International Encyclopedia Of Human Geography

Autore: Rob Kitchin
ISBN: 9780080449142
Grandezza: 66,78 MB
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Vista: 2590
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The Congo And The Founding Of Its Free State

Autore: Henry Morton Stanley
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108031315
Grandezza: 35,29 MB
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Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was a journalist and explorer renowned for his adventures in Africa. After emigrating to America in 1859, Stanley worked as a journalist for the New York Herald. In 1869 he was instructed to undertake an expedition to find the missionary David Livingstone, and the success of this mission brought him public recognition and financial success. These volumes, first published in 1885, provide an account of Stanley's exploration of the Congo river in the service of Leopold II of Belgium between 1879 and 1884. Deriving from Stanley's personal journal, the books describe the difficulties he faced as he founded permanent trading stations, and his negotiations with indigenous leaders, together with his plans for the commercial exploitation of Africa. Stanley's controversial methods to achieve this aim, which led to his modern reputation as a racist and imperialist, are also revealed. Volume 1 covers 1879-83.

Ocho Entremeses

Autore: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Grandezza: 49,75 MB
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Vista: 5550
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Introducing Human Geographies Third Edition

Autore: Paul Cloke
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134051387
Grandezza: 42,68 MB
Formato: PDF
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Introducing Human Geographies is the leading guide to human geography for undergraduate students, explaining new thinking on essential topics and discussing exciting developments in the field. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and coverage is extended with new sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, mobilities, non-representational geographies, population geographies, public geographies and securities. Presented in three parts with 60 contributions written by expert international researchers, this text addresses the central ideas through which human geographers understand and shape their subject. Part I: Foundations engages students with key ideas that define human geography’s subject matter and approaches, through critical analyses of dualisms such as local-global, society-space and human-nonhuman. Part II: Themes explores human geography’s main sub-disciplines, with sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, cultural geographies, development geographies, economic geographies, environmental geographies, historical geographies, political geographies, population geographies, social geographies, urban and rural geographies. Finally, Part III: Horizons assesses the latest research in innovative areas, from mobilities and securities to non-representational geographies. This comprehensive, stimulating and cutting edge introduction to the field is richly illustrated throughout with full colour figures, maps and photos. These are available to download on the companion website, located at

Children Of The Troubles

Autore: Laurel Holliday
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671537385
Grandezza: 30,72 MB
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Vista: 3037
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A collection of young people's experiences of the violence in Northern Ireland shares their thoughts on growing up with fear

Comics Culture

Autore: Anne Magnussen
Editore: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788772895802
Grandezza: 10,46 MB
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Comics have become important elements in the culture of the 20th century, not only has the genre been recognized as a medium and an art form in its own right; it has also inspired other means of communication from text books to interactive media. In 13 articles, Comics and Culture offers an introduction to the field of comics research written by scholars from Europe and the USA. The articles span a great variety of approaches including general discussions of the aesthetics and definition of comics, comparisons of comics with other media, analyses of specific comics and genres, and discussions of the cultural status of comics in society. One way to characterize this book is to focus on the contributors. Recognized and established research with important publications to their credit form one group: Donald Ault, Thierry Groensteen, M. Thomas Inge, Pascal Lefvre and Roger Sabin. Another group is from the new generation of researches represented by PhD students: Hans-Christian Christiansen

An Introduction To Political Geography

Autore: Martin Jones
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415250764
Grandezza: 13,40 MB
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An Introduction to Political Geography provides a broad-based introduction to how power interacts with space; how place influences political identities; and how policy creates and remoulds territory. By pushing back the boundaries of what we conventionally understand as political geography, the book emphasizes the interactions between power, politics and policy, space, place and territory in different geographical contexts. This is both an essential text for political geographers and also a valuable resource for students of related fields with an interest in politics and geography.

Eight Interludes

Autore: Miguel De Cercantes
Editore: Everymans Library
ISBN: 9780460877510
Grandezza: 45,69 MB
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Vista: 369
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Best known and loved for DON QUIXOTE,the ground-breaking comic precursor of the modern novel,Cervantes led an extraordinary life every bit as colourful as his works.Born the son of a poor medical practioner,maimed by gunshot as a soldier, held to ransom by Algerian corsairs,and eventually drifting into a literary career,Cervantes could draw upon a range of experience with which to spice up his writings.Written as diversionary pieces to be performed between the main acts of a play,Cervantes's eight interludes included in this anthology are comic gems in their own right.As a genre,'interludes'were generally disliked by the authorities because of their subversive potential,and those by Cervantes are no exception.Crude,rude robust and anarchically refreshing,EIGHT INTERLUDES reveals that even as a playwright Cervantes was ahead of his times.

Applied Drilling Engineering

Autore: Adam T. Bourgoyne
Grandezza: 32,65 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Trials Of Persiles And Sigismunda

Autore: Miguel De Cervantes
Editore: Digireads.Com
ISBN: 9781420949742
Grandezza: 40,99 MB
Formato: PDF
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Considered by many as the greatest of all Spanish authors, Miguel de Cervantes is most well-known of course for "Don Quixote," a work of such literary impact that its historical importance cannot be understated. Unfortunately Cervantes' other works are often overlooked and characterized as inferior to his masterpiece. While his other writings never gained the popularity of "Don Quixote," he did author several other works that are worthy of consideration. Amongst these is "The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda," a romantic novel that Cervantes finished just three days before his death, and which was posthumously published in 1617. The work stands in contrast to "Don Quixote" as a work that embraces the fantastic rather than the ordinary. While the history of literature will likely continue to regard "Don Quixote" as Cervantes' greatest contribution he himself believed this work to have been his crowning achievement.