People, firms and other institutions all need the right environment to thrive. In this sense, territories – cities, regions and nations – are the critical building blocks for competitiveness and development in the world economy. However, while it has long been common to analyse the strategies of...
To Be Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge
Modernity, Violence and (Be) Longing in Upper Silesia
In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Upper Silesia was the site of the largest formal exercise in self-determination in European history, the 1921 Plebiscite. This asked the inhabitants of Europe’s second largest industrial region the deceptively straightforward question of whether...
To Be Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge
core vocabulary for learners
Series: Routledge Frequency Dictionaries
A Frequency Dictionary of Russian is an invaluable tool for all learners of Russian, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language and the 300 most frequent multiword constructions. The dictionary is based on data from a 150-million-word internet corpus taken from more...
Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge
Written in 1954 and published in 1981, this fascinating study remains authoritative as an account of a body of opinion about women’s nature and role that was in vogue in America during the first half-century after independence. Combining intellectual and social history, this work was one of...
Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge
"A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended." - Library Journal The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a...
Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge
International and Comparative Perspectives
Issues of defence politics and policy have long been at the forefront of political agendas and defining of international affairs. However, the dramatic changes to the global system that have taken place since the end of the Cold War and parrticularly since the terror attacks on the USA on 11...
Published December 17th 2008 by Routledge
Mathematics and Science for Sport and Exercise introduces students to the basic mathematical and scientific principles underpinning sport and exercise science. It is an invaluable course companion for students who have little prior experience of maths or science, and an ideal revision aid for...
Published June 29th 2008 by Routledge
Implementing the automation of electric distribution networks, from simple remote control to the application of software-based decision tools, requires many considerations, such as assessing costs, selecting the control infrastructure type and automation level, deciding on the ambition level, and...
Published September 21st 2006 by CRC Press
Tissue stem cells and their medical applications have become a major focus of research over the past decade. With 16 full-color illustrations, this reference provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the current and emerging technologies for stem cell research and transplantation. Divided into...
Published April 23rd 2006 by CRC Press
Improving the Quality of Young Children's Play Outdoors
It is now officially acknowledged that outdoor play is extremely important for young children's development and that a few old bikes and a climbing frame just will not do. This book shows how to develop an outdoor learning environment properly for young children and how adult supporters should...
Published November 13th 2005 by David Fulton Publishers