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Worldminds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems : Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Association of American Geographers 1904-2004 - Donald G. Janelle

Worldminds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Association of American Geographers 1904-2004

By: Donald G. Janelle (Editor), Kathy Hansen (Editor), Professor Barney Warf (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781402016134
Number Of Pages: 638

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This volume, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Association of American Geographers, is dedicated to the idea that geographers can make substantive differences to the lives of people and to the well being of the planet that gives the discipline its name. WorldMinds provides broad exposure to a geography that is engaged with discovery, interpretation, and problem solving. Its 100 succinct chapters demonstrate the theories, methods, and data used by geographers, and exemplify the conceptual and topical richness of contemporary geography. The 150 contributing authors and co-authors address the challenges posed by issues such as globalization, regional and ethnic conflict, environmental hazards, terrorism, poverty, and sustainable development. This volume demonstrates the utility of geography as a conceptual discipline that contributes theoretically; as an applied practice that informs policy-making; and as a coherent set of methodologies to gather and analyze data about Earth and its occupants. WorldMinds is the ideal general reader to supplement textbooks in the full range of academic geography courses. In addition to geography students and instructors, it is relevant to resear

Introducing WorldMinds
Environmental problems and international democracyp. 3
Geographies of power in the post-cold war world-systemp. 9
Rural property rights in a peace process : lessons from Mozambiquep. 15
Globalization and protest : Seattle and beyondp. 21
Allah's mountains : establishing a national park in the Central Asian Pamirp. 25
Energy, territory, and conflict : place-based research in the Caucasusp. 31
Hidden killers : the problem of landmines and unexploded ordinancep. 37
Evaluating the geographic compactness of representational districtsp. 43
Environmental conflict, collaborative solutions, and the politics of geographic scalep. 49
Putting memory in its place : the politics of commemoration in the American Southp. 55
Banner headlines : the fight over confederate flags in the American Southp. 61
Halting the AIDS pandemicp. 69
Detecting spatial clusters of cancer mortality in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisianap. 75
A geographic approach to identifying disease clustersp. 81
Mortality rates across time : does persistence suggest "healthy and unhealthy places" in the United States?p. 87
Learning geography in the absence of sightp. 93
Haptic soundscapes : developing novel multi-sensory tools to promote access to geographic informationp. 99
The Finnish Kaamos : escapes from short days and cold wintersp. 105
Applied geography in the provision of educational servicesp. 113
Spatial analysis and modeling for the school district planning problemp. 110
A model for collaborative research : building a community-university institute for social researchp. 125
Struggling against illiteracy in a global city : the New York experiencep. 131
Reaching new standards : geography's return to relevance in American educationp. 137
Poverty and geographical access to employment : minority women in America's inner citiesp. 145
Ethnic segregation : measurement, causes, and consequencesp. 151
Flat break-ups : the British condominium conversion experiencep. 157
The geography of environmental injustice in the Bronx, New York Cityp. 163
Commuting, congestion, and urban transport sustainabilityp. 171
Charting urban travelers 24-7 for disaster evacuation and homeland securityp. 177
The walking security index and pedestrians' security in urban areasp. 183
Clean streets - clean waterways : street sweeping, storm water runoff, and pollution reductionp. 191
Reclaiming Brownfield sites : from toxic legacies in sustainable communitiesp. 197
Land cover change in the Seattle region : linking patterns of growth to planning efforts through land cover change assessmentsp. 203
How smart is smart growth? : the case of Austin, Texasp. 209
Cultural exploration and understanding : a framework for global businessp. 217
Geography in crisis : perspectives on the Asian economic crisis of the 1990sp. 225
Modeling space for regional regeneration : high-tech districts in Chinap. 231
Why offshore? : exploring the geographies of offshore financial centersp. 237
U.S. call centers : the undiscovered countryp. 243
Gender and globalization : Maquila geographiesp. 249
Promoting development in the Canadian Northp. 255
U.S. land use and land cover change : 1973-2000p. 261
Periodic markets now and thenp. 267
The biodiversity crisisp. 273
Biodiversity inventory : Kamiali wildlife management areap. 279
Anthropogenic soils and sustainability in Amazoniap. 287
Tropical deforestationp. 293
Deforestation of the Ecuadorian Amazon : characterizing patterns and associated drivers of changep. 299
Forest degradation and fragmentation within Celaque National Park, Hondurasp. 305
Human interactions with ecosystem processes : causes of aspen decline in the intermountain westp. 311
The Colorado River Delta of Mexico : endangered species refugep. 317
Geographical perspectives for tackling problems in wetlandsp. 321
Marine geography in support of "reefs at risk"p. 325
The oculina banks experimental research reserve : a habitat assessment using multi-media and internet GISp. 331
Geographers and sustainability : a missing connection?p. 339
The great plains and the buffalo commonsp. 345
Reducing energy shortages and pollution in China: the World Bank's coal transport studiesp. 351
Unintended consequences : the war on drugs and land use and cover change in the Ecuadorian Amazonp. 357
A geographical perspective on coca/cocaine impacts in South Americap. 363
Global environments and rural communities : enhancing community conservation initiatives in East Africap. 369
Water management in the west : controlling the impact of cumulative pond diversionsp. 375
The conservation reserve program : a solution to the problem of agricultural overproduction?p. 381
It's the overgrazing stupid! : destruction of the global rangelandsp. 387
Forests and management : a case study in Nepal using remote sensing and GISp. 391
Excursions into the toxic pastp. 399
Non-point sources : historical sedimentation and 20th-century geographyp. 405
Spatial analysis of hazardous fuels and ecological decadencep. 411
Closed municipal landfills in Texas : using GIS to study their health, safety, and environmental risks and impactsp. 419
Understanding pesticide misuse in developing countriesp. 425
The biogeographic response to acid rainp. 431
Thinking outside the circle : using geographical knowledge to focus environmental risk assessment investigationsp. 435
Paleotempestology : geographic solutions to hurricane hazard assessment and risk predictionp. 443
Societal impacts of blizzards in the conterminous United States, 1959-2000p. 449
Coastal hazards and barrier beach developmentp. 455
Bridging hazards geography and political geography : a borderland vulnerability frameworkp. 461
Ecological response to global climatic changep. 469
Global change and assessment of the onset of springp. 475
Understanding urban climatesp. 481
Developing heat-warning systems for cities worldwidep. 487
Using geomorphology to assess and enhance beach habitat for Horseshoe Crabsp. 493
Reconstructing past watershed and ecosystem development in the coast mountains, British Columbia, Canadap. 497
Water resource development on small carbonate islands : solutions offered by the hydrologic landscape conceptp. 503
The hydrodynamic efficiency of non-traditional levee protection methods in the Sacramento River Deltap. 509
Reclamation of surface coal-mined lands in Northwest Coloradop. 515
Community mapping as a solution to digital equityp. 523
Using historical GIS to resolve political boundary disputes along riversp. 529
Toward a participatory geographic information sciencep. 535
Empowering indigenous peoples and promoting collaborative natural resource management through mobile interactive GIS (MIGIS)p. 541
Towards structured public involvement : improving community involvement in transportation decision makingp. 547
GIS evaluation for field dissipation in the Northern Wheat Beltp. 553
Quantitative spatial analysis of remotely sensed imageryp. 559
Geospatial contributions to watershed-scale surface water quality modelingp. 565
The modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP)p. 571
Placing children at the heart of globalizationp. 579
How do children use representations of space?p. 585
Undocumented immigrants in the 21st century : perceptions of spatial legitimacyp. 589
'Nourishing the soul' : geography and matters of meaningp. 595
The profound problem of locating humanity : the significance and implications of feng-shuip. 601
Alexander von Humboldt and the origins of our modern geographical view of earthp. 607
Natural and cultural landscapes : one heritage or two?p. 613
Indexp. 619
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ISBN: 9781402016134
ISBN-10: 1402016131
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 638
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.82  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 1.15