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Geografie di oggi : Metodi e strategie tra ricerca e didattica (2015)
Milano : FrancoAngeli
Notes: Questo volume è l’esito del confronto e delle riflessioni sviluppate durante il II Workshop “AIIG Giovani” organizzato a Roma nell’aprile del 2013. Nasce da un desiderio, quello di presentare l’importanza della combinazione tra metodi d’indagine tradizionali e nuovi per costruire sapere geografico, e da una passione, sostenuta dall’intreccio di relazioni umane che si evolvono nel tempo. Per chiarire quale possa essere il contributo della geografia alla comprensione del mondo contemporaneo, sempre più complesso, gli autori presentano le principali metodologie geografiche in quattro sezioni: “Territori della tecnologia”, “Identità, spazi, luoghi”, “Nodi della rete” e “Approcci sperimentali nella scuola che cambia”. Emerge dal lavoro un quadro multifocale che rispecchia la poliedricità e la trasversalità della geografia contemporanea, ancorato al comune bisogno di sviluppare strumenti interpretativi e d’azione. Ci si muove nell’ambito di una geografia critica e della complessità in grado di fornire ai cittadini globali differenti strumenti di interpretazione e comprensione del mondo, nuove metafore a partire dalle quali costruire e sperimentare forme alternative di cittadinanza consapevole ed attiva. Qui la geografia ritrova lo slancio di una disciplina fertile capace non solo di descrivere la Terra, ma anche di immaginare e creare nuovi mondi possibili. L’approdo naturale di questo percorso è la realtà scolastica dove è possibile sperimentare nuove forme di sapere e azione per rispondere alla sfida educativa contemporanea.
Pages: 282 S.
ISBN: 9788891724434
Digitale Datenbanken : Eine Medientheorie im Zeitalter von Big Data (2015)
Bielefeld : transcript Verlag
Keywords: Media ; Computer ; Database ; Search Engine ; Big Data ; Internet ; Digital Media ; Media Theory ; Media History ; Media Studies ; Medien ; Computer ; Datenbank ; Suchmaschine ; Big Data ; Internet ; Digitale Medien ; Medientheorie ; Mediengeschichte ; Medienwissenschaft
Notes: We have long moved on from a mere information age to the era of big data. Here, databases represent both the enormous potential for gaining knowledge of data collection and the alarming information excesses of digital culture. Furthermore, the term refers to concrete technologies and processes of gathering and accessing digital information. Media theory has to locate databases in between these very different conceptions. Marcus Burkhardt retraces the history of databases and asks how technical procedures of processing digital information determine what can be found how in databases and what knowledge can be gained through them. | Wir leben längst nicht mehr nur im Informationszeitalter, sondern in der Ära von Big Data. In dieser steht die Datenbank gleichzeitig für die riesigen Erkenntnispotenziale von Informationssammlungen wie für die bedrohlichen Informationsexzesse der digitalen Medienkultur. Zudem bezeichnet der Begriff konkrete Technologien und Verfahren der Sammlung und Bereitstellung von digitalen Informationen. Zwischen diesen sehr unterschiedlichen Auffassungen gilt es, Datenbanken medientheoretisch zu verorten. Marcus Burkhardt zeichnet die Geschichte der Datenbanken nach und fragt, wie technische Verfahren der Verwaltung digitaler Informationen bedingen, was auf welche Weise in Datenbanken gefunden und durch sie gewusst werden kann.
Pages: 388 S.
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3028-2
Geochemistry and Geophysics of Active Volcanic Lakes (2015)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: This volume brings together scientific papers on volcanic lakes, which include studies of their structure, applications to volcano surveillance, as well as a number of innovative methods of sampling and data acquisition. This collection of papers will become a benchmark for researchers dealing with volcanic lakes and wet volcanoes.
Edition: online first
Notes: The analysis of high quality 3D seismic datasets of faulted volumes and detailed outcrop studies, combined with complementary geomechanical modelling, has provided much improved constraints on both the nature and growth of faults and associated fault zones in the past two decades. The volume presents the latest research on this topic.
Edition: online first
Geology and Geomorphology of Alluvial and Fluvial Fans: Terrestrial and Planetary Perspectives (2016)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: The volume presents case studies discussing the geology and geomorphology of alluvial fans and fluvial fans from both active systems and ancient ones preserved in the rock record. There are examples from Earth and on other planetary bodies of the Solar System, over a broad range of climatic and tectonic settings.
Edition: online first
Arthur Smith Woodward: His Life and Influence on Modern Vertebrate Palaeontology (2016)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: Arthur Smith Woodward was the Natural History Museum's longest-serving Keeper of Geology and the world's leading expert on fossil fish. He was also an unwitting victim of the Piltdown fraud, which overshadowed his important scientific contributions. The aim of this book is to honour Smith Woodward's contributions to vertebrate palaeontology, discuss their relevance today and provide insights into the factors that made him such an eminent scientist. The last few years have seen a resurgence in fossil vertebrate (particularly fish) palaeontology, including new techniques for the ‘virtual’ study of fossils (synchrotron and micro CT-scanning) and new research foci, such as ‘Evo-Devo’ – combining fossils with the development of living animals. This new research is built on a strong foundation, like that provided by Smith Woodward's work. This collection of papers, authored by some of the leading experts in their fields, covers the many facets of Smith Woodward's life, legacy and career. It will be a benchmark for studies on one of the leading vertebrate palaeontologists of his generation.
Pages: 362 S.
ISBN: 978-1-86239-741-5
The Value of Outcrop Studies in Reducing Subsurface Uncertainty and Risk in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production (2015)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: This volume reviews and reappraises the value and impact of outcrop-based fieldwork in hydrocarbon exploration, appraisal, development and production. There has been a resurgence in the use and need for outcrop-based research as analogues and benchmarks for subsurface overburden and reservoir studies, and digital technologies combined with traditional methods are revolutionizing this area of field-studies.
Edition: online first
Mesozoic Biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic Territories (2015)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: The Mesozoic is arguably the most spectacular interval of biotic evolution. However, global biodiversity from this time interval is incompletely documented. Scandinavia and its Arctic territories represent a hitherto enigmatic geographical region that has recently yielded many globally significant discoveries and offered new insights into Mesozoic high-latitude ecosystems and environments.
Edition: online first
Transform Margins: Development, Controls and Petroleum Systems (2015)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: The volume reviews current knowledge of transform margins and addresses fundamental questions for future research. Furthermore, the articles look at principal factors that influence the dynamics, kinematics and thermal regimes of continental break-up at transform margins and cover geophysics (bathymetry, seismic, gravity and magnetic studies), structural geology, sedimentology, geochemistry, plate reconstruction and thermo-mechanical numerical modelling.
Edition: online first
Appreciating Physical Landscapes: Three Hundred Years of Geotourism (2016)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: Geotourism, as a form of sustainable geoheritage tourism, was defined and developed, from the early 1990s, to contextualize modern approaches to geoconservation and physical landscape management. However, its roots lie in the late seventeenth century and the emergence of the Grand Tour and its domestic equivalents in the eighteenth century. Its participants and numerous later travellers and tourists, including geologists and artists, purposefully explored wild landscapes as ‘geotourists’. The written and visual records of their observations underpin the majority of papers within this volume; these papers explore some significant geo-historical themes, organizations, individuals and locations across three centuries, opening with seventeenth century elite travellers and closing with modern landscape tourists. Other papers examine the resources available to those geotourists and explore the geotourism paradigm. The volume will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, historians of science, tourism specialists and general readers with an interest in landscape history.
Pages: VII, 248 S.
ISBN: 978-1-86239-724-8
Unterwegs – Mobiles Leben in der Erdgas- und Erdölindustrie in Russlands Arktis (2016)
Wien, Köln, Weimar : Böhlau
Keywords: Crude oil ; natural gas ; Russia ; Siberia ; Arctic ; long-distance commuting (LDC) ; fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) ; mobility ; normality ; multi-locality ; Erdöl ; Erdgas ; Russland ; Sibirien ; Arktis ; Fernpendleln ; Mobilität ; Normalität ; Multilokalität
Notes: Nahezu unbekannt sind der Öffentlichkeit die Lebensweisen jener ArbeiterInnen, die das „schwarze und blaue Gold“ für den Export nach Europa fördern. Sie sind fahrende und fliegende Menschen, die zyklisch für Wochen oder Monate in den Fördergebieten leben und arbeiten, um wieder für eine Weile zu ihren Familien heimzukehren. Das Buch führt kurzweilig von der Wolgaregion in das subarktische Sibirien. Die Autorin begleitet fernpendelnde Menschen über Tausende von Kilometern. Sie erzählt vom Leben in der sogenannten „Russischen Erdgashauptstadt“ Novy Urengoy, das sich zwischen Erinnerungen an die Sowjetunion und staatsnahen sowie neoliberalen Wirtschaftspraktiken abspielt. Diese faszinierende Ethnographie gibt einen kritischen Einblick in die russische Petroleumindustrie.
Pages: 206 S.
ISBN: 978-3-205-79694-7
Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development (2015)
London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic
Keywords: Nachhaltigkeit ; sustainable development
Notes: Continuation along current development pathways is not sustainable. Available technology and production practices and the consumption patterns of modern societies are leading to global warming and ecological destruction. Business as usual is not an option. There is an urgent need to find a new development paradigm that ensures environmental sustainability while managing to provide, now and in the future, a decent livelihood for all of humankind. In Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, experts in the area provide a variety of insights about the technical transformation needed for sustainable development. It spells out the behavioural and policy changes that would need to accompany the next technological transformation, taking into account the complexity of inducing technological change in the energy and agricultural sectors. The assessment suggests that this will require major, but doable improvements in national innovation systems and major, but affordable shifts in investment patterns and related macroeconomic adjustments.
Pages: XIV, 215 S.
ISBN: 978-1-4725-8075-7
Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics (2015)
London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic
Notes: Having emerged from the end of the Cold War as a unified country, Germany has quickly become the second largest exporter in the world. Its economic might has made it the center of the Eurozone and the pivotal power of Europe. Like other geo-economic powers, Germany's foreign policy is characterized by a definition of the national interest in economic terms and the elevation of economic interests over non-economic values such as human rights or democracy promotion. This strategic paradigm is evident in German's relationship with China, the Gulf States and Europe, but it is most important in regard to its evolving policies towards Russia. In this book, Stephen F. Szabo provides a description and analysis of German policy towards Russia, revealing how unified Germany is finding its global role in which its interests do not always coincide with the United States or its European partners. He explores the role of German business and finance in the shaping of foreign policy and investigates how Germany's Russia policy effects its broader foreign policy in the region and at how it is perceived by key outside players such as the United States, Poland and the EU. With reference to public, opinion, the media and think tanks Szabo reveals how Germans perceive Russians, and he uncovers the ways in which its dealings with Russia affect Germany in terms of the importing of corruption and crime. Drawing on interviews with key opinion-shapers, business and financial players and policy makers and on a wide variety of public opinion surveys, media reports and archival sources, his will be a key resource for all those wishing to understand the new geo-economic balance of Europe.
Pages: X, 187 S.
ISBN: 978-1-4725-9632-1