Category: Regional

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean: by Antonio Navarra (auth.), Antonio Navarra, Laurence Tubiana

By Antonio Navarra (auth.), Antonio Navarra, Laurence Tubiana (eds.)

Volume 1 of a three-volume ultimate record describes, synthesizes and analyzes the result of the four-year built-in learn undertaking CIRCE – weather swap and influence examine: Mediterranean surroundings, funded by way of the european sixth Framework Programme. performed less than the auspices of the nationwide Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, CIRCE was once designed to foretell and to quantify the actual affects of weather switch within the Mediterranean, and to evaluate the main influential effects for the region’s inhabitants. This quantity contains the 1st components of the file, reviewing present wisdom of saw weather variability and traits within the Mediterranean, and together with descriptions of obtainable temperature and precipitation station and gridded facts sets.

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Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in by Stéphane Lacroix

By Stéphane Lacroix

Amidst the roil of conflict and instability around the heart East, the West continues to be looking for how you can comprehend the Islamic global. Stéphane Lacroix has now given us a penetrating examine the political dynamics of Saudi Arabia, essentially the most opaque of Muslim international locations and where that gave delivery to Osama bin Laden.

the result's a historical past that hasn't ever been advised sooner than. Lacroix exhibits how millions of Islamist militants from Egypt, Syria, and different heart japanese nations, beginning within the Nineteen Fifties, escaped persecution and located safe haven in Saudi Arabia, the place they have been built-in into the middle of key kingdom associations and society. The transformative consequence was once the Sahwa, or “Islamic Awakening,” an indigenous social circulate that mixed political activism with neighborhood non secular rules. Awakening Islam deals a pioneering research of ways the circulate grew to become an important component to Saudi society, and why, within the overdue Nineteen Eighties, it became opposed to the very country that had nurtured it. although the “Sahwa rebel” failed, it has bequeathed the area very assorted, and extremely made up our minds, heirs: the Islamo-liberals, who search an Islamic constitutional monarchy via peaceable activism, and the neo-jihadis, supporters of bin Laden's violent campaign.

Awakening Islam is equipped upon seldom-seen files in Arabic, various travels throughout the kingdom, and interviews with an extraordinary variety of Saudi Islamists around the ranks of today’s stream. the outcome gives targeted perception right into a closed tradition and its effective model of Islam, which has been exported the world over and which is still dangerously misunderstood.

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Buildings and society: Essays on the social development of by Anthony D. King

By Anthony D. King

., ."A attention-grabbing book...."--"The Sunday Times""This is a e-book I eagerly suggest to others, assign in classes, and use in myown learn. it's a advantageous choice of illustrated essays at the social historical past of designed environments."--"Contemporary" "Sociology" This name on hand in booklet structure. click on right here for extra information.Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk

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Social Nature: Theory, Practice and Politics by Noel Castree, Bruce Braun

By Noel Castree, Bruce Braun

This groundbreaking assortment brings jointly for the 1st time various geographical paintings at the social development of nature. 11 top individuals not just talk about social nature, yet examine the concrete ways that it's made and the political implications of its building. Brings jointly for the 1st time varied geographical paintings at the social building of nature. 11 top participants not just talk about social nature, yet examine the concrete ways that it's made and the political implications of its building. makes use of overseas case experiences to demonstrate the theoretical positions. A beneficial creation by means of the editors units the chapters in context. permits lecturers and scholars to discover the ways that social nature is clear and to interact with the direct implications of this for human lives, ecologies and politics.

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Rethinking Regional Innovation and Change: Path Dependency by Christoph Scherrer (auth.), Gerhard Fuchs, Philip Shapira

By Christoph Scherrer (auth.), Gerhard Fuchs, Philip Shapira (eds.)

To what quantity can areas diverge from tested paths of monetary improvement? Are their futures made up our minds by means of institutional and commercial constructions that could be hundreds and hundreds of years outdated or do strategies, transfers, and variations of data, know-how, studying structures, and coverage mechanisms supply lifelike possibilities for neighborhood improvement?

Rethinking nearby Innovation and alter: course Dependency or local step forward? brings jointly papers from best overseas students within the box of local improvement and coverage. The members learn the interactions among path-dependent advancements, associations, and governance constructions that impact nearby innovation ability. utilizing instances from either hugely built and no more constructed areas, they discover the advanced relationships among technical and commercial improvement paths and neighborhood associations. They examine the level to which nearby leading edge potential may be elevated via strengthening, re-orienting, or growing associations and regulations, they usually study possibilities for reflexive perform on the neighborhood point as a severe instrument in orienting neighborhood improvement. up to date case experiences current diversified theoretical views from economics, political technological know-how, geography, making plans, and public coverage.

This quantity could be of specific curiosity to researchers, analysts, and policymakers within the fields of local improvement, innovation coverage, and institutional and organizational swap, in addition to school and scholars in public coverage, public management, making plans, geography, neighborhood economics, and financial improvement.

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Architecture In Consumer Society by Antti Ahlava

By Antti Ahlava

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Theoretical Geomorphology by Adrian E. Scheidegger

By Adrian E. Scheidegger

The floor beneficial properties of the Earth are normally cut up into different types, the 1st of which includes these positive factors which are as a result of approaches taking place contained in the sturdy Earth (endogenic positive factors) and the second one those who are because of strategies taking place open air the forged Earth (exogenic features). particularly, the endogenic positive factors are taken care of within the technological know-how of geodynamics, the exogenic positive factors within the technological know-how of geomorphology. i've got handled the theoretical elements of the endogenic good points in my rules of Geodynamics, and it truly is my objective to complement my past ebook with a dialogue of the speculation of the exogenic beneficial properties, the taxonomy of the latter having been mentioned in my Systematic Geomorphology. it really is my desire that the 3 books will jointly pre­ despatched a pretty coherent, if unavoidably incomplete, account of theoretical geology. opposite to endogenic phenomena, exogenic methods can frequently be without delay saw as they ensue: the motion of a river, the advance­ ment of a slope, and the evolution of a shore platform are all suffi­ ciently swift in an effort to be obvious as they happen. This has the outcome that during geomorphology one is usually on less specula­ tive floor in regards to the mechanics of the approaches at paintings than one is in geodynamics.

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Oxford Dictionary of Geography by Susan Mayhew

By Susan Mayhew

Containing over 3,100 entries on all points of either human and actual geography, this best-selling dictionary is the main authoritative single-volume reference paintings of its variety. It contains insurance of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, inhabitants, undefined, and improvement. labored examples and diagrams are supplied for lots of entries, together with 15 new illustrations.

All latest entries were absolutely revised and up-to-date for this new version, and there's now elevated insurance of Geographical info platforms (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, in addition to the inclusion of extra overseas examples inside definitions, broadening its insurance significantly. The dictionary contains greater than four hundred new entries, together with economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore monetary centres. suggested internet hyperlinks are urged for lots of entries, available and stored modern through the Dictionary of Geography better half web site.

Packed with transparent, concise, and authoritative details, this A-Z reference is an important better half for all scholars and academics of geography.

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Romanticism at the End of History by Professor Jerome Christensen

By Professor Jerome Christensen

The Romantics lived via a flip of the century that, like our personal, looked as if it would mark an finish to background because it had lengthy been understood. They confronted speeded up switch, together with unheard of nation energy, armies in a position to mass destruction, a polyglot imperial method, and a industry economic system pushed by means of hypothesis. In Romanticism on the finish of heritage, Jerome Christensen demanding situations the existing trust that the Romantics have been reluctant to reply to social injustice. via provocative and looking readings of the poetry of Wordsworth; the poems, feedback, and journalism of Coleridge; the Confessions of De Quincey; and Sir Walter Scott's Waverley, Christensen concludes that in advanced instances of battle and revolution English Romantic writers have been compelled to redefine their function as artists.

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Corporate Social Responsibility in India by Sanjay K .Agarwal

By Sanjay K .Agarwal

Company Social accountability in India is arguably the 1st accomplished, well-researched e-book at the topic within the kingdom. the writer makes use of Indian examples, case reviews and CSR function types from the Indian to give an explanation for the space among Indian enterprise wishes and present practices. Practices and researches in economically constructed counties have additionally been used widely. because the Indian starts off to go into overseas markets, it will likely be critical to combine CSR with enterprise pursuits for long term sustainability and fit financial, social and environmental effect. The booklet is helping in figuring out the that means of industrial past monetary numbers and attempts to give an explanation for how even CSR can be utilized as a advertising and marketing software and for enterprise merits. It dwells comprehensively upon the concept that of CSR, from its inception as ph8ilanthropy until eventually its trip to a sort the place now it truly is essential to be delicate approximately CSR in businesses.This prepared reckoner and consultant for senior managers, CEOs, CFOs, HR and taxation officers in INdian and multinational businesses, administration scholars and academicians ways CSR as a severe company desire, no longer a philosophy. Sanjay ok. Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant operating with equipped retail enterprise. His parts of curiosity contain company and manufacturing facility debts and Direct and oblique Taxation.

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