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  • Coming from humble origins, Orlando Ribeiro was trained in history and geography at the University of Lisbon. He was greatly influenced by the work of French geographers and spent time at the Sorbonne in the late 1930s. He taught at the universities
  • of Coimbra and Lisbon, where he established a distinctively Portuguese geographer. He was an academic all-rounder, with particular research emphasis on colonial and tropical topics, and the geography of Portugal. He played an important role
  • in the organization of the first post-war International Geographical Congress held at Lisbon in 1949, and was appointed vice-president of the International Geographical Union in 1952. He travelled widely in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, and was founding
  • The A. discusses about his own interests and research agenda. He began working on policy issues within the social scientific mode, and he believes now that policy debates should be analysed for their ideological content. He reflects upon a project
  • The A. examines the several theories that seek to explain the generality of non-renewable resource availability. He constrains the time-frame of the discussion (the issues that have been debated by members of our profession and by others in closely
  • allied fields) and he examines the evidence on resource availabilities over the next 50 years. A geographical constraint is then introduced and consideration is given to the new-renewable resource prospects of Western Europe during the next half century
  • . He concludes on a note of qualified optimism.
  • Approvisionnement en eau ; Changjiang ; Chine ; Chine, Nord ; Dérivation de l'eau ; Eau ; Géographie de l'Asie ; Huang He ; Hydrologie ; Luan He ; Métropole ; Ressource en eau ; Tianjin
  • Le Nord de la Chine et en particulier la métropole de Tianjin n'a pas de ressources en eau suffisantes. Pour pallier cette situation, a déjà eu lieu un transfert des eaux du Huang He (Yellow riv.)| sont projetées des dérivations du Luan He et plus
  • Christopher Columbus and the New World he found
  • Taylor built at Toronto an international reputation. He wrote on large, important topics : environment and nation, world peace and future world population. He explored new areas in geography.
  • Morphogenetic problems of the upper Huang He drainage basin
  • Cenozoic ; China ; Drainage ; Geomorphology ; Huang He ; Inherited features ; Meander ; Neotectonics ; Planation ; Watershed
  • The combination of meanders, deep gorges, and transverse cuttings is considered as the main geomorphic feature of the upper Huang He. The belonging landforms reveal remnants of former landsurfaces which appear as plateau flats, summit levels
  • of the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Tibetan Plateau. The upper Huang He drainage pattern is explained by an antecedent development of separate valley units.
  • teaching, he was professor at the University of Nancy and later at the Sorbonne, where he concentrated on oceanography and hydrology, with a rapidly developing interest in coral reef morphology. In 1970 he left Paris for a professorial chair at Brest, where
  • he built up an influential research unit focusing on marine geography. Scientific expeditions took him to coastal and marine locations across the globe. Despite emphasizing physical geography in research, he believed in the unity of the discipline
  • Garibaldi was characterized by a strong geographical spirit. He was a curious and careful observer. He enriched his novels with descriptions of the natural heritage of the places he visited, adding notes on geology, geographical names, anthropology
  • . He thus showed genuine interest and tolerance for the different environments and ethnic groups he met on the Earth. The strong will to improve the environmental conditions and the quality of life of Italy that was then becoming a unified country, even
  • Floodplain sediments on the divide between Huang He and Chang Jiang, Gansu province, NW China
  • Results and discussion of a stratigraphic survey made of a 21-m-profile of floodplain sediments on the watershed between the Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) and Huang He (Yellow River) at 2500 m asl.: distribution of the floodplain deposits
  • of place and culture. He notes that the people, in what he calls neolocalism, are seeking regional lore and local attachment and that anthropologists, environmental historians, and other academics are quick to study and give voice to unique regional
  • cultures. He discussed various American geographers with regional expertise. - (SLD)
  • The A. discusses the application of landscape ecological principles to a specific and pressing issue: nature reserve design and functioning. He reviews 5 landscape ecological themes with relevance to reserve design and management. He studies
  • : the role that landscape ecological theories may have in integrating existing principles from applied biogeography and population biology; the unique insights provided by a landscape ecological approach. Finally, he argues that biogeographers need to be more
  • R. Brenner is one of the most widely known of Euro-Marxist historians. He asserts that the struggles and changes which take place in the center of the system (the European world) are the true determinants of world historical changes. The A. thinks
  • that Brenner makes errors because he does not pay attention to class struggle outside of northern Europe and because he does not notice that was happening in the non-European world after 1492 was class-based commodity production.
  • The author discusses three topics in relation to the historical approach. First, in order to deal with the concentration of industries and the formation and the development of central cities, he began with the review of theoretical framework
  • of the historical method. Secondly, he examined the traditional concepts of the locational unit, and he proved evaluations of them. Finally, the orientation of the locational, unit is analyzed in accordance with Weber's method, namely, transport orientation, labor
  • The A. explores the semiotic and political operation of commemorative street names. He sheds light on the procedures of the naming and the renaming of streets. He elaborates on how street names, in addition to their role in the spatial organization
  • and semiotic construction of the city, are also participants in the cultural production of shared past. He uncovers commemorative street names as a powerful mechanism for the legitimation of the sociopolitical order.
  • Hugh Clapperton came into the field of geographical work after a career in the British navy. He participated in a government-sponsored mission of scientific and geographical enquiry from Tripoli to explore the interior of northern Africa beyond
  • the Sahara and to attempt to trace the course of the river Niger. In 1825, he was appointed to lead a diplomatic and commercial mission to the capitals of the central Sudan by way of the Guinea coast. He died in Sokoto but his reports proved useful to later
  • The A. first went to Berkeley as a post-doctoral research fellow in 1955. He reflects on the ethos of the Berkeley School, the vision of its principal architect, and the influence of both on his own work over 40 years. He proposes to expand
  • on Sauer's most controversial work, with comments on animal domestication in the Neotropics and West Africa. He also proposes to discuss and illustrate a major source of geographical information, language, which Sauer never used systematically.
  • Author begins by establishing the parameters of mountain and hillside environments : slope angle and altitude. Then he criticizes First and Second world treatment of hillside farmers. He discusses case studies from China, the Central Andes
  • , the Indian Himalaya, the Nepali Himalaya, and the northern Thailand hills. He calls for greater understanding and awareness on the part of those who try to assist poverty-driven but resourceful hillside farmers. - (SLD)
  • For four decades David Preston has written about the transformations in Andean America, particularly agrarian and rural change. In the 1980s he was a Senior Research Fellow at Australian National University and studied household livelihoods
  • and agriculture in Southeastern Asia. He is now a Senior Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Leeds, where he has taugh for 35 years. - (SLD)
  • Shotoshi ni okeru ogataton ritchi no chiiki shogyo he no eikyo-Kouri shogyo kino to chushin shotengai he no eikyo o chichin ni (Influence de l'implantation de grandes surfaces dans les petites villes sur le commerce de détail local. L'influence sur