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Towards green cities : urban biodiversity and ecosystem services in china and germany.

Grunewald, Karsten. K√ľmper-Schlake, Lennart. Li, Junxiang. Xie, Gaodi.
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(2017)  | 9783319582221 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 197pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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The book aims to capture, describe and convey the current significance, the values and potentials of urban biodiversity and ecosystem services to scientists and professionals in the context of sustainable urban development and ongoing urbanization processes. Current developments, different approaches...

Putting tradition into practice: heritage, place and design : proceedings of 5th intbau international annual event.

Amoruso, Giuseppe.
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(2017)  | 9783319579368 | Springer | hbk. | book | liv, 1559pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This book gathers more than 150 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 5th INTBAU International Annual Event, held in Milan, Italy, in July 2017. The book represents an invaluable and up-to-date international exchange of research, case studies and best practice to confront the challenges of designing...

Information fusion and intelligent geographic information systems (if&igis'17) : new frontiers in information fusion and intelligent gis: from maritime to land-based research.

Claramunt, Christophe. Popovich, Vasily. Schrenk, Manfred. Thill, Jean-Claude. Wang, Tianzhen.
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(2017)  | 9783319595382 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 269pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book presents the proceedings of the 8th international Symposium ‚ÄúInformation Fusion and Intelligent Geographic Information Systems 2017‚ÄĚ (IF&ICIS'2017), which took place at Shanghai Maritime University, China, from May 10 to 12, 2017. The goal of the symposium was to bring together leading global...

Low-carbon smart cities : tools for climate resilience planning.

Kim, Kwi-Gon.
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(2017)  | 9783319596167 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxviii, 342pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This book aims to integrate climate mitigation and adaptation tools into conventional urban planning. It emphasizes the value and importance of ICT as connected technology. The author believes  that ICT and IOT can facilitate controlling climate change attributes when deployed with appropriate ingredients...

New advanced gnss and 3d spatial techniques : applications to civil and environmental engineering, geophysics, architecture, archeology and cultural heritage.

Barbarella, Maurizio. Cefalo, Raffaela. Zieliński, Janusz B.
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(2017)  | 9783319562179 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 283pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This book provides the latest research on and applications of advanced GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and 3D spatial techniques in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geophysics, Architecture, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage.  It offers an updated reference guide on the above-mentioned...

Geocomputational analysis and modeling of regional systems.

Dragicevic, Suzana. Thill, Jean-Claude.
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(2017)  | 9783319595092 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 410pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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The contributed volume collects cutting-edge research in GeoComputational Analysis of Regional Systems. The contributions emphasize methodological innovations or substantive breakthroughs on many facets of the socio-economic and environmental reality of regional contexts.

Nature, tourism and ethnicity as drivers of (de)marginalization : insights to marginality from perspective of sustainability and development.

Koderman, Miha. Pelc, Stanko.
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(2017)  | 9783319590011 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 341pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book considers de-marginalization attesting that marginal regions have the potential for de-marginalization and are anchored in developmental terms on the following core themes: nature; tourism; ethnicity and general factors including migration. Adding to the discussion on marginality and sustainability...

Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism

McLaren, Brian L.
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(2017)  | 9780295741413 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was toexperience a complex negotiation of cultures. Against a sturdy backdrop ofindigenous culture and architecture, modern metropolitan culture brought itssystems of transportation and accommodation, as well as new hierarchies ofpolitical...

Travels Among the Dena: Exploring Alaska's Yukon Valley

de, Laguna Frederica.
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(2017)  | 9780295742151 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This robust and engaging travel narrative re-creates a remarkable adventure inthe summer of 1935, when Frederica de Laguna, then in her late 20s, led a partyof three other scientists down the rivers of the middle and lower Yukon valley,making a geological and archaeological reconnaissance. De Laguna...

Travels Among the Dena: Exploring Alaska's Yukon Valley

de, Laguna Frederica.
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(2017)  | 9780295742168 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This robust and engaging travel narrative re-creates a remarkable adventure inthe summer of 1935, when Frederica de Laguna, then in her late 20s, led a partyof three other scientists down the rivers of the middle and lower Yukon valley,making a geological and archaeological reconnaissance. De Laguna...

Car tourism.

Cudny, Waldemar.
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(2017)  | 9783319620831 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 142pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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Chapter 1.- Introduction; Chapter 2.- Theoretical approach; Chapter 3.- Car tourism spaces ‚Äď visitor centres;¬†Chapter 4.- Spaces of car tourism - museums and car exhibitions; Chapter 5.- Car tourism events; Chapter 6.- Summary.

Mammoth cave : a human and natural history.

Culver, David. Hobbs, III Horton H. Olson, Rickard A. Winkler, Elizabeth G.
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(2017)  | 9783319537177 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 275pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This book reveals the science and beauty of Mammoth Cave, the world's longest cave, which has played an important role in the natural sciences. It offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment of the cave, combining insights from leading experts in fields ranging from archeology and cultural...

Gis and environmental monitoring : applications in the marine, atmospheric and geomagnetic fields.

Kolios, Stavros. Stylios, Chrysostomos. Vorobev, Andrei V. Vorobeva, Gulnara R.
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(2017)  | 9783319530840 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 174pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book constitutes a notable contribution to investigate and present the capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their applicability and usefulness in environmental-related applications and sciences. The focus is on the design, creation, development and operation of integrated Web-based...

Greening cities : forms and functions.

Jim, Chi-Yung. Tan, Puay Yok.
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(2017)  | 9789811041112 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 372pp
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Introduction.- Urban greenery and urban ecosystems - greening of cities through an ecological lens.- Evolving paradigms in the history of greening cities.- Urban greenery as multi-functional green infrastructure.- High-rise greening - greening the city through its buildings.- Blue-green infrastructure...

Quantitative Methods in Tourism: A Handbook

Klobas, Jane. Baggio, Rodolfo.
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(2017)  | 9781845416195 | Channel View Publications | hbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 15/7/2017
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In this revised second edition, Baggio and Klobas build upon the work of theirprevious volume, offering a presentation of quantitative research methods fortourism researchers. This accessible and rigorous guide goes beyond theapproaches usually covered in introductory textbooks on quantitative methods...

Quantitative Methods in Tourism: A Handbook

Klobas, Jane. Baggio, Rodolfo.
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(2017)  | 9781845416188 | Channel View Publications | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 15/7/2017
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In this revised second edition, Baggio and Klobas build upon the work of theirprevious volume, offering a presentation of quantitative research methods fortourism researchers. This accessible and rigorous guide goes beyond theapproaches usually covered in introductory textbooks on quantitative methods...

Modernization and political actions in the brazilian amazon : the city of baracena, par√°.

Nahum, Jo√£o Santos.
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(2017)  | 9783319580296 | Springer | pbk. | book | ix, 78pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This book offers an analysis of the territory of Barcarena, in the Brazilian Amazon. The author studies the land use and the implemented modernization policies that made it one of the richest cities of the state. The political system uses this territory as a resource to provide for the needs of a small...

Spatial data handling in big data era : select papers from the 17th igu spatial data handling symposium 2016.

Harvey, Francis. Su, Fenzhen. Xu, Jun. Zhou, Chenghu.
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(2017)  | 9789811044236 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 237pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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This proceedings volume introduces recent work on the storage, retrieval and visualization of spatial Big Data, data-intensive geospatial computing and related data quality issues. Further, it addresses traditional topics such as multi-scale spatial data representations, knowledge discovery, space-time...

Encyclopedia of gis.

Shekhar, Shashi. Xiong, Hui. Zhou, Xun.
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(2017)  | 9783319178844 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | liv, 2507pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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Basic Concepts.- Basic Storage and Retrieval Structure.- Cartography and Visualization.- Commercial GIS.- Commercial Spatial Databases.- Critical Evaluation of Standard Proposals.- Data Exchange and Interoperability.- Digital Road Map.- Emergency Evacuations.- Evacuation Planning and Operations.- GeoSensor...

Citizen empowered mapping.

Jokar, Arsanjani Jamal. Leitner, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9783319516288 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 300pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book promotes the exploitation of novel and emerging approaches for mapping environmental and urban informatics empowered by citizens. Chapters are grouped in three sections representing the main subjects. The first section describes data acquisition and modeling. The second section focuses...

E-democracy for smart cities.

Vinod, Kumar T. M.
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(2017)  | 9789811040344 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiv, 551pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This book highlights the rightful role of citizens as per the constitution of the country for participation in Governance of a smart city using electronic means such as high speed fiber optic networks, the internet, and mobile computing as well as Internet of Things that have the ability to transform...

Milton santos: a pioneer in critical geography from the global south.

Melgaço, Lucas. Prouse, Carolyn.
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(2017)  | 9783319538259 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 165pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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Milton Santos and the Centrality of the Periphery.- Technical-scientific-informational Milieu, Networks and Territories.- How can Santos's Theory and Concepts Help us to Better Understand Third World Dynamics and Problems?- Psychosphere and Technosphere: Complex Relations in the Hospital Realm.- The...

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Travel, Tourism and the Moving Image

Beeton, Sue.
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(2015)  | 9781845415280 | Channel View Publications | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 18/8/2017
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This book explores the relationship between tourism and the moving image, fromthe early era of silent moving pictures through to cinema as mass entertainment.It examines how our active and emotional engagement with moving images providesmeaning and connection to a place that can affect our decision-making...

 

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