of Geographic Information Systems within the social, economic, legal, political and ethical contexts within which they exist, the author shows that there are substantial limits to...


Coastal Problems: Geomorphology, Ecology and Society at the Coast

by Heather Viles & Tom Spencer

As coastal populations burgeon, problems of erosion, pollution and coastal change are becoming ever more serious and necessitate scientifically informed management strategies. This authoritative new study discusses...


Rural Europe

by Keith Hoggart, Richard Black & Henry Buller

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


The Mediterranean: Environment and Society

by Russell King, Lindsay Proudfoot & Bernard Smith

This book addresses contemporary geographical issues in the Mediterranean Basin from a perspective that recognizes the physical characteristics and cultural interactions which link the different Mediterranean...


Recognising European Modernities: A Montage of the Present

by Allan Pred

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


The Geography of the World Economy

by Paul Knox, John Agnew & Linda McCarthy

The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the globalization of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic...


Showing Off: The Geltung Hypothesis

by Philip L. Wagner

Hardly a place exists on earth that has not been shaped in some way by human beings. Every day we modify and even sweep away natural landscapes as we build places to live and work. But why we react and interact...


Postcards from the Rio Bravo Border: Picturing the Place, Placing the Picture, 1900s-1950s

by Daniel D. Arreola

Between 1900 and the late 1950s, Mexican border towns came of age both as tourist destinations and as emerging cities. Commercial photographers produced thousands of images of their streets, plazas, historic...


A Route 66 Companion

by David King Dunaway

Even before there was a road, there was a route. Buffalo trails, Indian paths, the old Santa Fe trace-all led across the Great Plains and the western mountains to the golden oasis of California. America's insatiable...


Cultures of Migration: The Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility

by Jeffrey H. Cohen & Ibrahim Sirkeci

Around the globe, people leave their homes to better themselves, to satisfy needs, and to care for their families. They also migrate to escape undesirable conditions, ranging from a lack of economic opportunities...


A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, A.D. 500 to the Present

by Alfred H. Siemens

The wetlands of the San Juan Basin in Central Veracruz, Mexico, have been a favored place since the fifth century A.D., when Prehispanic people built an extensive network of canals and raised fields that allowed...


Rocky Mountain Divide: Selling and Saving the West

by John B. Wright

The opposing forces of conservation and development have shaped and will continue to shape the natural environment and scenic beauty of the American West. Perhaps nowhere are their opposite effects more visible...


Temples of the Earthbound Gods: Stadiums in the Cultural Landscapes of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires

by Christopher Thomas Gaffney

In Rio de Janeiro, the spiritual home of world football, and Buenos Aires, where a popular soccer club president was recently elected mayor, the game is an integral part of national identity. Using the football...


Human Facial Expression: An Evolutionary View

by Alan J. Fridlund

This unique book provides an integrated view of human facial expressions based on contemporary knowledge about the evolution of signaling across the animal kingdom. Spanning fields that range from psychology...


The Franz Boas Enigma

by Ludger Müller-Wille

How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic and cultural barriers must be overcome...


Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

by Anthony Elliott & Charles Lemert

This stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory combines lively exposition and clarity with reflective social critique and original insights across areas such as American pragmatism, structural...


Last Harvest: From Cornfield to New Town

by Witold Rybczynski

In Last Harvest, the award-winning author of Home and A Clearing in the Distance tells the compelling story of New Daleville, a brand-new residential subdivision in rural Pennsylvania. When Witold Rybczynski...


A Shorter History of Australia

by Geoffrey Blainey

A broad, concise and inclusive vision of Australia and Australians by one our most renowned historians. After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed...


New Cultural Landscapes

by Maggie Roe & Ken Taylor

While historical and protected landscapes have been well studied for years, the cultural significance of ordinary landscapes is now increasingly recognised. This groundbreaking book discusses how contemporary...


The European Mosaic

by David Gowland, Richard Dunphy & Charlotte Lythe

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.