WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems (inbunden)
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2004 ed.
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Warf, Barney / Hansen, Kathy
25 Tables, black and white; 147 Illustrations, black and white; XXII, 638 p. 147 illus.
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WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems (inbunden)

WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Association of American Geographers 1904-2004

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WorldMinds provides broad exposure to a geography that is engaged with discovery, interpretation, and problem solving. Its 100 succinct chapters demonstrate the theories, methods, and data used by geographers, and address the challenges posed by issues such as globalization, regional and ethnic conflict, environmental hazards, terrorism, poverty, and sustainable development. Through its theoretical and practical applications, we are reminded that the study of Geography informs policy making.
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I Mixing Geography with Politics.- 1. Environmental Problems and International Democracy.- 2. Geographies of Power in the Post-Cold War World-System.- 3. Rural Property Rights in a Peace Process: Lessons From Mozambique.- 4. Globalization and Protest: Seattle and Beyond.- 5. Allah's Mountains: Establishing a National Park in the Central Asian Pamir.- 6. Energy, Territory, and Conflict: Place-Based Research in the Caucasus.- 7. Hidden Killers: The Problem of Landmines and Unexploded Ordinance.- 8. Evaluating the Geographic Compactness of Representational Districts.- 9. Environmental Conflict, Collaborative Solutions, and the Politics of Geographic Scale.- 10. Putting Memory in its Place: The Politics of Commemoration in the American South.- 11. Banner Headlines: The Fight Over Confederate Flags in the American South.- II Addressing Human Needs: Health and Education.- 12. Halting the AIDS Pandemic.- 13. Detecting Spatial Clusters of Cancer Mortality in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.- 14. A Geographic Approach to Identifying Disease Clusters.- 15. Mortality Rates Across Time: Does Persistence Suggest "Healthy and Unhealthy Places" in the United States?.- 16. Learning Geography in the Absence of Sight.- 17. Haptic Soundscapes: Developing Novel Multi-sensory Tools to Promote Access to Geographic Information.- 18. The Finnish Kaamos: Escapes From Short Days and Cold Winters.- 19. Applied Geography in the Provision of Educational Services.- 20. Spatial Analysis and Modeling for the School District Planning Problem.- 21. A Model for Collaborative Research: Building a Community-University Institute for Social Research.- 22. Struggling Against Illiteracy in a Global City: The New York Experience.- 23. Reaching New Standards: Geography's Return to Relevance in American Education.- III Enhancing Life in Cities.- 24. Poverty and Geographical Access to Employment: Minority Women in America's Inner Cities.- 25. Ethnic Segregation: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences.- 26. Flat Break-Ups: The British Condominium Conversion Experience.- 27. The Geography of Environmental Injustice in the Bronx, New York City.- 28. Commuting, Congestion, and Urban Transport Sustainability.- 29. Charting Urban Travelers 24-7 for Disaster Evacuation and Homeland Security.- 30. The Walking Security Index and Pedestrians' Security in Urban Areas.- 31. Clean Streets - Clean Waterways: Street Sweeping, Storm Water Runoff, and Pollution Reduction.- 32. Reclaiming Brownfield Sites: From Toxic Legacies to Sustainable Communities.- 33. Land Cover Change in the Seattle Region: Linking Patterns of Growth to Planning Efforts Through Land Cover Change Assessments.- 34. How Smart is Smart Growth? The Case of Austin, Texas.- IV Integrating Local and Global Economies.- 35. Cultural Exploration and Understanding: A Framework for Global Business.- 36. Geography in Crisis: Perspectives on the Asian Economic Crisis of the 1990s.- 37. Modeling Space for Regional Regeneration: High-tech Districts in China.- 38. Why Offshore? Exploring the Geographies of Offshore Financial Centers.- 39. U.S. Call Centers: The Undiscovered Country.- 40. Gender and Globalization: Maquila Geographies.- 41. Promoting Development in the Canadian North.- 42. U.S. Land Use and Land Cover Change: 1973-2000.- 43. Periodic Markets Now and Then.- V Maintaining Healthy Ecosystems.- 44. The Biodiversity Crisis.- 45. Biodiversity Inventory: Kamiali Wildlife Management Area.- 46. Anthropogenic Soils and Sustainability in Amazonia.- 47. Tropical Deforestation.- 48. Deforestation of the Ecuadorian Amazon: Characterizing Patterns and Associated Drivers of Change.- 49. Forest Degradation and Fragmentation Within Celaque National Park, Honduras.- 50. Human Interactions With Ecosystem Processes: Causes of Aspen Decline in the Intermountain West.- 51. The Colorado River Delta of Mexico: Endangered Species Refuge.- 52. Geographical Perspectives for Tackling Problems in Wetlands.- 53. Marine Geography in Sup