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Beijing Record: A Physical and Political History of Planning Modern Beijing

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By Jun Wang

Beijing list, the results of ten years of study at the city transformation of Beijing within the final fifty years, brings to a longer Western viewers the interior tale at the key judgements that resulted in Beijing's current city fragmentation and its lack of reminiscence and historical past within the kind of bulldozing its architectural history. Wang's ebook provides a survey of the most advancements and government-level (both valuable and municipal) judgements, devoting loads of awareness to the Fifties and Sixties, while Beijing skilled a severe wave of transformative occasions.

almost immediately after its unique chinese language bestseller variation was once released by means of SDX joint Publishing corporation condo in October 2003, it ignited a firestorm of discussion and dialogue in a rustic the place public interplay over this kind of delicate topic infrequently surfaces. The chinese language version is in its eleventh print run and used to be translated into eastern in 2008. This newly-translated English model has the most recent replace at the author's findings within the sector. because the in basic terms variation published in complete colour with approximately three hundred illustrations, the English model powerfully showcases the beautiful structure, tradition, and heritage of China's Dynamic Capital, Beijing.

domestic to greater than 15 million humans, this historic capital urban - no longer strangely - has a arguable, advanced heritage of making plans and politics, improvement and demolition. The book increases a few unsettling questions: Why have a priceless old architectural history akin to urban ramparts, gateways, outdated temples, memorial archways and the city textile of hutongs (traditional alleyways) and siheyuan (courtyard homes) been visibly disappearing for many years? Why are such a lot of homes being demolished at a time of financial development? isn't any one ready to face up for the protection of town?

For his study, Wang went via innumerable files, learn diaries and picked up an unparalleled volume of information, getting access to firsthand fabrics and unearthing photos that sincerely record the city's relentless, extraordinary actual makeover. additionally, he carried out greater than 50 in-person interviews with officers, planners, students and different specialists. Many illustrations are released right here for the 1st time, compiled within the Nineties whilst archival public entry used to be reformulated.

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Inca

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By Lawrence Kovacs

Revealing legends and legacies, this task publication is a fun-packed evaluate of the continent-sprawling old Inca tradition. The actions, mixed with an enticing format, interact inexperienced persons on a trip alongside the Inca path together with the town of Cuzco and majestic Machu Picchu, outfitted on a jagged ridge hundreds of thousands of ft above the Urubamba River. alongside the best way, the ideals, rituals, medical advances, and exact method of languages come to lifestyles via 25 hands-on tasks, similar to growing Salar de Uyuni salt crystals and construction a tropical cloud wooded area. This desirable academic device additionally good points detailed illustrations, informative sidebars, fun-fact questions, and vocabulary that might interact newbies from begin to end.

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Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America (Historical Studies of Urban America)

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Northern whites within the post-World struggle II period started to help the main of civil rights, so why did a lot of them proceed to oppose racial integration of their groups? tough traditional knowledge in regards to the development, prosperity, and racial exclusivity of yank suburbs, David M. P. Freund argues that earlier makes an attempt to respond to this query have neglected a transformation within the racial taking into consideration whites and the function of suburban politics in effecting this alteration. In "Colored Property," he indicates how federal intervention spurred a dramatic shift within the language and common sense of residential exclusion-away from invocations of a legendary racial hierarchy and towards speak of markets, estate, and citizenship. Freund starts off his exploration via tracing the emergence of a strong public-private alliance that facilitated postwar suburban development around the country with federal courses that considerably favorite whites. Then, exhibiting how this nationwide tale performed out in metropolitan Detroit, he visits zoning board and town council conferences, information the efforts of local "property development" institutions, and reconstructs battles over race and housing to illustrate how whites realized to view discrimination now not as an act of racism yet as a sound reaction to the desires of the marketplace. Illuminating government's strong but still-hidden function within the segregation of U.S. towns, "Colored estate" offers a dramatic new imaginative and prescient of metropolitan development, segregation, and white id in glossy America.

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Groundwater around the World: A Geographic Synopsis

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By Jean Margat

This ebook provides a distinct and up to date precis of what's recognized approximately groundwater on our planet, from a world point of view and when it comes to area-specific real info. not like such a lot textbooks on groundwater, it doesn't care for theoretical ideas, yet relatively with the final photo that emerges due to numerous observations, stories and different actions regarding groundwater in all elements of the realm. the point of interest is on exhibiting the function and geographical variety of groundwater―a usual source of serious significance in lifestyle, yet poorly understood by means of most people or even via many water region execs.

The ebook starts off by way of analysing groundwater within the context of the hydrological cycle. thus, groundwater platforms as actual devices, with their limitations as a rule outlined via geological stipulations, are reviewed. the following bankruptcy seems to be at groundwater as a source, being attentive, between others, to its volume and caliber, to the differentiation among renewable and non-renewable assets, and to the options for chickening out groundwater. this can be by means of a scientific documentation of the amounts of groundwater withdrawn and used worldwide, and of the corresponding stocks of groundwater in all the major water use sectors. After that, gradually starting to be wishes for groundwater administration interventions are pointed out, because of neighborhood human actions and international swap (including demography, financial improvement and weather change). eventually, groundwater assets administration is addressed and real-life situations are defined that illustrate activities taken and reviews with assorted matters in numerous elements of the world.

The authors tried to jot down this publication in any such approach that it truly is obtainable to a much broader readership than simply groundwater execs. it is going to additionally gain non-groundwater experts who paintings in groundwater-related fields (water managers, land use planners, environmentalists, agronomists, engineers, economists, legal professionals, and journalists), by means of broadening their figuring out of groundwater and making them conscious of the large number of groundwater settings. Groundwater experts will use the ebook as a handy reference at the geographical range of groundwater. a part of the contents or interpretations provided will even be new to them or increase their wisdom of a few points. the various maps, tables, and references will retailer a lot time in the event you might in a different way need to seek somewhere else for simple info at the globe’s groundwater.

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Higher Geography: Physical and Human Environments (2nd Edition)

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By Kenneth MacLean, Norman Thomson

Greater Geography 2d variation offers complete insurance of upper Geography (Part 1). Geographical tools and strategies are provided in concise and available language all through, followed by means of visible summaries to explain and extend at the text.

This new version of (the formerly titled) middle larger Geography has been absolutely up to date and amended for the latest syllabus amendments. a brand new part on Coastlines replaces that on Chalklands, and new sections have additionally been extra on commercial and concrete Landscapes from OS maps, in addition to a case learn of the Geography of Aids. Statistical information has been up to date and demanding fiscal alterations were highlighted, when definite different sections of the e-book were relocated to make this new version thoroughly applicable for the main updated syllabus preparations.

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Where Is the Brooklyn Bridge?

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Young readers will connect to the tale of this nationwide historical Landmark--the Brooklyn Bridge!
     
Building the Brooklyn Bridge used to be no easy feat. regardless of a super plan from a father-son staff of engineers, the method was once a deadly and grueling one. development employees constructed a mysterious ailment (now referred to as the bends), a number of died, and the undertaking had devastating results at the engineers' lives. nonetheless, after fourteen years, the Brooklyn Bridge used to be entire and have become the longest suspension bridge on the earth on the time and continues to be extensively trendy this present day. Megan Stine tells the attention-grabbing tale at the back of one of many city's best-loved landmarks. contains black-and-white illustrations and a foldout colour map!

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National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary

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By National Geographic

During this spectacular booklet of visible wonders, nationwide Geographic finds an international only a few can have the opportunity to work out for themselves. Shot via a number of the world's best photographers, New York Times bestseller Rarely Seen beneficial properties amazing photographs of locations, occasions, usual phenomena, and artifical heirlooms seldom visible through human eyes. it is all the following: 30,000-year-old cave artwork sealed from the general public; animals which are one of the final in their species on the earth; volcanic lightning; colossal crystals that experience grown to greater than 50 plenty; the engraving within Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. With an advent by means of nationwide Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose paintings has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the private caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, traditional wonders, and little-seen items from the a long way reaches of the globe.

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Spatial Mathematics: Theory and Practice through Mapping

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By Sandra Lach Arlinghaus

In phrases of records, GIS deals many connections. With GIS, facts are accumulated, displayed, summarized, tested, and interpreted to find styles. Spatial arithmetic: concept and perform via Mapping makes use of GIS as a platform to educate mathematical options and abilities via visualization of numbers. It examines concept and perform from disparate educational disciplines resembling geography, arithmetic, physics, and normal social technology. This procedure permits scholars to grapple with biodiversity, crime, common risks, weather, strength, water, and different suitable real-world problems with the twenty-first century.

Includes QR Codes associated with lively Maps, a Mapping job website, or to an Interactive web site, developing an Interactive source That remains Relevant

The booklet integrates competing philosophical perspectives of the realm: synthesis and research. those methods yield diverse effects and hire assorted instruments. This e-book considers either techniques to real-world matters that experience arithmetic as a serious, yet usually unseen, part. This process indicates readers how one can use arithmetic to think about the vast challenge to hand and to discover different nation-states within the worlds of geography and arithmetic and of their interface.

A really interdisciplinary textual content, the e-book bridges the worlds of arithmetic and geography and demonstrates how they're inextricably associated. It takes good thing about the convergence in citizen technological know-how, STEM schooling, and mapping that support readers develop into severe shoppers of data―understanding its content material, caliber, obstacles, and advantages. It presents thorough grounding within the analytical, statistical, and computational talents required for operating in any box that makes use of geospatial technologies―not simply surveyors and distant sensing analysts.

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Contemporary Tourism

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By Chris Cooper

Now in its moment version, modern Tourism: a global method provides a brand new and fresh method of the research of tourism, contemplating matters akin to the altering international order, vacation spot advertising, tourism ethics, pro-poor tourism and implications for the styles and circulation of tourism sooner or later.

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Deserts: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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By Nick Middleton

Deserts make up a 3rd of the planet's land floor, but when you photograph a wilderness, what involves brain? A sandy barren region? A drought-parched dirt bowl? An alien panorama with out all existence kinds? during this very good Very brief creation, geographer and well known technological know-how author Nick Middleton finds that deserts are areas of gigantic average attraction and wealthy biodiversity. Typified by means of drought and extremes of temperature, they are often harsh and adverse, yet Middleton exhibits that many deserts also are spectacularly attractive, and from time to time they could teem with lifestyles. the writer highlights how each one barren region is exclusive, describing their often terrific existence varieties, outstanding surroundings, and lengthy background of inventive human habitation. Written through a revered scientist who enjoys a large following for his Going to Extremes tv sequence on nationwide Geographic, Deserts tells you every thing you ever desired to learn about those impressive locations and captures their significance within the operating of our planet.

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