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.


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

View: 2606


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: 5166

* 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.

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: 2647

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.


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: 8382

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.

Goode's World Atlas

Author: John C. Hudson

Publisher: Rand McNally

ISBN: 9780528640001

Category: Reference

Page: 371

View: 5874



Author: Alex Lake

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008239096

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5018

The gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of After Anna and Killing Kate. Imitation is the most terrifying form of flattery...

Making Maps, Third Edition

A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS

Author: John Krygier,Denis Wood

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462509983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 293

View: 9153

"Using a wealth of illustrations--with 74 in full color--to elucidate each concisely presented point, the revised and updated third edition continues to emphasize how design choices relate to the reasons for making a map and its intended purpose. All components of map making are covered: titles, labels, legends, visual hierarchy, font selection, how to turn phenomena into visual data, data organization, symbolization, and more."--Back cover.

The Slow Plague

A Geography of the AIDS Pandemic

Author: Peter R. Gould

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781557864192

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 8779

Based on research by a leading geographer and specialist in diffusion theory, The Slow Plague discloses the geographic dimension of the AIDS pandemic. It provides a lucid description of the HIV, its origins, and the extent to which it has now permeated our lives. The author shows how the virus jumps from city to city, creating regional epicenters from which it spreads into surrounding areas. Four case studies at different geographic scales demonstrate the devastating effects of the disease. In Africa the situation is catastrophic, in Thailand it is rapidly becoming so. In the US there are over 300,000 people with AIDS and more than one million infected by the HIV. The relationships between poverty, drugs and HIV infection are brought out poignantly in a chapter about the Bronx. The author argues that a real understanding of AIDS has been hampered by conscious or unconscious beliefs that those affected are, and will continue to be, confined to specific minority groups and to parts of the Third World. He shows that such views have led to fundamental misconceptions about the pattern of the spread of the disease and about those who will be most at risk, now and in the immediate future.

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: 1016

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: 9362

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.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609294

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6615

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

Visualizing Physical Geography, 2nd Edition

Author: Timothy Foresman,Alan H. Strahler

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118213599

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 9871

Visualizing Physical Geography employs uniquely designed visual pedgagogy to help students acquire the skills they need to become better learners. The 2nd edition has refined and expanded the visuals using insights from research on student outcomes. The Visualizing approach uses a variety of research-based visuals to engage students so they become active participants in the learning process. Visualizing Physical Geography immerses students in course material through visuals (both in print and rich multimedia resources) while organizing complex processes and related course information into easily digestible segments. Visualizing Physical Geography is a comprehensive, modern book for today's physical geography course. With current examples, thorough coverage of geographers tools and technology, and a visual design that is accessible without sacrificing content, it is a title that will appeal to a broad range of instructors. The narrative and concepts are tightly linked to visual elements, including practical examples that highlight the relevance of the concepts. Maps are integrated throughout to help reveal patterns or trends. Divergent views and critical thinking are emphasized. Photographs and other visuals are also included to reinforce the concepts.

The Geography Book

Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying Your World

Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471412366

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2764

Get to Know the Earth's Many Forms with Dozens of Fun and Easy Projects From finding directions by the stars, to mapping your neighborhood, to making an earthquake in a box, you'll have a great time learning about the world with The Geography Book. You'll find out how to determine location on the Earth, how maps can provide us with a wide range of information, how different landforms were created, how water has helped shape the Earth, and much more. Using simple materials you'll be able to find around the house or in your neighborhood, you'll be able to create things like a giant compass rose, a balloon globe, a contour potato, a map puzzle, and a tornado in a jar. So get ready for a fascinating trip around the globe.

Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, 11th Edition

Author: Erin H. Fouberg,Alexander B. Murphy,Harm J. de Blij

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1119031699

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 7589

Human Geography 11th edition focuses on how every human being forges an identity in a globalized world. The basic goal of this text is to provide students with a geographical perspective-analyzing something within its’ spatial, physical, and cultural context which provides important and unique ways of viewing and understanding issues in our world. Human Geography accomplishes this through the use of ESRI web maps and other technologies not available in more traditional texts.