Culture land and legacy

Author: Kent Mathewson
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122275675
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography


Author: Charles W. J. Withers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474227049
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Science

This twenty-sixth volume of Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies brings together essays on leading figures in time geography and regional theory, on GIS, on regional, cultural and political geography, on scriptural geography, historical geography and methodology, and on African exploration. Each essay engages with the individual's contribution to geography, their works and their lives and the intellectual and social contexts in which they worked and which helped shape them. In addition - and to mark the new co-editorial pairing leading the series - the volume has an essay on the history of GBS, on the importance of biographical work in the history of geography and on issues to be addressed by the scholarly communities engaged in promoting this vital area of geographical research.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Author: Barney Warf
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761988588
Release Date: 2006-05-16
Genre: Reference

With more than 300 entries written by an international team of leading authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s, including a variety of social constructivist approaches.

To Pass On a Good Earth

Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813935775
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Social Science

To Pass On a Good Earth is the candid and compelling new biography of one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive and influential scholars. The legendary "Great God beyond the Sierras," Carl Ortwin Sauer is America’s most famed geographer, an inspiration to both academics and poets, yet no book-length biography of him has existed until now. This Missouri-born son of German immigrants contributed to many fields, with a versatility rare in his time and virtually unknown today. Sauer explored plant and animal domestication, the entry of Native Americans into the continent, their transformation of the land into prairies and cultivated fields, and subsequent European enterprise that fueled prosperity but also triggered environmental degradation and the loss of cultural diversity. Providing profound and invaluable insights into the human occupance, cultivation--and often ruination--of the earth, Sauer revolutionized our understanding of the impact of European conquest of the New World. Author and fellow geographer Michael Williams had access to Sauer’s voluminous correspondence in the Bancroft Library at Berkeley and in family collections. Enlivened by these intimate letters to family and colleagues, To Pass On a Good Earth reveals the rare qualities of mind and heart that made Sauer one of America’s most treasured--as well as troubled--intellectual pioneers. He brought both historical rigor and humanistic understanding to the burgeoning environmental movement and ceaselessly championed an ecumenical approach in an age of increasing specialization.

Leadership in American Academic Geography

Author: Michael S. DeVivo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739199138
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Education

DeVivo employs a historical narrative in offering a critical review of the most influential leaders in American academic geography during the twentieth century. Geographers with interest in the history of the discipline, as well as academic leaders and scholars in leadership, will appreciate this book.

The wonderful world of geographic names

Author: Randall Detro
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122275410
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volume is a compilation of the work on geographic names by Meredith (Pete) F. Burrill. As noted on pages 37 to 41 of the March 1998 issue of Names, the fact that the Board on Geographic Names . . . continues as the worlds foremost names standardization agency is a tribute to how he served his country and the international community.

The coastal zone

Author: Harley Jesse Walker
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122161602
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Nature

This volume on coastal systems and coastal research is in honor of H. Jesse Walker, who has takes his place with the original founders of the present-day Louisiana State University Department of Geography and Anthropology -- Drs. Fred B. Kniffen, Richard J. Russell, Robert C. West, and William G. Haag.Through its coverage of coastal research from theory to applied, from modeling in the lab to measuring in the field, from the varied lessons of managing the human impact on the coast, and from distant Hawaii, to California, to New Jersey, and to the adjacent Gulf of Mexico, the volume replicates in its incomplete fashion the wide-ranging interest and persistent adventure of its honoree.

Die Philosophie des Als Ob

Author: Hans Vaihinger
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783958006850
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Philosophy

Nachdruck des Originals von 1918.

Material turn Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialit t und Materialismus

Author: Imke Leicht
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783847404064
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Political Science

Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.

Energie und soziale Ungleichheit

Author: Katrin Großmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658117238
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Social Science

Der Sammelband gibt den aktuellen Stand zu Energiearmut, Energiepolitik und sozialer Ungleichheit wider und analysiert grundlegende Zusammenhänge und Determinanten in Deutschland und Europa. Seit Jahren, und nicht erst im Zuge der Energiewende, steigen in Deutschland die Energiekosten privater Haushalte. Dies trifft verschiedene soziale Gruppen in unterschiedlichem Maße, was wiederum unterschiedlich stark von wohlfahrtsstaatlichen Politiken abgefedert wird. Es ist jedoch der anhaltenden Debatte um steigende Strompreise für Privathaushalte im Zuge der Energiewende in Deutschland zu verdanken, dass Themen wie Energiearmut und Kostenbelastungen das Interesse der Öffentlichkeit geweckt haben. Gleichzeitig wurde deutlich, dass die wissenschaftliche Beschäftigung mit den Wechselwirkungen von Energiesystemen und sozialer Ungleichheit in Deutschland bis vor kurzem noch ein völlig unterbelichtetes Forschungsgebiet mit nur wenigen Pionierarbeiten war. Zu zeigen, welche Arbeiten in den vergangenen Jahren stattgefunden haben und welche Erkenntnisse dabei zutage gefördert wurden, ist das Ziel dieses Sammelbandes.