The Congo And The Founding Of Its Free State

Autore: Henry Morton Stanley
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108031323
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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 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 2 covers 1883-4.

Ocho Entremeses

Autore: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Grandezza: 33,96 MB
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Introducing Human Geographies Third Edition

Autore: Paul Cloke
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 113405131X
Grandezza: 43,48 MB
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A comprehensive, stimulating and cutting-edge guide with the latest thinking on essential topics such as population, biogeography and environmental geographies and new and exciting areas such as mobilities, securities and public spaces.

An Introduction To Political Geography

Autore: Martin Jones
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415250764
Grandezza: 37,32 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.

Organization Of Insect Societies

Autore: Jürgen Gadau
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674031258
Grandezza: 64,51 MB
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In this landmark volume, an international group of scientists has synthesized their collective expertise and insight into a newly unified vision of insect societies and what they can reveal about how sociality has arisen as an evolutionary strategy. Jürgen Gadau and Jennifer Fewell have assembled leading researchers from the fields of molecular biology, evolutionary genetics, neurophysiology, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary theory to reexamine the question of sociality in insects. Recent advances in social complexity theory and the sequencing of the honeybee genome ensure that this book will be valued by anyone working on sociality in insects. At the same time, the theoretical ideas presented will be of broad-ranging significance to those interested in social evolution and complex systems.

Comics Culture

Autore: Anne Magnussen
Editore: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788772895802
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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

Children Of The Troubles

Autore: Laurel Holliday
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671537385
Grandezza: 43,37 MB
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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

The Ecology Of Natural Disturbance And Patch Dynamics

Autore: Steward T. Pickett
Editore: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780125545211
Grandezza: 71,64 MB
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Ecologists are aware of the importance of natural dynamics in ecosystems. Historically, the focus has been on the development in succession of equilibrium communities, which has generated an understanding of the composition and functioning of ecosystems. Recently, many have focused on the processes of disturbances and the evolutionary significance of such events. This shifted emphasis has inspired studies in diverse systems. The phrase "patch dynamics" (Thompson, 1978) describes their common focus. The Ecology of Natural Disturbance and Patch Dynamics brings together the findings and ideas of those studying varied systems, presenting a synthesis of diverse individual contributions.

Applied Drilling Engineering

Autore: Adam T. Bourgoyne
Grandezza: 70,88 MB
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The Ashgate Research Companion To Heritage And Identity

Autore: Brian J. Graham
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754649229
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Heritage represents the meanings and representations conveyed in the present day upon artefacts, landscapes, mythologies, memories and traditions from the past. It is a key element in the shaping of identities, particularly in the context of increasingly multicultural societies. This Research Companion brings together an international team of authors to discuss the concepts, ideas and practices that inform the entwining of heritage and identity. They have assembled a wide geographical range of examples and interpret them through a number of disciplinary lenses that include geography, history, museum and heritage studies, archaeology, art history, history, anthropology and media studies. This outstanding companion offers scholars and graduate students a thoroughly up-to-date guide to current thinking and a comprehensive reference to this growing field.