• Human Geography
  • Urban Change in Iran: Stories of Rooted Histories and by Fatemeh Farnaz Arefian, Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini

    By Fatemeh Farnaz Arefian, Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini

    This booklet, in keeping with convention excerpts, investigates numerous points of latest Iranian urbanism. the themes lined variety from the affects of political advancements at the towns’ swift socio-economic advancements, to the towns’ afflicted courting with the country’s built-environment background and their often ill-managed publicity to Western notions of improvement and globalisation. final yet no longer least, the country’s vulnerability to ordinary failures in an age of accelerating urban-population densification can be considered.

    Alongside extra theoretically and artistically orientated debates, the book’s person contributions flip their cognizance to the now a lot larger percentage of city dwellers within the country’s emerging inhabitants. It additionally discusses the rules designed in keeping with those demographic strikes, together with these to strengthen new cities, locate housing for the surplus inhabitants in current towns, renovate ancient constructions and create new public areas. The practice-policy orientated contributions additionally contain these in regards to the country’s responses to traditional disasters.

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  • Greek Roman
  • Susannah. Der dunkle Turm by Stephen King

    By Stephen King

    Mit Band VI des Zyklus um den Dunklen Turm nähert sich Stephen King dem großen Finale. Als ein Balken des Turms einstürzt und in Mittwelt ein Erdbeben auslöst, müssen Roland und Eddie erkennen, dass ihnen die Zeit wegläuft. In ihrer Verzweiflung beschließen sie, ihren Schöpfer aufzusuchen, während Susannah in long island Rolands Sohn zur Welt bringt. Der Kreis beginnt sich zu schließen.

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  • Human Geography
  • Criminal Resistance? : The Politics of Kidnapping Oil by Temitope B. Oriola

    By Temitope B. Oriola

    Crude oil extraction within the Niger Delta zone of Nigeria generates ninety six% of all international profits and eighty five% of kingdom sales, making it an important to the survival of the Nigerian nation. a number of generations of kingdom overlook, corruption and mismanagement have ensured that the Delta quarter is among the so much socio-economically and politically disadvantaged within the nation. via the past due Nineties there has been a daunting proliferation of armed gangs and rebel teams. unlawful oil bunkering, pipeline vandalism, disruption of oil construction actions, riots, and demonstrations intensified and in 2003, insurgents started kidnapping oil employees at a frenetic speed. In overdue 2005, an uber-insurgent flow 'organization' was once shaped in Nigeria. Christened the circulate for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), it operates as an amorphous, multifaceted amalgam of rebel teams with an unparalleled scientific precision in execution of intents. by means of focussing on kidnappings which are putatively hooked up to the fight for emancipating the Niger Delta, Oriola makes the case for analysing MEND as a social flow association, instead of a terrorist or legal gang by way of displaying how political strategies form kidnappings within the Delta. using violent repertoires of rivalry has now not garnered adequate realization within the social move literature, although that worldwide, many related teams are adopting violent strategies with no inevitably eschewing non-violent innovations. according to multi-actor study, together with interviews and concentration workforce discussions with group individuals, army professionals, forty two ex-insurgents without delay concerned about unlawful oil bunkering and kidnapping, and professional e mail statements from 'Jomo Gbomo', the spokesperson of MEND, this ebook may be of curiosity to sociologists, political scientists and peace and safety reports students.

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  • Greek Roman
  • Essays in Ancient Philosophy by Michael Frede

    By Michael Frede

    Essays in old Philosophy used to be first released in 1987. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

    To comprehend historic philosophy "in its concrete, advanced detail," Michael Frede says, "one has additionally to examine the entire different histories to which it's tied through an elaborate internet of informal connections which run either ways." Frede's distinct method of the heritage of old philosophy is heavily tied to his particular pursuits in the box - the Hellenistic philosophers and people of overdue antiquity, who're the first topics of this publication. lengthy neglected or maybe maligned, the Stoics and Skeptics, clinical philosophers, and grammarians are tremendous fascinating as soon as their genuine perspectives are reconstructed and it really is attainable to acknowledge their ties to prior and later philosophical concept. Refusing to check them as paradigms of feat, or to hunt merely philosophical reasons for his or her perspectives, Frede attracts as an alternative upon these "other histories"—of faith, social constitution, legislation and politics—to remove darkness from their paintings and to teach the way it used to be interpreted and remodeled by way of succeeding generations.

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  • Human Geography
  • Geographic Interpretations of the Internet by Aharon Kellerman

    By Aharon Kellerman

    This booklet introduces the net via a scientific geographical interpretation, hence laying off mild on the web as a spatial entity. The book’s process is to increase uncomplicated suggestions built for terrestrial geography to our on-line world, so much particularly these with regards to area, constitution, position, distance, mobility, and presence. It additional considers the net by means of its structure of knowledge area, communications house, and display house. by utilizing recognized techniques from conventional human geography, this publication proposes a mix of terrestrial and digital geographies, which can in flip assist in dealing with net constructions and contents. The publication appeals to human and monetary geographers, particularly these drawn to info and net geographies. it may well even be of detailed curiosity and value to sociologists and media students and scholars facing verbal exchange know-how and the Internet.

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  • Human Geography
  • Eastern Europe: An Introduction to the People, Lands, and by Richard Frucht

    By Richard Frucht

    A modern research of the folk, cultures, and society in the areas that make up japanese Europe.

    • Discusses the geography, background, political improvement, and economic climate of countries akin to Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Albania, and plenty of others

    • comprises historic profiles of important humans reminiscent of Konstantin Päts and Lydia Koidula, cultural occasions similar to the track pageant, and key occasions reminiscent of the sinking of the ferry Estonia

    • provides maps of the complete zone and every of the sixteen international locations, together with Latvia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Greece

    • comprises discussions of jap ecu languages

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  • Greek Roman
  • History of Western Philosophy by Nigel Tubbs (auth.)

    By Nigel Tubbs (auth.)

    Nigel Tubbs takes the heritage of Western philosophy to be the hunt for first ideas. Arguing that neo-Platonic common sense, essentially false impression the unfavorable, posited philosophical suggestion as errors. Kant and Hegel later re-educated the fashionable brain approximately negation in common sense, remodeling the way in which sleek philosophy contests first principles.

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  • Human Geography
  • The Mongol Empire Between Myth and Reality: Studies in by Denise Aigle

    By Denise Aigle

    In The Mongol Empire among fable and Reality, Denise Aigle offers the Mongol empire as a second of touch among political ideologies, religions, cultures and languages, and, by way of reciprocal representations, among the a long way East, the Muslim East, and the Latin West. the 1st half is dedicated to The memoria of the Mongols in historic and literary assets within which she examines how the Mongol rulers have been perceived via the peoples with whom they have been involved. In Shamanism and Islam she reports the notion of shamanism by way of Muslim authors and their makes an attempt to combine Genghis Khan and his successors into an Islamic framework. The final sections take care of geopolitical questions concerning the Ilkhans, the Mamluks, and the Latin West. Genghis Khan s successors claimed the safety of everlasting Heaven to justify their conquests even after their Islamization."

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  • Action, Contemplation, and Happiness: An Essay on Aristotle by C. D. C. Reeve

    By C. D. C. Reeve

    The proposal of useful knowledge is one among Aristotle's maximum innovations. It has encouraged philosophers as diversified as Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Elizabeth Anscombe, Michael Thompson, and John McDowell. Now a number one pupil of old philosophy bargains a problem to acquired bills of sensible knowledge by way of situating it within the higher context of Aristotle's perspectives on wisdom and truth.

    That happiness is the tip pursued by means of sensible knowledge is usually agreed. what's disputed is whether or not happiness is to be present in the sensible lifetime of political motion, within which we express braveness, temperance, and different virtues of personality, or within the contemplative lifestyles, the place theoretical knowledge is the fundamental advantage. C. D. C. Reeve argues that the dichotomy is bogus, that those lives are in reality elements of a unmarried existence, that is the simplest human one. In aid of this view, he develops leading edge money owed of a number of the principal notions in Aristotle's metaphysics, epistemology, and psychology, together with subject and shape, medical wisdom, dialectic, educatedness, notion, figuring out, political technological know-how, functional fact, deliberation, and planned selection. those money owed are dependent without delay on freshly translated passages from lots of Aristotle's writings. Action, Contemplation, and Happiness is an available essay not only on functional knowledge yet on Aristotle's philosophy as a whole.

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  • Human Geography
  • Key Thinkers on Space and Place by Phil Hubbard

    By Phil Hubbard

    Already a regular scholar reference, the entire entries during this second version of Key Thinkers on house and Place were considerably revised and up-to-date. spotting how lively and full of life debates on house are, this variation comprises ten thoroughly new entries, making the textual content much more entire. it's a certain consultant to the lifestyles and paintings of these thinkers such a lot accountable for the present 'spatial flip' within the social sciences. Highlighting the paintings of greater than 60 key thinkers it presents a synoptic evaluation of alternative principles concerning the function of house and position in modern social, cultural, political and monetary life.

    With concise, uniform entries all through, the portrait of every philosopher comprises:

    - biographical info and theoretical context

    - an explication in their contribution to spatial thinking

    - an summary of key advances and controversies

    - bibliographies of basic and secondary literature

    As a primer at the spatial mind's eye, the textual content illustrates the varied ways in which area and position will be theorized: from humanism to Marxism, feminism to post-structuralism, queer idea to post-colonialism. The publication could be an integral buy not only for geographers, yet for all these drawn to theories of area and position - even if in geography, sociology, city reviews, cultural reports, or anthropology.

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