Imposing Wilderness

Author: Roderick P. Neumann
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520234685
Format: PDF
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"An impressive achievement. . . . Given the intense and sometimes violent character of park-centered conflicts, given the pivotal role of nature tourism in the foreign-currency earnings of African countries, and given the persistence of rural poverty, Neumann's observations and arguments take on tremendous significance."—Allan Pred, Editorial Board, California Studies in Critical Human Geography

Geteilte Berge

Author: Bianca Hoenig
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 364735595X
Format: PDF
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Die Tatra ist der höchste Abschnitt der Karpaten und bildet heute die Grenze zwischen Polen und der Slowakei. Um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts wurde die Tatra für die slowakische wie die polnische Nationalbewegung zur ikonischen Landschaft. Sie besitzt bis heute in beiden Ländern große kulturelle Bedeutung. Die Studie zeigt, wie lokale Auseinandersetzungen um die alltägliche Nutzung des Hochgebirges immer wieder gesamtgesellschaftliche Relevanz erhielten. Konflikte zwischen Naturschützern, Touristen und Almbauern reichten weit über die Region hinaus. Der Streit um das Verfügungsrecht über die Tatra führte bis zur militärischen Aggression gegen den Nachbarstaat, brachte aber auch international beachtete grenzübergreifende Zusammenarbeit zum Schutz des Gebirges hervor. Die Studie verfolgt die Geschichte von Konflikt und Kooperation in der Nutzung eines Hochgebirges über die tiefen Zäsuren des 20. Jahrhunderts hinweg, in dessen Verlauf sich die staatliche Zugehörigkeit und das politische System in der Tatra mehrfach änderten. Durch diese Langzeitperspektive sowie den Blick auf Bezüge und Verbindungen zu Naturräumen in anderen Weltgegenden wird deutlich, dass die grundsätzlichen Konfliktlinien über politische und sozioökonomische Brüche hinweg bemerkenswert konstant blieben. Somit liegt eine systemübergreifende Nutzungsgeschichte von Bergregionen in der Moderne vor.


Author: Nathalie Pettorelli
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108686362
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Through a global and interdisciplinary lens, this book discusses, analyzes and summarizes the novel conservation approach of rewilding. The volume introduces key rewilding definitions and initiatives, highlighting their similarities and differences. It reviews matches and mismatches between the current state of ecological knowledge and the stated aims of rewilding projects, and discusses the role of human action in rewilding initiatives. Collating current scholarship, the book also considers the merits and dangers of rewilding approaches, as well as the economic and socio-political realities of using rewilding as a conservation tool. Its interdisciplinary nature will appeal to a broad range of readers, from primary ecologists and conservation biologists to land managers, policy makers and conservation practitioners in NGOs and government departments. Written for a scientifically literate readership of academics, researchers, students, and managers, the book also acts as a key resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses.

Place and Placelessness

Author: Edward Relph
ISBN: 9780850861761
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published forty years ago and still widely referenced, Edward Relph's Place and Placelessness has taken its place as a classic of the phenomenological approach to the study of place and has influenced a generation of scholars. For this reprint Professor Relph has written a new introduction setting his original work in its contemporary context. He shows how the concepts of place have been modified and yet continue to be of vital importance in interpreting a world which travel and commerce have made very different from that of 1976. In his words: "sense of place has the potential to serve as a pragmatic foundation for addressing the profound local and global challenges, such as climate change and economic disparity, that are emerging in the present century."

Loose leaf Version for Contemporary Human Geography

Author: Mona Domosh
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1464134634
Format: PDF, Mobi
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More than any other book for the introductory human geography course, Contemporary Human Geography shows what geographers actually dohow they conduct research, develop new insights, teach us about the world from a geographers perspective, and apply their skills in a wide range of academic and professional pursuits. With each chapter organized by five themes (mobility, region, globalization, nature-culture, cultural landscape), Contemporary Human Geography introduces students to fascinating topics such as vampire tourism, the rise of the LBGT districts, texting and language modification, and more, continually reinforcing the geographers contributions of geographers to our understanding of how we live in the a globalized modern world. The authors structure this coverage around specific learning objectives, to help students focus on essential concepts and prepare for class discussions, assignments, and exams.

Human Mosaic

Author: Mona Domosh
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1464115524
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The classic text originated by Terry Jordan remains a bestselling classroom favorite, continually offering students a cohesive framework for exploring both the defining core topics of human geography and the most important, emerging issues in the field. In the new edition, authors Mona Domosh, Roderick Neumann, and Patricia Price offer their take on Terry Jordan's unique approach, organizing each chapter around five essential themes: • Region • Mobility • Globalization • Nature-Culture • Cultural Landscape Within this thematic approach, the new edition offers fully updated coverage, new features and pedagogy, and new media options.