Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Urban Inequality Under Socialism: Case Studies from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union
seller photo

Urban Inequality Under Socialism: Case Studies from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union

By Smith, David M.

UK: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8.25" X 11.75. P/B 76 pages, condition is very good. This series is primarily intended for advanced students of geography and related subjects in schools and colleges. Each book brings together the important aspects of recent research in presenting a topic relevant to the demands of examination courses.

$10.00

The Glasgow Region - A General Survey
seller photo

The Glasgow Region - A General Survey

By Ronald Miller & Joy Tivy

Glasgow, UK: The British Association, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 7.5" x 10. H/B 325 pages, condition is very good. Navy boards with gilt design to the front cover, gilt design and lettering to the spine. FOREWORD Editors are well aware that at an annual meeting in a centre as populous as Glasgow only half of the members will be visitors, the others will be local people; the Handbook - must therefore serve a double purpose. It must not only introduce the region to the visitor but also give the local reader food for thought. Our visitors are likely to know little of us: Glasgow does not rank as a tourist attraction; the Glorious Twelfth takes them to the North, the Royal and Ancient to the East and the Festival to Another Place. Local people, on the other hand, will soon have available The Third Statistical Account of Glasgow with its exhaustive detail and comprehensive cover. The Editors do not imagine that either visitors or natives will read this Handbook from cover to cover - rather will it be dipped into at a point corresponding to the reader's special interest. Thus while the volume as a whole is designed to give a balanced general picture of the region, the individual essays, at the cost of a little overlap, are also entities and within reason can be read in any order.

$13.34

Northumbrian Heritage
seller photo

Northumbrian Heritage

By Ridley, Nancy

UK: Robert Hale Ltd, 1982. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 5.5" X 8.75. h/b 192 pages, condition is very good, this is an ex library book with the usual stamps. Because of its geographical position Northumberland is one of the least known of all English counties. It has only one large city, and vast expanses of open country, panoramic views and scenes of infinite variety. In this book the author has tried to express how beautiful it is. She has included material representative of the whole county and of the many places between Tyne and Tweed. History and legend, folk songs and dialect, all have their place in Northumbrian Heritage. Lord Ridley writes in his Foreword: "Miss Ridley has not forgotten that history is still being made, and this book will be of the greatest value to those future historians who will unearth their past which is our present.

$10.00

The American Cities and Technology Reader: Wilderness to Wired City
seller photo

The American Cities and Technology Reader: Wilderness to Wired City

By Gerrylynn K Roberts

Routledge, 1999. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 7.5" x 9.75. P/B 309 pages, condition is very good. Cities and Technology, a series of three textbooks and three readers, explores one of the most fundamental changes in the history of human society the transition from predominantly rural to urban ways of living. This series presents a new social history of technology, using primarily urban settings as a source of historical evidence and a focus by the interpretation of the historical relations of technology and society. Drawing on perspectives and writings from across a number of disciplines involved in urban historical studies - including archaeology, urban history, historical geography and architectural history - the books in the series explore: how towns and cities have been shaped by applications of a range of technologies; and how such technological applications have been influenced by their- contexts, including politics, economics, culture and the natural environment. The American Cities and Technology Reader is designed used on its own or as a companion volume to the accompanying American Cities and Technology textbook. Chronologically, this volume ranges from the earliest technological dimensions of Amerindian settlements to the 'wired city' concept of the 1960s and internet communications of the 1990s. Geographically, its focus is the continental United States, and the majority of the readings selected deal with American cases. However, the context for the study of modern electronic communications in relation to cities transcends national boundaries just as the technologies themselves do; consequently, the contents of some of the later texts in the volume extend to global coverage. Among the issues discussed are the rise of the skyscraper, the coming of the automobile age, relations between private and public transport, the development of infrastructural technologies and systems, the implications of electronic communications and the emergence of city planning.

$23.34

Soviet Studies Volume XXVII October 1975 Number 4
seller photo

Soviet Studies Volume XXVII October 1975 Number 4

By editor

UK: University of Glasgow, 1975. Soft cover. Good. 6" x 9. p/b pages numbered in sections. A Quarterly Journal on the USSR and Eastern Europe. Volume XXVII October 1975 Number 4

$33.34

Parque Nacional del Valle de Ordesa Vignemale Mte Perdido
seller photo

Parque Nacional del Valle de Ordesa Vignemale Mte Perdido

By anon

Granollers Spain: Editorial Alpina, 1977. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4.25" x 6.25. P/B 32 pages + map, condition is very good. red card covers.

$20.00

Maladeta Aneto Pirineo Aragones - La Picada: Mulleres; Alba; Els Tatats; Vallhiverna; Serrs Negra
seller photo

Maladeta Aneto Pirineo Aragones - La Picada: Mulleres; Alba; Els Tatats; Vallhiverna; Serrs Negra

By anon

Granollers Spain: Editorial Alpina, 1977. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4.25" x 6.25. P/B 28 pages + map, condition is very good. red card covers. A 1" x 2" section of the map border (blank) is missing.

$20.00

The Other Side of the River: Red China Today

By Snow, Edgar

London, UK: Readers Union/Victor Gollancz, 1963. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 6.25" x 9.25. h/b 810 pages, condition is very good. A section at the base of the Dj is missing. Part One - Rediscovering China; Part Two - Where the Waves Beat; Part Three - Socialist Construction; Part Four - The Democratic Dictatorship; Part Five - Northwest: Old Cradle of New China; Part Six - Shanghai and Beyond; Part Seven - The Long March Ahead; Appendix; Maps.

$16.67

Mountains

By John Cleare

Macmillan, 1977. Soft cover. Good/No Jacket. 7.5" x 9. P/B 256 pages, condition is very good, minor edge wear. Kilimanjaro, the Matterhorn, Everest-the names inspire awe, fear and wonder. Mountains are all things to all men, a part of our mythology and history. John Cleare, celebrated photographer and experienced climber, surveys their massive, rarified world, from the limestone spires of the Dolomites to the spectacular faces of the Himalayas. He knows all these mountains intimately as one of the world's leading climber-photographers. He was a member of the International Expedition to the South West Face of Everest and was responsible for the high-altitude photography that produced the acclaimed Surrender to Everest film. The quality of his work is splendidly displayed in these pages. The text is a series of reminiscenses of notable climbs by the author and by his friends, the outstanding mountaineers Don Whillans, Royal Bobbins and Tom Patey. They illustrate all the qualities that make that sport so fiercely loved by those who practise it. This is a celebration both of the sport of climbing and the beauty of the mountains.

$12.67

The Geography of Rural Change
seller photo

The Geography of Rural Change

By Ilbery, Brian W.

Longman, 1999. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6" x 9.25. P/B 267 pages, condition is very good, minor edge wear. 2nd impression. The Geography of Rural Change provides a thorough examination of the processes and outcomes of rural change as a result of a period of major restructuring in developed market economies. After outlining the main dimensions of rural change, the book progresses from a discussion of theoretical insights into rural restructuring to a consideration of both the extensive use of rural land and the changing nature of rural economy and society. The text places an emphasis on relevant principles, concepts and theories of rural change, and these are supported by extensive case study evidence drawn from different parts of the developed world. Key Features: . Provides a holistic insight into the varied outcomes of rural change. Takes an international perspective, using examples from the developed world including North America, Western Australia, Netherlands, Belgium and France . Emphasises both theoretical and empirical principles . Examines social, economic, political and environmental factors affecting rural change . Each chapter is written by internationally respected academics from the UK, USA and Canada The Geography of Rural Change is written for undergraduates taking courses in human geography, agricultural geography, rural geography, rural sociology, planning and agricultural economics.

$16.67

Elementary Regional Geography
seller photo

Elementary Regional Geography

By Mort, Frederick

Oliver & Boyd, 1919. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. h/b 192 pages, condition is very good. Dark green boards with black lettering to the front cove and spine.

$26.67

Physical and Information Models in Geography
seller photo

Physical and Information Models in Geography

By Chorley, Richard J & Haggett, Peter

UK: University Paperbacks. Paperback. Very Good. p/b condition is very good, minor edge wear. 0

$10.00

Colorado : A Literary Chronicle
seller photo

Colorado : A Literary Chronicle

By Lee, W Storrs

New York, USA: Funk & Wagnalls, 1000. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Merrill, W Ralph. h/b 489 pages, condition is very good, no DJ.

$16.67

Man's Work And Needs
seller photo

Man's Work And Needs

By Abbott, R

University of London Press, 1959. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. h/b 296 pages, condition is very good, no DJ. Orange boards with black lettering to the front cover and spine. An owners name to the flyleaf.

$16.67

Sydney
stock photo

Sydney

By Moorhouse, Geoffrey

UK: Harcourt, 2000. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 23.4 x 16.5 x 3 cm. h/b 292 pages, rough cut, condition is very good. In this illustrated history of Australia's principal metropolis, Moorhouse explains the city in historical terms, describing how it has come to be the way it is - the most attractive of New World cities with all the virtues of American ones, but none of the vices. The Australian ingredients of warmth, loyalty and resilience also play their part.

$11.33