Focus on Geography

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Fall 2012

Volume 55, Issue 3

Pages 77–116

  1. FEATURED ARTICLES

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    2. FEATURED ARTICLES
    1. Living in the New North: Migration to and from Russian Arctic Cities (pages 77–89)

      Genevieve Parente, Nikolay Shiklomanov and Dmitry Streletskiy

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1949-8535.2012.00048.x

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      This study compares migration from two resource-based Siberian cities (Igarka and Norilsk) and their efforts to achieve economic and social sustainability in light of diminished state subsidies.

    2. Using Historical Newspaper Accounts to Reconstruct the Impacts of Eighteenth Century Hurricanes in Central America (pages 90–100)

      David M. Cochran Jr.

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1949-8535.2012.00049.x

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      Historical newspaper accounts can be used to supplement scientific evidence of tidal surge that accompanied major tropical cyclones that struck Caribbean Central America in the eighteenth century.

    3. Declining Towns Along A Busy Railroad in a Far Corner of South Dakota (pages 101–114)

      John M. Crowley

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1949-8535.2012.00050.x

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      An examination of factors that resulted in the decline of small, formerly railroad-dependent towns, located near the Black Hills of South Dakota.

    4. A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Isolation and Decline in Timbuktu, Mali (pages 115–116)

      David J. Keeling

      Article first published online: 10 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1949-8535.2012.00051.x

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      Timbuktu, Mali, once a historic crossroads settlement on the margins of the Sahara Desert, is today the focus of a geopolitical struggle as residents flee the city as Sharia law and Malian military action loom on the horizon.

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