Landscape (Key Ideas in Geography)

By John Wylie

Landscape is a stimulating creation to and modern understanding of probably the most vital strategies inside of human geography. a chain of other influential readings of panorama are debated and explored, and, for the 1st time, exact traditions of panorama writing are introduced jointly and tested as a complete, in a forward-looking serious evaluation of labor through cultural geographers and others in the final twenty to thirty years. This booklet sincerely and concisely explores ‘landscape’ theories and writings, permitting scholars of geography, environmental reviews and cultural reviews to totally understand this huge and intricate subject.

To relief the coed, vignettes are used to focus on key writers, papers and texts. Annotated extra studying and pupil routines also are integrated. For researchers and academics, Landscape provides a forward-looking synthesis of hitherto disparate fields of inquiry, one that bargains a platform for destiny learn and writing.


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Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book

By Miranda Paul

In case your arms can combine and mash, what task may well you may have? What in case your fingers achieve, wrench, yank, and crank? The palms during this book—and the folk connected to them—do all kinds of important paintings. And jointly, those helpers make their neighborhood a secure and enjoyable position to reside. As you learn, hold a watch out for neighborhood contributors who make repeat appearances! are you able to wager the entire jobs according to the activities of those busy arms?

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The Birth of Territory

By Stuart Elden

Territory is without doubt one of the imperative political techniques of the fashionable international and, certainly, capabilities because the fundamental means the realm is split and regulated politically. but territory has now not bought the severe realization afforded to different the most important techniques equivalent to sovereignty, rights, and justice. whereas territory keeps to subject politically, and territorial disputes and preparations are studied intimately, the idea that of territory itself is usually ignored at the present time. the place did the assumption of particular possession of a element of the earth’s floor come from, and what varieties of complexities are hidden in the back of that likely simple definition?
The delivery of Territory offers a close account of the emergence of territory inside of Western political idea. taking a look at historical, medieval, Renaissance, and early sleek notion, Stuart Elden examines the evolution of the concept that of territory from historical Greece to the 17th century to figure out how we arrived at our modern figuring out. Elden addresses a number of ancient, political, and literary texts and practices, in addition to a few key players—historians, poets, philosophers, theologians, and secular political theorists—and in doing so sheds new gentle at the manner the area got here to be ordered and the way the earth’s floor is split, managed, and administered.

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Ptolemy in Perspective: Use and Criticism of his Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century (Archimedes)

By Alexander Jones

Ptolemy was once an important actual scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a part his writings on astronomy, astrology, and geography have been versions for imitation, assets for brand new paintings, and goals of feedback. Ptolemy in point of view strains reactions to Ptolemy from his personal occasions to ours. The 9 stories express the complicated approaches in which an historical scientist and his paintings won and for this reason misplaced an overreaching popularity and authority.

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Tafsir of Holy Quran - Surah 51 to 55

By Aqa Mahdi Puya (Agha Pooya) - XKP

Tafsir of

51 Zaarayaat (The Winnowing Winds)

52 Tuur (The Mount)

53 Najm (The Star)

54 Qamar (The Moon)

55 Rahmaan (The Benficent)

translated by way of Mirza M. Pooya. one of many few and so much complete and targeted commentaries at the Quran, as understood within the mild of Prophet and His loved ones.



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Hajj Booklet

By Moulana Sadiq Hasan - XKP

Hajj is a crucial cornerstone of Islam. it's a nice worship and a massive accountability which has to be discharged via people who find themselves capable, regardless of age or gender. If Hajj turns into wajib yet isn't really played the individual dies the demise of a Jew or a Christian and should 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 was once whilst he used to be born. hence it's the responsibility of all to discharge this crucial accountability and never to be negligent approximately it. For the Hajj to be approved it's going to be played as in line with the principles ordained via the shariat (Islamic law).

Hence this book has been released in accordance 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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Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

This detailed richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world’s coasts, awarded in a country-by-country (state-by-state) series, assembles an enormous volume of knowledge and photographs of an endangered and more and more populated and constructed landform. a world panel of 138 coastal specialists offers details on “what is the place” on each one region of coast, including factors of the landforms, their evolution and the adjustments happening on them. in addition to supplying information at the coastal beneficial properties of every kingdom (state or county) the compendium can be utilized to figure out the level of specific beneficial properties alongside the world’s coasts and to enquire comparisons and contrasts among numerous international areas. With greater than 1440 colour illustrations and photographs, it really is really necessary as a resource of knowledge sooner than getting to know or simply vacationing a area of coast. References are supplied to the present literature on coastal evolution and beach changes.

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La terre qui meurt

By Françoise Choay

Que vont devenir nos villes maintenant que l'aménagement de leurs territoires n'est plus considéré comme le fondement de notre société ? Que restera-t-il du patrimoine, passé au rabot de l. a. globalisation ?

A los angeles fois cri d'alarme et prétexte à une réflexion pionnière, le petit livre de Françoise Choay est un modèle de synthèse. Du quartier des cathédrales gothiques à l. a. position Stanislas à Nancy, des trouées haussmaniennes aux villes nouvelles puis aux ensembles urbains étalés à l'infini, Françoise Choay pointe à chaque get together remark les mentalités, les savoirs ideas et économiques ont façonné les cités.

Un brévaire indipensable pour tout piéton des villes.

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

By Jun Wang

Beijing checklist, the results of ten years of analysis 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 ended in Beijing's current city fragmentation and its lack of reminiscence and background within the type of bulldozing its architectural background. Wang's booklet offers a survey of the most advancements and government-level (both imperative and municipal) judgements, devoting loads of realization to the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, while Beijing skilled a serious wave of transformative occasions.

presently after its unique chinese language bestseller version used to be released via SDX joint Publishing corporation apartment in October 2003, it ignited a firestorm of discussion and dialogue in a rustic the place public interplay over one of these delicate topic not often surfaces. The chinese language variation is in its eleventh print run and was once translated into jap in 2008. This newly-translated English model has the newest replace at the author's findings within the zone. because the simply version 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 old capital urban - now not strangely - has a debatable, advanced heritage of making plans and politics, improvement and demolition. The ebook increases a few unsettling questions: Why have a important old architectural history similar to urban ramparts, gateways, outdated temples, memorial archways and the city cloth 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 maintenance of the town?

For his learn, Wang went via innumerable information, learn diaries and picked up an exceptional volume of knowledge, getting access to firsthand fabrics and unearthing pictures that essentially rfile the city's relentless, unparalleled actual makeover. moreover, he performed 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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