Download E-books Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture PDF

Human Geography 11th Edition teaches scholars to understand the variety of individuals, areas, and cultures, and comprehend the position humans play in shaping our global. The pursuits of this version are to supply geographic context to international, nearby, nationwide and native matters and to coach scholars to imagine geographically and seriously approximately those matters. Human Geography: humans, position, and tradition features superbly designed maps, dozens of bright photos taken by way of the writer staff, and writer and visitor box notes that support scholars see how geographers learn cultural landscapes and use fieldwork to appreciate places.  A newly designed demographic facts desk comprises fiscal, political, and inhabitants information, all of that are tested in ArcGIS Online.

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Download E-books Examining the Ismaili Imams & the Bohras PDF

By Ali Azhar Arastu - XKP

This booklet has been divided into five segments that have been additional divided into diversified parts.

The first phase defines the which means of Shia and talks in regards to the assorted sects in the Shias and extra divides Ismailis and talks concerning the sects inside them. It additionally discusses a number of the Ismaili/Fatimid Imams (the Ismaili Imams after Imam al-Sadiq (as)[1] and it questions the authenticity of the Ismaili Imams and questions the very fact in the event that they have been divinely appointed.

The moment section of the publication offers with the significance of following the best chain and the necessity to persist with the rightful Imams after the Holy Prophet (sawa)[2] additionally discusses the traditions of the Holy Prophet (sawa) concerning his successors (as) and his traditions concerning Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th Holy Imam (May Allah hasten his reappearance). additionally clarifies a few doubts that one can have concerning the occultation of Imam al-Mahdi (as).

The 3rd phase discusses approximately a great Imam and the features we should always count on from him after which addresses of the Ithna Ashari Imams after Imam al-Sadiq (as), their designation, what has been stated approximately them not just through Shias but additionally through Ahle Sunna.

The fourth phase offers with the influence of following the inaccurate chain and its outcomes on their deeds. moreover, one of many Bohra Jurisprudential matters (Bohra Calendar and the moon sighting) is scrutinized in detail.

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Download E-books America From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies, Volume 1: People PDF

By Kirk Schriefer

The US From Apple Pie to Ziegfeld Follies is a 4 booklet sequence of reproducible low point ESL/EFL/Literacy interpreting and dialogue texts. each one unit examines a component of the yankee event that may surely curiosity and tell not just immigrants to the U.S. but in addition novices out of the country who need to know extra concerning the humans, heritage, geography and tradition of this nice country. even if the passages are constrained to an common point of language hassle, their variety continues to be vibrant and genuine. Readers may be encouraged by means of the braveness of Harriet Tubman, awed by way of the wonderful thing about the Grand Canyon, serious about the paintings of the F.B.I., and stunned by means of the occasions surrounding Watergate. booklet ONE: humans A: Muhammad Ali B: Clara Barton C: George Washington Carver D: Emily Dickinson E: Amelia Earhart F: Jose FelicianO: Geronimo H: Ernest Hemingway I: Ishmael J: Jesse James okay: Helen Keller L: Bruce Lee M: Christa McAuliffe N: Ralph Nader O: Annie Oakley P: Rosa Parks Q: Anthony Quinn R: Betsy Ross S: Sacajawea T: Harriet Tubman U: Uncle Sam V: Sarah Vaughan W: Mae West X: Malcolm X Y: Cy younger Z: Babe Zaharias

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Download E-books Urban Ecology: An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature PDF

Urban Ecology is a swiftly becoming box of educational and functional value. city ecologists have released a number of convention complaints and often give a contribution to the ecological, architectural, making plans, and geography literature. although, very important papers within the box that set the basis for the self-discipline and illustrate smooth ways from numerous views and areas of the realm haven't been accrued in one, obtainable e-book. Foundations of city Ecology does this by means of reprinting very important eu and American guides, filling gaps within the released literature with a couple of, particular unique works, and translating key works initially released in German. This edited quantity will supply scholars and pros with a wealthy history in all features of city ecology.

The editors emphasize the drivers, styles, approaches and results of human cost. The papers they synthesize offer readers with a extensive knowing of the neighborhood and international facets of payment via conventional traditional and social technology lenses. This interdisciplinary imaginative and prescient supplies the reader a entire view of the city atmosphere through introducing drivers, styles, techniques and results of human settlements and the relationships among people and different animals, vegetation, surroundings tactics, and abiotic stipulations. The reader learns how human associations, future health, and personal tastes effect, and are encouraged by way of, the others contributors in their shared city ecosystem.

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Download E-books Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics PDF

By Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation of touring into tough territory and reporting again, as an environmentalist, antiglobalization activist, and public highbrow. Storming the Gates of Paradise, an anthology of her crucial essays from the earlier ten years, takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.--Mexican border, from San Francisco to London, from open sky to the inner most mines, and from the antislavery struggles of 2 hundred years in the past to today’s road protests. The approximately 40 essays amassed right here include a special guidebook to the yank panorama after the millennium—not simply the deserts, skies, gardens, and desolate tract parts that experience lengthy made up Solnit’s subject material, however the social panorama of democracy and repression, of borders, ruins, and protests. She ventures into territories as darkish as felony and as elegant as a extensive vista, revealing good looks within the cruelest panorama and political fight within the such a lot it seems that serene view. Her creation units the tone and the book’s overarching topics as she describes Thoreau, leaving the reformatory mobile the place he were restricted for refusing to pay battle taxes and continuing on to his favourite huckleberry patch. during this method she hyperlinks excitement to politics, brilliantly demonstrating that the trail to paradise has frequently run via prison.

These startling insights on present affairs, politics, tradition, and historical past, regularly expressed in Solnit’s pellucid and sleek prose, continually revise our perspectives of the in a different way usual and usual. Illustrated all through, Storming the Gates of Paradise represents contemporary advancements in Solnit’s considering and gives the reader a breathtaking international view enriched by means of her generally provocative, inspiring, and hopeful observations.

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Download E-books Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect PDF

By Robert J. Sampson

For over fifty years quite a few public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that group is lifeless. a few might have us think that we act completely as contributors selecting our personal fates despite the environment, whereas different theories position us on the mercy of worldwide forces past our regulate. those views dominate modern perspectives of society, yet through rejecting the significance of position they're either deeply mistaken. in line with probably the most bold experiences within the background of social technological know-how, Great American City argues that groups nonetheless topic simply because existence is decisively formed by means of the place you live.
 
To show the powerfully enduring influence of position, Robert J. Sampson offers right here the end result of over a decade’s learn in Chicago mixed together with his personal targeted own observations approximately lifestyles within the urban, from Cabrini eco-friendly to Trump Tower and Millennium Park to the Robert Taylor houses. He discovers that neighborhoods effect a remarkably wide selection of social phenomena, together with crime, wellbeing and fitness, civic engagement, domestic foreclosure, teenager births, altruism, management networks, and immigration. Even nationwide crises can't halt the influence of position, Sampson unearths, as he analyzes the implications of the nice Recession and its aftermath, bringing his magisterial learn as much as the autumn of 2010.
 
Following within the influential culture of the Chicago college of city stories yet up to date for the twenty-first century, Great American City is without delay a landmark learn venture, a commanding argument for a brand new concept of social existence, and the tale of an iconic city.

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Download E-books You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall PDF

By Colin Ellard

An eye-opening exploration of the interesting and infrequently counter-intuitive technological know-how of human navigation and event of place.

In the age of GPS and iPhones, humans it will appear have mastered the artwork of path, yet does the necessity for those units sign anything else—that as a species we're truly hopelessly misplaced. In fact we've stuffed our international with indicators and arrows. We still wander away within the mall, or a maze of cubicles. What does this say approximately us? Drawing on his exhaustive learn, Professor Collin Ellard illuminates how people are disconnected from our global and what this suggests, not only for a way we get from A to B, but in addition for a way we build our towns, our places of work, our houses, or even our lives.

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Download E-books Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City PDF

By Russell Shorto

During this without problems erudite account, Russell Shorto lines the evolution of 1 of the world's maximum towns. From the development of its first canals within the 1300s, throughout the brutal fight for Dutch independence and its golden age because the capital of an enormous empire, to its advanced found in which its loved beliefs of liberalism are below siege, Shorto offers an ever-surprising, intellectually pleasing tale of Amsterdam. He additionally weaves in his personal stories of his followed domestic. in spite of everything, Amsterdam is an perpetually alluring portrait of a urban that has profoundly stimulated the fashionable global.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science PDF

The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science comprises 350 alphabetically prepared entries. the subjects contain cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, paintings in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst background, and conservation and administration. The Encyclopedia is extensively illustrated with pictures, maps, diagrams, and tables, and has thematic content material lists and a entire index to facilitate looking out and browsing.

 

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