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Cities for people [Monograph]
Gehl, J. \ cop. 2010
urban planning - urban development - urban ecology - open spaces - urban society - transport - sustainable development - walking

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this book, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people. Taking into account changing demographics and changing lifestyles, Gehl emphasizes four human issues that he sees as essential to successful city planning. He explains how to develop cities that are Lively, Safe, Sustainable, and Healthy. Focusing on these issues leads Gehl to think of even the largest city on a very small scale. For Gehl, the urban landscape must be considered through the five human senses and experienced at the speed of walking rather than at the speed of riding in a car or bus or train. This small-scale view, he argues, is too frequently neglected in contemporary projects. In a final chapter, Gehl makes a plea for city planning on a human scale in the fast- growing cities of developing countries. A “Toolbox,” presenting key principles, overviews of methods, and keyword lists, concludes the book. The book is extensively illustrated with over 700 photos and drawings of examples from Gehl’s work around the globe.


Used in course: GEO-33306 Space, Place and Society
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Discovering statistics Using IBM SPSS statistics [Monograph] - 4th edCompanion website
Field, A. \ 2013
statistics - statistical analysis - data processing - computer software - programming - linear models - data analysis - textbooks

The fourth edition continues, with its unique blend of humour and collection of bizarre examples, to bring statistics – from first principles to advanced concepts – well and truly to life using IBM SPSS Statistics®. Key features: • New MobileStudy. Scan any QR code within the book, or even the one below, to view material from the book on your smartphone or tablet, so you can study wherever and whenever you like! • Now fully up-to-date with IBM SPSS Statistics® version 21. • New characters. Statistical cult leader Oditi provides you with access to online video tutorials while Confusius helps you to make better sense of statistical terms. • New chapter on Mediation and Moderation. • An improved structure with contents better organized to take you from beginning to more advanced statistical principles. • The enhanced companion website offers additional material including videos, flashcards, interactive quizzes and much more. • If using this book with WebAssign® you will be able to practise numerical and multiple-choice questions again and again online. It will also provide you with instant feedback and links to the accompanying digital version of the book to help cement your knowledge of each topic.


Used in course: MAT-22306 Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics; YSS-20306 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Techniques (in the Social Sciences); HNE-37306 Applied Data Analysis (in Human Nutrition and Health Research); GEO-11301 Statistics for Leisure, Tourism and Environment; YRM-21806 Data Analysis for Health and Society
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Discovering statistics using SPSS (and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll) [Monograph] - 3rd [fully upd.] ed
Field, A. \ cop. 2009
statistics - statistical analysis - data processing - computer software - methodology - programming - sampling - distribution - linear models - data analysis

In this edition an important new introductory material on statistics is introduced that the student will need and was missing at least in the first edition. This book is a textbook in statistics and a manual on SPSS. It is a balanced composite of both topics, using SPSS to illustrate important statistical material and, through graphics, to make visible important approaches to data analysis. Fully revised and restructured, this new edition is even more accessible as it now takes students through from introductory to advanced level concepts, all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SPSS Statistics. While still providing a very comprehensive collection of statistical methods, tests and procedures, and packed with examples and self-assessment tests to reinforce knowledge, the new edition now also offers: a more gentle introduction to basic-level concepts and methods for beginners; new textbook features to make the book more user-friendly for those learning about more advanced concepts, encouraging 'critical thinking'; a brand new, full-colour design, making it easy for students to navigate between topics, and to understand how to use the latest version of SPSS Statistics; both 'real world' (the bizarre and the wonderful) and invented examples that illustrate the concepts and make the techniques come alive for students; an additional chapter on multilevel modelling for advanced-level students; and, reinforced binding to make the book easier to handle at a computer workstation. The book also includes access to a brand new and improved companion Website, bursting with features including: animated 'SPSS walk-through' videos clearly demonstrating how to use the latest SPSS Statistics modules; self-marking multiple choice questions; data sets for psychology, business and management and health sciences; a flash-card glossary for testing knowledge of key concepts; and, access to support material from SAGE study skills books. Statistics lecturers are also provided with a whole range of resources and teaching aids, including: the test bank; over 300 multiple-choice questions ready to upload to WebCT, Blackboard or other virtual learning environments; charts and diagrams in electronic format for inclusion in lecture slides; and, PowerPoint slides written by the author to accompany chapters of the text.


Used in course: MAT-22306 Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics; YSS-20306 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Techniques (in the Social Sciences); YSS-21803 Quantitative Research Techniques (in the Social Sciences); HNE-37306 Applied Data Analysis (in Human Nutrition and Health Research); GEO-11301 Statistics for Leisure, Tourism and Environment; XTO-22306 Research Methods 2
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Doing sensory ethnography [Monograph]
Pink, S. \ 2009
ethnography - social anthropology - senses - perception - vision - hearing - research - methodology - textbooks

In this important and groundbreaking book, Sarah Pink suggests re-thinking the ethnographic process through reflexive attention to what she terms the 'sensoriality' of the experience, practice, and knowledge of both researchers and those who participate in their research. The book provides an accessible analysis of the theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects of doing sensory ethnography, drawing on examples and case studies from the growing literature on sensory ethnographic studies and from the author's own work.


Used in course: GEO-30806 Research Methodologies in Leisure, Tourism, and Environment
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Environment and tourism [Monograph] - Third revised edition.
Holden, Andrew \ 2016
Tourism - Tourism Environmental aspects - Tourism Social aspects

Used in course: GEO-10806 Introduction Leisure, Tourism and Environment
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Essentials of tourism [Monograph] - Second edition.
Cooper, Chris \ 2016
Tourism

Used in course: GEO-11806 Tourism: Principles & Practice
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I love of; het vijfde land : over de liefde van mensen voor plekken en de mogelijkheid hieraan recht te doen in de ruimtelijke planvorming : een theoretische verkenning [Student report]
Duineveld, M. \ 2001
residential areas - settlement - relationships - psychology - planning - theory

Used in course: GEO-10306 Human Geography
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Landscape [Monograph]
Wylie, J. \ 2007
landscape - social geography - theory - cultural landscape

Landscape is a stimulating introduction to and contemporary understanding of one of the most important concepts within human geography. A series of different influential readings of landscape are debated and explored, and, for the first time, distinctive traditions of landscape writing are brought together and examined as a whole, in a forward-looking critical review of work by cultural geographers and others within the last twenty to thirty years. This book clearly and concisely explores ‘landscape’ theories and writings, allowing students of geography, environmental studies and cultural studies to fully comprehend this vast and complex topic. Contents: 1. Introduction 1.1 Tensions 1.2 Aims and Structures of Landscape 1.3 Conclusion: Looking Forward 2. Landscaping Traditions 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Carl Sauer and Cultural Landscape 2.3 W.G. Hoskins: Landscape, Nostalgia and Melancholy 2.4 J.B. Jackson and 'Vernacular' Landscape 2.5 Conclusion 3. Ways of Seeing 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Landscape and Linear Perspective: Art, Geometry, Optics 3.3 Cultural Marxism, Art History and Landscape 3.4 Cultural Marxism and Cultural Geography: Landscape as 'Veil' 3.5 Landscape as Text: Semiotics and the Construction of Cultural Meaning 3.6 Feminism and Psychoanalysis: Landscape as Gaze 3.7 Discussion and Summary 4. Cultures of Landscape 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Material Anxieties 4.3 Landscape, Production and Labour 4.4 Cultures of Landscape: The Self, Power and Discourse 4.5 Landscape, Travel and Imperialism 4.6 Conclusion 5. Landscape Phenomenology 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Introducing Phenomenology: From Disembodied Gaze to Lived Body 5.3 Landscape and Dwelling 5.4 'Landscaping': Phenomenology, Non-representational Theory and Performance 5.5 Critiques of Landscape Phenomenology 5.6 Conclusion 6. Prospects for Landscape 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Memory, Identity, Conflict and Justice 6.3 Landscape and Policy and Law 6.4 The Ends of Landscape?: Relationality, Vitalism and Topological 6.5 Landscape Writing: Biography, Movement, Presence and Affect 6.6 Conclusion: Creative Tensions


Used in course: GEO-10306 Human Geography
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Leisure in contemporary society [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Roberts, K. \ 2006
sociology of leisure - leisure - culture - recreation - consumption - consumers - gender relations - leisure behaviour - attitudes to leisure - Leisure Sociological aspects - Recreation Sociological aspects

In Western societies, leisure has been a major force in changing people's lives. The containment of working time and the rise in spending power have been long-term trends and are likely to continue over the next decades. While growth of leisure may not have eradicated differences by social class, gender or age, it has transformed how these differences are expressed, challenged or modified. In parallel, leisure studies has itself developed significantly as an academic discipline. This second edition is a complete rewrite of the first edition published in 1999. It is an introductory undergraduate text on leisure. It has a sociological perspective and discusses recent debates and research on topics such as post-modernity, consumer cultures and lifestyles.


Used in course: GEO-10806 Introduction Leisure, Tourism and Environment
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Place : a short introduction [Monograph]
Cresswell, T. \ 2004
social geography - perception - location

Used in course: GEO-10306 Human Geography
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Places and regions in global context : human geography [Monograph] - 4th edCompanion website
Knox, P.L. \ Marston, S.A. \ 2007
social geography - culture - geography - world

This book builds knowledge about places and regions as well as a deeper understanding of the interdependence of places and regions in a globalizing world. Fosters awareness of current issues from a geographic perspective, reflecting developing trends such as the globalization of industry; the upwelling of ethnic regionalisms on the heels of decolonization and new state formation, and the emerging trend toward transnational political and economic organizations. Covers key issues of human geography such as global security, trade in commodities, cultural dimensions of globalization, youth culture, economic aid and outsourcing, bio-terrorism, and more.


Used in course: GEO-10306 Human Geography; GEO-20406 Human Geography: Theory and Practice
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Public places - urban spaces : the dimensions of urban design [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Carmona, M. \ 2010
urban planning - open spaces - urban areas - urban development - urban society - space utilization - towns - sustainability - Architectural design - City planning - Urban landscape architecture

Public Places Urban Spaces is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for students on Urban Design courses in the UK. The second edition of this textbook has been updated with relevant case studies to show students how principles have been put into practice. Sustainability is the driving factor in urban regeneration and new urban development, and the new edition is focused on best sustainable design and practice.


Used in course: GEO-33306 Space, Place and Society
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Survey research and analysis: applications in parks, recreation and human dimensions [Monograph]Companion website
Vaske, J.J. \ cop. 2008
leisure research - market surveys - data collection - responses - regression analysis - descriptive statistics - outdoor recreation

Managers of parks, recreation areas, and other natural resource settings are tasked with making decisions that often require public acceptance. Data from surveys can inform these decisions by describing and predicting human thought and behavior. Survey Research and Analysis: Applications in Parks, Recreation, and Human Dimensions provides students and researchers with a blend of applied social science theory, survey research methodology, and statistical analyses necessary to conduct quality survey research. To facilitate the learning process, data sets will be downloadable from www.venturepublish.com.


Used in course: GEO-30806 Research Methodologies in Leisure, Tourism, and Environment
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These routes are made for walking : understanding the transactions between nature, recreational behaviour and environmental meanings in Dwingelderveld National Park, the Netherlands [PhD thesis]
Marwijk, R. van \ 2009
national parks - recreation - leisure behaviour - footpaths - perception - visitors - netherlands - landscape experience - nature management - drenthe

Er is aangetoond dat natuurgebieden bijdragen aan het fysieke en psychische welzijn van mensen. Echter, een te hoge recreatiedruk kan kwetsbare ecosystemen beschadigen en bovendien de beleving van bezoekers nadelig beïnvloeden. Zo is het groeiende aantal bezoekers aan bijvoorbeeld de Nederlandse nationale parken voor beheerders van deze gebieden een belangrijk aandachtspunt. Om natuurgebieden effectief te beheren, kunnen zoneringsplannen een nuttig hulpmiddel zijn. Zoneren is het aanbrengen van een ruimtelijke geleding waardoor gebiedsdelen ontstaan die elk bestemd worden voor verschillende activiteiten, ervaringen of bezoekintensiteiten. De ontwikkeling van zoneringsplannen is echter moeilijk als het inzicht ontbreekt in de precieze vraag naar verschillende recreatievormen, belevingen en huidige gebruiksniveaus. Met het voorgaande als uitgangspunt heeft de huidige studie tot doel om de relatie tussen de omgeving, recreatieve belevingen en het gedrag in een natuurgebied te begrijpen


Used in course: GEO-10306 Human Geography
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Tourism and sustainability : development, globalisation and new tourism in the Third World [Monograph] - 3rd ed
Mowforth, M. \ Munt, I. \ 2009
ecotourism - tourism - sustainability - textbooks

"If unequal opportunities are large within many countries they are truly staggering on a global scale", so concludes the World Bank’s 2006 World Development Report. It is a global unevenness within which the barriers to in-migration of Third World migrants to wealthy first world nations go ever higher, whilst the barriers to travel in the reverse direction are all but extinct. So how exactly can tourism contribute to narrowing this glaring inequality and gap between the rich and the poor? Are ever expanding tourism markets – and the new, responsible, forms of tourism in particular – a smoke free, socio-culturally sensitive form of human industrialisation? Is alternative tourism really a credible lever for lifting poverty stricken countries out of the mire of global inequality, setting them on the right track to ‘development’, and making poverty history? This book critically explores and challenges what have emerged as the most significant universal geopolitical norms of the last half century – development, globalization and sustainability – and through the lens of new forms of tourism demonstrates how we can better understand and get to grips with the rapidly changing new global order. This third edition has been extensively updated and includes new material on: --- poverty reduction, livelihoods and pro-poor tourism --- new forms of tourism in cities continuing growth of the fair trade movement --- tourism’s contribution to climate change --- volunteer and ‘gap’ tourism --- affect of disasters on new tourism. Drawing on a range of examples from across the Third World, this book illustrates the social, economic and environmental conditions for the growth of new tourism. The book is original in its assessment of tourism through the lens of power – who holds it; how it is used; and who benefits from the exercise of power in the tourism industry.


Used in course: GEO-31806 Leisure, Tourism and Environment: Sustainable Development
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Tourism research [Monograph]
Jennings, G. \ 2001
tourism research - research - tourism - methodology

Used in course: GEO-30806 Research Methodologies in Leisure, Tourism, and Environment
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Using narrative in social research : qualitative and quantitative approaches [Monograph]
Elliott, J. \ 2005
social research - discourse analysis - methodology - qualitative methods - quantitative methods - data collection - data analysis

This book is an introduction to narrative methods in social research. It is also about the nature, role and theoretical basis of research methodology in general. Jane Elliott instructs the reader on the basic methods and methodological assumptions that form the basis of narrative methods. Elliott argues that both qualitative and quantitative methods are characterised by a concern with narrative, and that our research data can best be analyzed if it is seen in narrative terms. In concrete, step-by-step terms she details for the reader how to go about collecting data and how to subject that data to narrative analysis, while at the same time placing this process in its wider theoretical context. She works across the traditional quantitative/qualitative divide to set out the ways in which narrative researchers can uncover such issues as social change, causality and social identity. She also shows how the techniques and skills used by qualitative researchers can be deployed when doing quantitative research and, similarly, how qualitative researchers can sometimes profit from using quantitative skills and techniques.


Used in course: GEO-30806 Research Methodologies in Leisure, Tourism, and Environment
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Wat natuur de mens biedt : ecosysteemdiensten in Nederland [Monograph]
Oostenbrugge, R. van \ Woestenburg, M. \ Alkemade, J.R.M. \ Egmond, P.M. van \ Heide, C.M. van der \ Knegt, B. de \ Melman, T.C.P. \ cop. 2010
biodiversity - land use - feasibility studies - inventories - nature - ecosystem services

De natuur levert op een haast onmerkbare manier allerlei diensten aan de mens. Zo beschermen duinen ons land bijvoorbeeld tegen overstromingen en slaan bossen CO2 op. In Nederland zijn er diverse kansen om deze door de natuur geleverde diensten, of wel ecosysteemdiensten, te benutten. Om de discussie over ecosysteemdiensten, en de kansen die zij bieden, te stimuleren en te verdiepen heeft het Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL) samen met Wageningen UR een brochure uitgebracht. Deze biedt ook enkele aanknopingspunten voor het beleid.


Used in course: GEO-10306 Human Geography
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Werken aan de grens : een pragmatische visie op natuur en milieu [Monograph]
Keulartz, J. \ 2005
nature conservation - natural resources - sustainability - environmental protection - moral values - ethics - philosophy - world - moral - social ethics

Used in course: GEO-10306 Human Geography
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