Applied Geography: Issues, Questions and Concerns (Geojournal Library 15)
By: Martin S. Kenzer (editor)Hardback
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The completion of this collection took many months, and, for a variety of reason, required the assistance and/or indulgence of a number of individuals. First and foremost, I would like to thank Tim Hudson for his useful input and support at the outset of the project Likewise, I would like to thank Jesse O. McKee for providing a hospitable environment during my affiliation with the University of Southern Mississippi. At Louisiana State University I am grateful to Sam Hilliard and Carville Earle for their invaluable understanding. The book became part of the GeoJoumal Library as a result of Wolf Tietze's confidence in the topic, and because of Henri G. van Dorssen's (and Kluwer Academic Publishers') good nab.lre - despite numerous 'problems'. Curtis C. Roseman, and the remainder of the Geography Department at the University of Southern California (where I completed many last- minute details for the volume), are to be thanked for the cordial and warm environ- ment I received while a visitor in Los Angeles. Finally, no multi-authored collection reaches completion without the help of many patient contributors.
This particular book suffered many set-backs along the way, so I am particularly grateful to the authors herein. They demonstrated their compassion and exceptional professionalism throughout, by never second-guessing my decisions, and by allowing me to remedy the set-backs in my own way. They were a pleasure to work with, and they should take pride in their achievements.
Applied geography: Overview and introduction.- Section I: Ruminations and Philosophical Queries.- 1. Why applied geography?.- 2. Homilies for applied geographers.- Section II: The Education Issue.- 3. Applied geography: An academic response to the structural change of a discipline.- 4. Cooperative education and applied geography.- 5. Undergraduate introductory human geography textbooks: Less theoretical and basic, more descriptive and applied.- Section III: Considerations in Physical Geography.- 6. A climatologist's personal perspective on applied geography.- 7. Current status, trends, and problem-solving in applied climatology.- 8. Geomorphology: Praxis and theory.- Section IV: Appraisals from Human Geographers.- 9. Cultural geography, its idiosyncracies and possibilities.- 10. Applied recreation geography.- 11. Working both sides of the street Academic and business.- Section V: The 'Taken for granted' Side of Applied Geography.- 12. A critical appraisal of 'applied' cartography.- 13. Women in applied geography.
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