Frommer's Portable Washington, D.C. (2007) (Frommer's by Elise Hartman Ford

By Elise Hartman Ford

Positioned the simplest of Washington, D.C. on your Pocket Insider tips about Washington, D.C.'s best sights plus information regarding the city's most sensible eating places. Outspoken reviews on what is worthy it slow and what is now not. specified costs, so that you can plan the precise journey it doesn't matter what your price range. Off-the-beaten-path stories and undiscovered gem stones, plus new takes on most sensible sights. the simplest inns and eating places in each funds, with candid experiences. Frommer's. the simplest journeys commence the following. event a spot the best way the locals do. benefit from the top it has to provide. And keep away from vacationer traps. At Frommer's, we use a hundred and fifty outspoken shuttle specialists worldwide that will help you make the perfect offerings. locate nice bargains and publication your go for holiday at Frommers.com

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Wetlands (Biomes of the Earth) by Peter D. Moore

By Peter D. Moore

The place do wetland habitats take place on the earth? What components regulate their distribution? What threats impression those parts, and what sort of conservation attempt is critical? In a transparent and concise structure, "Wetlands" explores the solutions to those questions and masses extra. starting with a normal assessment of the geography and geology of wetlands - together with lakes, ponds, pothole mires, marshes, temperate and tropical swamps, and lavatories - this quantity is helping readers visualize this common habitat. Exploring ecosystems, biodiversity, topics corresponding to decomposition and fossils, and the background and prehistory of this biome, "Wetlands" offers an obtainable creation to the various elements of wetland habitats in the course of the international. at the present time wetlands are usually used as water garage platforms and as brokers for the regulate of floods. This quantity discusses the need for conservation of those parts, together with thoughts used to guard current wetlands and methods of rehabilitating these already broken by way of human job.

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Encyclopedia of Physical Geography - Congo Democratic

With assignments in response to geography or a student's ethnic and cultural heritage as staples in lots of heart colleges at the present time, U В·X В·L offers a brand new source dedicated to actual geography. Designed particularly for college students in grades 5-12, this 5-vol. Set comprises details on actual homes and features of approximately two hundred international locations. integrated are nearly 2 hundred alphabetically prepared entries; 2 hundred maps; 450 black-and-white images, illustrations, graphs and tables; ''Words to Know'' part; global ratings; and a common index.

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Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood by Robert J. Sampson

By Robert J. Sampson

For over fifty years a number of public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that group is useless. a few could have us think that we act completely as participants settling on our personal fates despite the environment, whereas different theories position us on the mercy of world forces past our regulate. those views dominate modern perspectives of society, yet through rejecting the significance of position they're either deeply incorrect.

Based on essentially the most bold reviews within the heritage of social technological know-how, Great American City argues that groups nonetheless subject simply because lifestyles is decisively formed by way of the place you live. To display the powerfully enduring influence of position, Robert J. Sampson offers right here the end result of over a decade’s examine in Chicago mixed together with his personal targeted own observations approximately lifestyles within the urban, from Cabrini eco-friendly to Trump Tower and Millennium Park to the Robert Taylor houses. He discovers that neighborhoods effect a remarkably large choice of social phenomena, together with crime, wellbeing and fitness, civic engagement, domestic foreclosure, teenager births, altruism, management networks, and immigration.

Even nationwide crises can't halt the influence of position, Sampson reveals, as he analyzes the implications of the nice Recession and its aftermath, bringing his magisterial examine as much as the autumn of 2010. Following within the influential culture of the Chicago institution of city reviews yet up-to-date for the twenty-first century, Great American City is instantaneously a landmark examine undertaking, a commanding argument for a brand new thought of social existence, and the tale of an iconic urban.

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Geography of Religion in Japan: Religious Space, Landscape, by Keisuke Matsui

By Keisuke Matsui

This e-book discusses glossy elements of jap faith by way of cultural geography. to appreciate the functionality of faith, it really is necessary to study it within the context of neighborhood societies. one of many distinguishing features of jap faith is its variety; certainly, it is usually remarked that “Japan is a museum of religions.” during this paintings, the writer clarifies a few geographical elements of the complicated state of affairs of jap faith. bankruptcy 1 discusses the fashion of geographical experiences of faith in Japan, of which 4 varieties may be pointed out. bankruptcy 2 specializes in yes features of jap spiritual traditions by means of discussing tree worship and the panorama of sacred locations. bankruptcy three clarifies nearby divisions within the catchment components of jap Shintoism through studying the distribution of specific sorts of believers. the writer discusses case experiences: the Kasama Inari Shrine and the Kanamura Shrine. bankruptcy four discusses a few glossy facets of sacred locations and tourism via case reviews. the 1st a part of the bankruptcy specializes in alterations within the sorts of companies on the Omotesando of the Naritasan Shinshoji-Monzenmachi, and the next sections research the revitalization of the local people during the promoting of spiritual tourism.

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Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects by Tim Cresswell, Peter Merriman

By Tim Cresswell, Peter Merriman

Over the last fifteen years or so, there was a common and lengthening fascination with the subject matter of mobility around the social sciences and arts. in fact, geographers have continuously had an curiosity in mobility, yet as but they've got no longer seen this within the related 'mobility turn' as in different disciplines the place it's been used to critique the normal techniques to the topics. this article brings jointly major teachers to supply a revitalised 'geography of mobilities' trained by way of this wider 'mobility turn'. It makes connections among the likely disparate sub-disciplinary worlds of migration, shipping and tourism, suggesting that every has a lot to profit from one another during the ontological and epistemological obstacle for mobility.

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