Land Use Changes in the Czech Republic 1845-2010: by Ivan Bičík, Lucie Kupková, Leoš Jeleček, Jan Kabrda, Přemysl

By Ivan Bičík, Lucie Kupková, Leoš Jeleček, Jan Kabrda, Přemysl Štych, Zbyněk Janoušek, Jana Winklerová

The goal of this booklet is to research adjustments within the panorama of Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic because the first half the nineteenth century. The textual content focuses not just on describing those significant adjustments through statistical and spatial facts, but additionally on explaining the techniques, societal, fiscal, political and institutional forces that force them. Drawing on greater than twenty years of expertise with land use examine, the authors have mixed equipment and techniques from the fields of human geography, cartography, panorama ecology, ancient geography and environmental background. The authors comprehend land use study as a manner of interpreting nature-society interactions, their improvement, spatial features, explanations and affects. Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic serves for example, combining basic tactics taking place in landscapes of constructed nations with the result of locally particular riding forces, so much of them political  (world wars, communism, go back to industry economic system etc.).

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Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and by Lukasz Stanek, Christian Schmid, Ákos Moravánszky

By Lukasz Stanek, Christian Schmid, Ákos Moravánszky

While Henri Lefebvre released The city Revolution in 1970, he sketched a examine itinerary at the rising tendency in the direction of planetary urbanization. this present day, while this tendency has turn into truth, Lefebvre's principles on daily life, creation of house, rhythmanalysis and the perfect to town are vital for the certainty of urbanization procedures at each scale of social perform. This quantity is the 1st to increase Lefebvre's thoughts in social study and structure by way of targeting city conjunctures in Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dhaka, Hong Kong, London, New Orleans, Nowa Huta, Paris, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Sarajevo, in addition to in Mexico and Switzerland. With contributions by means of historians and theorists of structure and urbanism, geographers, sociologists, political and cultural scientists, city Revolution Now finds the multiplicity of tactics of urbanization and the diversity in their styles and actors around the world.

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Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for by Abhas K. Jha, with Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, Priscilla M.

By Abhas K. Jha, with Jennifer Duyne Barenstein, Priscilla M. Phelps, Daniel Pittet, Stephen Sena

Most sensible practices in post-disaster housing and group reconstruction are continuously evolving. know-how is altering how reconstruction is finished, as is the frequency and severity of the mess ups themselves. Reconstruction initiatives are more and more interested by the necessity to decrease destiny dangers by way of making sure that what's rebuilt is more secure and extra disaster-resilient than what was once there sooner than. The increasing position of groups in dealing with group reconstruction, with monetary and technical the aid of executive, is in a different way reconstruction is altering. more secure houses, enhanced groups: A instruction manual for Reconstructing after common failures offers recommendation on how you can make sure that reconstruction empowers groups to rebuild, and offers them the help they should construct again in a fashion that the chance of destiny mess ups is significantly diminished. Written for coverage makers and undertaking managers engaged in significant housing and group reconstruction courses, the instruction manual presents suggestions at the roles and tasks of varied actors, and explains what the scope of a reconstruction coverage will be and the way judgements in every one point of reconstruction give a contribution to bigger reconstruction pursuits. For venture managers who should be charged with enforcing reconstruction coverage, the instruction manual presents information at the innovations that are meant to be thought of in each one point of reconstruction, and examples of the place they've been utilized in different reconstruction tasks. It contains multiple hundred brief case reports accrued from international specialists with contemporary adventure in housing reconstruction, that illustrate how the guidelines and functional principles were used at the floor. it's also hyperlinks to huge technical details at the themes lined through the instruction manual.

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Wellbeing and place by Sara Fuller, Sarah Atkinson, Joe Painter

By Sara Fuller, Sarah Atkinson, Joe Painter

The final 20 years have witnessed an immense stream within the aspirations of public coverage past assembly simply fabric pursuits in the direction of more than a few results captured by using the time period 'wellbeing'. still, the idea that of well being is itself ill-defined. Bringing jointly quite a number views, this quantity examines the intersections of wellness and position, together with speedy utilized policy  Read more...

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The Caspian Sea Environment by Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy (auth.), Andrey G.

By Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy (auth.), Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev (eds.)

The systematic description of the information collected at the actual oceanography, marine chemistry and pollutants, and marine biology of the Caspian Sea varieties the fundamentals of this booklet. It offers the crucial attribute positive factors of the environmental stipulations of the ocean and their alterations within the moment 1/2 the twentieth century. at this time, the relevant difficulties of the Caspian Sea are on the topic of the interannual sea point alterations and their forecast and to the estimation of the depth of the chemical pollutants of the ocean and its impression upon the biota. certain recognition is paid to socio-economic, criminal, and political matters within the Caspian Sea quarter. This ebook relies on a variety of observational information gathered by means of the authors of the chapters in the course of sea expeditions, at the archive information of a number of Russian oceanographic associations, in addition to at the large medical literature often released in Russian versions. This e-book is addressed to the experts involved in learn in numerous fields of actual oceanography, marine chemistry, toxins reviews, and biology; fixing a large scope of difficulties from the local weather to the mesoscale strategies; and utilizing a number of equipment from distant sensing of the seas to numerical and laboratory modeling.

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Landscape Amenities: Economic Assessment of Agricultural by Isabel Vanslembrouck

By Isabel Vanslembrouck

This publication maps issues of universal figuring out and cooperation within the interpretation of landscapes. those interfaces seem among cultures, among average and human sciences, lay humans and specialists, time and area, renovation and use, ecology and semiosis. The ebook compares how diverse cultures interpret landscapes, examines how cultural values are assessed, explores new instruments for review, strains the dialogue approximately panorama authenticity, and eventually attracts views for extra study.

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Social Theory and the Urban Question by Peter Saunders

By Peter Saunders

Social thought and the city query bargains a advisor to, and a severe evaluate of key subject matters in modern city social conception, in addition to a re-assessment of extra conventional ways within the mild of modern advancements and feedback. Dr Saunders discusses present theoretical positions within the context of the paintings of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. He means that later writers have frequently misunderstood or neglected the arguments of those 'founding fathers' of the city query. Dr Saunders makes use of his ultimate bankruptcy to use the teachings realized from a assessment in their paintings with the intention to boost a brand new framework for city social and political research. This booklet used to be first released in 1981.

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