Planet Geography

Author: Stephen Codrington

Publisher: Solid Star Press

ISBN: 0957981937

Category: Environmental geography

Page: 761

View: 4855

"Geography for students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, New South Wales Higher School Certificate, and other senior secondary geography courses with a contemporary global focus" -- back cover.

An Introduction to the Geography of Health

Author: Peter Anthamatten,Helen Hazen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135999333

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Health issues such as the emergence of infectious diseases, the potential influence of global warming on human health, and the escalating strain of increasing longevity and chronic conditions on healthcare systems are of growing importance in an increasingly peopled and interconnected world. A geographic approach to the study of health offers a critical perspective to these issues, considering how changing relationships between people and their environments influence human health. An Introduction to the Geography of Health provides an accessible introduction to this rapidly growing field, covering theoretical and methodological background. The text is divided into three sections which consider distinct approaches and techniques related to health geographies. Section one introduces ecological approaches, with a focus on how natural and built environments affect human health. For instance, how have irrigation projects influenced the spread of water-borne diseases? How can modern healthcare settings, such as hospitals, affect the spread and evolution of pathogens? Section two discusses social aspects of health and healthcare, considering health as not merely a biological interaction between a pathogen and human host, but as a process that is situated among social factors which ultimately drive who suffers from what, and where disease occurs. Section three then considers spatial techniques and approaches to exploring health, giving special focus to the growing role of cartography and geographic information systems (GIS) in the study of health. This clearly written text contains a range of pedagogical features including a wealth of global case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, a colour plate section and over eighty diagrams and figures. The accompanying website also provides presentations, exercises, further resources, and tables and figures. This book is an essential introductory text for undergraduate students studying Geography, Health and Social Studies.

Introduction to Geography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072826852

Category: Geography

Page: 540

View: 4148

Fireworks erupt over Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach on December 31, delighting the hundreds of thousands of people who have come to celebrate both the Feast of lemanja and New Year's Eve. Reflecting Brazil's cultural diversity, this traditional spectacle combines native, African, and Christian beliefs and rituals. Clad in blue and white, the colors of lemanja, the goddess of all waters, celebrants cast offerings into the water just before midnight, asking lemanja for her protection and blessing. The oferendas includes flowers, food, candles, and perfume. At the stroke of midnight, fireworks explode overhead, and the throngs sing and dance to celebrate the new year. Book jacket.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Author: Kang-Tsung Chang

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: 9780072382693

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 9436

Designed for a comprehensive coverage of GIS topics, this book is organized into three parts. Part 1 (chapters 1 to 8) covers the fundamentals of GIS including coordinate systems, data models, data input, data management, and data display. Part 2 (chapters 9 to 12) includes data exploration, analysis using vector and raster data, and terrain analysis. Part 3 (chapters 13 to 16) covers spatial interpolation, GIS modeling, regions, and network and dynamic segmentation. Also included in the book are new developments in GIS such as the object-oriented model and research-oriented questions such as the effect of spatial scale. This book stresses both concepts and practice. GIS concepts from fields such as geography, cartography, spatial analysis, and database management explain the purpose and objectives of GIS operations and the interrelationship among GIS operations. A basic understanding of map projection, for example, explains why we must project map layers to be used together to a common coordinate system and why we need to input numerous projection parameters. Each chapter in this book is divided into two main sections. The first section covers topics and concepts addressed in the chapter. The second section covers applications, usually with three to five problem-solving tasks. To include data sets and instructions for the practice sections, we chose GIS packages as examples for this book, and ArcView software is included complimentary with this textbook.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Author: Gerald Rudolph Pitzl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320101

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 486

The full range of this remarkable field is presented through nearly 300 pertinent models, concepts, theories, and people associated with human geography.

Introduction to scientific geographic research

Author: L. Lloyd Haring,John F. Lounsbury,John W. Frazier

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 196

View: 8357

This text helps your geography students utilize their analytical skills and the scientific method for solving problems.

Urbanization, Resource Exploitation and Environmental Stability in Nigeria

Book of Proccedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) : Department of Geography, University of Abuja, 15th-19th October, 2007

Author: Association of Nigerian Geographers. Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Urbanization

Page: 667

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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Human Geography

Landscapes of Human Activities

Author: Jerome Donald Fellmann,Arthur Getis,Judith Getis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: 9780697384973

Category: Social Science

Page: 566

View: 3331

This introduction to human geography focuses on culture, society, and human activity from a geographic perspective. Among the most distinctive features of the text is its well-integrated coverage of gender roles in society and culture.

Geography of Bhutan

Class IX-X.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bhutan

Page: 147

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Die Katharer

Ketzer des Mittelalters

Author: Malcolm Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538071643

Category:

Page: 375

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Geography

Journal of the Geographical Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Cumulative Book Index

World List of Books in English

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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The United States Catalog

Books in Print January 1, 1928

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 3164

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Inquiry Into Life

Author: Sylvia S. Mader

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biology

Page: 762

View: 1433

Projektmanagement für Dummies

Author: Stanley E. Portny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527699570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 3472

Vor einem liegt nicht nur ein bislang unüberschaubares Projekt, sondern schon eine Ahnung hinsichtlich all der Probleme, die mit ihm einhergehen könnten: Wer kennt das nicht? Stanley Portny zeigt, wie Projektmanagement richtig funktioniert, wenn man weiß, worauf zu achten ist. Er erklärt, wie man Projekte richtig plant, durchführt und kontrolliert, damit man die Ziele nicht aus den Augen verliert und den Überblick behält. Dazu gehört natürlich auch zu wissen, was ein gutes Projektteam ausmacht und wie man die Leute bei der Stange hält. Dabei geht der Autor auf die neuesten Projektmanagement-Techniken ein und stellt verschiedene Computerprogramme vor, die das Projektmanagement unterstützen und wesentlich erleichtern. Mit diesem Buch wird jeder zu einem routinierten Projektmanager, der seine Projekte mit Bravour meistert.