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The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography provides students of the sub-discipline with a highly contextualized and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography is divided into six sections: Scope and Development of Political Geography; Geographies of the State; Participation and Representation; Political Geographies of Difference; Geography, Policy, and Governance; and Global Political Geographies.

Theorizing the Nature-Society Divide
Theorizing the nature-society divide
Introduction

In March 2003, doctors at a Toronto hospital attended to a patient who had a high fever and was having difficulty breathing. Within days she had died, as had her son. Many others had died or were seriously ill in cities as distant as Hong Kong, Hanoi and Singapore. The cause of their deaths, the SARS-corona virus, is now considered by medical researchers to have been only the most recent of a lengthy series of zoonotic diseases passed from animals to humans (and vice versa). In the case of SARS, the virus is believed to be endemic in horseshoe bats in China, and to have spread from this ‘reservoir’ to the live animal markets of Guangdong Province, and ...

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