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

Author: Harm De Blij
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In recent years a spate of books and articles have argued that the world today is so mobile, so interconnected, and so integrated that it is, in one prominent assessment, flat. But as Harm de Blij contends in The Power of Place, geography continues to hold billions of people in an unrelenting grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively. From  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harm De Blij
ISBN: 9780199754328 0199754322 0195367707 9780195367706
OCLC Number: 988481314
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2009.
Description: xiv, 280 pages : color illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 24 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.

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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...

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