By Hugh D. Clout
Couvrant des centaines de sujets relatifs à los angeles vie sur Terre (géologie, environnement, politique, démographie, économie, etc.), cet atlas superbement illustré présente des milliers de données statistiques provenant de assets fiables et répertoriées sur les 193 États du monde. Concis et accessibles, les textes s'articulent autour d'un contenu visuel d'une qualité exceptionnelle : des illustrations réalistes conçues par ordinateur, des photographies prises aux quatre cash du monde et one hundred ten cartes au contenu soigneusement sélectionné, à l. a. fois denses et lisibles grâce à un traitement graphique remarquable.
L'Atlas de notre monde se distingue par son contenu riche, détaillé et à jour, son employer thématique rigoureuse et sa présentation graphique hors du commun. Il constitue un ouvrage de référence complet et attrayant, imperative tant à l'école qu'à los angeles maison pour quiconque désire découvrir et comprendre le monde dans toute sa diversité.
By William James Burroughs
This thoroughly up-to-date re-creation of climate Cycles: genuine or Imaginary? explores intimately the unresolved debate at the life of climate cycles. The booklet examines the competing arguments for saw results being as a result of typical variability, sun job and the Earth's orbital parameters. It offers a unique viewpoint on essentially the most tricky questions within the present worldwide warming debate: specifically, simply how a lot of the hot temperature upward thrust might be attributed to typical explanations? basically by way of realizing how the weather can switch of its personal accord, and no matter if saw shifts are a part of a collection of predictable styles, will it's attainable to arrive a competent judgement on how a lot effect human actions are having. This booklet examines the advanced research required to evaluate the facts for cycles with at the least arithmetic. This finished and balanced account will attract the scholar and professional alike.
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By Nico Stehr
“This quantity is informative on a number of very important dimensions, just one of that's disseminating the 10 matters constituting the manifesto.” selection weather and Society provides from a transdisciplinary view, weather and its alterations, effect and belief. The background of weather and its diverse ways through the years - that are anthropocentric and extra system-oriented, educational and application-driven - are reviewed, as are the chances of handling weather, particularly by means of steerage the greenhouse fuel emissions. most significantly, the thoughts of weather as a source for societies are mentioned and the emergence of weather non-constancy and its influence, studied. In essence, this ebook presents an soaking up account of the cultural background of weather and relates it to modern medical wisdom approximately weather, weather swap and its influence.
By Jean-Christophe Plantin
This ebook is meant for functions of on-line electronic mapping, known as mashups (or composite application), and to research the mapping practices in on-line socio-technical controversies. The speculation recommend is that the facility to create an internet map accompanies the formation of on-line viewers and offers aid for a place in a debate at the Web.
The first half offers a examine of the map:
- a mix of map and statistical reason
- crosses among map theories and CIS theories
- fresh advancements in scanning the map, from Geographic details platforms (GIS) to internet map.
The moment half relies on a corpus of twenty "mashup" maps, and gives a techno-semiotic research highlighting the "thickness of the mediation" they're in a means of conversation on the net. Map as a tool to "make do" is hence changed via those levels of construction, starting from electronic facts of their viewing, prior to describing the development of the map as a device for visible facts in public debates, and finishing with an research of the delegation motion opposed to web users.
The 3rd part presents an research of those mapping practices within the case research of the talk over nuclear radiation following the twist of fate on the Fukushima plant on March eleven, 2011. Techno-semiotic process utilized to this corpus of radiation map is supplemented by means of an research of net graphs, derived from "digital equipment" and graph concept, accompanying the research of the former steps maps (creating Geiger facts or retrieving documents online), but in addition their stream, as soon as maps are made.
By Neil Coe, Philip Kelly, Henry W. C. Yeung
Economic Geography: a latest advent, second variation tackles significant questions of financial existence, from the actions of transnational firms and states, to workplaces and intake. In available yet subtle phrases, this ebook invitations scholars to discover how geographies (location, territory, position and scale) form either large-scale fiscal methods and our lived reviews. all through this finished textual content, the authors current modern insights from the sector of financial Geography, drawing on examples from around the globe. As scholars interact with this readable account of the sphere, they are going to come away with an realizing of ways monetary strategies are rooted in social, cultural and political realities.
By Michael P. Meyers, W. James Steenburgh (auth.), Fotini K. Chow, Stephan F.J. De Wekker, Bradley J. Snyder (eds.)
This publication presents readers with a extensive figuring out of the basic rules riding atmospheric circulation over advanced terrain and offers ancient context for contemporary advancements and destiny course for researchers and forecasters. the subjects during this ebook are extended from these provided on the Mountain climate Workshop, which came about in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, August 5-8, 2008. the foundation for the workshop got here from the yank Meteorological Society (AMS) Mountain Meteorology Committee and used to be designed to bridge the space among the learn and forecasting groups via offering a discussion board for prolonged dialogue and joint schooling. for educational researchers, this publication offers a few perception into matters very important to the forecasting group. For the forecasting neighborhood, this e-book offers education on basics of atmospheric techniques over mountainous areas, that are notoriously tough to foretell. The ebook additionally is helping to supply a greater realizing of present examine and forecast demanding situations, together with the newest contributions and developments to the field.
The publication starts with an summary of mountain climate and forecasting chal- lenges particular to advanced terrain, by means of chapters that target diurnal mountain/valley flows that boost below calm stipulations and dynamically-driven winds less than robust forcing. the point of interest then shifts to different phenomena particular to mountain areas: Alpine foehn, boundary layer and air caliber concerns, orographic precipitation methods, and microphysics parameterizations. Having coated the main actual techniques, the publication shifts to remark and modelling strategies utilized in mountain areas, together with version configuration and parameterizations reminiscent of turbulence, and version purposes in operational forecasting. The ebook concludes with a dialogue of the present nation of study and forecasting in complicated terrain, together with a imaginative and prescient of ways to bridge the distance within the future.
By Alan Ingram, Klaus Dodds
Drawing on severe geopolitics and similar strands of social thought, this booklet combines new case reports with theoretical and methodological reflections at the geographical research of safety and lack of confidence. It brings jointly a mix of early profession and extra verified students and translates defense and the battle on terror throughout a few domain names, together with: overseas legislations, faith, migration, improvement, diaspora, paintings, nature and social events. At a time while robust initiatives of globalization and protection proceed to increase their succeed in over an more and more large circle of individuals and areas, the ebook demonstrates the relevance of serious geographical imaginations to an interrogation of the current.
By Norman Elkins
This vintage Poyser name, now in its 3rd revised version, discusses intensive many of the ways that climatic conditions impact fowl behaviour. climatic conditions impact nutrition and water availability, judgements approximately whilst and the way emigrate, timing and good fortune of copy, flight variety, and actual convenience. Birds exhibit many diversifications in shape and behavior that support them to deal with altering climatic conditions, and this attention-grabbing booklet makes use of an excellent number of examples to discover the topic intensive. The textual content is more advantageous all through with evocative line drawings, there are various valuable tables and figures, and there's additionally an 8pp color photo part.