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About this book
About this book
Examining both human and physical geography, and the relationship between the two, it provides an authoritative and provocative source of reference for all those concerned with the earth and its people.
General Introduction Richard Huggett and Mike Robinson The Contributors Part I: A Differentiated World Introduction Richard Huggett and Mike Robinson 1. Planet Earth Cliff D. Ollier 2. The ever-changing climate Andrew Gouldie 3. The biosphere Alfred G. Fischer 4. Human Evolution Bernard Wood 5. The modification of the earth by humans in pre-industrial times Ian G. Simmons 6. The geography of language William C. Brice 7. Religion: nature and origins E. Geoffrey Parrinder Part II: A World Transformed: The Growth of a Global Economy Introduction Richard Huggett and Mike Robinson 8. The origins of the capitalist world economy John Langton 9. European settlement, 1450-1750 Len Geulke and Jeanne Kay 10. Changes in global demography John I. Clarke 11. European expansion and global land cover transformation Michael Williams 12. Environmentalism and the concern for environmental issues before 1945 Jim M. Powell 13. The saviour city: beneficial effects of urbanization in England and Wales Brian T. Robson 14. Industrialization and world agriculture Brian W. Ilbery and Ian R. Bowler 15. From a "cultural" world to a "political" one Paul Claval Part III: The Global Scale of Habitat Modification Introduction Richard Huggett and Mike Robinson 16. Monitoring, modelling and mothering the environment: the impact of science and technology since the Second World War Richard Huggett 17. The impact of the aftermath of the Second World War David W. Shimwell 18. Unity and division in global political geography Peter Taylor 19. The rise of the economic blocs Peter Dicken 20. Third World urbanisation Alan Gilbert 21. From riches to rags: the international debt crisis Stuart Corbridge 22. The geography of conflicts and the prospects for peace John O'Loughlin 23. Environmentalism on the move Timothy O'Riordan Part IV: A World of Questions Introduction Richard Huggett and Mike Robinson 24. Climatic variation and global change F. Kenneth Hare 25. Ocean uses, environment and management Alistair D. Couper 26. Surface instability and human modification in geomorphic systems Jonathan D. Phillips and William H. Renwick 27. The tropical rain forest John R. Fletchley 28. The impact of human activity on the oceans Ian G. Simmons 29. The sustainability of sustenance: land and agricultural production in the Third World William C. Clarke 30. Water: confronting the critical dilemma Peter Crabb 31. Famines and surplus in world food production David Grigg 32. Environmental hazards John Whittow 33. The nature of Third World cities David W. Smith 34. Western cities and their problems David T. Herbert 35. Changing countrysides Hugh Clout 36. The q