What is Geography?

Author: Alastair Bonnett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184920649X

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 8832

"I cannot imagine a better guide to the transition between school and undergraduate geography than this short, informative and confidently-argued book. Written without fuss but based on solid learning and clear thinking, it tackles head-on a question many professional academic geographers would rather avoid." - Alisdair Rogers, University of Oxford "A beautiful little book that helps to introduce the core concepts of geography and provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge and academia." - Stefan Zimmermann, University of Osnabruck What is Geography? Geography is a fundamental fascination with, and a crucial method for, understanding the way the world works. This text offers readers a short and highly accessible account of the ideas and concepts constituting geography. Drawing out the key themes that define the subject, What is Geography? demonstrates how and why these themes - like environment and geopolitics- are of fundamental importance. Including discussion of both the human and the natural realms, the text looks at key themes like environment, space, and place - as well as geography's methods and the history of the discipline. Introductory but not simplified, What is Geography? will provide students with the ability to understand the history and context of the subject without any prior knowledge. Designed as a key transitional text for students entering undergraduate courses, this book will be of interest to all readers interested in and intrigued by the "geographical imagination".
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Prisoners of Geography

Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501121472

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6847

First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.
Posted in History

Physical Geography

Author: James F. Petersen,Dorothy Sack,Robert E. Gabler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305652649

Category: Education

Page: 672

View: 6149

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Eleventh Edition, uses the combined expertise of three accomplished and respected geographers to show not only what constitutes physical geography but also the interrelationships between people and Earth’s natural environment. The well-written text and excellent illustrations emphasize three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles of the discipline -- Geography as Physical Science, Geography as Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a strong focus on processes and the interrelationships among Earth’s systems, this text guides students to an understanding and appreciation of how the various natural systems function and of how humans are an integral component of physical geography. Historically, this was the first Physical Geography textbook to take an environmental sustainability approach, and the authors continue to address the theme of human interactions with the environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Geography

An Integrated Approach

Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174447061

Category: Social Science

Page: 657

View: 5389

Plate tectonics - Earthquakes and volcanoes - Weathering and slopes - Glaciation - Coasts - Deserts - Weather and climate - Soils - Biogepgraphy - Population - Urbanisation - Farming and food supply - Rural land use - Energy resources - Manufacturing industries - Transport and interdependence - World development.
Posted in Social Science

Key Methods in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford,Meghan Cope,Thomas Gillespie,Shaun French

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473908965

Category: Science

Page: 752

View: 4190

"Practical, accessible, careful and interesting, this...revised volume brings the subject up-to-date and explains, in bite sized chunks, the "how's" and "why's" of modern day geographical study...[It] brings together physical and human approaches again in a new synthesis." - Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography, University of Oxford Key Methods in Geography is the perfect introductory companion, providing an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods for human and physical geography. New to the third edition: 12 new chapters representing emerging themes including online, virtual and digital geographical methods Real-life case study examples Summaries and exercises for each chapter Free online access to full text of Progress in Human Geography and Progress in Physical Geography Progress Reports The teaching of research methods is integral to all geography courses: Key Methods in Geography, 3rd Edition explains all of the key methods with which geography undergraduates must be conversant.
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Key Concepts in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford,Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781446243466

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 1261

"This book clearly outlines key concepts that all geographers should readily be able to explain. It does so in a highly accessible way. It is likely to be a text that my students will return to throughout their degree." - Dr Karen Parkhill, Bangor University "The editors have done a fantastic job. This second edition is really accessible to the student and provides the key literature in the key geographical terms of scale, space, time, place and landscape." - Dr Elias Symeonakis, Manchester Metropolitan University "An excellent introductory text for accessible overviews of key concepts across human and physical geography." - Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, Exeter University Including ten new chapters on nature, globalization, development and risk, and a new section on practicing geography, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling, standard student resource. Key Concepts in Geography explains the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that define the language of geography. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume concepts from both human geography and physical geography. Four introductory chapters on different intellectual traditions in geography situate and introduce the entries on the key concepts. Each entry then comprises a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. Written in an accessible way by established figures in the discipline, the definitions provide thorough explanations of all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must understand to complete their degree.
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American Geography, Inventory and Prospect

Author: Preston Everett James,Clarence Fielden Jones

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geographers, American

Page: N.A

View: 755

Posted in Geographers, American

Human Geography

The Basics

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415575516

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

View: 1574

Human Geography: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of the role that humankind plays in shaping the world around us. Whether ite(tm)s environmental concerns, the cities we live in or the globalization of the economy, these are issues which affect us all. This book introduces these topics and more including: global environment issues and development cities, firms and regions migration, immigration and asylum landscape, culture and identity travel, mobility and tourism agriculture and food. Featuring an overview of theory, end of chapter summaries, case study boxes, further reading lists and a glossary, this book is the ideal introduction for anybody new to the study of human geography.
Posted in Social Science

Feminism & Geography

The Limits of Geographical Knowledge

Author: Gillian Rose

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816624186

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 1792

Geography is a subject that throughout its history has been dominated by men; men have undertaken the heroic explorations that form the mythology of its foundation, men have written most of its texts, and, as many feminist geographers have remarked, men's interests have structured what counts as legitimate geographical knowledge. This book offers a sustained examination of the masculinism of contemporary geographical discourses. Drawing on the work of feminist theories about the intersection of power, knowledge and subjectivity, Rose discusses different aspects of the discipline's masculinism in a series of essays that bring influential approaches in recent geography together with feminist accounts of the space of the everyday, the notion of a sense of place, and views of landscape. In the final chapter, she examines the spatial imagery of a variety of feminists in order to argue that the geographical imagination implicit in feminist discussions of the politics of location is one example of a geography that does not deny difference in the name of a universal masculinity.
Posted in Social Science

The Gallery of Geography

A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World

Author: Thomas Milner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 6143

Posted in Geography

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction

Mapping History's Nightmares

Author: Robert Mighall

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199262182

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 1328

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction challenges the prevailing view that 'psychology' explains the Gothic. Mighall offers original readings of familiar texts, from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle; but also a rich store of original sources, from European travelogues to sexological textbooks, from ecclesiastic histories to pamphlets on the perils of self-abuse.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Geography and Enlightenment

Author: David N. Livingstone,Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226487212

Category: History

Page: 455

View: 7692

Geography and Enlightenment explores both the Enlightenment as a geographical phenomenon and the place of geography in the Enlightenment. From wide-ranging disciplinary and topical perspectives, contributors consider the many ways in which the world of the long eighteenth century was brought to view and shaped through map and text, exploration and argument, within and across spatial and intellectual borders. The first set of chapters charts the intellectual and geographical contexts in which Enlightenment ideas began to form, including both the sites in which knowledge was created and discussed and the different means used to investigate the globe. Detailed explorations of maps created during this period show how these new ways of representing the world and its peoples influenced conceptions of the nature and progress of human societies, while studies of the travels of people and ideas reveal the influence of far-flung places on Enlightenment science and scientific credibility. The final set of chapters emphasizes the role of particular local contexts in Enlightenment thought. Contributors are Michael T. Bravo, Paul Carter, Denis Cosgrove, Stephen Daniels, Matthew Edney, Anne Marie Claire Godlewska, Peter Gould, Michael Heffernan, David N. Livingstone, Dorinda Outram, Chris Philo, Roy Porter, Nicolaas Rupke, Susanne Seymour, Charles Watkins, and Charles W. J. Withers.
Posted in History

Geography of Transportation

Author: Edward James Taaffe

Publisher: MORTON O'KELLY

ISBN: 0133685721

Category: Travel

Page: 422

View: 9253

This overview of transport geography explores both institutional and analytical approaches to both intra- and inter-urban transport and relates them throughout with contemporary examples. The work describes the historical development of US transportation.
Posted in Travel

Geography and Imperialism, 1820-1940

Author: Morag Bell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719039348

Category: Colonies

Page: 338

View: 2351

An examination of how European imperialism was facilitated and challenged from 1820 to 1920. With reference to geographical science, the authors add to multi-disciplinary debates on the complex cultural, ideological and intellectual bases of European imper
Posted in Colonies

Geography and History

Bridging the Divide

Author: Alan R. H. Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521288859

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 9309

Unique examination of the relations between geography and history.
Posted in History

Geography

Teaching School Subjects 11-19

Author: John Morgan,David Lambert

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415321112

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 2511

When Geography specialists decide they want to teach, it can be a daunting prospect to enter a real classroom, no matter how much subject knowledge they already possess. Geography: Teaching School Subjects 11-19 puts the subject into perspective and shows new teachers and student teachers how to make Geography accessible and interesting for their pupils. Divided into three sections the book examines the theory and practice of teaching geography: section one explores how teachers can frame their own knowledge for classroom practice section two focuses on Geography in the classroom and curriculum development as well as aspects of pedagogy and lesson design, evaluation and assessment section three focuses on the teachers themselves and how they can view and work on professional development within their own subject area.
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New Patterns

Process and Change in Human Geography

Author: Michael Carr

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174386810

Category: Human geography

Page: 525

View: 9473

New Patterns: Process and Change in Human Geography introduces modern geographical theory in an accessible format and reflects the changing nature of the subject. The in-depth applied analysis of topics, consolidated by extensive reference to case study material, makes it an essential textbook for advanced level geography students.
Posted in Human geography

A Hundred Years of Geography

Author: T.W. Freeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351535080

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 6222

Far from dissolving, this effort demonstrates the ongoing vitality of geography as a profession. In a world increasingly sensitive to the problems of people and resources, geography has constantly provided the basic information for its sister sciences, economics, political science, sociology and demography, This book turns, attention to geography itself, in an incisive survey of the development of the discipline as a science. "A Hundred Years of Geography" draws together the threads of a century of progress, from the first scientific explorations and mappings to present-day trends toward specialization and generalization. It contains a synoptic view of the development of the various aspects of geography, showing how the field has been differentiated from associated disciplines and how it has differentiated and specialized within itself. The book also offers two important reference tools: a bibliography of the important geographical works published throughout the world, and biographical sketches of ninety important geographers. It is informative, stimulating, urbane and civilized reading, as well as being an excellent introductory text and reference work to recent scholarship in the field of geography.
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