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The power of place : geography, destiny, and globalization's rough landscape

Author: Harm J De Blij
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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In recent years a spate of books have argued that the world is so mobile, interconnected, and integrated that it is, essentially, flat. But as de Blij contends, geography continues to hold billions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
De Blij, Harm J.
Power of place.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2007052451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harm J De Blij
ISBN: 0199710058 9780199710058
OCLC Number: 297818755
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents: Globals, locals, and mobals --
The imperial legacy of language --
The fateful geography of religion --
The rough topography of human health --
Geography of jeopardy --
Places open and shut --
Same space, divergent destinies --
Power and the city --
Promise and peril in the provinces --
Lowering the barriers.
Responsibility: Harm de Blij.
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