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

Author: Harm J De Blij
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Harm de Blij contends in this book that geography continues to hold us all in an unrelenting grip and that we are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harm J De Blij
ISBN: 9780199754328 0199754322 9780195367706 0195367707
OCLC Number: 777162078
Notes: Índices
Description: XIV, 280 p. il., mapas
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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