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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.
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