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Key Concepts in Geography

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Edited By: Sarah Holloway

342 pages, Figs

Sage Publications

Paperback | Apr 2003 | #134065 | ISBN: 0761973893
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About this book

Key Concepts in Geography defines the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume, definitions of terms 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 comprises: - a short definition - a summary of the principal arguments - a substantive 5,000-word discussion - use of real-life examples - annotated notes for further reading Written in an accessible way - by established figures in the discipline - the definitions provide thorough explanations of key geographical concepts. Each discussion provides references to, and summaries of, the key literature; as well as an examination of the history and use of each concept, illustrated with everyday examples. Aligned with the Geography Benchmark Statement, Key Concepts in Geography is a comprehensive primer of the all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must be conversant with to complete their degree.


Contents

PART ONE: GEOGRAPHICAL TRADITIONS: EMERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE Histories of Geography - Mike Heffernan Geography and the Physical Sciences Tradition - Keith Richards Geography and the Social Science Tradition - Ron Johnston Geography and the Humanities - Alison Blunt PART TWO: KEY CONCEPTS Space - Nigel Thrift The Fundamental Stuff of Geography Space - Martin Kent Making Room for Space in Physical Geography Time - John B Thornes Change and Stability in Environmental Systems Time - Peter J Taylor From Hegemonic Change to Everyday Life Place - Noel Castree Connections and Boundaries in an Interdependent World Place - Ken Gregory The Management of Sustainable Physical Environments Scale - Tim Burt Upscaling and Downscaling in Physical Geography Scale - Andrew Herod The Local and the Global Social Formations - Cindi Katz Thinking about Society, Identity, Power and Resistance Physical Systems - Barbara A Kennedy Environmental Systems and Cycles Landscape and Environment - Nick Spedding Biophysical Processes, Biophysical Forms Landscape and Environment - Ian G Simmons Natural Resources and Social Development Landscape and Environment - Karen M Morin Representing and Interpreting the World

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