Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston, and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi
Editors: Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston.
Section, Intersectionality, authored by Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, UNO faculty member.
Representing the definitive reference work for this broad and dynamic field, The International Encyclopedia of Geography arises from an unprecedented collaboration between Wiley and the American Association of Geographers (AAG) to review and define the concepts, research, and techniques in geography and interrelated fields. Available as a robust online resource and as a 15-volume full-color print set, the Encyclopedia assembles a truly global group of scholars for a comprehensive, authoritative overview of geography around the world.
- Contains more than 1,000 entries ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 words offering accessible introductions to basic concepts, sophisticated explanations of complex topics, and information on geographical societies around the world
- Assembles a truly global group of more than 900 scholars hailing from over 40 countries, for a comprehensive, authoritative overview of geography around the world
- Provides definitive coverage of the field, encompassing human geography, physical geography, geographic information science and systems, earth studies, and environmental science
- Brings together interdisciplinary perspectives on geographical topics and techniques of interest across the social sciences, humanities, science, and medicine
- Features full color throughout the print version and more than 1,000 illustrations and photographs
- Annual updates to online edition
John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, and Vida Vanchan
Editors: John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, and Vida Vanchan
Chapter, Škoda Auto: The transformation from a domestic to a Tier Two lead firm, authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This interdisciplinary volume provides a critical and multi-disciplinary review of current manufacturing processes, practices, and policies, and broadens our understanding of production and innovation in the world economy. Chapters highlight how firms and industries modify existing processes to produce for established and emerging markets through dynamic and design-driven strategies. This approach allows readers to view transformations in production systems and processes across sectors, technologies and industries. Contributors include scholars ranging from engineering to policy to economic geography. The evidence demonstrates that manufacturing continues to matter in the world economy.
Béla Galgóczi, Jan Drahokoupil, Magdalena Bernaciak, and Petr Pavlinek
Editors:Béla Galgóczi,Jan Drahokoupil, and Magdalena Bernaciak
Chapter, Foreign direct investment and the development of the automotive industry in central and eastern Europe, authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This book investigates the role that foreign direct investment (FDI) in central-eastern and southern Europe has played in the post-crisis period, comparing patterns across countries and sectors.
An overarching objective of this publication is to assess the extent to which FDI can still be seen as a key driver of economic development, modernisation and convergence for Europe’s low- and middle-income economies, taking into account also the risks and limiting factors associated with FDI.
Paul C. Adams, Jim Craine, Jason Dittmer, Christina E. Dando, and Ron Davidson
Editors: Paul C. Adams, Jim Craine, California State University, Northridge, USA and Jason Dittmer
Chapter 14: Advertising Place, co-authored by Christina E. Dando, UNO faculty member.
This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. While it has deep roots in the wider discipline, the consolidation of media geography has started only in the past decade, with the creation of media geography's first dedicated journal, Aether, as well as the publication of the sub-discipline's first textbook. However, at present there is no other work which provides a comprehensive overview and grounding. By indicating the sub-discipline's evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors-leading scholars in this field, including Stuart Aitken, Deborah Dixon, Derek McCormack, Barney Warf, and Matthew Zook-not only review the existing literature within the remit of their chapters, but also articulate arguments about where the future might take media geography scholarship. The volume is not simply a collection of individual offerings, but has afforded an opportunity to exchange ideas about media geography, with contributors making connections between chapters and developing common themes.
Hayden Lorimer, Charles W.J. Withers, and Christina E. Dando
Editor: Hayden Lorimer and Charles W. J. Withers
Chapter, Hull House Geography, by Christina E. Dando, UNO faculty member.
Volume 33 of Geographers Biobibliographical Studies adds significantly to the corpus of scholarship on geography's multiple histories and biographies with six essays on individuals who have made major contributions to the development of geography in the twentieth century. This volume focuses on European geographers, including essays on individuals from Britain, France and Hungary. These are individuals who have made important and distinctive contributions to a diverse range of fields, including cartography, physical geography, oceanography and urban theory. As with previous volumes, these biographical essays demonstrate the importance of geographers' lives in terms of the lived experience of geography in practise.
Exploring the Narrative: Jerusalem and Jordan in the Bronze and Iron Ages: Papers in Honour of Margreet Steiner
Noor Mulder, Jeannette Boertien, Eveline van der Steen, Gloria London, and Robert Duncan Shuster
Editors: Noor Mulder, Jeannette Boertien, Eveline van der Steen
Chapter, Organization of Pottery Production in the Iron Age: Evidence from Tell Hesban and Tell Al-‘Umayri, co-authored by Robert Shuster, UNO faculty member.
This volume brings together a number of scholars who use archaeology as a tool to question the sometimes easy assumptions made by historians and biblical scholars about the past. It combines essays from both archaeologists and biblical scholars whose subject matter, whilst differing widely in both geographical and chronological terms, also shares a critical stance used to examine the relationship between 'dirt' archaeology and the biblical world as presented to us through written sources.
William A. Dando and Christina E. Dando
Editor: William A. Dando
Chapters, Historiography of Food and Hunger and Food and Hunger in Popular Culture, authored by Christina E. Dando, UNO faculty member.
This comprehensive two-volume encyclopedia examines specific famines throughout history and contains entries on key topics related to food production, security and policies, and famine, giving readers an in-depth look at food crises and their causes, responses to them, and outcomes.
Ceramic Finds: Typological and Technological Studies of the Pottery Remains from Tell Hesban and Vicinity
James A. Sauer, Larry G. Herr, Gloria London, and Robert Duncan Shuster
Editors: James A. Sauer and Larry G. Herr
Chapter, Ceramic Technology at Hisban, co-authored by Robert Shuster, UNO faculty member.
Meredith S. Chesson, Walter Aufrecht, Ian Kuijt, Gloria London, and Robert Duncan Shuster
Editor: Meredith S. Chesson; Associate Editors: Walter Aufrecht and Ian Kuijt
Chapter, Calcite: A Hard Habit to Break, co-authored by Robert Shuster, UNO faculty member.
This volume emerges from a session honoring Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub held during the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Atlanta, Georgia and includes expanded versions of many of the papers presented in that session. By gathering in Atlanta, and by participating in this volume, the contributors honor the careers and scholarly passions of Walt and Tom, whose work in southern Levantine archaeology began in the 1960s when they were young scholars working with Paul Lapp. The breadth and depth of experience of the contributors disciplinary and theoretical interests reflects the shared influence of and esteem for Walt s and Tom s own scholarly gifts as archaeologists, mentors, collaborators, and intellectual innovators. The primary disciplinary homes for the scholars contributing to this volume encompass a broad range of methods and approaches to learning about the past: anthropological archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, biblical archaeology, and physical anthropology. Their institutional homes include universities and institutes in Canada, Denmark, Israel, Jordan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States; their theoretical homes include the broadly-conceived archaeological frameworks of culture-history, processualism, and post-processualism. Collectively, these papers reflect the enormous breadth of influence that Tom s and Walt s scholarly contributions have made to EB studies.
Walt and Tom shared a gift that many have benefited from: gentle listening, questioning, and pushing for more sophisticated analyses of Early Bronze Age life. Their eager engagement of younger scholars, as well as their involvement with their peers, arises from their dedication to listening well, devoting time to others ideas and perspectives, and a generous willingness to give freely to others out of the rich depths of their lifelong scholarly pursuits and profound understanding of the Early Bronze Age, archaeology, and life in general. Many of the contributors to this volume have gained greater understanding because of Walt's and Tom's gift of listening, keen insights, and bottomless enthusiasm for learning more about the past and the present in the southern Levant. The 18 essays presented here are to honor both men for these gifts both to the discipline of archaeology and to so many of us engaged in that intellectual endeavor.
Douglas R. Clark, Larry G. Herr, Øystein S. LaBianca, Randall W. Younker, Gloria London, and Robert Duncan Shuster
Editors: Douglas R. Clark, Larry G. Herr, Øystein S. LaBianca, Randall W. Younker
Chapter, Organizational aspects of pottery production in Central Jordan, co-authored by Robert Shuster, UNO faculty member
Tall al-'Umayri, located along the southern edge of Amman, Jordan, guarded an ancient thoroughfare. Past excavations have revealed the most extensive and best preserved fortification system so far discovered from the Iron 1 period in all of Palestine. This volume contains reports on excavations in four fields including the Ammonite administrative complex and the western defense system. Special reports include, among others, an infant burial, the use of remote sensing techniques, and Egyptian objects found at the site.
This volume contains reports on four excavated fields (A, B, H, and L) as well as specialist reports on the pottery, objects, Early Iron Age I Egyptian and Egyptian-style objects, textile artifacts, ceramic technology, production technology of Bronze and Iron Age pottery at the site, ground penetrating radar, an infant burial, and a pair of cymbals from the 1996 and 1998 seasons at Tall al-'Umayri. Included are 107 photos, 157 pottery plates and site plan illustrations, eight tables, three maps, and an index.
Paul Blokker, Bruno Dallago, and Petr Pavlinek
Editors: Paul Blokker and Bruno Dallago
Chapter, Regional Development Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This book analyzes regional and local models of development, in the context of existing socio-economic disparities and the impact of EU enlargement and European policy, offering a comparative and in-depth analysis of the distinct nature of regional differences within Central and Eastern Europe.
Rob Kitchin, Nigel Thrift, and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi
Editors: Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift
Section, Methods: Intensive/Extensive Research, authored by Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, UNO faculty member.
The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas. The encyclopedia includes over 1,000 detailed entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geographers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world.
This groundbreaking project covers every field of human geography and the discipline’s relationships to other disciplines, and is global in scope, involving an international set of contributors. Given its broad, inclusive scope and unique online accessibility, it is anticipated that the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography will become the major reference work for the discipline over the coming decades.
The Encyclopedia will be available in both limited edition print and online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit http://info.sciencedirect.com/content/books/ref_works/coming/
- Available online on ScienceDirect and in limited edition print format
- Broad, interdisciplinary coverage across human geography: Philosophy, Methods, People, Social/Cultural, Political, Economic, Development, Health, Cartography, Urban, Historical, Regional
- Comprehensive and unique - the first of its kind in human geography
Authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This book investigates the complex processes of the post-1990 transformation in the Czech automotive industry and its selective integration in the West European automobile manufacturing system. The post-1990 restructuring of the Czech automotive industry is analyzed in the context of its pre-1990 development and in the context of the Central and East European automobile industry as a whole. Specifically, the book examines the development and post-1990 restructuring of the Czech passenger car industry, the components industry and truck manufacturing. Major topics covered include the development of the Czech automotive industry before 1990, the detailed case study of Škoda Auto, the effects of the post-1990 privatization in the Czech automotive industry, the role and effects of foreign direct investment during the post-1990 restructuring, the restructuring of the Czech truck industry, and the rapid development of the automotive components manufacturing.
William Cartwright, Michael P. Peterson, and Georg Gartner
Co-Edited by Michael P. Peterson, UNO faculty member.
The explosion of interactive multimedia products on the Internet, via the World Wide Web, has generated an immense interest in these products. The approach to producing interactive multimedia mapping products is quite unique and there has been an upsurge of interest in developing methodologies that best exploit both the technology and communication effectiveness of multimedia mapping. The various sections of this book cover the theoretical backgrounds, applications and future developments of Multimedia Cartography.
This second edition of Multimedia Cartography includes updated applications areas that are Internet-focused. Since the release of Edition 1 in 1999 the focus of the delivery of Multimedia Cartography applications now includes the World Wide Web and mobile services, as well as discrete media. New chapters in the book reflect this.
As well, the book includes additional chapters on 3D applications and Virtual Reality applications.
William A. Dando and Christina E. Dando
Editor: William A. Dando
Chapter, Two Sets of Fiction: Framing Climate Change in American Films, authored by Christina E. Dando, UNO faculty member.
Pamela Moss and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi
Editors: Pamela Moss and Karen Falconer al-Hindi, UNO faculty member.
In this innovative reader, Pamela Moss and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi present a unique, reflective approach to what feminist geography is and who feminist geographers are. Their carefully crafted textbook invigorates feminist debates about space, place, and knowledges with a fine balance among teaching chapters, reprints, and original essays. Offering an anthology that actually questions the very purpose of an anthology, the editors create and then negotiate a tension between reinforcing and destabilizing scholarly authority. They challenge the idea that there is one set of works that acts as the vision, interpretation, voice, and feel of feminist geography while both reproducing key previously published works and including fresh essays from a number of feminist geographers in a single volume. The first chapter frames feminism, geography, and knowledge as a mélange of ideas, principles, and practices. Each of the three major sections of the volume begins with an introductory essay that places individual contributions into the overarching argument about the construction of feminist geography. Each introduction is then followed by a combination of reprints and original essays that contribute both to understanding how feminist geographical knowledge is constructed differently in different places and to showing what feminist geographers do wherever they are. The final chapter extends the anti-anthology arguments and raises questions that feminisms in geographies have yet to address. Students and scholars will find both the approach and the discussion essential for a full and nuanced understanding of feminist geography.
Contributions by: Sybille Bauriedl, Kath Browne, Joos Droogleever Fortuijn, Kim England, Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, Anne-Françoise Gilbert, Melissa R. Gilbert, Ellen Hansen, Susan Hanson, Audrey Kobayashi, Clare Madge, Michele Masucci, Janice Monk, Pamela Moss, Ann M. Oberhauser, Linda Peake, Geraldine Pratt, Parvati Raghuram, Bernadette Stiell, Amy Trauger, Dina Vaiou, The Sangtin Writers: Anupamlata, Ramsheela, Reshma Ansari, Vibha Bajpayee, Shashi Vaish, Shashibala, Surbala, Richa Singh, and Richa Nagar
John E. Oliver and Christina E. Dando
Editor: John E. Oliver
Chapter, Literature and Climate, authored by Christina E. Dando, UNO faculty member.
Today, given the well-publicized impacts of events such as El Niño, there is an unequaled public awareness of how climate affects the quality of life and environment. Such awareness has created an increasing demand for accurate climatological information. This information is now available in one convenient, accessible source, the Encyclopedia of World Climatology. This comprehensive volume covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies information on climates in major continental areas, and explains the intricacies of climatic processes. The level of presentation will meet the needs of specialists, university students, and educated laypersons.
A successor to the 1986 Encyclopedia of Climatology, this compendium provides a clear explanation of current knowledge and research directions in modern climatology. This new encyclopedia emphasizes climatological developments that have evolved over the past twenty years. It offers more than 200 informative articles prepared by 150 experts on numerous subjects, ranging from standard areas of study to the latest research studies.
The relationship between climatology and both physical and social science is fully explored, as is the significance of climate for our future well-being. The information is organized for speedy access. Entries are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, thoroughly indexed, and cross-referenced. Every entry contains useful citations to additional source materials.
Michael P. Peterson
Intended for teachers, this book suggests ways to incorporate the internet with a world geography course and make all of the course content available online. Peterson (University of Nebraska) describes the creation of web pages, methods for searching the web and presenting the results in text and pictures, and advanced page styles that contain panorama pictures, music, movies, and interactive quizzes.
Michael P. Peterson and Rex G. Cammack
Edited by Michael P. Peterson
Chapter 1: Maps and the Internet an Introduction, authored by Michael P. Peterson.
Chapter 22: Cartography, Virtual Reality, and the Internet: Integrating Abstract Models of the Environment via the Internet, authored by Rex G. Cammack, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 28: Foundations of Research in Internet Cartography, authored by Michael P. Peterson.
This book examines a new trend affecting cartography and geographic information science. Presenting the work of over 30 authors from 16 different countries, the book provides an overview of current research in the new area of Internet Cartography. Chapters deal with the growth of this form of map distribution, uses in education, privacy issues, and technical aspects from the point of view of the map provider - including Internet protocols such as XML and SVG.
Many see the Internet as a revolution for cartography. Previously tied to the medium of paper and expensive large-format color print technology, maps had a limited distribution and use. The Internet made it possible to not only distribute maps to a much larger audience but also to incorporate interaction and animation in the display. Maps have also become timelier with some maps of traffic and weather being updated every few minutes. In addition, it is now possible to access maps from servers throughout the world. Finally, the Internet has made historic maps available for viewing to the public that were previously only available in map libraries with limited access.
Harmon D. Maher Jr., George Felix Engelmann, and Robert Duncan Shuster
Nebraska's geology is as exciting as the Cornhuskers. The state hosts boiling riverbeds, puzzling fossil beds, and sandstone toadstools, not to mention a now dormant sea of sand that once moved fast enough to dam rivers; and these Sand Hills could be on the march again as the global climate warms. Changing climate influenced much of Nebraska's geology, from the waxing and waning of continental glaciers to the extinction of some of Nebraska's former inhabitants. You'll discover badlands, braided rivers, fossil rhinos entombed in volcanic ash, and the largest dune field in the Western Hemisphere.
Pamela Moss, Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, and Hope Kawabata
Editor: Pamela Moss
Chapter, Toward a More Fully Reflexive Feminist Geography, authored by Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, UNO faculty member.
This is the first feminist geography text devoted to methodology and provides a basic framework for students wishing to undertake gendered work in the discipline. Accessible yet intellectually challenging, it encourages readers to take on, think about, and do feminist research in geography and offers practical suggestions for going about it.
The text comprises original contributions from feminist geographers around the world who address all aspects of the research process from choosing a topic and designing a project, through to conducting interviews, doing cross-cultural ethnographic research and analysing data. The varied backgrounds of the contributors illustrate the powerful impact feminist geographers are having on research, both in geography and in feminism. The book also features substantial pedagogical material, developed with students in the classroom, and including discussion questions, group project initiatives, research project topics, and suggestions for practical research activities.
Petr Pavlinek and John Pickles
Co-authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
Environmental Transitions is a detailed and comprehensive account of the environmental changes in Central and Eastern Europe, both under state socialism and during the period of transition to capitalism. The change in politics in the late 1980s and early 1990s allowed an opportunity for a rapid environmental clean up, in an area once considered one of the most environmentally devastated regions on earth. The book illustrates how transformations after 1989 have brought major environmental improvements, as well as new environmental problems. It shows how environmental policy, economic change and popular support for environmental movements, have specific and changing geographies associated with them. Environmental Transitions addresses a large number of topics, including the historical geographical analysis of the environmental change, health impacts of environmental degradation, the role of environmental issues during the anti-communist revolutions, legislative reform and the effects of transition on environmental quality after 1989. Environmental Transitions contains detailed case studies from the region, which illustrate the complexity of environmental issues and their intimate relationship with political and economic realities. It gives theoretically informed ideas for understanding environmental change in the context of the political economy of state socialism and post-communist transformations, drawing on a wide body of literature from West, Central and Eastern Europe.
John Paul Jones III, Heidi J. Nast, and Susan M. Roberts
Editors: John Paul Jones III, Heidi J. Nast, Susan M. Roberts
Chapter 10, Feminist Critical Realism: A Method for Gender and Work Studies in Geography, authored by Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, UNO faculty member.
This innovative collection explores the concept of space as it relates to feminist studies. Utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives, a distinguished group of international scholars crosses over the "thresholds" of difference, methodology, and representation that challenge feminist geography.
The contributors extend our understanding of spatial connections, including the role of social space in the construction of gendered and sexed identities, the need to sensitize feminist methodology to "place" contexts, and the importance of examining representations as sociopolitical and spatial artifacts. This volume has broad interdisciplinary appeal while pointing in specific directions for new research areas, new thresholds, within the discipline of geography.
This volume employs a geographical perspective to investigate the nature of the transition from state socialism to capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe, and its implications for the quality of the environment. The text focuses on four areas of investigation: economic transition from centrally planned to a market economy in coal mining and the petrochemical industry; political transition from the one party system to a democratic society and its implications for the local government system; effects of economic and political transitions on the quality of the environment and local environmental management; and popular attitudes of most district citizens toward democratization, economic change and the environment.
Michael P. Peterson
This text provides an accessible, detailed introduction to recent advances in computer-aided map-making technology the New Cartography in which maps narrate, cartographic symbols move, and displays reveal relevant information when the viewer clicks on them in selected places. It explains timely new ideas, offers experience-tested insights about why maps work, highlights ways of using the computer to communicate information with maps, and shows how to design them.
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