skip to content
The power of place : geography, destiny, and globalization's rough landscape Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Harm J De Blij
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The world is not as mobile or as interconnected as we like to think. As Harm de Blij argues in The Power of Place, in crucial ways--from the uneven distribution of natural resources to the unequal availability of opportunity--geography continues to hold billions of people in its grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively. From our "mother  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harm J De Blij
ISBN: 0199754322 9780199754328
OCLC Number: 718318697
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 280 pages : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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.

Abstract:

Books such as The Earth is Flat have argued enthusiastically that globalization brings opportunities to the world's poorest peoples. Not so, contends Harm de Blij. Accidents of geography continue to  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Should be set upon the desks of every legislator, policy wonk and concerned citizen."

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

User lists with this item (2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/718318697> # The power of place : geography, destiny, and globalization's rough landscape
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "718318697" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803256455#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/963107> ; # Human geography
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/943532> ; # Globalization
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/304.2/e22/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/66527758> ; # Harm J. De Blij
   schema:datePublished "2010" ;
   schema:description "The world is not as mobile or as interconnected as we like to think. As Harm de Blij argues in The Power of Place, in crucial ways--from the uneven distribution of natural resources to the unequal availability of opportunity--geography continues to hold billions of people in its grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively. From our "mother tongue" to our father's faith, from medical risks to natural hazards, where we start our journey has much to do with our destiny. Hundreds of millions of farmers in the river basins of Asia and Africa, and tens of millions of shepherds in isolated mountain valleys from the Andes to Kashmir, all live their lives much as their distant ancestors did, remote from the forces of globalization. Incorporating a series of persuasive maps, De Blij describes the tremendously varied environments across the planet and shows how migrations between them are comparatively rare. De Blij also looks at the ways we are redefining place so as to make its power even more potent than it has been, with troubling implications."@en ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/803256455> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The power of place : geography, destiny, and globalization's rough landscape"@en ;
   schema:productID "718318697" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/718318697#PublicationEvent/oxford_new_york_oxford_university_press_2010> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803256455#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199754328> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/718318697> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/803256455#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/943532> # Globalization
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Globalization"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/963107> # Human geography
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Human geography"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66527758> # Harm J. De Blij
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "De Blij" ;
   schema:givenName "Harm J." ;
   schema:name "Harm J. De Blij" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199754328>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0199754322" ;
   schema:isbn "9780199754328" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.