The Power Of Place: Geography, Destiny, And Globalization\'s Rough Landscape

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The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape

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.

Specifications of The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape

GENERAL
AuthorHarm de Blij
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100195367707
ISBN-139780195367706
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages280
Publication Date2008-07-21
DIMENSIONS
Height6.1 inch.
Length9.3 inch.
Width0.7 inch.
Weight1.3 pounds.

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