Category Archives: Geography

Aspects of Ancient Institutions and Geography: Studies in Honor of Richard J.A. Talbert (Impact of Empire)

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In "Aspects of historic associations and Geography" colleagues and scholars honor Richard J.A. Talbert for his a number of contributions and impact at the fields of historical historical past, political and social technology, in addition to cartography and geography. This selection of unique and precious examinations is targeted round the middle topic of Talbert s paintings how old participants and teams geared up their international, via their associations and geography. the 1st half the booklet considers institutional background in chapters on such diversified subject matters because the Roman Senate, Roman provincial politics and management, therapeutic springs, gladiators, and squaddies. Chapters at the geography of Thucydides and Alexander III, imperial geography, monitoring letters and utilizing sundials around out the second one 1/2 the book."

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

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By Jamie Peck

The Wiley-Blackwell better half to fiscal Geography offers scholars and researchers with a finished review of the sector, prepare by means of a prestigious editorial workforce, with contributions from a global solid of favorite scholars. 

  • Offers an absolutely revised, increased, and updated review, following the profitable and very popular Companion to monetary Geography released via Blackwell a decade past, delivering a finished evaluation of the field 
  • Takes a potential in addition to retrospective examine the sector, reviewing contemporary advancements, recurrent demanding situations, and rising agendas  
  • Incorporates varied views (in phrases of uniqueness, demography and geography) of up and coming students, going past a spotlight on Anglo-American research 
  • Encourages authors and researchers to have interaction with and contextualize their located perspectives 
  • Explores components of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement among monetary geography and cognate disciplines

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Oceans and Beaches (Biomes Atlases)

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By Trevor Day

Oceans conceal approximately 70 percentage of Earth's floor, so it really is by way of a ways the most important of the biomes. know about the vegetation and animals that reside there.

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Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

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By Russell Shorto

During this without problems erudite account, Russell Shorto strains the evolution of 1 of the world's maximum towns. From the construction of its first canals within the 1300s, throughout the brutal fight for Dutch independence and its golden age because the capital of an unlimited empire, to its complicated found in which its loved beliefs of liberalism are below siege, Shorto presents an ever-surprising, intellectually interesting tale of Amsterdam. He additionally weaves in his personal reports of his followed domestic. in spite of everything, Amsterdam is an perpetually appealing portrait of a urban that has profoundly encouraged the trendy international.

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Sociology of the Quran Part I

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By Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari - XKP

The outlook of a faculty of notion concerning society and historical past and its particular method of them, performs a decisive position in its ideology. From this standpoint, it truly is crucial, within the context of Islamic international outlook, to throw gentle at the Islamic method of society and history.

It is clear that Islam is neither a conception of society nor a philosophy of background. within the sacred ebook of Islam, no social or old challenge is handled within the technical jargon of sociology and philosophy of history.

We shall commence with society after which continue to debate heritage. Following are a few of the questions that may be raised approximately society:

1. what's society?

2. Is guy by means of nature social and gregarious?

3. Is it actual that the person is basic and society is secondary, or is the reality opposite to it, that's, society is fundamental and person is secondary in value? Or is there any 3rd attainable approach?

4. the connection among society and tradition.

5. no matter if the person is unfastened or if he's decided through society and the social structure?

6. In what associations, poles, and teams is society classifiable in accordance with its basic divisions?

7. no matter if human societies are completely of an identical nature and essence, their modifications being just like the variations between participants of an analogous species? Or in the event that they differ based on geographic diversifications, temporal and spatial stipulations, and degrees of improvement in their tradition and civilization, assuming diversified varieties and essences with every one calling for a separate sociology dependent upon its specific ideology? In different phrases, is a unmarried process of sociology, ethics, and beliefs acceptable to all humanity, within the comparable method as a unmarried procedure of drugs and legislation of body structure applies to all humans despite their geographic, racial and old variations?

Does each society, in response to its nearby, cultural and historic history, require a distinct sociology and verify a selected ideology?

8. Are human societies, which from the sunrise of historical past as much as the current day were assorted and grown self sustaining of each other, with a type of pluralism governing them (at least in someone if now not in a customary sense), relocating from plurality and variety in the direction of attainment of harmony and homogeneity? Does the way forward for humanity lie achieve one society, one tradition and one civilization, and no matter if on the finish its plurality may be changed by means of a degree of homogeneity within which all its contradictions and conflicts will be conquer and resolved? Or, contrarily, is humanity endlessly condemned to multiplicity of tradition and beliefs, and to a pluralism that enhances the social id of its specific, units?

In our view, those are the appropriate difficulties which must be mentioned from the Islamic perspective, in order that those matters are dropped at mild and positioned. in a formal viewpoint. we suggest to deal in brief with those matters one by way of one.

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Place through the Body

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Advent: MakingPlacesBodies-HEIDI J. NAST and STEVE PILE

PART 1: FilteringPlacesBodies
2 Queer(y)ing globalization-J.K. GIBSON-GRAHAM
3 Bodies-cities-ELIZABETH GROSZ
4 Human.language.machine-KEN HILLIS
5 lacking kitchens-SUSAN BORDO, BINNIE KLEIN and MARILYN okay. SILVERMAN
6 The physique as “place”: reflexivity and fieldwork in Kano, Nigeria-HEIDI J. NAST

PART 2: ConfiningPlacesBodies
7 Harem: colonial fiction and architectural fantasm in turn-of-the-century France-EMILY APTER
8 Dancing at nighttime: the inscription of blackness in Le Corbusier’s Radiant City-MABEL O. WILSON
9 The South African physique politic: area, race and heterosexuality-GLEN S. ELDER
10 the home behind-KAREN BERMANN

PART three: ExcessingPlacesBodies
11 past nomadism: the shuttle narratives of a “cripple”-MICHAEL L. DORN
12 Encountering Mary: ritualization and position contagion in postmodernity-ANGELA ok. MARTIN and SANDRA KRYST
13 Perverse wish: the trap of the mannish lesbian-TERESA DE LAURETIS
14 interpreting the sexed our bodies and areas of gyms-LYNDA JOHNSTON
15 girls and gents: educate rides and different Oedipal stories-VIRGINIA L. BLUM

PART four: ProjectingPlacesBodies
16 Inscribing household paintings on Filipina bodies-GERALDINE PRATT in collaboration with the PHILIPPINE girls CENTRE, VANCOUVER, CANADA
17 Mapped our bodies and disembodied maps: (dis)placing cartographic fight in colonial Canada-MATTHEW SPARKE
18 Embodying the city Maori warrior-GREGORY A. WALLER
19 intercourse, violence and the elements: male hysteria, scale and the fractal geographies of patriarchy-CHRISTOPHER LUKINBEAL and STUART C.AITKEN
20 Written at the physique: eroticism, demise and hagiography-GIULIANA BRUNO

CONCLUSION: EverydayPlacesBodies-HEIDI J.NAST AND STEVE PILE

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Channel Shore: From the White Cliffs to Land's End

| November 16, 2016 | admin | 0

The English Channel is the busiest waterway on the earth. Ferries steam backward and forward, trains thunder during the tunnel. The slender sea has been the most important to our improvement and prosperity. It is helping outline our concept of Englishness, as an island humans, a country of seafarers. it's also our nearest, dearest playground the place humans have sought solar, sin and bracing breezes.

Tom fortress takes us on a desirable, discursive trip from east to west, to determine what this stretch of water ability to us and what's so specific in regards to the English beach, that aspect among land and seawater. He dips his toe into Sandgate's waters, takes the air in Hastings and Bexhill, chews whelks in Brighton, builds a sandcastle in Sandbanks, sunbathes in sunny Sidmouth, catches prawns off the slipway at Salcombe and hunts a shark off Looe. tales of smugglers and shipwreck robbers, of beachcombers and samphire gatherers, gold diggers and fossil hunters abound.

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Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia

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By John McCoy

The 1st new version when you consider that 1989 of Geo-Data, previously edited by means of George Kurian, is a fabulous instance of what a reference ebook could be. Its function is to supply the reader with the main specific and accomplished description to be had of the actual geography of the international locations of the area. It achieves this objective in an easy-to-use alphabetical association for the entire world's 207 international locations and dependencies. each one access starts with the main evidence approximately that kingdom together with longest rivers and maximum mountains and different key information. All place-names and geographical gains comparable to mountains and lakes were indexed within the most simply famous models in their names.

Entries adhere to an identical uncomplicated constitution with key evidence by way of total geography and geology; then mountains and hills; inland waterways, coasts and oceans; weather and plants; human inhabitants; common assets; and at last extra readings. this data is more desirable via a reduction map of the rustic that's either transparent and simple to learn. extra good points of the amount contain an intensive index plus 19 tables of global ratings and a thesaurus. The thesaurus is likely to be the weakest function, because it might have been extra huge.

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Hajj Booklet

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By Moulana Sadiq Hasan - XKP

Hajj is a crucial cornerstone of Islam. it's a nice worship and an incredible accountability which has to be discharged via people who find themselves capable, without reference to age or gender. If Hajj turns into wajib yet isn't played the individual dies the loss of life of a Jew or a Christian and may be raised at the day of judgement as a Jew or a Christian. one that plays Hajj is blessed with the forgiveness of all his sins and he turns into as natural as he used to be whilst he used to be born. therefore it's the accountability of all to discharge this significant accountability and never to be negligent approximately it. For the Hajj to be authorized it's going to be played as according to the foundations ordained through the shariat (Islamic law).

Hence this ebook has been released in line with the edicts of 4 maraaje who're by means of majority of the folks: Agha Khoei, Agha Khomeini, Agha Khamenei and Agha Seestani.

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