Category: Regional

  • Download E-books Regional Science: Retrospect and Prospect PDF

    By D. E. Boyce, P. Nijkamp, D. Shefer (auth.), Prof. Dr. David E. Boyce, Prof. Dr. Peter Nijkamp, Prof. Dr. Daniel Shefer (eds.)

    Regional technology, as an integrating self-discipline for lots of medical analyses about the section of area, has a striking list of achievements in either breadth and intensity. the nice many medical journals during this box and the massive variety of local technological know-how books replicate the allure of this self-discipline, in either the built and the constructing global. The clinical association during this sector, the nearby technology organization foreign, is organizing an international convention each 4 years. The 1989 nearby technological know-how international convention was once held in a fascinating environment, viz. kibbutz Ramat Rachel at the outskirts of Jerusalem. The association of this assembly was once undertaken by means of the Israeli component of the local technology organization, lower than the supervision of Professor Rafi Bar-EI (Development research middle, Rehovoth). The assembly became out to be a good good fortune and supplied an exceptionally fascinating cross-section of recent advancements within the zone of nearby technological know-how. It used to be determined later on to post a collection of consultant papers from this assembly in a single quantity. the current booklet brings jointly those papers, that have been duly chosen after a cautious screening and refereeing method. The editors desire to thank all referees for his or her willingness to aid them within the job of manufacturing this quantity. Many thank you additionally visit Rita Hittema for her skillful copy-editing and observe­ processing of the manuscript.

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  • Download E-books Humic Substances in the Aquatic and Terrestrial Environment: Proceedings of an International Symposium Linköping, Sweden, August 21-23, 1989 (Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences) PDF

    The state-of-the-art on isolation strategies, ion binding thought, biologic job within the aquatic atmosphere in addition to the formation of mutagenic compounds from chlorination is reviewed by means of worldwide-known specialists. extra papers describe present learn at the issues: isolation, fractionation and characterization; organic and chemical transformation and degradation; complicated formation and interactions with solids; biologic job, halogenation of humic ingredients.
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  • Download E-books New World View: Letters from a German Immigrant Family in Texas (1854-1885) PDF

    New global View: Letters from a German Immigrant kin in Texas, 1854-1885 is a bilingual and annotated version of a set of letters written via a 19th century German immigrant relatives in Texas. Christian Friedrich Bergmann and his family members belonged to the massive wave of German immigrants that got here to Texas within the 1850s. Born in April of 1817 in Ebersbach, a small village then positioned within the nation of Saxony, Bergmann - along with his spouse Johanna Christiane Luise Bergmann and his 3 sons, Friedrich, Karl, and Christoph - launched into an in a foreign country trip to the United States in August of 1854; in November of 1854, they arrived in Texas. The family members first resided in San Antonio earlier than later choosing the Guadalupe River close to Boerne, the place Bergmann received 320 acres of land and he and his family members turned farmers and ranchers, in addition to lively contributors in their community.
    The Bergmann letter assortment starts off with an in depth description of the ocean trip and the numerous intriguing and disheartening moments skilled whereas at sea. Bergmann then provides deep perception into many features of immigrant existence at the Texas frontier whereas narrating how he and his kin outfitted a lifestyles for themselves in Texas.
    This letter assortment spans a interval of 3 many years, offering the reader with vital perception into the method of German immigrant acculturation in Texas within the moment 1/2 the 19th century. while, it info the various demanding situations many immigrants confronted of their makes an attempt to conform to American tradition and reach the hot international. The publication, which incorporates a old and biographical advent, is a useful resource for students and scholars in numerous disciplines, but in addition addresses readers with a normal curiosity within the social background of German immigration to the U.S. and, particularly, to Texas.
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  • Download E-books Great Powers and Geopolitical Change PDF

    By Jakub J. Grygiel

    In an period of excessive know-how and fast conversation, the position of geography within the formation of approach and politics in diplomacy will be undervalued. however the mountains of Afghanistan and the sizzling sand storms of Iraq have supplied stark reminders that geographical rea`lities proceed to have a profound influence at the luck of army campaigns. right here, political scientist Jakub J. Grygiel brings to gentle the significance of incorporating geography into grand process. He argues that states can elevate and preserve their place of strength by means of pursuing a geostrategy that specializes in keep watch over of assets and features of communication.

    Grygiel examines case stories of Venice, the Ottoman Empire, and China within the international 15th century―all nice powers that confronted a dramatic swap in geopolitics while new routes and continents have been stumbled on. the site of assets, the structure of alternate networks, and the soundness of kingdom limitations performed a wide function within the luck or failure of those 3 powers. Grygiel asserts that, although many different facets of international coverage have replaced all through heritage, strategic reaction to geographical positive factors is still essentially the most salient elements in setting up and preserving strength within the overseas arena.

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  • Download E-books Theoretical Geomorphology PDF

    The skin beneficial properties of the Earth are more often than not break up into different types, the 1st of which includes these positive factors which are as a result of approaches taking place contained in the reliable Earth (endogenic positive factors) and the second one those who are because of procedures happening outdoors the forged Earth (exogenic features). particularly, the endogenic gains are taken care of within the technological know-how of geodynamics, the exogenic good points within the technological know-how of geomorphology. i've got handled the theoretical facets of the endogenic positive aspects in my ideas of Geodynamics, and it truly is my goal to complement my past e-book with a dialogue of the idea of the exogenic gains, 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 fairly coherent, if unavoidably incomplete, account of theoretical geology. opposite to endogenic phenomena, exogenic methods can frequently be at once saw as they happen: the motion of a river, the strengthen­ ment of a slope, and the evolution of a shore platform are all suffi­ ciently speedy so as to be noticeable as they occur. This has the outcome that during geomorphology one is usually on less specula­ tive flooring concerning the mechanics of the methods at paintings than one is in geodynamics.
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  • Download E-books Rural Sustainable Development in the Knowledge Society (Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning) PDF

    In accordance with the EU-funded CORASON examine undertaking, this quantity brings jointly and compares reports into rural and sustainable improvement tactics in 12 eu international locations. In doing so, it identifies key tendencies and divulges the altering nature of improvement tactics at the approach in the direction of an information society. The ebook examines the variations among the preconditions and contexts appropriate to rural improvement thoughts and people suitable to sustainable improvement ideas. It explores no matter if the concept that, pursuits and nature of rural improvement is healthier understood and followed by way of rural actors than these of sustainable improvement. eventually through concentrating on the guidelines and practices of sustainable source administration- an element in either rural and sustainable improvement goals- it hyperlinks with wisdom utilized by actors keen on rural improvement.
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  • Download E-books In the Shadows of the Tropics: Climate, Race and Biopower in Nineteenth Century Ceylon (Re-Materialising Cultural Geography) PDF

    By James S. Duncan

    During this unique paintings James Duncan explores the transformation of Ceylon in the course of the mid-nineteenth century into probably the most very important espresso turning out to be areas of the area and investigates the resultant ecological catastrophe which erased espresso from the island. utilizing this interesting case examine in terms of representation, within the Shadows of the Tropics unearths the spatial unevenness and fragmentation of modernity via a spotlight on smooth governmentality and biopower. It argues that the practices of colonial strength, and the variations that race and tropical climates have been suggestion to make, have been primary to the understanding of contemporary governmental rationalities. during this context, the usefulness of Foucault's notions of biopower, self-discipline and governmentality are tested. The paintings contributes a huge rural concentration to present paintings on stories of governmentality in geography and provides a welcome non-state measurement via contemplating the position of the plantation economic system and person capitalists within the lives and deaths of labourers, the destabilization of subsistence farming and the competitive re-territorialization of populations from India to Ceylon.
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  • Download E-books Regional Analysis and the New International Division of Labor: Applications of a Political Economy Approach PDF

    By Patricia Wilson Salinas, Frank Moulaert (auth.), Frank Moulaert, Patricia Wilson Salinas (eds.)

    Throughout the area, a feeling of situation has settled in like a nightmare that refuses to go away. we glance in the direction of the horizon with apprehension. significant adjustments are afoot. Older business areas, as soon as wealthy and strong, stand via helplessly as factories shut down. bad international locations are sliding out of business, not able even to feed their populations. In a couple of scattered enclaves, known as ex­ port structures, new production crops spring up in a single day: they hire predominantly younger, single ladies and send their items to unknown locations abroad. Small businesses are eaten up by way of greater ones which, in flip, are absorbed via nonetheless better conglomerates. a few commercial sectors are burnt up altogether. Tensions among states are expanding. progressively more international locations are coming lower than army rule. Torture and terrorism are became instruments of legit nation coverage. Civil wars are fought in relevant the USA, Northern Africa, and Southeast Asia. foreign clash flares up be­ tween Britain and Argentina, Iraq and Iran, Ethiopia and Somalia. fiscal progress has slowed to a move slowly. Inflation undercuts the livelihood of the negative. The small manufacturer is ruined. it seems that we're focused on a big restructuring of the capitalist global. the issues are gains, capital accumulation, and potency in seasoned­ duction. To make the indications aspect up, entire areas are sacrificed, new applied sciences are installed position, and new locational styles are created because the international is carved up right into a new foreign department oflabor.

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  • Download E-books Regional Aspects of Climate-Terrestrial-Hydrologic Interactions in Non-boreal Eastern Europe (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security) PDF

    By Pavel Ya. Groisman, Sergiy Ivanov

    Robust atmosphere-hydrology-biosphere feedbacks together with human job have an effect on the speed and signal of alterations within the Earth’s process and feature affects on socioeconomic relationships. those strategies are relating to atmospheric move, weather and land use adjustments. Satellite-based and in situ tracking platforms have significantly elevated our realizing of adaptations and alterations happening within the neighborhood weather, atmospheric regime, land conceal and water stream. Coupled numerical types are invoked to explain gains, which can't be stuck by way of statement platforms or to foretell a destiny kingdom. This ebook summarizes the cutting-edge researches on land conceal, surroundings and water assets of the jap Europe sector, units up priorities of significant researches in those fields, outlines deficiencies in info and their processing, and develops innovations for extra examine instructions. chosen papers of the Non-Boreal japanese Europe NEESPI assembly disguise 5 themes: Observational concerns within the non-boreal jap Europe local weather adjustments pollution facets Land hide and land use adjustments adjustments within the Black Sea and its coastal region.
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  • Download E-books The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 2: The Spirit of Eastern Christendom (600-1700) (Volume 2) PDF

    By Jaroslav Pelikan

    The line that separated japanese Christendom from Western at the medieval map is the same to the "iron curtain" of contemporary occasions. Linguistic obstacles, political divisions, and liturgical variations mixed to isolate the 2 cultures from one another. with the exception of such episodes because the schism among East and West or the Crusades, the improvement of non-Western Christendom has been principally neglected via church historians. In The Spirit of jap Christendom, Jaroslav Pelikan explains the divisions among japanese and Western Christendom, and identifies and describes the advance of the unique varieties taken by means of Christian doctrine in its Greek, Syriac, and early Slavic expression.

    "It is a excitement to salute this masterpiece of exposition. . . . The ebook flows like a superb river, slipping simply previous landscapes of the maximum diversity—the nice Christological controversies of the 7th century, the controversy on icons within the 8th and 9th, attitudes to Jews, to Muslims, to the dualistic heresies of the excessive center a while, to the post-Reformation church buildings of Western Europe. . . . His publication succeeds in being a research of the japanese Christian faith as a whole."—Peter Brown and Sabine MacCormack, New York overview of Books

    "The moment quantity of Professor Pelikan's enormous paintings at the Christian culture is the main finished old remedy of japanese Christian concept from six hundred to 1700, written lately. . . . Pelikan's reinterpretation is an enormous scholarly and ecumenical event."—John Meyendorff

    "Displays an analogous mastery of historical and glossy theological literature, an identical penetrating analytical readability and balanced presentation of conflicting contentions, that made its predecessor such an highbrow treat."—Virgina Quarterly Review

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