Download E-books Historia de la Europa Urbana IV: La ciudad contemporánea hasta la Segunda Guerra Mundial (Història) PDF

En el siglo XIX Europa experimenta a los angeles vez una industrialización vigorosa y una urbanización acelerada. los angeles difusión desigual de estos procesos acentúa los angeles diversidad de un mundo urbano que va desde las pequeñas ciudades administrativas o de mercado, las llamadas de trama urbana tradicional, a los nuevos centros industriales como Londres, los angeles ciudad-monstruo. Pero paralelamente, l. a. expansión del mundo urbano europeo influye en muchas ciudades de fuera del viejo continente. Europa exportó diferentes modelos metropolitanos en función de los lugares y de las épocas. Los modos de vida o las maneras de pensar y construir los angeles ciudad no son los mismos en todas las ciudades. Estas transformaciones se estudian analizando l. a. organización del espacio y el tiempo, las lógicas y funciones de l. a. ciudad, l. a. movilidad de l. a. población y los angeles reflexión propia de cada época sobre el fenómeno urbano.

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Download E-books How to Lie with Maps (2nd Edition) PDF

By Mark Monmonier

Originally released to vast acclaim, this energetic, cleverly illustrated essay at the use and abuse of maps teaches us the best way to overview maps severely and promotes a fit skepticism approximately those easy-to-manipulate versions of fact. Monmonier exhibits that, regardless of their huge worth, maps lie. in truth, they must.

The moment version is up-to-date with the addition of 2 new chapters, 10 colour plates, and a brand new foreword via popular geographer H. J. de Blij. One new bankruptcy examines the position of nationwide curiosity and cultural values in nationwide mapping agencies, together with the us Geological Survey, whereas the opposite explores the hot breed of multimedia, computer-based maps.

To exhibit how maps distort, Monmonier introduces uncomplicated rules of mapmaking, supplies pleasing examples of the misuse of maps in events from zoning disputes to census experiences, and covers all of the common types of distortions from planned oversimplifications to the deceptive use of color.

"Professor Monmonier himself understands the right way to achieve our realization; it isn't actually the lies in maps yet their fact, if continually approximate and incomplete, that he desires us to respect and use, even to attract for ourselves at the facile display. His is an crafty and humorous publication, which like all strong map, packs lots in little space."—Scientific American

"A worthwhile consultant to an issue most folk most likely take an excessive amount of with no consideration. It indicates how map makers translate summary information into attention-grabbing cartograms, as they're referred to as. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. it will possibly even educate you in finding your method. For that by myself, it sort of feels worthwhile."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The manhattan Times

". . . witty exam of ways and why maps lie. [The publication] conveys a tremendous message approximately how statistics of any sort may be manipulated. however it additionally communicates a lot of the problem, aesthetic allure, and sheer enjoyable of maps. Even those that hated geography in grammar tuition may possibly good discover a new enthusiasm for the topic after studying Monmonier's vigorous and astounding book."—Wilson Library Bulletin

"A interpreting of this e-book will depart you far better defended opposed to reasonable atlases, shoddy journalism, unscrupulous advertisers, predatory special-interest teams, and others who may possibly use or abuse maps at your expense."—John Van Pelt, Christian technology Monitor

"Monmonier meets his objective admirably. . . . [His] booklet could be wear each map user's 'must learn' record. it really is informative and readable . . . a major breakthrough in supporting us to appreciate how maps can lie to their readers."—Jeffrey S. Murray, Canadian Geographic

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Download E-books The Geography of Multinational Firms (Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation) PDF

Pontus Braunerhjelm and Karolina Ekholm Over fresh many years, overseas direct funding (FDI) has develop into an enormous strength within the worldwide economic system. The geographical trend of capital formation, alternate and technological spillovers throughout nations and areas, are to an in­ creasing volume decided via the techniques selected by means of multinational organisations (MNFs). among 1982 and 1994, the speed of progress of the worldwide FDI inventory was once greater than two times that of gross mounted capital formation, the expansion of revenues by means of international associates of establishment enterprises good passed that of global exports, and, through 1994, the MNFs accounted for roughly 6 percentage of global output (United countries, 1997, pp. xv-xvi). the general mechanisms in the back of this swift internationalization when it comes to multinational produc­ tion were attributed to the dismantling of exchange boundaries and the deregulation of capital markets, including the advances in info know-how that experience facilitated the coordination and tracking of inter­ nationally dispersed construction. This improvement incorporates vital implications: First, agencies function in markets characterised by way of a lot more durable pageant than just a decade in the past, and, moment, international locations and areas are concerned with festival for construction to a far better volume than earlier than. This booklet addresses questions on the topic of the positioning and geographical dispersion of the actions through multinational organizations, a subject matter which has be­ come of accelerating trouble to policy-makers.

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Download E-books Frommer's Scandinavia, 23rd Edition PDF

By Darwin Porter

You are going to by no means fall into the vacationer traps in case you shuttle with Frommer’s. it really is like having a chum take you to the areas locals like most sensible. Our professional authors aren't afraid to inform it love it is, saving you time and cash. No different sequence bargains candid studies of such a lot of resorts and eating places in all rate levels. each Frommer’s go back and forth consultant is up to date, with targeted costs for every thing, dozens of maps, and intriguing insurance of actions, excursions, buying, and nightlife.  Turn to Frommer’s for whole, up to date assurance of Europe's such a lot scenic and unspoiled quarter. in a single easy-to-use advisor, you’ll locate some of the best of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, from urban sightseeing to desolate tract adventures, fjord cruises, and nice small towns.Loaded with specified maps and shrewdpermanent assistance that assist you stretch your buck and plan your journey extra simply, our consultant positive factors lodgings for each flavor and finances, the simplest in actual eating, and remarkable procuring unearths. We’ll take you to Renaissance castles and Viking ruins; define extraordinary using excursions; suggest the simplest cruises; and canopy the simplest of the great nation-state, from dogsledding and reindeer safaris to fishing and mountaineering within the Land of the nighttime solar.

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Download E-books Cruising the Eastern Caribbean: A Passenger's Guide to the Ports of Call, 4th Edition (Hunter Travel Guides) PDF

By Laura Rapp, Diane Rapp

Event publications are approximately residing extra intensely, waking as much as your atmosphere and really experiencing all that you simply come across. each one booklet deals a terrific mixture of sensible trip information besides actions. And the joys is for everybody, it doesn't matter what their age or skill. entire history details - background, tradition, geography and weather - delivers a fantastic wisdom of every vacation spot and its humans. local chapters take you on an introductory journey, with stops at museums, historical websites and native points of interest. areas to stick and consume; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; sensible issues; tourism contacts This publication, written partially through a cruise send purser, tells tips to get the main from your8-10 hours in port. It comprises taxi excursions, tips to use dockside telephones, the place to discover the easiest outlets, and an inventory of operators who're conversant in cruise schedules and may get you again in your send on time. Covers Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada. Puerto Rico, St.Martin, Guadeloupe, St. Thomas and Martinique.

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Download E-books All possible worlds : a history of geographical ideas PDF

By Preston Everett, James

Up-to-date and revised to incorporate theoretical and different advancements, bibliographical additions, new photos and illustrations, and multiplied identify and topic indexes, the fourth variation of All attainable Worlds: A heritage of Geographical Ideas is the main whole and complete publication of its style. The textual content additionally contains a format and clarity that make the cloth effortless to navigate and understand.

The e-book investigates the ways that the topic of geography has been famous, perceived, and evaluated, from its early acknowledgment in historic Greece to its disciplined shape in modern-day international of shared principles and mass conversation. powerful continuities knit the Classical interval to the Age of Exploration, then hold scholars on via Varenius to Humboldt and Ritter--revealing the emergence of "the new geography" of the trendy Period.

The background of yankee geography--developed in seven of the twenty chapters--is strongly emphasised pursuant to the formal origins of geography in overdue nineteenth-century Germany, Darwin's idea of evolution, and the good Surveys of the yankee West. This therapy is more advantageous via chapters pertaining to parallel histories of geography in Germany, France, nice Britain, Russia (including the USSR and CIS), Canada, Sweden, and Japan-countries that in the first place contributed to and later borrowed from the physique folks geographical thought.

All attainable Worlds: A historical past of Geographical Ideas, Fourth version, is perfect for upper-level undergraduate or graduate classes within the background and philosophy of classical, medieval, and sleek geographical thought.

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Download E-books Mind and Body Spaces: Geographies of Illness, Impairment and Disability (Critical Geographies) PDF

Mind and physique Spaces highlights new overseas learn from Britain, united states, Canada and Australia, on physically impairment, psychological health and wellbeing and disabled peoples social worlds. The individuals speak about quite a few present concerns including:
* ancient conceptions of the physique and behaviour
* modern political activism
* issues of identification and employment
* obtainable housing
* parenthood and baby carers
* psychiatric medicine use
* masculinity and sexuality
* autobiography
* social exclusion and inclusion.
The individuals are: Hester Parr, Ruth Butler, Rob Imrie, Michael L. Dorn, Deborah Carter Park, John Radford, Brendan Gleeson, Isabel Dyck, Edward corridor, Pamela Moss, Gill Valentine, Christine Milligan, flowers Gathorne-Hardy, Jane Stables, Fiona Smith and Vera Chouinard.

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Download E-books Frommer's Portable Chicago by Elizabeth Canning Blackwell (2008-03-04) PDF

By Elizabeth Canning Blackwell;Michael Austin

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