An Introduction to Human Geography (4th Revised edition)

An Introduction to Human Geography (4th Revised edition)

By: Denis Shaw (author), Peter Daniels (author), Michael J. Bradshaw (author), James D. Sidaway (author)Paperback

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Comprehensively revised, the fourth edition of this widely used text provides a global overview of the major topics within human geography, including resources, population, food security, the economy and development, geopolitics and territory, culture, society, cities, the environment and environmentalism, inequality, agriculture and rurality, the politics of place and globalisation, and global governance. Coherent and substantial chapters ensure balanced treatment across the range of contemporary human geography. Focusing on key geographical challenges facing the world in the early twenty-first century, stimulating coverage examines the diverse forces that shape economies and societies. Themes, issues and links are highlighted and emphasised to present a holistic view of what the editors describe as our '...interconnected, contradictory, complex, conflict-ridden and fantastically diverse planet.' All chapters are written by specialists in the field and offer original, critical and engaging perspectives.

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Contents

Introduction Geography: finding your way in the world - James Sidaway, Michael Bradshaw, Peter Daniels and Denis Shaw Section 1 WORLDS IN THE PAST: CHANGING SCALES OF EXPERIENCE AND PAST WORLDS IN THE PRESENT - Edited by Denis Shaw 1 Pre-capitalist worlds - Denis Shaw 2 The rise and spread of capitalism - Terry Slater 3 The making of the twentieth- and twenty-first-century world - Denis Shaw Section 2 POPULATION, RESOURCES, FOOD, THE ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT - Edited by Michael Bradshaw 4 Demographic transformations - John Round 5 Resources, energy and development - Michael Bradshaw 6 The environment and environmentalism - Jenny Pickerill 7 Food security - Bill Pritchard 8 Worlds apart: global difference and inequality - Marcus Power Section 3 SOCIETY, SETTLEMENT AND CULTURE - Edited by Denis Shaw 9 Cities: urban worlds - Tim Hall and Heather Barrett 10 Social inequalities, spatial divides - Phil Hubbard 11 Rural worlds - Warwick E. Murray 12 Social constructions of nature - James Evans 13 Geography, culture and global change - Cheryl McEwan and Shari Daya Section 4 PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE AND CONSUMPTION - Edited by Peter Daniels 14 Geographies of the economy - Peter Daniels and Andrew Jones 15 Changing geographies of food production - Damian Maye and Brian Ilbery 16 The geographies of global production networks - Neil M. Coe 17 Service economies, spatial divisions of expertise and the second global shift -John R. Bryson 18 The global financial system: worlds of monies - Jane Pollard 19 Consumption and its geographies - Ian Cook and Philip Crang Section 5 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHIES: GEOPOLITICS, TERRITORY, STATES AND GOVERNANCE - Edited by James Sidaway 20 Geopolitical traditions - James Sidaway and Virginie Mamadouh 21 Territory, space and society - David Storey 22 The place of the nation-state - James Sidaway and Carl Grundy-Warr 23 Global governance - Klaus Dodds and Chih Yuan Woon

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780273740704
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 600
  • ID: 9780273740704
  • weight: 1358
  • ISBN10: 0273740709
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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