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Affective Geographies of Transformation, Exploration and Adventure: Rethinking Frontiers, edited by Hayley Saul and Emma Waterton
Combining critical reflections from scholars around the globe as well as experiential records from some of the world’s most tenacious explorers, this volume interrogates the concept of the ‘frontier’ as a realm of transformation, exploration and adventure. We discover the affective power of social, physical, spiritual and political frontiers in shaping humanity’s abilities to change and become. We collectively unpack the enduring conceptualisation of the frontier as a site of nation-state identity formation, violent colonisation, masculine prowess, and the triumph of progress. In its place, this volume charts a more complex and subtle emotional geography amidst an array of frontiers: the expanding human psyche that is induced under free-diving narcosis, tales of survival on one of the most technically difficult mountains in the world ‘The Ogre’, solitude in the Sahara, near-death experiences in Tibetan Buddhism, the aftermath of a volcanic eruption in Bali, the Spanish Imaginary, snatched moments of sexual curiosity, and many more.
Brazilian Beach Systems, edited by Andrew Damien Short and Antonio Henrique da F Klein
This book is about the more than 4,000 beach systems that form most of the
9000 km long Brazilian coast. It focuses on the beaches of each of the seventeen coastal states and three oceanic islands, their nature, morphodynamics and status. It is the first book ever written about the beach systems of Brazil, and actually the very first about the beaches of an entire country. The Brazilian coast and its beaches extends from the great Amazon River mouth south to one of the world¹s longest beach in Rio Grande do Sul. It contains every beach type from wave to tide-dominated which range in size from small embayed beaches to long barrier beaches.
The book is written by leading Brazilian academics and researchers and aimed at the university level market, as well as coastal scientists, engineers and managers. It is illustrated with more than 400 original figures and serves as a benchmark text on the Brazilian coast.
For more information: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319303925
Data Cities: How Satellites are Transforming Architecture and Design by Davina Jackson
How we live and understand architecture is being transformed by rocket science and supra-human sensing and scanning systems. This book is the world’s first comprehensive survey of how satellite-networked technologies – such as drones, robots, 3D printers, augmented and virtual reality, building and city simulations, novel materials and structural systems, and machine analysis of geodata – are being used to create not merely static buildings, but places that pulse.
Data Cities highlights exceptional projects created by leading international architects, scientists, artists, engineers, geographers, urban planners, gamers, gardeners, filmmakers and musicians, who are reimaging life on our planet – and elsewhere. Chapters clarify milestones in overlapping arenas of science, technology and design, latest advances in machines, materials and modelling, new eco-responsive and structural solutions, urban light art and games, the new fields of data mapping and space architecture, and ambitious visions to clean air, reform shipping and air transport, live underwater or on other planets, and breed insects as food.
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Our Dynamic Planet, by Stephen Codrington
“Our Dynamic Planet” is a profusely illustrated book that clearly explains patterns and processes in a range of key physical and human geography areas. In its 28 chapters and 824 pages, the book covers drainage basin hydrology and geomorphology, flooding and flood mitigation, water scarcity and water quality, water management futures, ocean-atmosphere interactions, interactions between oceans and coastal places, managing coastal margins, ocean management futures, characteristics of extreme environments, physical processes and landscapes, managing extreme environments, extreme environment futures, geophysical systems, geophysical hazard risks, hazard risk and vulnerability, future resilience and adaptation, changing leisure patterns, tourism and sport at the local, national and international scales, managing tourism and sport for the future, measuring food and health, food systems and the spread of diseases, stakeholders in food and health, future health, food security and sustainability, the variety of urban environments, changing urban systems, urban environmental and social stresses, and building sustainable urban systems for the future.
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Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: in memory of Graeme Hugo, edited by Natascha Klocker and Olivia Dun
The chapters in this book reflect on the work of seminal Australian geographer, the late Professor Graeme Hugo. Graeme Hugo was widely respected because of his impressive contributions to scholarship and policy in the fields of migration, population and development, which spanned several decades. This collection of works contains contributions from authors whose own research has been influenced by Hugo and includes numerous authors who worked closely with Hugo throughout his career. The collection provides an opportunity to reflect on Hugo's legacy, and also to foreground contemporary scholarship in his key areas of research focus. The chapters are organised into two thematic threads. Part 1 contains works relating to 'Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia', while Part 2 focuses on 'Labour and Environmental Migration in the Asia-Pacific'. Together, these two thematic threads provide broad coverage of Graeme Hugo's key areas of research focus. The chapters also serve as a reminder of Hugo's steadfast concern with producing careful scholarship for the public good, and seek to prompt continued work in this vein. The chapters were originally published in special issues in Australian Geographer.