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Introduction To Contemporary Geography (Paperback): Chris Vlok Introduction To Contemporary Geography (Paperback)
Chris Vlok 5
R841 R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Save R133 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Introduction To Contemporary Geography is a compilation of all the core content required for UNISA students taking GGH1501 and XGH1501.

The Continent of Antarctica (Hardcover): Julian Dowdeswell, Michael Hambrey The Continent of Antarctica (Hardcover)
Julian Dowdeswell, Michael Hambrey
R948 R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Save R316 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

-Beautiful, eye-catching and thought-provoking content, addressing current critical issues of climate change -Both authors are highly acclaimed and recognized in their field "Wide-ranging and extremely well illustrated, this authoritative yet accessible book is a must for anyone interested in the Antarctic." - Sir Ranulph Fiennes. "Richly illustrated and expertly written, this book reveals our least known continent in all its power and glory." - Michael Palin. The Antarctic is the last continent: the last to be discovered, the last great wilderness and the last to be mapped - making it arguably the least known place on Earth. The continent's contemporary significance lies in its importance as a sensitive part of the global environmental system, influencing sea levels and ocean-current circulation in a warming world - but the history of the continent, be that geologic, or in relation to human ecology, is just as vast and fascinating. The Continent of Antarctica is a richly illustrated account of the Antarctic continent, covering the physical environment, biology and history, as well as examining the future and environmental implications for the rest of the planet. The book draws on the authors' own experiences during many seasons of fieldwork on the continent and surrounding oceans. They use photographs and images from their own extensive and continent-wide collections and from the world-renowned archives of the Scott Polar Research Institute. Almost entirely wild and unspoiled this cold and remote land is clearly an inspiration to these authors and all who have visited it. The Antarctic continent is crucial for understanding and monitoring climate change and in this comprehensive tome one can see a considered and learned argument for preserving the world's last true wilderness.

Target Grade 9 Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588 Workbook (Paperback): Target Grade 9 Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588 Workbook (Paperback)
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R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This workbook: targets key misconceptions and barriers to help your students get back on track addresses areas of underperformance in a systematic way, with a unique approach that builds, develops and extends students' skills gets students ready for the new GCSE (9-1) assessments with exercises focused around exam-style questions provides ready-to-use examples and activities, aligned to the Pearson Progression Map, freeing up your time to focus on working directly with students fits around your needs, being flexible as part of an intervention strategy or for independent student work addresses an area of difficulty in each unit with a unique approach, to develop and extend students' skills.

GCSE (9-1) Geography specification A: Geographical Themes and Challenges (Paperback): Rob Clemens, David Flint, Michael Chiles,... GCSE (9-1) Geography specification A: Geographical Themes and Challenges (Paperback)
Rob Clemens, David Flint, Michael Chiles, John Hopkin, Phillip Crossley, …
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Brand-new resources for Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography A: Geographical Themes and Challenges.

Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 1 and AS Student Book (Paperback): Bob Digby, Lynn Adams, Russell Chapman, Catherine Hurst Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 1 and AS Student Book (Paperback)
Bob Digby, Lynn Adams, Russell Chapman, Catherine Hurst
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: Edexcel Level: A Level Year 1 and AS Subject: Geography First teaching: September 2016 First exams: June 2018 A student-friendly and engaging textbook for the Edexcel GCE A Level Year 1 and AS specifications. It has been specially written to match the demands of the 2016 specifications and has been endorsed for Edexcel. The coverage of key geographical concepts and processes is accessible and clear, and all students will be engaged by the interesting, up-to-date examples and case studies - while the rigour, detail, and depth required by the specifications is retained throughout. Clearly-written objectives open each section, setting out for students what they need to learn, and high-quality photos, maps, and diagrams aid explanations. Motivating activities, exam-style questions, and coverage of the required skills are strong features. The book is completed with a glossary for each chapter and a full index. Answer guidance for the activities is available on Kerboodle (school purchase only).

Bodies, Affects, Politics - The Clash of Bodily Regimes (Paperback): Steve Pile Bodies, Affects, Politics - The Clash of Bodily Regimes (Paperback)
Steve Pile
R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book seeks to understand the coexistence of bodily regimes and the politics that emerge from the clash between them: Presents a novel conceptual model for understanding the relationship between bodies and affects Reworks Ranciere's notions of the distribution of the sensible and the aesthetic unconscious Establishes a dynamic and multiple understanding of the repressive, distributive and communicative unconscious by rethinking Freudian psychoanalysis Utilizes a variety of empirical materials, from Hollywood movies to Freud's case studies Sets its argument about politics within the context of significant social events to ensure its conceptual and empirical material is relevant to the contemporary political moment

Geography Matters 1 Core Pupil Book (Paperback): Nicola Arber, Sue Lomas, Garrett Nagle, Linda Thompson, Paul Thompson, Heather... Geography Matters 1 Core Pupil Book (Paperback)
Nicola Arber, Sue Lomas, Garrett Nagle, Linda Thompson, Paul Thompson, …
R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Geography Matters is a Key Stage 3 course created for pupils of all abilities. It provides an exact match to the requirement of the revised National Curriculum, and to the units of the Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work.

Bodies, Affects, Politics - The Clash of Bodily Regimes (Hardcover): Steve Pile Bodies, Affects, Politics - The Clash of Bodily Regimes (Hardcover)
Steve Pile
R1,795 Discovery Miles 17 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book seeks to understand the coexistence of bodily regimes and the politics that emerge from the clash between them: Presents a novel conceptual model for understanding the relationship between bodies and affects Reworks Ranciere's notions of the distribution of the sensible and the aesthetic unconscious Establishes a dynamic and multiple understanding of the repressive, distributive and communicative unconscious by rethinking Freudian psychoanalysis Utilizes a variety of empirical materials, from Hollywood movies to Freud's case studies Sets its argument about politics within the context of significant social events to ensure its conceptual and empirical material is relevant to the contemporary political moment

Companion to Feminist Studies (Hardcover): Nancy Naples Companion to Feminist Studies (Hardcover)
Nancy Naples
R3,460 Discovery Miles 34 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive overview of feminist scholarship edited by an internationally recognized and leading figure in the field Companion to Feminist Studies provides a broad overview of the rich history and the multitude of approaches, theories, concepts, and debates central to this dynamic interdisciplinary field. Comprehensive yet accessible, this edited volume offers expert insights from contributors of diverse academic, national, and activist backgrounds--discussing contemporary research and themes while offering international, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives on social, political, cultural, and economic institutions, social media, social justice movements, everyday discourse, and more. Organized around three different dimensions of Feminist Studies, the Companion begins by exploring ten theoretical frameworks, including feminist epistemologies examining Marxist and Socialist Feminism, the activism of radical feminists, the contributions of Black feminist thought, and interrelated approaches to the fluidity of gender and sexuality. The second section focuses on methodologies and analytical frameworks developed by feminist scholars, including empiricists, economists, ethnographers, cultural analysts, and historiographers. The volume concludes with detailed discussion of the many ways in which pedagogy, political ecology, social justice, globalization, and other areas within Feminist Studies are shaped by feminism in practice. A major contribution to scholarship on both the theoretical foundations and contemporary debates in the field, this volume: Provides an international and interdisciplinary range of the essays of high relevance to scholars, students, and practitioners alike Examines various historical and modern approaches to the analysis of gender and sexual differences Addresses timely issues such as the difference between radical and cultural feminism, the lack of women working as scientists in academia and other research positions, and how activism continues to reformulate feminist approaches Draws insight from the positionality of postcolonial, comparative and transnational feminists Explores how gender, class, and race intersect to shape women's experiences and inform their perspectives Companion to Feminist Studies is an essential resource for students and faculty in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies programs, and related disciplines including anthropology, psychology, history, political science, and sociology, and for researchers, scholars, practitioners, policymakers, activists, and advocates working on issues related to gender, sexuality, and social justice.

IB Environmental Systems and Societies Online Course Book - Oxford IB Diploma Programme (Digital product license key, 2nd... IB Environmental Systems and Societies Online Course Book - Oxford IB Diploma Programme (Digital product license key, 2nd Revised edition)
Jill Rutherford, Gillian Williams
R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Motivating learners to explore and investigate scientific concepts, this new core Course Book helps learners actively connect study with wider issues relevant to the world today. The most comprehensive match to the new syllabus first examined 2017 and the only DP Environmental Systems developed directly with the IB, the inquiry-based approach truly engages learners, strengthening achievement. Integrated links to the Big Questions support a holistic approach to teaching and learning, encouraging students to make links between topics and other subjects. Truly engage learners with scientific concepts - the inquiry-based approach drives active exploration, investigation and critical thought. Fully cover the new syllabus - the most comprehensive support for the new syllabus (first examination 2017), developed directly with the IB. Strengthen achievement - current case studies and activities accessibly connect learning with relevant global issues, driving motivation and achievement. Accurately implement the new requirements- written by DP Curriculum Developers and authors of the new syllabus. Support the new internal assessment - fresh ideas and new approaches to practicals from Gillian Williams help you tackle the changes. Build assessment potential - assessment support directly from the IB provides unrivalled exam preparation. The online Course Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2023. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to a new user, once the initial user no longer requires access. You will need to contact your local Educational Consultant to arrange this.

Youth Urban Worlds - Aesthetic Political Action in Montreal (Paperback): Julie-Anne Boudreau, Joelle Rondeau Youth Urban Worlds - Aesthetic Political Action in Montreal (Paperback)
Julie-Anne Boudreau, Joelle Rondeau
R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Both theoretically informed and empirically rich, Youth Urban Worlds explores how urban cultures affect political action amongst youth. Argues that urban cultures challenge the very meaning and contours of the political process Includes ethnographies, delving into the perspectives and knowledges of racialized youth, urban farmers, and "voluntary risk takers," like dumpster divers, building climbers, and student protestors Theorizes that aesthetics are an increasingly crucial form of political action in the contemporary urban setting and explains the impact of aesthetics on the political Examines the centrality of fun, warmth, aesthetics, and embodiment to these youth's experience of being in the world Explains how youth are able to practically and concretely impact the political process through the performance of risky and disruptive behavior

Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 2 Revision Guide (Mixed media product): Bob Digby Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 2 Revision Guide (Mixed media product)
Bob Digby; Catherine Hurst, Rebecca Tudor, Rebecca Priest, Kate Stockings, …
R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 2 Revision Guide is the most student-friendly resource the 2016 Edexcel A Level and AS Level Geography specifications - written to help students to consolidate key knowledge for every topic. Accessible, clear and thorough, this revision guide engages all your students. Each Student Book section is condensed into interesting, relevant single- or double-page examples. Clearly written objective open each section, setting out for students what they need to revise, using high-quality photos, maps and diagrams to aid retention of key geographical processes and information. Motivating revision activities and a focus on the exam requirements reinforce the rigorous approach.

Revise AS Geography OCR (Paperback): Chris Martin Revise AS Geography OCR (Paperback)
Chris Martin
R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 In stock

This book contains essential tools for exam preparation.

Written by a senior experienced examiner, this book provides step-by-step guidance on tackling different question types, and offers an engaging and motivating way to tackle the new exam. Easily digestible chunks of information, including recaps on all key case studies, make it easier for students to organize their revision time. A wealth of expert advice in "Exam Cafe" enables students to feel effectively prepared for their exam. Sample answers with examiner feedback, including an improved answer, show students how they can improve their marks.

Hints and tips from the examiner help students avoid common errors, and quick check revision questions allow them to easily test their knowledge.

Global Issues - An Introduction (Paperback, 6th Edition): Kristen A. Hite, John L. Seitz Global Issues - An Introduction (Paperback, 6th Edition)
Kristen A. Hite, John L. Seitz
R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An introduction to the most important issues facing an increasingly globalized world with this thoroughly updated and revised sixth edition. Global Issues is an accessible, wide-ranging introduction to the major environmental and development issues confronting the modern world. Spanning disciplines such as political science, economics, sociology, ecology, international relations, and development studies, this popular textbook enables students to develop a broad perspective on the relationships between nations, society, corporations, and the environment in various contexts. Exploring issues surrounding wealth, poverty, inequality, climate change, natural resources, pollution, technology, and others, the text illustrates the importance of global solutions to the issues facing increasingly interdependent nations around the world. This sixth edition has been extensively revised to ensure contemporary relevance, featuring updated case studies and compelling research on food security, poverty, and the impact of climate change on development. New discussions explore energy, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, differences in the social and economic conditions of rich and poor countries, and environmental trends. Providing an integrated, multidisciplinary perspective, this unique text: Examines the intersection of development, inequality, environment, and society Covers topically relevant issues such as population growth, shifting demographics, renewable energy, and the threats that development poses to the environment Discusses possible future scenarios and governance concerns related to global issues Explores shifts in traditional development pathways and policies around the world Offers numerous student-friendly features, including chapter summaries, a glossary of key terms, further reading suggestions, and extensive online media and learning tools Global Issues: An Introduction, Sixth Edition is an ideal entry-level textbook for a range of courses including global studies, international studies, environmental studies, geography, politics, sociology, sustainable development, and more.

AQA Geography for A Level & AS Human Geography Revision Guide (Mixed media product): Alice Griffiths, Tim Bayliss AQA Geography for A Level & AS Human Geography Revision Guide (Mixed media product)
Alice Griffiths, Tim Bayliss; Lawrence Collins, Simon Ross
R294 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R22 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

The AQA Geography for A Level & AS Human Geography Revision Guide is the most student-friendly resource for the 2016 AQA A Level and AS Level Geography specifications - written to help students to consolidate key knowledge for every topic. Accessible, clear and thorough, this revision guide engages all your students. Each Human Geography section is condensed into interesting, relevant single- or double-page examples. Clearly written objective open each section, setting out for students what they need to revise, using high-quality photos, maps and diagrams to aid retention of key geographical processes and information. Motivating revision activities and a focus on the exam requirements reinforce the rigorous approach.

Gold (Paperback): Michael John Bloomfield, Roy Maconachie Gold (Paperback)
Michael John Bloomfield, Roy Maconachie
R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Gold remains a highly prized and impactful resource within the global economy. From the insatiable demand for gold in the electronics that permeate our day-to-day lives to the environmental desolation driven by gold mining in the Amazon, the gold trade continues to touch the lives and livelihoods of people across the world. Bloomfield and Maconachie tell the intriguing story of the yellow metal, tracing the seismic shifts in the industry over the past few decades. They show how huge purchases of gold reserves by BRICS countries mark the shifting balance of power away from the West, and how rising affluence in India and China has led to a surging demand for gold jewellery, calling into question current approaches to make supply chains more responsible. Explaining why gold is so difficult to regulate and why it is only becoming more so, the authors suggest ways we could, collectively, make practices work better for the countless workers and communities who suffer at the producer end of the supply chain. Linking local to global, producer to consumer, and gold's extraction from the Earth to the financial centres that fuel it, this book offers a probing analysis that reveals who wins and who loses and what this means for the future of gold.

A level Geography Independent Investigation - A step by step guide (Paperback): Andy Owen A level Geography Independent Investigation - A step by step guide (Paperback)
Andy Owen
R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
East 40 Degrees - An Interpretive Atlas (Paperback): Jack Williams East 40 Degrees - An Interpretive Atlas (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R915 Discovery Miles 9 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Appalachian mountain chain once contained the highest and most dramatic mountains on earth. Worn down over time, these mountains still hold some of the most diverse climactic zones and singular geological formations in existence. In "East 40 Degrees: An Interpretive Atlas," Jack Williams examines a succession of beautiful but little-known towns along this cordillera (a term descended from the Latin chorda, meaning "braided rope"), revealing in their layers of history and geography how both their diverse cultural and social circumstances and their geological history were instrumental in forming each town's distinctive character.Referring to the spatial orientation of the Appalachian mountain chain, the "east 40 degrees" of the title runs from Alabama through fifteen states to the coast of Maine. Each town Williams examines sits within the folds of these mountains or beside a river nourished in their moist uplands. Beginning his record with the continental collisions that shaped each town's history more than 300 million years ago, Williams allows us to "see the tenuous web of connections between ourselves and the natural processes that shape this earth." Featuring a wealth of beautiful and significant illustrations and maps, this unique work brings into focus the critical issues of environmental and cultural sustainability confronting us today. Elegant, poetic, and erudite, "East 40 Degrees" will appeal to architects and landscape architects, planners, environmental historians, ecologists, geographers, and anyone interested in the history and origins of our modern landscapes and towns.

"Publication of this volume was assisted by a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund."

Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization... Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC'3, Taipei, Taiwan, 1-4 April 2008). BOOK Keynote papers (258 pages) + CD-ROM full papers (1508 pages) (Hardcover)
An-Bin Huang, Paul W Mayne
R6,500 R2,121 Discovery Miles 21 210 Save R4,379 (67%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization collects the papers presented at the Third International Conference on Site Characterization (ISCa (TM)3) that took place in Taipei from April 1-4, 2008. The subjects covered include new developments in mechanical in-situ testing and interpretation techniques, statistical analysis of test data, geo-environmental site characterization, soil sampling methods, multi-dimensional geophysical imaging techniques, residual/unsaturated soil characterization, and case histories that involve major construction projects or disaster investigations. Over 200 papers, twelve keynote lectures and the third Mitchell lecture were presented at the conference. Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization provides a wealth of valuable information for practicing engineers as well as researchers worldwide.

Global Ireland - Same Difference (Hardcover): Tom Inglis Global Ireland - Same Difference (Hardcover)
Tom Inglis
R3,418 Discovery Miles 34 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ireland offers a concise synthesis of globalization's dramatic impact on Ireland. In the past fifteen years, Ireland has transformed from a sleepy and depressed European backwater to the emerald tiger, a country with a booming economy based on knowledge and high tech industries. Not long ago it was one of the poorest and most traditional countries in Europe, yet now it is one of the wealthiest and most cosmopolitan. Using a number of case studies of Ireland's transition, Tom Inglis explains what this means for traditional Irish culture and society and offers an incisive social portrait of globalizing Ireland. Books in Globalzing Regions series look at how nations and regions across the world are navigating the tumultuous currents of globalization. Concise, descriptive, interdisciplinary, and theoretically informed, they serve as ideal introductions to the peoples and places of our increasingly globalized world.

More Urban Water - Design and Management of Dutch water cities (Hardcover): Fransje Hooimeijer, Wout van der Toorn Vrijthoff More Urban Water - Design and Management of Dutch water cities (Hardcover)
Fransje Hooimeijer, Wout van der Toorn Vrijthoff
R2,720 Discovery Miles 27 200 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The perceptibly changing climate has resulted in more precipitation in a small number of short periods. As most urban water management systems were developed at a time when precipitation was distributed more evenly throughout the year, they cannot deal properly with the new circumstances, and high groundwater levels and excess water are the result. In practice, many urban dwellers are consequently confronted with flooded cellars and inaccessible urban infrastructure. To solve these phenomena in the future, a major part of the urban water programmes for the next few decades consists of restructuring and transformation of the existing urban areas, in which water management is considered as an integral part of urban renewal activities and in which its capacity is compliant with the urban area scale. With an integral approach, this book treats the relation of urbanism and water management in Dutch water cities. It also treats the financial aspects of the adjustment of existing water systems to meet the changes in the urban hydrological cycle. It presents the typology of typical current and future Dutch water cities, their urban function and the ecological and technical aspects. Separate chapters deal with the transformation of the historical city, the consolidation of the inter-war city and the restructuring of the post-war city to meet future conditions. The final chapter presents a comparison of the Dutch situation with South Korean (Seoul), Japanese (Tokyo) and German (Ruhr area) urban areas.

Planetary Social Thought - The Anthropocene Challenge to the Social Sciences (Paperback): Nigel Clark, Bronislaw Szerszynski Planetary Social Thought - The Anthropocene Challenge to the Social Sciences (Paperback)
Nigel Clark, Bronislaw Szerszynski
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Anthropocene has emerged as perhaps the scientific concept of the new millennium. Going further than earlier conceptions of the human-environment relationship, Anthropocene science proposes that human activity is tipping the whole Earth system into a new state, with unpredictable consequences. Social life has become a central ingredient in the dynamics of the planet itself. How should the social sciences respond to the opportunities and challenges posed by this development? In this innovative book, Clark and Szerszynski argue that social thinkers need to revise their own presuppositions about the social: to understand it as the product of a dynamic planet, self-organizing over deep time. They outline 'planetary social thought' a transdisciplinary way of thinking social life with and through the Earth. Using a range of case studies, they show how familiar social processes can be radically recast when looked at through a planetary lens, revealing how the world-transforming powers of human social life have always depended on the forging of relations with the inhuman potentialities of our home planet. Presenting a social theory of the planetary, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars interested in humanity's relation to the changing Earth.

China Goes Green - Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet (Paperback): Yifei Li, Judith Shapiro China Goes Green - Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet (Paperback)
Yifei Li, Judith Shapiro
R452 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R79 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What does it mean for the future of the planet when one of the world's most durable authoritarian governance systems pursues "ecological civilization"? Despite its staggering pollution and colossal appetite for resources, China exemplifies a model of state-led environmentalism which concentrates decisive political, economic, and epistemic power under centralized leadership. On the face of it, China seems to embody hope for a radical new approach to environmental governance. In this thought-provoking book, Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro probe the concrete mechanisms of China's coercive environmentalism to show how 'going green' helps the state to further other agendas such as citizen surveillance and geopolitical influence. Through top-down initiatives, regulations, and campaigns to mitigate pollution and environmental degradation, the Chinese authorities also promote control over the behavior of individuals and enterprises, pacification of borderlands, and expansion of Chinese power and influence along the Belt and Road and even into the global commons. Given the limited time that remains to mitigate climate change and protect millions of species from extinction, we need to consider whether a green authoritarianism can show us the way. This book explores both its promises and risks.

How Green Became Good - Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens (Hardcover): Hillary Angelo How Green Became Good - Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens (Hardcover)
Hillary Angelo
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As projects like Manhattan's High Line, Chicago's 606, China's eco-cities, and Ethiopia's tree-planting efforts show, cities around the world are devoting serious resources to urban greening. Formerly neglected urban spaces and new high-end developments draw huge crowds thanks to the considerable efforts of city governments. But why are greening projects so widely taken up, and what good do they do? In How Green Became Good, Hillary Angelo uncovers the origins and meanings of the enduring appeal of urban green space, showing that city planners have long thought that creating green spaces would lead to social improvement. Turning to Germany's Ruhr Valley (a region that, despite its ample open space, was "greened" with the addition of official parks and gardens), Angelo shows that greening is as much a social process as a physical one. She examines three moments in the Ruhr Valley's urban history that inspired the creation of new green spaces: industrialization in the late nineteenth century, postwar democratic ideals of the 1960s, and industrial decline and economic renewal in the early 1990s. Across these distinct historical moments, Angelo shows that the impulse to bring nature into urban life has persistently arisen as a response to a host of social changes, and reveals an enduring conviction that green space will transform us into ideal inhabitants of ideal cities. Ultimately, however, she finds that the creation of urban green space is more about how we imagine social life than about the good it imparts.

Geography teaching in Southern Africa (Paperback): L.B. Hurry, G. Roberts, K.M. Toombs Geography teaching in Southern Africa (Paperback)
L.B. Hurry, G. Roberts, K.M. Toombs
R435 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R34 (8%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

This text presents a conceptual framework with case studies in dryland development and management. The option of a rational and ethical discourse for development that is beneficial for both the environment and society is emphasized, avoiding extreme environmentalism and human destructionism. This book has been compiled with the purpose of giving guidance to Geography teachers in both primary and secondary schools.

Since the book contains chapters on both the philosophical background to Geography teaching and on the practical situation, it is hoped that it will be of use to both the student teacher and the serving teacher. The ideas contained in this guide should also be seen as starting points in Geography teaching, and it is hoped that teachers will use them as a basis for developing ideas of their own. It is also hoped that the book will generate discussion among teachers on both the theory and the practice of Geography teaching.

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