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Short, John R.

Works: 83 works in 621 publications in 5 languages and 17,323 library holdings
Genres: History  Illustrated works  Maps  Western films  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: HT151, 307.76
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John R Short
An introduction to political geography by John R Short( )

57 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old powers are falling. New states are emerging. The gap between East and West is narrowing. Yet the developments in the Middle East and the Eastern Bloc, the increasing disparity between the rich and poor nations, and the intensification of economic competition between former political allies, pose new threats and tensions for a New World. "An Introduction to Political Geography" is entirely revised and updated, exploring political and geographic change within the same accessible framework. John Short emphasizes the need for a fluid approach to the study of the international order, the nation state, as well as social movements. He highlights the trend towards globalization, challenging the traditional integration of the world-systems approach. A new section on the political geography of participation looks at the concept of the global village, with its concerns for global justice and environmentalism. The author examines new centres of power, providing a background for discussion of current trends and future developments. He then focuses on the nation state, particularly the individual household and draws on detailed case studies to discuss social movements
Alabaster cities : urban U.S. since 1950 by John R Short( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With keen insight and exhaustive research John Rennie Short narrates the story of urban America from 1950 to the present, revealing a compelling portrait of urban transformation. Short chronicles the steady rise of urbanization, the increasing suburbanization, and the sweeping metropolitanization of the U.S., uncovering the forces behind these shifts and their consequences for American communities
Global metropolitan : globalizing cities in a capitalist world by John R Short( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The force of globalization is making cities change all around the world. Short's study explores how the discourse of globalization has become a major narrative in the restructuring of cities in many parts of the world
The SAGE companion to the city by Tim Hall( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook provides a systematic A-Z to understanding the city that explains the interrelations between society, culture and economy
The world through maps : a history of cartography by John R Short( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of maps and mapmaking, including reproductions of 200 antique maps
Korea : a cartographic history by John R Short( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first general history of Korea as seen through maps, Korea: A Cartographic History provides a beautifully illustrated introduction to how Korea was and is represented cartographically. John Rennie Short, one of todayʹs most prolific and well-respected geographers, encapsulates six hundred years of maps made by Koreans and non-Koreans alike. Largely chronological in its organization, Korea begins by examining the differing cartographic traditions prevalent in the early Joseon period in Korea -- roughly 1400 to 1600 -- and its temporal equivalent in early modern Europe. As one of the longest continuous dynasties, Joseon rule encompassed an enormous range and depth of cartographic production. Short then surveys the cartographic encounters from 1600 to 1900, distinguishing between the early and late Joseon periods and highlighting the influences of China, Japan, and the rest of the world on Korean cartography. In his final section, Short covers the period from Japanese colonial control of Korea to the present day and demonstrates how some of the tumultuous events of the past hundred years are recorded and contested in maps. He also explores recent cartographic controversies, including the naming of the East Sea/Sea of Japan and claims of ownership of the island of Dokdo. -- Book jacket
Cartographic encounters : indigenous peoples and the exploration of the New World by John R Short( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this reinterpretation of U.S. history, the author argues that, until now, writing about and popular understanding of the exploration and mapping of the New World has largely ignored the pivotal role played by indigenous people
Cities and nature by Lisa Benton-Short( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing the reader to the city as part of the environment, and subject to environmental constraints and opportunities, this title reintroduces a social science perspective in examining the city and its physical environment
The humane city : cities as if people matter by John R Short( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Korean and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities and suburbs : new metropolitan realities in the US by Bernadette Hanlon( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A systematic examination of the historical and current roles that cities and suburbs play in US metropolitan areas. Explores the history of cities and suburbs, their changing dynamics with each other, their growing diversity, the environmental consequences of their development and finally the extent and nature of their decline and renewal. From publisher description
Representing the Republic : mapping the United States, 1600-1900 by John R Short( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Representing the Republic provides an account of the mapping of America from its colonial origins to 1900. The most significant maps and mapmakers are discussed in a survey that begins with the first European mappings of New Netherlands in the early seventeenth century and concludes with the Rand McNally atlases of the 1890s." "Maps tell us a great deal about the transformation of America's national identity. Having undertaken extensive research in map collections, including working with rare archival materials, prominent geographer John Rennie Short provides an account of how maps have both embodied and reflected power, conflict and territorial expansion throughout American history. His richly illustrated text focuses on maps of colonial claims, surveys of the American West and national atlases, paying particular attention to how and why certain groups were included on or excluded from maps. The book offers a fresh perspective on North American history and geography."--Jacket
The urban order : an introduction to cities, culture, and power by John R Short( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiao wei quan mian di gai kuo le cheng shi yan jiu ling yu de zui xin jin zhan. Quan shu yi cheng shi yu jing ji, Cheng shi yu she hui ji cheng shi zi shen de cheng zhang guo cheng wei zhu yao qie ru dian, Jie he yi quan qiu bu tong cheng shi wei dui xiang de an li fen xi, Jiang cheng shi yan jiu zhong de jing dian mo xing, Xin jin li lun ji hou xian dai guan dian rong he wei yi ti
Imagined country : environment, culture, and society by John R Short( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental discourse and practice by Lisa Benton-Short( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing an introduction to the broad relationship between people and environments, this text examines the emergence of environmental thought and practice and the importance of environmental ideas in wider social and political discourses
Urban theory : a critical assessment by John R Short( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing a synthesis of the main strands of urban theory, this book reviews the classic contributions to understanding the rise of the modern capitalist city and its evolution into the complex urban landscape of postmodern times. It is clear, accessible and international in its scope and examples
Housing and residential structure : alternative approaches by Keith Bassett( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization and the margins by Richard Grant( Book )

19 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization has become one of the dominant ideas of recent times. However, is the debate on globalization as global as it ought to be? In this book the editors have brought together prominent experts in the field to consider how globalization affects marginalized countries and groups. A variety of case studies provide a unique assessment of the issue of globalization and offer a new look at the relationship between the global and the local
Liquid city : megalopolis and the contemporary Northeast by John R Short( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly one in six Americans lives in "Megalopolis," an area of the northeastern United States along the I-95 corridor that includes the cities of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. Liquid City is the first book to examine the major changes that have taken place in this "Main Street of the Nation" over the last half century. In 1957, geographer Jean Gottman used the term "Megalopolis" to denote the Boston-to-Washington corridor. His seminal book, Megalopolis: The Urbanized Northeastern Seaboard of the United States, described the social, economic, and demographic characteristics of one of the largest city regions in the world. John Rennie Short juxtaposes Gottman's work with his own examination, providing a comprehensive assessment of the region's evolution. Particularly important is Short's use of the 2000 census data and his discussion of Megalopolis as a source of identity for the area's forty-nine million inhabitants. This clear and accessible book focuses on five main aspects of change in the region: population redistribution from cities to suburbs; economic restructuring as exemplified by the suburbanization of employment; the role of immigration; patterns of racial/ethnic segregation; and the processes of globalization that have made Megalopolis one of the world's most influential economies
Globalization and the city by John R Short( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extensive case studies of cities such as Sydney, Seoul and Miami are provided
Global dimensions : space, place, and the contemporary world by John R Short( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Rennie Short disagrees with the common, negative stereotype of globalization, arguing that the world today actually thrives on local differences and that a global polity tends to reinforce, not repress, the power of individual nation-states
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An introduction to political geography
Alabaster cities : urban U.S. since 1950Global metropolitan : globalizing cities in a capitalist worldThe SAGE companion to the cityThe world through maps : a history of cartographyCartographic encounters : indigenous peoples and the exploration of the New WorldCities and natureCities and suburbs : new metropolitan realities in the USRepresenting the Republic : mapping the United States, 1600-1900
Alternative Names
Rennie Short, John 1951-

Short, John

Short, John R.

Short, John R. (John Rennie)

Short, John Rennie

Short, John Rennie 1951-

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