Geography

  • Filename: geography.
  • ISBN: 1446242838
  • Release Date: 2009-09-24
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Arild Holt-Jensen
  • Publisher: SAGE



Now in a fourth edition, this standard student reference has been totally revised and updated. It remains the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy, and methodology of human geography; now including a detailed explanation of key ideas in human geography's post-modernist and post-structuralist 'turns'. The book is organized into six sections: What is Geography?: an introduction to the discipline, and a discussion of its organization and basic research approaches, informed by the question 'what difference does it make to think geographically?' Foundations of Geography: an examination of geography from Antiquity to the 1950s, with a special focus on human/environment relation. Geography 1950-1980: a critical review of the development of geography as a spatial science. Paradigms and Revolutions: an analysis of paradigm shifts in geography, introducing students to key debates in the philosophy of science. Positivism and its Critics: a detailed discussion of positivism, critical theory, humanistic geography, behavioural geography, and structuralism. New Trends and Ideas developing critical responses: structuration theory, realism, post-structuralism, post-modernism, feminism and actor-network theory. This text explores complex ideas in an intelligible and accessible style. Illustrated throughout with research examples and explanations in text boxes, questions for discussion at the end of each chapter and a concept glossary, this is the essential student companion to the discipline.

Key Concepts in Historical Geography

  • Filename: key-concepts-in-historical-geography.
  • ISBN: 9781446297247
  • Release Date: 2014-02-17
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: John Morrissey
  • Publisher: SAGE



"This ambitious volume reviews the best recent work in historical geography... It demonstrates how a dual sense of history and geography is necessary to understand such key areas of contemporary debate as the inter-relationship between class, race and gender; the character of nations and nationalism; the nature and challenges of urban life; the legacies of colonialism; and the meaning and values attributed to places, landscapes and environments." - Mike Heffernan, University of Nottingham Key Concepts in Historical Geography forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 24 short essays, it provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Historical Geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field 24 key concepts entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject Pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students and covers the expected staples from the discipline - from people, space and place to colonialism and geopolitics - in an accessible style. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, it is is an essential addition to any human geography student's library.

Key Concepts in Political Geography

  • Filename: key-concepts-in-political-geography.
  • ISBN: 1446243540
  • Release Date: 2009-04-22
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Carolyn Gallaher
  • Publisher: SAGE



"A comprehensive reader for my political geography course. Good summaries at the end, and articles include effective case study examples." - Rachel Paul, Western Washington University "A very useful and comprehensive introduction to key concepts in political geography. This book provides useful context not just for 'traditional' political geography modules, but also those examining broader issues of power, resistance and social movements." - Gavin Brown, University of Leicester "Vital for introducing basic concepts and terminology in a clear and concise fashion. The short chapters are accessible and well supplemented with pertinent examples." - Daniel Hammett, Sheffield University "I found the book to be very useful in a supplemental capacity, full of information that would be useful for an undergraduate or early graduate student." - Jason Dittmer, University College London This textbook forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography subdisciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Political Geography provides a cutting-edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in the field. Involving detailed yet expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field Over 20 key concept entries covering the expected staples of the sub-discipline, such as nationalism, territoriality, scale and political-economy, as well as relatively new arrivals to the field including the other, anti-statism, gender, and post-conflict A glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of political geography.

Key Concepts in Economic Geography

  • Filename: key-concepts-in-economic-geography.
  • ISBN: 9781446248423
  • Release Date: 2010-11-17
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Yuko Aoyama
  • Publisher: SAGE



"A comprehensive and highly readable review of the conceptual underpinnings of economic geography. Students and professional scholars alike will find it extremely useful both as a reference manual and as an authoritative guide to the numerous theoretical debates that characterize the field." - Allen J. Scott, University of California "Guides readers skilfully through the rapidly changing field of economic geography... The key concepts used to structure this narrative range from key actors and processes within global economic change to a discussion of newer areas of research including work on financialisation and consumption. The result is a highly readable synthesis of contemporary debates within economic geography that is also sensitive to the history of the sub-discipline." - Sarah Hall, University of Nottingham "The nice thing about this text is that it is concise but with depth in its coverage. A must have for any library, and a useful desk reference for any serious student of economic geography or political economy." - Adam Dixon, Bristol University Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Economic Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in economic geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field. Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject. Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams and further reading. An ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Is There a Middle East

  • Filename: is-there-a-middle-east.
  • ISBN: 9780804782654
  • Release Date: 2011-11-16
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Michael Bonine
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press



Is the idea of the "Middle East" simply a geopolitical construct conceived by the West to serve particular strategic and economic interests—or can we identify geographical, historical, cultural, and political patterns to indicate some sort of internal coherence to this label? While the term has achieved common usage, no one studying the region has yet addressed whether this conceptualization has real meaning—and then articulated what and where the Middle East is, or is not. This volume fills the void, offering a diverse set of voices—from political and cultural historians, to social scientists, geographers, and political economists—to debate the possible manifestations and meanings of the Middle East. At a time when geopolitical forces, social currents, and environmental concerns have brought attention to the region, this volume examines the very definition and geographic and cultural boundaries of the Middle East in an unprecedented way.

Key Concepts in Geography

  • Filename: key-concepts-in-geography.
  • ISBN: 0761973893
  • Release Date: 2003-06-04
  • Number of pages: 342
  • Author: Sarah Holloway
  • Publisher: SAGE



Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

The Geography of Transport Systems

  • Filename: the-geography-of-transport-systems.
  • ISBN: 9781136777325
  • Release Date: 2013-07-18
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue
  • Publisher: Routledge



Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts

  • Filename: the-big-six-historical-thinking-concepts.
  • ISBN: 0176541543
  • Release Date: 2012-07-30
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Peter Seixas
  • Publisher:



Authors Peter Seixas and Tom Morton provide a guide to bring powerful understandings of these six historical thinking concepts into the classroom through teaching strategies and model activities. Table of Contents Historical Significance Evidence Continuity and Change Cause and Consequence Historical Perspectives The Ethical Dimension The accompanying DVD-ROM includes: Modifiable Blackline Masters All graphics, photographs, and illustrations from the text Additional teaching support Order Information: All International Based Customers (School, University and Consumer): All US based customers please contact [email protected] All International customers (exception US and Asia) please contact [email protected] lson.com

The Birth of Territory

  • Filename: the-birth-of-territory.
  • ISBN: 9780226041285
  • Release Date: 2013-09-09
  • Number of pages: 488
  • Author: Stuart Elden
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



Territory is one of the central political concepts of the modern world and, indeed, functions as the primary way the world is divided and controlled politically. Yet territory has not received the critical attention afforded to other crucial concepts such as sovereignty, rights, and justice. While territory continues to matter politically, and territorial disputes and arrangements are studied in detail, the concept of territory itself is often neglected today. Where did the idea of exclusive ownership of a portion of the earth’s surface come from, and what kinds of complexities are hidden behind that seemingly straightforward definition? The Birth of Territory provides a detailed account of the emergence of territory within Western political thought. Looking at ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and early modern thought, Stuart Elden examines the evolution of the concept of territory from ancient Greece to the seventeenth century to determine how we arrived at our contemporary understanding. Elden addresses a range of historical, political, and literary texts and practices, as well as a number of key players—historians, poets, philosophers, theologians, and secular political theorists—and in doing so sheds new light on the way the world came to be ordered and how the earth’s surface is divided, controlled, and administered.

Countries and Concepts

  • Filename: countries-and-concepts.
  • ISBN: 9780133953350
  • Release Date: 2015-01-28
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Michael G. Roskin
  • Publisher: Pearson



NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPoliSciLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPoliSciLab search for 0134113934 / 9780134113937 Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture plus MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics – Access Card Package, 13/e, which includes: 013396308X / 9780133963083 Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture, 13/e 0134064054 / 9780134064055 MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics Access Card MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Introduction to Comparative Politics A Critical View of International Political Systems Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture is a critical examination of comparative politics and political systems. The text rejects theories of smoothly functioning systems and embraces the mistakes that countries inevitably make, taking a skeptical approach to understanding international political systems. The Thirteenth Edition is an easy-to-read text that stresses fundamental vocabulary and connects the material to real world examples. Understanding politics as a series of ongoing quarrels for which no good solution has been found, the material views international political systems through a dubious lens. This undeniably real examination of our political world makes Countries and Concepts the most accurate examination of politics’ true nature. Also available with MyPoliSciLab MyPoliSciLab for Comparative Politics courses extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture, Thirteenth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Geography and History

  • Filename: geography-and-history.
  • ISBN: 0521288851
  • Release Date: 2003-11-06
  • Number of pages: 279
  • Author: Alan R. H. Baker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Unique examination of the relations between geography and history.

Key Concepts in Development Geography

  • Filename: key-concepts-in-development-geography.
  • ISBN: 9780857025852
  • Release Date: 2012-06-06
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Rob Potter
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd



Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline.

Key Concepts in Urban Geography

  • Filename: key-concepts-in-urban-geography.
  • ISBN: 9781446243589
  • Release Date: 2008-12-19
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Alan Latham
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd



"This extraordinary collage of sophisticated essays on key terms in urban geography both provides a conventional basis to and recasts innovatively a burgeoning field in the discipline." - Roger Keil, co-Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research "The city is an obvious but confounding object of geographical analysis; urban structure and life are shaped by an astounding array of social, economic, and political dynamics. This volume embraces these complexities of city form in a wide-ranging, readable, well-informed, and highly interdisciplinary analysis of key topics in urban studies. With its fresh approach, this book provides an accessible entry point for the newcomer to urban geography, yet also delivers creative insights for those with greater familiarity." - Professor Steven K. Herbert, University of Washington Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Urban Geography provides a cutting-edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in urban geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field. Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject. A glossary, figures, diagrams and suggested further reading. This is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban geography and covers the expected staples of the subdiscipline from global cities and urban nature to transnational urbanism and virtuality.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 9780203860083
  • Release Date: 2011-03-15
  • Number of pages: 520
  • Author: Richard Huggett
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



This extensively revised, restructured, and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world’s landforms from a broad systems perspective. It covers the basics of Earth surface forms and processes, while reflecting on the latest developments in the field. Fundamentals of Geomorphology begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: • structure: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints • process and form: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind, and the sea; landforms developed on limestone; and landscape evolution, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change This third edition has been fully updated to include a clearer initial explanation of the nature of geomorphology, of land surface process and form, and of land-surface change over different timescales. The text has been restructured to incorporate information on geomorphic materials and processes at more suitable points in the book. Finally, historical geomorphology has been integrated throughout the text to reflect the importance of history in all aspects of geomorphology. Fundamentals of Geomorphology provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, it includes guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms. The book is also illustrated throughout with over 200 informative diagrams and attractive photographs, all in colour.

Teaching Geography

  • Filename: teaching-geography.
  • ISBN: 9781593857493
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Philip Gersmehl
  • Publisher: Guilford Press



This book and accompanying CD-ROM present a complete conceptual framework and many hands-on ideas for effective K-12 geography instruction. The focus is on planning instruction that helps students develop spatial-thinking skills while learning about the land, climate, economy, and culture of places around the world. Nearly 100 engaging activities are provided in reproducible transparency masters and on the CD-ROM. Grounded in national and state standards, this is an ideal preservice text or professional development resource.

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