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            Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland
             

            Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland (Paperback)

            By Dougherty, Ian

            • RRP: $30.00
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            An extensively illustrated book on the forms, flora, fauna, food, folk, fascinations and fun of the Southland region of New Zealand.

            ISBN 9780473512712
            Published NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            50 Years of Community Development Vol II: A History of its Evolution and Application in North America
             

            50 Years of Community Development Vol II: A History of its Evolution and Application in North America (Hardback)

            Edited by Walzer, Norman; Phillips, Rhonda; Blair, Robert

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Sep 20

            This 50th anniversary publication provides a comprehensive history of community development. Beginning in 1970 with the advent of the Community Development Society and its journal shortly thereafter, Community Development, the editors have placed the chapters in major themed area...s or issues pertinent to both research and practice of community development. The evolution of community development as an area of scholarship and application, and the subsequent founding of the discipline, is vital to capture. At the 50-year mark, it is particularly relevant to revisit issues that reoccur throughout the last five decades and look at approaches to addressing them. These include issues and themes around equity and inclusion, collective impact, leadership and policy development, as well as resilience and sustainability. Community change over time has much to teach us and this set will provide a foundation for fostering understanding of the history of community development and its focus on community change. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal, Community Development.
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            ISBN 9780367439941
            Released NZ 22 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Community Development Research and Practice Series
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            Resource Extraction, Space and Resilience: International Perspectives
             

            Resource Extraction, Space and Resilience: International Perspectives (Hardback)

            By Kotilainen, Juha

            • RRP: $271.00
            • $271.00
            • Pub Date
              31 Oct 20

            While much of the current research on the extractive industries and their socio-environmental impacts is region specific, Resource Extraction, Space and Resilience: International Perspectives critically explores the current state of the extractive industries sector from a uniquel...y global perspective. The book introduces a more dynamic idea of sustainability in evaluating mineral extraction and its impacts, and provides a spatialized understanding of the evolution of the extractive industries to help visualise the interlinkages across space, regions and scales. Professor Kotilainen responds to these theoretical challenges by analysing the potential for resilience of mining activities from multiple perspectives across scales, exploring why it is only possible to achieve temporary balance and stability for the whole resource extraction system. Taking a global perspective, the book explores the interlinkages of the industry, investigates the similarities and differences in how the industry operates and examines the social and environmental impacts it has. By providing an explicitly theoretically informed analysis of the state of the extractive industries, this text will appeal to a wide range of scholars with an interdisciplinary interest in the extractive industries and natural resource management, including human geographers and social scientists with a focus on the relations of humans and societies with their physical environments.
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            ISBN 9780367137618
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Studies of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development
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            The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology
             

            The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

            Edited by Douglas, Ian; Anderson, P. M. L.; Goode, David; Houck, Mike; Maddox, David

            • RRP: $412.00
            • $412.00
            • Pub Date
              20 Nov 20

            This second edition covers recent developments around the world with contributors from 33 different countries. It widens the handbook's scope by including ecological design; consideration of cultural dimensions of the use and conservation of urban nature; the roles of government ...and civil society; and the continuing issues of equity and fairness in access to urban greenspaces. New features include an emphasis on the biophilic design of homes and workplaces, demonstrating the value of nature, in order to counter the still prevalent attitude among many developers that nature is a constraint rather than a value. The volume explores great practical achievements have occurred since the first edition, with many governments increasingly recognising and legislating on urban nature and green infrastructure matters, since cities play a major role in adapting to change, particularly to climate crisis. New topics such as the ecological role of light at night and human microbiota in the urban ecosystem are introduced. Additional attention is given to food production in cities, particularly the multiple roles of urban agriculture and household gardens in different contexts from wealthy communities to the poorest informal settlements in deprived communities. The emphasis is on demonstrating what can be achieved, and what is already being done. The book will help scholars and graduate students by providing an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current urban ecological thinking across the range of disciplines, such as geography, ecology, environmental science/studies, planning, urban studies, that converge in the study of towns and cities and urban design and living. It will also assist practitioners and civil society members in discovering the ways different specialists and thinkers approach urban nature.
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            ISBN 9781138581357
            Released NZ 20 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Games and Play in the Creative, Smart and Ecological City
             

            Games and Play in the Creative, Smart and Ecological City (Hardback)

            Edited by Leorke, Dale; Owens, Marcus

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Oct 20

            This book explores what games and play can tell us about contemporary processes of urbanization and examines how the dynamics of gaming can help us understand the interurban competition that underpins the entrepreneurialism of the 'smart' and 'creative' city. Game and Play in the... Creative, Smart and Ecological City is a collection of essays written by a diverse group of scholars from game studies, media studies, play studies, architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. It situates the historical evolution of play and games in the urban landscape and outlines the scope of the various ways games and play contribute to the city's economy, cultural life and environmental concerns. In connecting games and play more concretely to urban discourses and design strategies, this book urges scholars to consider their growing contribution to three overarching sets of discourses that dominate urban planning and policy today: the creative and cultural economies of cities; the 'smart' and 'playable' city; and ecological cities. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to students and scholars of game studies, play studies, landscape architecture and allied design fields, urban geography, and art history.
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            ISBN 9780367441234
            Released NZ 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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            Tsur 51.1
             

            Tsur 51.1 (Hardback)

            Edited by VARIOUS AUTHORS

            • RRP: $341.00
            • $341.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.

            ISBN 9781138458840
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Suzhou in Transition
             

            Suzhou in Transition (Hardback)

            Edited by Tang, Beibei; Cheung, Paul

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              31 Jul 20

            Through the lens of the city of Suzhou, this edited volume presents views on the complex interaction between the central state, market agents, local governments and individuals who have shaped the development of Chinese cities and urban life. Featuring a range of disciplinary per...spectives, contributors to this volume have all undertaken research in one municipality - Suzhou- to consider how history and culture has evolved during the modernisation of Chinese cities and the transformation of urban space, as well as shifting rural-urban relations and urban life during the reform era. The volume is underscored by a complex dynamic system consisting of three-interlocked mechanisms through which the central and local state interact: history and culture, social and economic life, and administration and governance. As such, chapters analyse responses both from the state and society as driving forces of local development, with an interplay between tradition and heritage on the one hand and China's economic and social development on the other. Suzhou in Transition will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese and urban studies, as well as urban sociology and geography.
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            ISBN 9780367439903
            Released NZ 31 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Studies on China in Transition
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            Sport and Secessionism
             

            Sport and Secessionism (Hardback)

            Edited by Vaczi, Mariann; Bairner, Alan

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              29 Oct 20

            Sport and Secessionism examines how sporting cultures reflect, inform and sometimes frustrate secessionist movements around the world. Investigating a wide range of cases, the book explores key themes including nationalism, nation building, state-region antagonisms, independence ...movements, identity and ethnic politics, sovereignty and autonomy processes, all through the lens of sport. Sports are uniquely positioned to shed light on secessionist politics due to their pervasiveness in society, and their ability to absorb, reflect, and produce political projections. The book presents analyses of a wide range of geographical, cultural and political contexts in which sports are deployed to pursue regional independence, or greater sovereignty and autonomy, and explores the dual processes of sub-national identity construction and state sovereignty deconstruction. The book includes fifteen cases from such diverse parts of the world as Ireland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, Catalonia, Biafra, Canada and the UK, among others. Offering a unique perspective on an important geopolitical issue, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport and politics, the sociology of sport, political science, political geography, nationalism studies, or international history.
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            ISBN 9780367356552
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
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            TSUR 50.6
             

            TSUR 50.6 (Hardback)

            Edited by VARIOUS AUTHORS

            • RRP: $341.00
            • $341.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.

            ISBN 9781138458765
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            RPRS 13:4
             

            RPRS 13:4 (Hardback)

            Edited by VARIOUS AUTHORS

            • RRP: $341.00
            • $341.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.

            ISBN 9781138458857
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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