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Knox, Paul L.

Works: 148 works in 756 publications in 5 languages and 13,537 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Atlases  Textbooks  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, zxx, Creator, ed
Classifications: HT151, 307.76
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Most widely held works by Paul L Knox
The geography of the world-economy by Paul L Knox( Book )

107 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrated throughout, the new edition has been completely reworked and updated to take account of the recent substantial changes in the world economy. It extends the coverage of world cities, labour markets, the global office, women in development, tourism and sustainable development. The fourth edition includes new material on the informational economy and the Digital Divide, the international financial system and the Asian and Russian financial crises, the economic implications of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and the implications of genetically modified foods for agriculture and trade."--Jacket
Urban social geography : an introduction by Paul L Knox( Book )

111 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This updated edition takes account of recent developments in the field of urban social geography. At the end of each chapter there is a brief summary of the key points, a list of the key concepts used in the chapters, and a list of recommended reading
Places and regions in global context : human geography by Paul L Knox( Book )

116 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knox/Marston's contemporary approach fosters awareness of current issues and developing trends from a geographic perspective. The authors give meaning to people and places by integrating compelling local, regional, and global viewpoints
The geography of western Europe : a socio-economic survey by Paul L Knox( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World cities in a world-system by Paul L Knox( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities such as New York, Tokyo, and London are the centres of transnational corporate headquarters, of international finance, transnational institutions, and telecommunications. They are the dominant loci in the contemporary world economy, and the influence of a relatively small number of cities within world affairs has been a feature of the shift from an international to a more global economy which has taken place during the 1970s and 1980s. This book brings together the leading researchers in the field to write seventeen original essays which cover both the theoretical and practical issues involved. They examine the nature of world cities, and their demands as special places in need of specific urban policies; the relationship between world cities within global networks of economic flows; and the relationship between world city research and world-systems analysis and other theoretical frameworks
Atlas of cities( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than half the world's population lives in cities, and that proportion is expected to rise to three-quarters by 2050. Urbanization is a global phenomenon, but the way cities are developing, the experience of city life, and the prospects for the future of cities vary widely from region to region. The Atlas of Cities presents a unique taxonomy of cities that looks at different aspects of their physical, economic, social, and political structures; their interactions with each other and with their hinterlands; the challenges and opportunities they present; and where cities might be going in the future
Metroburbia, USA by Paul L Knox( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades of economic prosperity in the United States have redefined the American dream. Paul Knox explores how extreme versions of this dream have changed the American landscape. Increased wealth has led America?s metropolitan areas to develop into vast sprawling regions of?metroburbia??fragmented mixtures of employment and residential settings, combining urban and suburban characteristics. Upper-middle-class Americans are moving into larger homes in greater numbers, which leads Knox to explore the relationship between built form and material culture in contemporary society. He covers changes
Urbanization : an introduction to urban geography by Paul L Knox( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a coherent, comprehensive introduction to urban geography. It offers a historical and process-oriented approach with a North American focus that also provides a global context and comparative international perspective. From a global perspective, the authors examine urban trends and their outcomes in both the developed and the less developed countries in order to understand, analyze, and interpret the landscapes, economies, and communities of towns and cities around the world
The United States--a contemporary human geography by P. L Knok( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Design professions and the built environment( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architects, building officials, contractors and other practitioners in fields related to the built environment often engage in their particular tasks as if they existed in splendid isolation from larger contexts. Seemingly discrete tasks, such as the design and construction of a shopping centre, are easy to deal with there is a beginning and an end, there are codes and guidelines to follow and when the task is over they can move on to the next one. However it is increasingly evident that every aspect of the built environment is indeed part of a larger context. No action or element exists in isolation from a larger web of activity. The challenge for educators in this field is to nurture in students an awareness of the range and interconnectedness of elements and processes that contribute to the built environment. This book aims to order the issues involved. Within the context of this general study, there are two issues whose importance deserves to be given special emphasis. The first of these is information technology the effects of which on the operations of business, government and society have yet to be properly understood. The second issue is that of the protection of our natural heritage. The impact of the worlds six billion inhabitants on the environment is clearly critical but by and large does not inform the actions of most design professionals. This textbook is a tool for better work in the built environment. It points to the experiences of others from which we can learn. Its objective is to introduce the range of issues involved in the analysis, design and production of the built environment, emphasizing the interaction between these issues
The Restless urban landscape by Paul L Knox( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public service provision and urban development by Kirby A( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World regions in global context : peoples, places, and environments by Sallie A Marston( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book ... provide[a] a body of knowledge about how natural, social, economic, political, and cultural phenomena come together to produce distinctive territories with distinctive landscapes and cultural attributes: that is, world regions. [It] emphasize[s] that although there is diversity among world regions, it is important for us to understand the increasing interdependencies that exist among and between regions in order to build any real understanding of the modern world.-Pref
Small town sustainability : economic, social, and environmental innovation by Paul L Knox( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era in which the individuality and vitality of small towns are under threat from globalization, and city planning discussions tend to center on topics like metropolitan regions, megaregions, and global cities, the authors of this volume see a need to reflect critically on the potential of small towns
Social well-being : a spatial perspective by Paul L Knox( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities and design by Paul L Knox( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities, initially a product of the manufacturing era, have been thoroughly remade in the image of consumer society. Competitive spending among affluent households has intensified the importance of style and design at every scale and design professions have grown in size and importance, reflecting distinctive geographies and locating disproportionately in cities most intimately connected with global systems of key business services. Meanwhile, many observers still believe good design can make positive contributions to peopleʹs lives. Cities and Design explores the complex relationships between design and urban environments. It traces the intellectual roots of urban design, presents a critical appraisal of the imprint and effectiveness of design professions in shaping urban environments, examines the role of design in the material culture of contemporary cities, and explores the complex linkages among designers, producers and distributors in contemporary cities: for example fashion and graphic design in New York; architecture, fashion and publishing in London; furniture, industrial design, interior design and fashion in Milan; haute couture in Paris; and so on. -- Back cover
London : architecture, building and social change by Paul L Knox( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, a fascinating metropolis not just in terms of its history and landmark buildings, is also a city that grew out of villages. Its unique geography is expressed in a mosaic of districts, each with its own distinctive character and pedigree. London's districts, with their patchwork layout of primarily Georgian and Victorian squares and terraces juxtaposed with modern buildings and estates, reflect changing ideals in architecture, urban design and planning as well as shifting values in real estate and the insatiable thirst of its consumers. London is thus both text and context: fossilized social history, layerings of economic, social, and architectural history conveyed in stock brick, stucco, Portland stone, glass and steel. Underpinning this urban landscape is an evolutionary resilience that has maintained the basic spatial framework of the metropolis and sustained its imitable character. The city's institutional framework has been severely ruptured and reinvented time and time again after fires, bombs, floods or wholesale redevelopment. Political unrest and racial conflict have resulted in riots, while successive rounds of investment and disinvestment have replaced elements of the built environment many times over. This book offers an insightful perspective into the distinctiveness of London as expressed through its socially significant buildings and districts. --Provided by publisher
Palimpsests : biographies of 50 city districts : international case studies of urban change by Paul L Knox( Book )

17 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knox' in-situ studies present 50 especially significant city districts from the whole of Europe in words and pictures. His field research focuses on typologically outstanding city districts that have developed a high degree of individuality. Cities are the symbiosis of diverse districts: the smaller units serve to provide an important identity function: business centers and amusement districts such as the City and the West End in London, technology and science quarters (Adlershof in Berlin), designer districts such as the Zona Tortona in Milan and the Fashion District in New York. Two other factors that play a major role are the conversion of industrial wastelands and new districts colored by a supranational capitalism or a sustainable or dubious planning - such as the Vauban residential quarter in Freiburg in South Germany or the Lower Ninth District in New Orleans. Paul Knox also always analyzes how and why these districts have turned out the way they are: outlining their visible and also their hidden and often blurred "biography". A fascinating journey through space and time!
Kleinstädte und Nachhaltigkeit : Konzepte für Wirtschaft, Umwelt und soziales Leben by Paul L Knox( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Knox, P.

Knox, P. L.

Knox, P. L. 1947-

Knox, P. L. (Paul L.)

Knox, Paul.

Knox, Paul 1947-

Knox, Paul L.

Knox, Paul L. 1947-

Knox, Paul Leslie 1947-

Knox, Paul (Paul L.), 1947-

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ノックス, ポール

ノックス, ポール L.

English (539)

German (19)

Italian (13)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (1)

Urban social geography : an introductionPlaces and regions in global context : human geographyWorld cities in a world-systemMetroburbia, USAUrbanization : an introduction to urban geographyThe Design professions and the built environmentThe Restless urban landscapeWorld regions in global context : peoples, places, and environments