Realms, Regions, and Concepts

Author: Jan Nijman,Peter O. Muller,Harm J. De Blij

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781119301929

Category: Geography

Page: 489

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Realms, Regions and Concepts challenges readers to consider the relationships between natural and human variables and think critically about the interdependency of the earth's systems. They'll learn how to apply their new geographic insights in order to make informed decisions about a variety of highly relevant environmental, cultural and economic topics. While the book focuses on economic or political factors, it also explains what it feels like to live in a specific region and gives a better sense of what the world looks like to people in other regions.--Publisher description.

Geography, Study Guide

Realms, Regions and Concepts

Author: Harm J. de Blij,Peter O. Muller

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471566052

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 6959

Each chapter has been thoroughly revised to reflect the changing cultural, political, and physical landscape of our world. Increased coverage of environmental change and the risks that the planet faces with 6.2 billion people. This new eleventh edition places more emphasis on critical thinking, human geography and environmental issues.


Realms, Regions, and Concepts 16E with WileyPlus Card

Author: Harm J. de Blij

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118866788


Page: N.A

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Wiley/National Geographic College Atlas of the World

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),Harm J. de Blij

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 5648

* 90 pages of stunning world thematic maps cover the vital natural and human topics of today. * Striking satellite images open each continent. * Oceans are mapped from coast to coast, revealing incredible illustrations of depth and seafloor topography. * Each continent receives special economic coverage assessing regional and global activity. * A place-name index includes 55,000 entries. * Extensive "World Facts" section comprises demographic and socioeconomic information, geographic comparisons, and a glossary.

From Genes to Genomes

Concepts and Applications of DNA Technology

Author: Jeremy W. Dale,Malcolm von Schantz,Nicholas Plant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119954274

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 8629

The latest edition of this highly successful textbook introduces the key techniques and concepts involved in cloning genes and in studying their expression and variation. The new edition features: Increased coverage of whole-genome sequencing technologies and enhanced treatment of bioinformatics. Clear, two-colour diagrams throughout. A dedicated website including all figures. Noted for its outstanding balance between clarity of coverage and level of detail, this book provides an excellent introduction to the fast moving world of molecular genetics.


Realms, Regions, and Concepts 16E Binder Ready Version with WileyPlus Card

Author: Harm J. de Blij

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118866825


Page: N.A

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The Future of Innovation, Ideas, and Problem Solving

Author: Shaun Abrahamson,Peter Ryder,Bastian Unterberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118570383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9895

A practical guide to tapping into the abundant ideas and talent outside your organization Successful organizations are constantly searching for new ideas. Historically, organizations have looked to their employees and select partners. They have used techniques like brainstorming to gather and evaluate ideas. However, in today’s market, talent and new ideas can be found everywhere. The Internet has enabled organizations to greatly expand their searches far beyond their four walls. Instead of ten or one hundred people, organizations from startups to Fortunate 500 firms can work with thousands or tens of thousands to discover and assess many, many more ideas (as well as prototypes, partners and people). We call this Crowdstorming. But how do you organize so many people and ideas to get the best results? Our goal is to help our readers make Crowdstorming work; to help more organizations engage with people far beyond their organizational borders, to find better ideas, solutions, talent and partners so we can address some of our most challenging problems -- not just for the sake of business, but for our society, too. Shaun Abrahamson has spent more than a decade as an early stage investor and advisor partnering with leading startups and global organizations to identify, create and launch new businesses enabled by newly possible relationships with customers and experts. Peter Ryder is the former President of jovoto and has broad experience as a consultant helping organizations improve their business through the use of new technologies. Bastian Unterberg is the founder and CEO of jovoto, a Berlin and NYC based firms that organizes a 40,000 person strong creative community to work with global brands on problems ranging from new product design to sustainable architecture.

The World Today

Concepts and Regions in Geography

Author: H. J. de Blij,Peter O. Muller,Jan Nijman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470646381

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 8057

Anyone interested in learning about geographic concepts will appreciate this concise book that highlights the most important concepts. The fifth edition presents authoritative content, currency, and outstanding cartography. It continues to build on its strength for understanding maps with the help of additional question types. New coauthor Jan Nijman also helps provide a current view of the field. With its up-to-date information and accessible introduction, this book is engaging for any reader.

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia

Author: Hyunhee Park

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018684

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 9979

This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.

The Order of Things

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134499140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 8760

When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.


Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1623959721

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

View: 4022

What makes a legitimate government? Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is a foundational text of western civilization. The book features one of the earliest examples of social contract theory and is essential reading for those who wish to understand government, politics and even business. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 6429

With more than 470 maps and graphics, this atlas delivers award-winning cartography with superbly designed and amazingly informative maps and graphics providing accurate coverage of the whole world. Including introductory sections for each continent and the flags and country facts at the end of each continental section, this atlas features stunning satellite images that portray unique physical geography and highlights the sprawling extent of major cities.

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy

Author: Claudius Ptolemy,Edward Luther Stevenson,Joseph Fischer

Publisher: Cosimo Incorporated

ISBN: 9781605204390

Category: History

Page: 286

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Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, originally titled Geographia and written in the second century, is a depiction of the geography of the Roman Empire at the time. Though inaccurate due to Ptolemy's varying methods of measurement and use of outdated data, Geography of Claudius Ptolemy is nonetheless an excellent example of ancient geographical study and scientific method. This edition contains more than 40 maps and illustrations, reproduced based on Ptolemy's original manuscript. It remains a fascinating read for students of scientific history and Greek influence. CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY (A.D. 90- A.D. 168) was a poet, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and geographer who wrote in Greek, though he was a Roman citizen. He is most well-known for three scientific treatises he wrote on astronomy, astrology, and geography, respectively titled Almagest, Apotelesmatika, and Geographia. His work influenced early Islamic and European studies, which in turn influenced much of the modern world. Ptolemy died in Alexandria as a member of Greek society.

Age Of Revolution: 1789-1848

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865307

Category: History

Page: 192

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The first in Eric Hobsbawm's dazzling trilogy on the history of the nineteenth century. Between 1789 and 1848 the world was transformed both by the French Revolution and also by the Industrial Revolution that originated in Britain. This 'Dual Revolution' created the modern world as we know it. Eric Hobsbawm traces with brilliant analytical clarity the transformation brought about in every sphere of European life by the Dual Revolution - in the conduct of war and diplomacy; in new industrial areas and on the land; among peasantry, bourgeoisie and aristocracy; in methods of government and of revolution; in science, philosophy and religion; in literature and the arts. But above all he sees this as the period when industrial capitalism established the domination over the rest of the world it was to hold for a century. Eric Hobsbawm's enthralling and original account is an impassioned but objective history of the most significant sixty years in the history of Europe.

The Geography of North America

Environment, Culture, Economy

Author: Susan Wiley Hardwick,Fred M. Shelley,Donald G. Holtgrieve

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130097279

Category: Environmental geography

Page: 428

View: 7500


Education Marginalization in Sub-Saharan Africa

Policies, Politics, and Marginality

Author: Obed Mfum-Mensah

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149857405X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 7690

The book uses marginality as a critical discourse to outline ways colonial and postcolonial education policies in sub-Saharan Africa created and perpetuated it and deprived some groups from realizing the democratic equality role of education. It provides new ideas for integrating policies to address the educational needs of marginalized children.