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The Naked Tourist

by Lawrence Osborne

From the theme resorts of Dubai to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, a disturbing but hilarious tour of the exotic east--and of the tour itself

Sick of producing the bromides of the professional travel writer,...


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...


Climate Change Biology

by Lee Hannah

Climate change biology is a new discipline, born of the recognition that human-induced climate change is resulting in wholesale shifts in the distributions of species and the timing of biological events. The...


The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics

by Alan Walks

Just how resilient are our urban societies to social, energy, environmental and/or financial shocks, and how does this vary among cities and nations? Can our cities be made more sustainable, and can environmental,...


Governance and Environment in Western Europe: Politics,  Policy and Administration

by Kenneth Hanf & Alf-Inge Jansen

Governance and Environment in Western Europe: Politics, Policy and Administration, provides an up-to-date overview of developments in this area focusing on a selection of ten countries in Western Europe and...


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...


Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition

by Allan Charles Dawson, Laura Zanotti & Ismael Vaccaro

This edited collection disrupts dominant narratives about space, states, and borders, bringing comparative ethnographic and geographic scholarship in conversation with one another to illuminate the varied ways...


Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

by Clifford O. Odimegwu & John Kekovole

This book offers an in-depth African perspective to the major issues in demographic discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comprehensive analysis of sub-Saharan African censuses, profiling demographic...


Muslim Youth: Tensions And Transitions In Tajikistan

by Colette Harris

An examination of family life, education, dating, and marriage in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, teasing out the complexity of modernity versus tradition and individualism versus collectivism.


Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions

by Ben Anderson

In Encountering Affect, Ben Anderson explores why understanding affect matters and offers one account of affective life that hones in on the different ways in which affects are ordered. Intervening in debates...


On South Bank: The Production of Public Space

by Alasdair J.H. Jones

Through an in-depth ethnographic examination of London's 'South Bank', this book explores the value widely presupposed on urban public space. Based on subjective accounts of the value of public space, as well...


The Paradoxes of Planning: A Psycho-Analytical Perspective

by Sara Westin

Using a philosophical and psychoanalytical approach, this book critically examines expert knowledge within architecture and urban planning. Its point of departure is the 'gap' between visions and realities,...


The Life of the City: Space, Humour, and the Experience of Truth in Fin-de-siècle Montmartre

by Julian Brigstocke

The Life of the City is a bold and innovative reassessment of the early urban avant-garde movements that sought to re-imagine and reinvent the experiential life of the city. Constructing a ground-breaking theoretical...


Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home

by Peter Hughes Jachimiak

This book is primarily structured by the author's memories of living in his own Welsh childhood home during the 1970s. Employing an innovative auto-ethnographic approach to investigate the otherness of the places...


Pre-Colombian Cities

by Jorge Enrique Hardoy

What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor...


Transport Systems, Policy and Planning: A Geographical Approach

by Rodney Tolley & Brian John Turton

Provides a unique review of the major spatial aspects of transport systems, a detailed analysis of transport problems in urban and rural areas, an evaluation of social and environmental impacts, and a planning...


Atlas of the Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

by W.S. Mackenzie & C. Guilford

'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide'

New Scientist


Space, Place, and Sex: Geographies of Sexualities

by Lynda Johnston

This accessible and engaging book provides a critical geography of sex and sexuality from the body to the globe. Drawing on queer, feminist, gender, social, and cultural studies, Lynda Johnston and Robyn Longhurst...


Late Quaternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human Perspectives

by Martin Bell & M.J.C. Walker

Late Quaternary Environmental Change addresses the interaction between human agency and other environmental factors in the landscapes, particularly of the temperate zone.

Taking an ecological approach, the authors...


Reconstructing Quaternary Environments

by J J Lowe & M.J.C. Walker

Examines the various forms of evidence used to establish the history and scale of environmenal changes during the Quaternary. The evidence is extremely diverse, ranging from landforms and sediments to fossil...