Contemporary Human Geography Book
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Contemporary Human Geography


  • Author : James M. Rubenstein
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Human geography
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 0321819764

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Contemporary Human Geography Excerpt :

"Contemporary Human Geography"is a beautifully crafted, modular springboard into essential human and cultural geography concepts, designed for the contemporary geography student. This brief, innovative text explores current human geography in the bold visual style that distinguishes Dorling Kindersley (DK) publications. Topics within each chapter are organized into modular, self-contained, two-page spreads. Together with the graphics, Rubenstein's efficient writing engages students, presenting information clearly without sacrificing the high-quality geography content essential to students and instructors.

Contemporary Human Geography Book

Contemporary Human Geography


  • Author : Roderick P. Neumann
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2018-12-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9781319135041

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Contemporary Human Geography Excerpt :

With each chapter organized by five themes (region, mobility, globalization, nature-culture, cultural landscape), Contemporary Human Geography introduces students to geography concepts through fascinating topics such as the distribution of college sports, the relationship of beauty pageants and cultural identity, texting and language modification, and more, continually reinforcing geographers' contributions to our understanding of how we live in a globalized, modern world. The authors frame this coverage using specific learning objectives to help students focus on essential concepts and prepare for class discussions, assignments, and exams. Contemporary Human Geography comes with two of Macmillan's online course spaces, allowing instructors to choose how much media and assessment they'd like to make available for their students, and at what price point. SaplingPlus offers innovative media content, curated assessments, and brand new mapping activities powered by Esri. Achieve Read & Practice combines the accessibility of a VitalSource e-book with our self-paced, formative quizzing engine, LearningCurve.

Thinking Geographically Book

Thinking Geographically


  • Author : Brendan Bartley
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2004-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847142610

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Thinking Geographically Excerpt :

Thinking Geographically offers students and faculty alike an elegant, concise, and thorough overview of contemporary theoretical concerns in geography. Easily accessible to those unfamiliar with social theory, this volume "pushes the envelope" of understanding by sketching the contours of post-structuralist spatial thought, including such critical emerging topics as geographies of text, the body, money, and globalisation. Brief biographies of influential theorists demonstrate how ideas are embodied and personified. This volume is highly useful for courses in human geography, the history and status of the discipline, and will stand as a milestone in the discipline's conceptual understanding over the next decade or more." Barney Warf, Florida State University The last decade has seen Geography transformed by an astonishing range of cultural and philosophical concepts and approaches. Thinking Geographically is designed for students as an accessible and enjoyable introduction to this new landscape of geographical ideas. The book takes the reader through the history of geographic thought up to a survey of the present. Contemporary theory is then used to explore real world issues drawn from across the discipline of social, cultural, political and economic geography. Entertainingly written and packed with examples and with profiles of key theorists, the book is an ideal introduction for any student who wants to discover the potential of thinking geographically.

Urban Geography Book

Urban Geography


  • Author : Tim Hall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136647352

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Urban Geography Excerpt :

This extensively revised and updated fourth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and 'issues' that move students from a foundation in urban geography through its major themes to contemporary and pressing issues. The text critically synthesizes key literatures in the following areas: the urban world changing approaches to urban geography urban form and structure economy and the city urban politics planning, regeneration and urban policy cities and culture architecture and urban landscapes images of the city experiencing the city housing and residential segregation transport and mobility in cities sustainability and the city. The fourth edition combines the topicality and accessibility of previous editions with extensive new material, including many new chapters such as the urban world and politics, housing and Residential Segregation, and transport in cities, as well as a wealth of international case studies, extending its range of coverage across the field. This book features enhanced pedagogy including a range of new illustrations and tables, a list of key ideas for each chapter, end of chapter essay questions and project activities, and annotated further reading from books, journals and websites. Written in an engaging, student friendly style, this is an essential read for students and scholars of Urban Geography.

Development Geography Book

Development Geography


  • Author : Rupert Hodder
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134767038

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Development Geography Excerpt :

Development Geography is an informative and vibrant introductory level text, with a wealth of contrasting case-studies and illustrations. Written to stimulate critical thought and discussion about development, it does not assume any clear-cut distinction between 'developed' and 'developing' parts of the world. Case-studies highlight the problems and possible solutions at local, national and international scales. These include: * food production in Senegal * Disney in China * Hurricane Mitch in Honduras * corruption in Bulgaria * further studies from Russia, Bangladesh and Vietnam. Development Geography is the fifth book to be published in the popular modular text series Routledge Contemporary Human Geography.

Geographies of Globalization Book

Geographies of Globalization


  • Author : Warwick E. Murray
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-05-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134369003

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Geographies of Globalization Excerpt :

This informative text offers a geographical perspective on globalization. It provides a lively exploration of its spatial impacts and the distinctive contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this field. Fully up-to-date and engaging, this work: critically appraises the concept and processes of globalization from a geographical perspective debates the historical evolution of globalized society illustrates how the core principles of human geography - such as space and scale - lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon analyzes the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization examines the impact of global transformations ‘on the ground’ using examples from six continents discusses the challenges for the environment and the Third World created by globalizing processes articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization. Throughout, boxed sections highlight and clearly explain 'key concepts' and showcase classic and innovative work. Highly illustrated with figures, photographs and maps, this book also includes chapter summaries and annotated further reading. It will be indispensable for human geography, sociology, political science and development studies undergraduates and postgraduates studying the phenomenon on both dedicated and linked courses.

Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography Book

Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography


  • Author : Andre Roy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444144666

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Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography Excerpt :

Over the past twenty years, geography as an academic discipline has become more and more reflective, asking the key questions 'What are we doing?' 'Why are we doing it?'. These questions have, so far, been more enthusiastically taken up by human geography rather than physical geography. Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography aims to redress the balance. Written and edited by a distinguished group of physical geographers, Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography comprises of a collection of international writer's thoughts which reveal personal motivations, and look at tensions in the worlds of meaning in which physical geography is involved. How are the meanings of the physical environment derived? Is the future of physical geography one where the only, or at least the dominant, meanings are framed in the contexts of environmental issues. Covering a diverse and lively selection of topics, the contributors of this book offer guides to the contemporary debates in the philosophy of physical geography, and introduce the reader to its wider cultural significance. This book is an essential companion to anyone studying, or with an interest in, physical geography.

Introduction to Contemporary Geography Book

Introduction to Contemporary Geography


  • Author : James M. Rubenstein
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 0321803191

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Introduction to Contemporary Geography Excerpt :

With an innovative integration of visuals, text, and spatial graphics, Introduction to Contemporary Geography presents a modular and highly graphical springboard to introductory geography—ideal for contemporary students and learning styles. This innovative new resource partners best-selling human geography author Jim Rubenstein with environmental and physical geographer Bill Renwick, economic/political/cultural geographer Carl Dahlman, and the information architects at Dorling Kindersley (DK). The authors' approachable prose and DK's bold visual style combine to engage students with little to no science background, encouraging them to become scientifically literate and responsible consumers, readers, and voters.

Approaching Human Geography Book

Approaching Human Geography


  • Author : Paul Cloke
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications Limited
  • Release Date : 1991-04-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1853961000

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Approaching Human Geography Excerpt :

This introduction to the development of new theoretical approaches to human geography sets out to explain the key features of these new approaches, and to trace their antecedents and implications. The authors also highlight points of comparison and contrast, inter-connection and dissimilarity. An introductory chapter describes and accounts for the theoretical diversity present within twentieth-century human geography, and particular attention is paid to the transition from environmental and regional approaches to the “spatial science” of the 1960s. This chapter then sets the stage for the later chapters, which deal systematically with different post-1960s approaches: Marxism, humanism, realism, structuration and postmodernism. Each of these chapters deals with the chronological development of the appropriate literature, describes the key claims and arguments, and then presents a worked example to illustrate the benefits and pitfalls of an approach in practice. A concluding chapter re-integrates the diverse themes and reflects briefly on possible future theoretical developments in human geography in the 1990s. The principal chapters of the book are framed by both a preface and an epilogue, which address questions about ‘relativism’ in approaching human geography, while also stressing the need for continued commitment and critical sensitivity in geographical enquiry. The book is written in an easily accessible style with generous expositions of key claims and arguments, and thorough cross-referencing between chapters.

Placing Latin America Book

Placing Latin America


  • Author : Edward L. Jackiewicz
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-02-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442212442

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Placing Latin America Excerpt :

This comprehensive study offers a thematic approach to Latin America, focusing on the dynamic connections between people, places, and environments rather than on pre-defined notions about the region. The book’s well-rounded and accessible analysis includes discussions of borders and migration; transnationalism and globalization; urbanization and the material, environmental and social landscapes of cities; and the connections between economic development and political change. The authors also explore social and cultural themes such as the illegal drug trade, tourism, children, and cinema. Offering a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be a valuable resource for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly globalizing continent. Contributions by: Fernando J. Bosco, J. Christopher Brown, James Craine, Altha J. Cravey, Giorgio Hadi Curti, James Hayes, Edward L. Jackiewicz, Thomas Klak, Mirek Lipinski, Regan M. Maas, Araceli Masterson-Algar, Kent Mathewson, Sarah A. Moore, Linda Quiquivix, Zia Salim, Kate Swanson, and Benjamin Timms.

Tourism Geography Book

Tourism Geography


  • Author : Stephen Wynn Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134766963

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Tourism Geography Excerpt :

This text provides a concise introduction to new and established geographies of tourism. Using worldwide examples it examines the differing economic, environmental and sociological impacts that tourism has on destinations. It looks to the future by considering how planning for tourism can assist in furthering development and sustainable tourism. The fifteen boxed case studies include: * Heritage tourism in Yorkshire, UK * 18th and 19th Century development of Brighton, UK * Theme parks in Japan * Development of beach resorts in Thailand * Tourism enclaves in the Dominican Republic * Sustainable tourism in Australia and the USA * The impact of tourism on wildlife - the loggerhead turtle * Water quality and tourism - Rimini, Italy * Tourism and economic Development in Tunisia and The Gambia. It also explores the factors that have encouraged the growth of both domestic and international tourism and highlights ways in which patterns of tourism are evolving.

Political Geography Book

Political Geography


  • Author : Mark Blacksell
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415246682

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Political Geography Excerpt :

In 1904 Sir Halford Mackinder published his seminal paper The Geographical Pivot of History demonstrating the central position of political geography in the study of geography as a whole; a century later and political geography is still at the heart of human geography. Yet over time political geography has experienced many significant ups and downs, eventually recovering to a position of renewed pre-eminence as the last century drew to a close. This fascinating journey, charted by this equally fascinating book, forms a key part of the history of the evolution of spatial science. Beyond a narrative, the book provides an introduction to all the complex elements that constitute political geography today. Organized in three distinct sections, it covers: process and patterns ideology and geopolitical visions beyond the state. Tackling key contemporary issues (such as politics and the local state), as well as more traditional topics (such as state formation and international relations), this thought-provoking book covers the range of theoretical approaches. Including many original maps and diagrams which skilfully illustrate key themes, this book is a concise, student-friendly, pedagogically rich introduction for students of geography, political science and world affairs.

Conducting Research in Human Geography Book

Conducting Research in Human Geography


  • Author : Rob Kitchin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317885917

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Conducting Research in Human Geography Excerpt :

Reading this book is your first step to becoming a competent human geography researcher. Whether you are a novice needing practical help for your first piece of research or a professional in search of an accessible guide to best practice, Conducting Research in Human Geography is a unique and indispensable book to have at hand. The book provides a broad overview of theoretical underpinnings in contemporary human geography and links these with the main research methodologies currently being used. It is designed to guide the user through the complete research process, whether it be a one day field study or a large project, from the nurturing of ideas and development of a proposal, to the design of an enquiry, the generation and analysis of data, to the drawing of conclusions and the presentation of findings.

Voices from the North Book

Voices from the North


  • Author : Jan Öhman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351875530

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Voices from the North Excerpt :

While contemporary human geography has widely acknowledged that knowledge has both contingent and contextual character, international literature has tended to blot out differences and reproduce hegemonic Anglo-Saxon discourses. Any interest in destabilizing such power-knowledge systems calls upon interventions from other voices . Nordic voices in particular have not been well represented in current human geography. This book redresses the balance by offering a unique assessment of the geographical research being undertaken in the Nordic countries and by demonstrating the way in which these voices contribute to international debate. It brings together a range of Nordic authors, each of whom has made a significant contribution to such debates, and considers the relationship between production and social institutions in local development. It also examines the ambiguous role of the welfare state in the Nordic countries, issues of social practice and identity and their relationship to spatiality, new approaches to landscape and environment, and the significance of difference and relations of power. Theoretical discussion, illustrated by empirical examples, reveals the interweaving in Nordic human geography of international affiliations and Nordic situatedness .

Geographies of Globalization Book

Geographies of Globalization


  • Author : Warwick E. Murray
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135281779

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Geographies of Globalization Excerpt :

Geographies of Globalization 2nd edition offers an animated and fully-updated exposition of the geographical impacts of globalization and the contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this area. Energetic and engaging, this book: • Illustrates how the core principles of human geography – such as space and scale – lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon • Debates the historical evolution of globalized society • Analyses the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization • Examines the impact of global transformations ‘on the ground’ using examples from six continents • Discusses the three global crises currently facing the world – inequality, the environment and unstable capitalism most recently manifested in the Great Recession • Articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization and approaching solutions to the problems we face Boxed sections highlight key concepts and innovative work by geographers as well as topical and lively debates concerning current global trends. The book is also generously illustrated with a wide range of Figures, photographs, and maps.