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Human geography books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Human geography category. Presented with a red border are the Human geography books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Second Rank Cities in Europe Structural Dynamics and Growth Potential by Roberto (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy) Camagni Second Rank Cities in Europe Structural Dynamics and Growth Potential
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Second-rank cities are back on the academic scene, capturing the interest of scholars with their unexpected recent performance with respect to first-rank cities. Looking at the data on average urban GDP growth in 139 European cities since 1996, the relatively...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

Globalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use Natural Resource Management in Transition by Carina Keskitalo Globalisation and Change in Forest Ownership and Forest Use Natural Resource Management in Transition

This book describes the changing landscape of European forest ownership and explores the impact a new, often urban, generation of forest owners may have on the future of one of our most basic resources - forests.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2017

Urban Geography by Heather Barrett Urban Geography

This revised fifth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Urban Geography by Heather Barrett, Tim Hall Urban Geography
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This revised fifth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Defining the Urban Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives by Deljana Iossifova Defining the Urban Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives

What is urban ? How can it be described and contextualised? How is it used in theory and practice? Urban processes feature in key international policy and practice discourses. They are at the core of research agendas across traditional academic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/09/2017

An Introduction to Population Geographies Lives Across Space by Holly Barcus, Dr. Keith Halfacree An Introduction to Population Geographies Lives Across Space
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An Introduction to Contemporary Population Geographies provides a foundation to the incredibly diverse, topical and interesting field of twenty-first century Population Geography. It establishes the substantive concerns of the sub-discipline, acknowledges the sheer diversity of its approaches, key concepts and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Failed Olympic Bids and the Transformation of Urban Space Lasting Legacies? by Robert Oliver, John Lauermann Failed Olympic Bids and the Transformation of Urban Space Lasting Legacies?
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This book evaluates why cities choose to bid for the Olympics, why Olympic bids fail, and whether cities can benefit from failed bids. Attention is shifted away from host cities (or winners), to consider the impact of the bidding process...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2017

Homemaking Radical Nostalgia and the Construction of a South Asian Diaspora by Anindya Raychaudhuri Homemaking Radical Nostalgia and the Construction of a South Asian Diaspora

Explores the impact of nostalgia on the construction of individual and collective identity for diasporic South-Asians in the UK and US. It argues that in the postcolonial context the affect produced by this nostalgia can have radical potential as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

The Question of Space Interrogating the Spatial Turn between Disciplines by Marijn Nieuwenhuis The Question of Space Interrogating the Spatial Turn between Disciplines


Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Twenty-First Century Urbanism A New Analysis of the City by Rob Sullivan Twenty-First Century Urbanism A New Analysis of the City

This volume argues that the city cannot be captured by any one mode of analysis but instead is composed of the mobile, relational, efficient, sentient, and the phenomenological with all of them cast in new theoretical configurations and combined into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Regional Dynamics Studies in Adjustment Theory by Gordon L. Clark, Meric S. Gertler Regional Dynamics Studies in Adjustment Theory
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Originally published in 1986. This book is concerned with how regional economies adapt and respond to changing circumstances, and especially with the spatial system and processes of restructuring. Throughout the book there is a methodological commitment to adjustment theory -...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Regional Economic Planning Generation of Regional Input-Output Analysis by R.C. Jensen, T.D. Mandeville Regional Economic Planning Generation of Regional Input-Output Analysis
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Originally published in 1979. Decision makers at all levels need sufficiently detailed information on regional economic structure in order to undertake consistent and comprehensive regional planning. A means is put forward here, elevating the impracticable regional input-output method, to that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Regional Demographic Development by John Hobcraft Regional Demographic Development

Originally published in 1979. This volume brings together the work of distinguished demographers, geographers, statisticians and policy-makers who look in detail at various mechanisms by which regional population structures develop. The introduction deals with a synthesis of the area covered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Spatial, Regional and Population Economics Essays in Honor of Edgar M Hoover by Mark Perlman Spatial, Regional and Population Economics Essays in Honor of Edgar M Hoover

Originally published in 1972. Hoover's first publication, his doctoral dissertation, set the stage for a life-long preoccupation with spatial economics from when it was a relatively new field. His work developed the subject and lead him into the area of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Public Art Encounters Art, Space and Identity by Martin Zebracki Public Art Encounters Art, Space and Identity

Public art is produced and 'lived' within multiple, interlaced and contested political, economic, social and cultural-symbolic spheres. This lively collection is a mix of academic and practice-based writings that scrutinise conventional claims on the inclusiveness of public art practice. Contributions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Coming Soon

Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica (Columbia School of Journalism) Bruder Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

The end of retirement?
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Mapping Urbanities Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities by Kim Dovey Mapping Urbanities Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities

What is the capacity of mapping to reveal the forces at play in shaping urban form and space? How can mapping extend the urban imagination and therefore the possibilities for urban transformation? With a focus on urban scales, Mapping Urbanities...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Mapping Urbanities Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities by Kim Dovey Mapping Urbanities Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities

What is the capacity of mapping to reveal the forces at play in shaping urban form and space? How can mapping extend the urban imagination and therefore the possibilities for urban transformation? With a focus on urban scales, Mapping Urbanities...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

Contested Markets, Contested Cities Gentrification and urban justice in retail spaces by Sara (University of Leeds, UK) Gonzalez Contested Markets, Contested Cities Gentrification and urban justice in retail spaces
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During the past decade many markets have been rediscovered as tourist attractions, food meccas and even regeneration flagships. These transformations are pushing markets to a gentrification frontier clashing with markets' traditional role as public meeting places that support, economically and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Time, Temporality and Motherhood by Rachel Colls Time, Temporality and Motherhood

This edited collection provides a distinctive contribution to motherhood studies by addressing how becoming a mother is influenced not just by place and space but also by time and temporality. It explores the complexity and multiple temporalities that surround mothering,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Non-Representational Theory & Health The Health in Life in Space-Time Revealing by Gavin J. Andrews Non-Representational Theory & Health The Health in Life in Space-Time Revealing

How do the core facets of non-representational theory translate into health contexts and what might a more-than-representational health geography look like? Drawing on the principles, approaches and style of non-representational theory, Gavin J. Andrews sets out a new agenda for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Engaging Geopolitics by Kathleen Braden Engaging Geopolitics

Engaging Geopolitics provides a comprehensive introduction to the influence of geography, demography and economics on politics and international relations in the world in which we live today. The authors' expressed aim is to make geopolitics more accessible to undergraduate students,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Geographies of Digital Culture by Tilo Felgenhauer Geographies of Digital Culture

The book explores the emerging spatial aspects of digital media from a cultural geographic perspective. It brings together a range of established and newly-emerging scholars to address the complex new spatialities of everyday practices associated with digital cultures and digital...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Agricultural Transformation, Food and Environment Perspectives on European Rural Policy and Planning by Professor Henry Buller Agricultural Transformation, Food and Environment Perspectives on European Rural Policy and Planning

This title was first published in 2001. An interdisciplinary team of leading European scholars bring together case studies from Western and Eastern Europe to illustrate and critically analyze the shifting relationships of agricultural, environmental and food policy in Europe. In...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Geographies of Comfort by Laura Price The Geographies of Comfort

To be in one's comfort zone is perceived to be conservative, and socially and culturally unadventurous. At the same time the embodied, material experience of 'comfort' is anticipated for satisfying experiences of everyday life. To comfort is to support and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Postcolonialism, Posthumanism and Political Ontology by Mark Jackson Postcolonialism, Posthumanism and Political Ontology

This book brings together emerging insights from across the humanities and social sciences to highlight how postcolonial studies are being transformed by alternative, increasingly influential and radical approaches to nature, politics, matter, subjectivity and human agency. This book examines how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Africa Now!  Emerging Issues and Alternative Perspectives by Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran Africa Now! Emerging Issues and Alternative Perspectives

This book presents relevant and timely endogenous procedures for addressing the challenge of transforming ideas into sustainable opportunities in Africa. It explores how Africa could be understood in the context of emerging global realities, providing alternative frameworks that will not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Atopias Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism by Frederic Neyrat, Steven Shaviro Atopias Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism
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This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside atopia : not utopia, a dreamt place out of the world where everything would be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Atopias Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism by Frederic Neyrat, Steven Shaviro Atopias Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism
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This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside atopia : not utopia, a dreamt place out of the world where everything would be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Urban Culture in Tehran Urban Processes in Unofficial Cultural Spaces by Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini, Mehran Arefian, Bahador Kashani, Golnar Abbasi Urban Culture in Tehran Urban Processes in Unofficial Cultural Spaces
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It analyzes alternative, non-official ways of forming cultural spaces in Tehran and the way they resist formally endorsed culture. Cafes, bookshops and galleries, each take various and different sets of strategies to constitute their territory and their communities within the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Geographies of Disorientation by Marcella Schmidt Di Friedberg Geographies of Disorientation

Spatial disorientation is of significant relevance to our globalized world, provoking deep questions about our relationship with technology and the last remaining vestiges of our animal nature. Disorientation is a profoundly geographical theme that concerns our relationship with space, places,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Cultural Histories, Memories and Extreme Weather A Historical Geography Perspective by Georgina H. Endfield Cultural Histories, Memories and Extreme Weather A Historical Geography Perspective

There is growing concern over the impacts of climate variability and anomalous and unusual weather. While social and economic systems have generally evolved to accommodate some deviations from 'normal' weather conditions, this is rarely true of extremes. For this reason...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Mountains, Mobilities and Movement by Christos Kakalis Mountains, Mobilities and Movement

This book explores the moving qualities of mountains by utilising theories, ideas and processes which contribute to a larger understanding of these geological forms. In highlighting the fluid attributes of mountains the authors offer an alternative to the traditional approach...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/08/2017

Relational Planning Tracing Artefacts, Agency and Practices by Monika Kurath Relational Planning Tracing Artefacts, Agency and Practices

This volume introduces the notion of `relational planning' through a collection of theoretical and empirical contributions that explore the making of heterogeneous associations in the planning practice. The analytical concept builds on recent approaches to complexity and materiality in planning...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

In Their Place The Imagined Geographies of Poverty by Stephen Crossley In Their Place The Imagined Geographies of Poverty

A radical geography of the representation of impoverished communities in Britain
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Anti-Corruption and its Discontents Local, National and International Perspectives on Corruption in Papau New Guinea by Grant W. Walton Anti-Corruption and its Discontents Local, National and International Perspectives on Corruption in Papau New Guinea

The fight against corruption is now a core part of development policy and practice. Some call these efforts a 'war on corruption'. What does this so-called 'war' mean for developing countries? And how do international perspectives on corruption relate to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700-1830 Beyond the Park Pale by Briony McDonagh Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700-1830 Beyond the Park Pale


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Rural Europe by Keith Hoggart Rural Europe

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Towards Green Cities Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in China and Germany by Karsten Grunewald Towards Green Cities Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in China and Germany

The book aims to capture, describe and convey the current significance, the values and potentials of urban biodiversity and ecosystem services to scientists and professionals in the context of sustainable urban development and ongoing urbanization processes. Current developments, different approaches...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Alternative Geographies by John R. Short Alternative Geographies

An accessible and groundbreaking text that takes a fresh view of contemporary geographical issues by looking at the geographies we have lost.Geography means writing about the world. Alternative ways of writing about the world are introduced and critically evaluated. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Environmental Modelling with GIS and Remote Sensing by Andrew Skidmore Environmental Modelling with GIS and Remote Sensing

Most government agencies and private companies are investing significant resources in the production and use of geographical data. The capabilities of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for data analysis are also improving, to the extent that the potential performance of GIS...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Affect, Space and Animals by Jopi Nyman Affect, Space and Animals

In recent years, animals have entered the focus of the social and cultural sciences, resulting in the emergence of the new field of human-animal studies. This book investigates the relationships between humans and animals, paying particular attention to the role...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

Children, Young People and Critical Geopolitics by Matthew C. Benwell Children, Young People and Critical Geopolitics

Young people, and in particular children, have typically been marginalised in geopolitical research, positioned as too young to understand or relate to the adult-dominated world of international relations. Integrating current debates in critical geopolitics and political geography with research in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

Putting Tradition into Practice: Heritage, Place and Design Proceedings of 5th INTBAU International Annual Event by Giuseppe Amoruso Putting Tradition into Practice: Heritage, Place and Design Proceedings of 5th INTBAU International Annual Event

This book gathers more than 150 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 5th INTBAU International Annual Event, held in Milan, Italy, in July 2017. The book represents an invaluable and up-to-date international exchange of research, case studies and best practice to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Cities, Economic Inequality and Justice Reflections and Alternative Perspectives by Edwin Buitelaar, Anet Weterings, Roderik Ponds Cities, Economic Inequality and Justice Reflections and Alternative Perspectives
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Increasing economic inequality in cities, and the spatial translation of that into more segregated neighbourhoods, is top of the political agenda in developed countries. While the overall living standards have increased in the last century, the focus has now shifted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

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