Physical Geography

A Human Perspective

Author: Richard J. Huggett

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340809624

Category: Science

Page: 515

View: 8036

This accessible and exciting new text develops central ideas through discussions that focus on human-environment interactions. He details the connections between environmental, social, cultural, ethical, economic, and technological factors, to give a full introduction to the physical, chemical, biological, and ecological processes that underpin the behavior of the Earth's system and its components. The interactive companion website www.physicalgeo.co.uk complements the learning resources in the book and enables students to develop their ideas further.
Posted in Science

Soil Conditions and Plant Growth

Author: Peter J. Gregory,Stephen Nortcliff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111833728X

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 5174

Building on the extremely successful and popularRussell’s Soil Conditions and Plant Growth,Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to publish this completely revised andupdated edition of the soil science classic. Covering all aspectsof the interactions between plant and soil, Peter Gregory andStephen Nortcliff, along with their team of internationally-knownand respected authors, provide essential reading for all studentsand professionals studying and working in agriculture and soilscience. Subject areas covered range from crop science and genetics; soilfertility and organic matter; nitrogen and phosphoros cycles andtheir management; properties and management of plant nutrients;water and the soil physical environment and its management; plantsand change processes in soils; management of the soil/plant system;and new challenges including food, energy and water security in achanging environment. Providing a very timely account on how better to understand andmanage the many interactions that occur between soils and plants,Soil Conditions and Plant Growth is sure to become the bookof choice - as a recommended text for students and as an invaluablereference for those working or entering into the industry. Anessential purchase for all universities and research establishmentswhere agricultural, soil, and environmental sciences are studiedand taught.
Posted in Science

The Changing Nature of Physical Geography

Author: Kenneth John Gregory

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340741191

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 676

Formerly The Nature of Physical Geography, this volume has achieved great success as the only comprehensive overview of the field of physical geography. In this new edition, Gregory takes stock of the major developments which have occurred in the discipline over the 15 years since its first publication, fully updates the text, and restructures the chapter format. A fluent companion to a richly-diverse, ever-changing discipline, it is indispensable for all students of physical geography.
Posted in Science

Late Quaternary Environmental Change

Physical and Human Perspectives

Author: Martin Bell,M.J.C. Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317904796

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 1960

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 cover the last 20,000 years during which the climate has shifted from arctic severity to the conditions of the present interglacial environment.
Posted in Science

The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge

Author: John A Agnew,David N Livingstone

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209547

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 8365

"A refreshingly innovative approach to charting geographical knowledge. A wide range of authors trace the social construction and contestation of geographical ideas through the sites of their production and their relational geographies of engagement. This creative and comprehensive book offers an extremely valuable tool to professionals and students alike." - Victoria Lawson, University of Washington "A Handbook that recasts geograph's history in original, thought-provoking ways. Eschewing the usual chronological march through leading figures and big ideas, it looks at geography against the backdrop of the places and institutional contexts where it has been produced, and the social-cum-intellectual currents underlying some of its most important concepts." - Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge is a critical inquiry into how geography as a field of knowledge has been produced, re-produced, and re-imagined. It comprises three sections on geographical orientations, geography's venues, and critical geographical concepts and controversies. The first provides an overview of the genealogy of "geography". The second highlights the types of spatial settings and locations in which geographical knowledge has been produced. The third focuses on venues of primary importance in the historical geography of geographical thought. Orientations includes chapters on: Geography - the Genealogy of a Term; Geography's Narratives and Intellectual History Geography's Venues includes chapters on: Field; Laboratory; Observatory; Archive; Centre of Calculation; Mission Station; Battlefield; Museum; Public Sphere; Subaltern Space; Financial Space; Art Studio; Botanical/Zoological Gardens; Learned Societies Critical concepts and controversies - includes chapters on: Environmental Determinism; Region; Place; Nature and Culture; Development; Conservation; Geopolitics; Landscape; Time; Cycle of Erosion; Time; Gender; Race/Ethnicity; Social Class; Spatial Analysis; Glaciation; Ice Ages; Map; Climate Change; Urban/Rural. Comprehensive without claiming to be encyclopedic, textured and nuanced, this Handbook will be a key resource for all researchers with an interest in the pasts, presents and futures of geography.
Posted in Science

Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum

A practical guide

Author: Charles Rawding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134082673

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 5057

How up-to-date is your geographical thought? Are parts of your curriculum becoming tired and out-dated? Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum will help training and practising secondary school teachers understand how to evaluate and refresh their curriculum in order to ensure that what they teach is relevant, topical and creative. Considering the latest developments in both the school geography curriculum and the field of geography as an academic discipline, this exciting new book explores how geography teaching and learning can be developed to engage secondary school pupils and better reflect contemporary society. Illustrated throughout with ideas and practical examples of how to update your curriculum easily and effectively, key topics covered include: Understanding curriculum theory and development; Auditing and developing your own dynamic, interactive curriculum; Critiquing textbooks and resources to ensure relevance; Constructing and analysing schemes of work; Incorporating the latest developments in the field into your teaching; How to create innovative, enduring curricula for human, physical and environmental geographies. Providing insights into the latest thinking in geography in a concise and accessible manner, Effective Innovation in the Secondary Geography Curriculum will ensure motivating, lively and successful geography teaching and learning.
Posted in Education

The Geographical Magazine

Author: Michael Huxley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 5151

Posted in Geography

Magazines for Libraries

For the General Reader and School, Junior College, College, University, and Public Libraries

Author: William A. Katz,Linda Sternberg Katz

Publisher: Reed Reference Publishing

ISBN: 9780835239073

Category: Periodicals

Page: 1402

View: 2414

Posted in Periodicals

China Now

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: N.A

View: 1188

Posted in China

Willing's Press Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English newspapers

Page: N.A

View: 7439

Posted in English newspapers

Secondary Education Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Secondary

Page: N.A

View: 6089

Posted in Education, Secondary

British Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Publishers'

Page: N.A

View: 5300

Posted in Catalogs, Publishers'

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 723

Posted in English literature

The Physical Geography of South America

Author: Thomas T. Veblen,Kenneth R. Young,A. R. Orme

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 361

View: 9496

The Physical Geography of South America, the eighth volume in the Oxford Regional Environments series, presents an enduring statement on the physical and biogeographic conditions of this remarkable continent and their relationships to human activity. It fills a void in recent environmental literature by assembling a team of specialists from within and beyond South America in order to provide an integrated, cross-disciplinary body of knowledge about this mostly tropical continent, together with its high mountains and temperate southern cone. The authors systematically cover the main components of the South American environment - tectonism, climate, glaciation, natural landscape changes, rivers, vegetation, animals, and soils. The book then presents more specific treatments of regions with special attributes from the tropical forests of the Amazon basin to the Atacama Desert and Patagonian steppe, and from the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific coasts to the high Andes. Additionally, the continents environments are given a human face by evaluating the roles played by people over time, from pre-European and European colonial impacts to the effects of modern agriculture and urbanization, and from interactions with El Ni�o events to prognoses for the future environments of the continent.
Posted in Science

Whitaker's Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography, National

Page: N.A

View: 7441

Posted in Bibliography, National

Die Vernetzung der Welt

Ein Blick in unsere Zukunft

Author: Eric Schmidt,Jared Cohen

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644030618

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 5889

Welche Konsequenzen wird es haben, wenn in Zukunft die überwiegende Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung online ist? Wenn Informationstechnologien so allgegenwärtig sind wie Elektrizität? Was bedeutet das für die Politik, die Wirtschaft – und für uns selbst? Diese Fragen beantwortet ein außergewöhnliches Autorenduo: Eric Schmidt, der Mann, der Google zu einem Weltunternehmen gemacht hat, und Jared Cohen, ehemaliger Berater von Hillary Clinton und Condoleezza Rice und jetzt Chef von Googles Denkfabrik. In diesem aufregenden Buch führen sie uns die Chancen und Gefahren jener eng vernetzten Welt vor Augen, die die meisten von uns noch erleben werden. Es ist die sehr konkrete Vision einer Zukunft, die bereits begonnen hat. Und ein engagiertes Plädoyer dafür, sie jetzt zu gestalten – weil Technologie der leitenden Hand des Menschen bedarf, um Positives zu bewirken.
Posted in Political Science

Material turn: Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialität und Materialismus

Author: Imke Leicht,Christine Löw,Nadja Meisterhans,Katharina Volk

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3847404067

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 5265

Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.
Posted in Political Science

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 400

Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
Posted in Best books