The Big Smoke: The History of Air Pollution in London since by Peter Brimblecombe

By Peter Brimblecombe

First released in 1987, Peter Brimblecombe's e-book offers an enticing ancient account of pollution in London, providing a desirable perception into the improvement of pollution controls opposed to a altering social and fiscal heritage. He examines family and commercial toxins and their results on models, furniture, structures and human well-being. The booklet ends with an interesting research of the hazards bobbing up from modern toxins and a glimpse of what the longer term could carry for London.

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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography by Dydia DeLyser, Steve Herbert, Stuart Aitken, Mike A Crang,

By Dydia DeLyser, Steve Herbert, Stuart Aitken, Mike A Crang, Stuart C Aitken, Linda McDowell

The method of studying qualitative examine has altered dramatically and this instruction manual explores the expansion, switch, and complexity in the subject and appears again over its heritage to evaluate the present cutting-edge, and point out attainable destiny instructions. relocating past textbook rehearsals of ordinary concerns, the publication examines key methodological debates and conflicts, drawing close them in a severe, discursive demeanour.

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Ulysses' Sail: An Ethnographic Odyssey of Power, Knowledge, by Mary W. Helms

By Mary W. Helms

What do long-distance tourists achieve from their voyages, specially whilst remote lands are considered as the resource of esoteric wisdom? Mary Helms explains how numerous cultures interpret area and distance in cosmological phrases, and why they affiliate political energy with information regarding unusual locations, peoples, and issues. She assesses the varied pursuits of tourists, be they Hindu pilgrims in India, Islamic students of West Africa, Navajo investors, or Tlingit chiefs, and discusses the main huge event of long-distance touch on record--that among Europeans and local peoples--and the conflict of cultures that arose from conflicting expectancies in regards to the "faraway.".

The writer describes her paintings as "especially keen on the political and ideological contexts or auras in which long-distance pursuits and actions could be carried out ... not just unique fabrics but additionally intangible wisdom of far away geographical regions and areas may be politically helpful `goods,' either in case you have persisted the perils of go back and forth and for these sedentary homebodies who're capable of collect such wisdom by means of oblique ability and use it for political advantage."

Originally released in 1988.

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Exploring the Sociology of Europe: An Analysis of the by Maurice Roche

By Maurice Roche

It is a discerning and correct e-book delivering an educated research of ecu society which identifies and defines modern concerns and engages with key social theoretical views. protecting the sizeable ancient sociological points of Europe (Part 1), the ancient and comparative sociology of the geographical region (Part 2), and the comparative sociology of welfare capitalism (Part three) Maurice Roche units out a transparent and potent framework for figuring out the sociology of Europe.

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The History of Puerto Rico (The Greenwood Histories of the by Lisa Pierce Flores

By Lisa Pierce Flores

Drawing on dramatic fresh advancements in study, The heritage of Puerto Rico bargains the main updated and entirely discovered exploration of the island's earlier for college kids, tourists, and normal readers alike. The background of Puerto Rico levels from the earliest indigenous settlements to the reign of the Taino, from the centuries lower than Spanish keep an eye on via greater than a hundred years of lifestyles less than the U.S. flag. Insightful and authoritative, the publication is helping readers comprehend the heritage at the back of Puerto Rico's complex modern political prestige, its exact courting with the USA, and the present efforts of Puerto Ricans to reclaim their indigenous and African background, leverage their bilingual tradition for monetary achieve, and have a good time their cultural and creative achievements.

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Landscapes of Liminality: Between Space and Place by Dara Downey, Ian Kinane, Elizabeth Parker

By Dara Downey, Ian Kinane, Elizabeth Parker

Landscapes of Liminality expands upon current notions of spatial perform and spatial conception, and examines extra intricately the contingent concept of “liminality” as an area of “in-between-ness” that avoids both essentialism or stasis. It capitalises at the broad learn that has already been undertaken during this quarter, and elaborates at the more and more vital and interrelated thought of liminality inside modern discussions of spatial perform and theories of position. Bringing jointly foreign scholarship, the e-book bargains a vast diversity of cross-disciplinary ways to theories of liminality together with literary experiences, cultural experiences, human geography, social reviews, and artwork and layout. the quantity deals a well timed and interesting intervention in order to assist in shaping present debates bearing on panorama idea, spatial perform, and discussions of liminality.

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Arabic in the City (Routledge Arabic Linguistics) by Catherine Miller, Enam Al-Wer, Dominique Caubet, Janet C.E.

By Catherine Miller, Enam Al-Wer, Dominique Caubet, Janet C.E. Watson

Filling a spot within the literature at present to be had at the subject, this edited assortment is the 1st exam of the interaction among urbanization, language edition and language swap in fifteen significant Arab towns. The Arab global offers very differing types and levels of urbanization, from good validated previous capital-cities similar to Cairo to new rising capital-cities reminiscent of Amman or Nouakchott, those in flip embedded in numerous sorts of nationwide development. it really is those city settings which increase questions in regards to the dynamics of homogenization/differentiation and the strategies of standardization as a result coexistence of competing linguistic versions. issues investigated comprise: historical past of cost The linguistic influence of migration The emergence of recent city vernaculars Dialect convergence and divergence Code-switching, adolescence language and new city tradition Arabic within the Diaspora Arabic between non-Arab teams. Containing a vast choice of case stories from around the Arab global and that includes contributions from prime city sociolinguistics and dialectologists, this ebook offers a clean method of our realizing of the interplay among language, society and area. As such, the e-book will attract the linguist in addition to to the social scientist quite often.

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Die Entwicklung der Menschheit von der Kindheitsphase zur by Georg W. Oesterdiekhoff

By Georg W. Oesterdiekhoff

​Die psychometrische Intelligenzforschung und die Piagetian Cross-Cultural Psychology haben nachgewiesen, dass die gesamte vormoderne Menschheit auf einer kindlichen anthropologischen Entwicklungsstufe stand. Moderne Menschen haben einen um mehrere Entwicklungsjahre höheren Entwicklungsstand. Dieser Sachverhalt hat für die Humanwissenschaften den Stellenwert, den die Evolutionstheorie für die Biologie hat.​

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The Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present, by Andrew S. Goudie

By Andrew S. Goudie

The 7th variation of this vintage pupil textual content explores the multitude of affects that people have had over the years upon plants, animals, soils, water, landforms and the ambience. It additionally appears into the longer term and considers the ways that weather alterations and ameliorations in land conceal may possibly switch the surroundings in coming a long time. widely re-written, it comprises many new statistical tables, figures, and references. it's crucial examining for undergraduates in geography and environmental technology, and should you desire a thorough, wide-ranging and balanced review of the affects of people upon ordinary tactics and structures from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene and who desire to comprehend the foremost environmental matters that hindrance the human race today.

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