E-books: Geography

  • The Rise of Thana-Capitalism and Tourism book cover

    The Rise of Thana-Capitalism and Tourism

    1st Edition

    By Maximiliano E. Korstanje

    We live in a society that is bombarded by news of accidents, disasters and terrorist attacks. We are obsessed by the presence of death. It is commodified in newspapers, the media, entertainment and in our cultural consumption. This book explores the notion of an emergent class of “death-seekers”…

    eBook – 2016-11-25

  • World Heritage Sites and Tourism: Global and Local Relations book cover

    World Heritage Sites and Tourism

    Global and Local Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laurent Bourdeau, Maria Gravari-Barbas, Mike Robinson

    Not all World Heritage Sites have people living within or close by their boundaries, but many do. The designation of World Heritage status brings a new dimension to the functioning of local communities and particularly through tourism. Too many tourists accentuated by the World Heritage label,…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Island Geographies: Essays and conversations book cover

    Island Geographies

    Essays and conversations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elaine Stratford

    Islands and their environs – aerial, terrestrial, aquatic – may be understood as intensifiers, their particular and distinctive geographies enabling concentrated study of many kinds of challenges and opportunities. This edited collection brings together several emerging and established…

    eBook – 2016-11-03
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Waterfronts Revisited: European ports in a historic and global perspective book cover

    Waterfronts Revisited

    European ports in a historic and global perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heleni Porfyriou, Marichela Sepe

    Waterfronts Revisited addresses the historical evolution of the relationship between port and city and re-examines waterfront development by looking at the urban territory and historical city in their complexity and entirety. By identifying guiding values, urban patterns and typologies, and local…

    eBook – 2016-08-05
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Higher Education and the Creative Economy: Beyond the campus book cover

    Higher Education and the Creative Economy

    Beyond the campus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roberta Comunian, Abigail Gilmore

    Since the DCMS Creative Industries Mapping Document highlighted the key role played by creative activities in the UK economy and society, the creative industries agenda has expanded across Europe and internationally. They have the support of local authorities, regional development agencies,…

    eBook – 2016-03-10
    Regions and Cities

  • Leadership and the City: Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities book cover

    Leadership and the City

    Power, strategy and networks in the making of knowledge cities, 1st Edition

    By Markku Sotarauta

    The 21st century has been dominated by an almost compulsive race to find new pathways for city development. As cities seek to regenerate via the knowledge-based economy, now more than ever dynamic leadership is required order to navigate new and complex challenges while building community…

    eBook – 2015-11-06
    Regions and Cities

  • Cities in Crisis: Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities book cover

    Cities in Crisis

    Socio-spatial impacts of the economic crisis in Southern European cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jörg Knieling, Frank Othengrafen

    In recent years, European societies and territories have witnessed the spatial impacts of a severe financial and socio-economic crisis. This book builds on the current debate concerning how cities and urban regions and their citizens deal with the consequences of the recent financial and…

    eBook – 2015-09-16
    Regions and Cities

  • Natural Resources and Economic Growth: Learning from History book cover

    Natural Resources and Economic Growth

    Learning from History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marc Badia-Miró, Vicente Pinilla, Henry Willebald

    The relationship between natural capital and economic growth is an open debate in the   field of economic development. Is an abundance of natural resources a blessing or a curse for economic performance? The field of Economic History offers an excellent vantage to explore the relevance of…

    eBook – 2015-05-22
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the world revisited book cover

    Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes

    Technopoles of the world revisited, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julie Tian Miao, Paul Benneworth, Nicholas A. Phelps

    The world has changed profoundly since the publication of the influential book Technopoles of the World. As policy-makers and practitioners attempt to harness science, technology and innovation to create dynamic and vibrant cities many wonder how relevant Manuel Castells and Peter Hall's messages…

    eBook – 2015-05-15
    Regions and Cities

  • Knowledge, Networks and Policy: Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond book cover

    Knowledge, Networks and Policy

    Regional Studies in Postwar Britain and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By James Hopkins

    ‘The region’ has been used to understand and propose solutions to phenomena and problems outside the dominant spatial scale of the twentieth century – the nation state. Its influence can be seen in multiple social science disciplines and in public policy across the globe. But how was this knowledge…

    eBook – 2015-05-08
    Regions and Cities

  • Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development book cover

    Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management

    Challenges for Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce Prideaux

    Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. As the term is used in this book,…

    eBook – 2014-09-19
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Large-scale Forest Restoration book cover

    Large-scale Forest Restoration

    1st Edition

    By David Lamb

    Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation…

    eBook – 2014-09-19
    The Earthscan Forest Library

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