Applied Geography: Principles and Practice

Applied Geography: Principles and Practice

By: Michael Pacione (editor)Hardback

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Applied Geography offers an invaluable introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography and provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research. Forty-nine leading experts in the field introduce and explore research which crosses the traditional boundary between physical and human geography. A wide range of key issues and contemporary debates are within the books main sections, which cover: natural and environmental hazards environmental change and management challenges of the human environment techniques of spatial analysis Applied geography is the application of geographic knowledge and skills to identify the nature and causes of social, economic and environmental problems and inform policies which lead to their resolution.

About Author

The editor of this volume, Michael Pacione, is Professor of Geography at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK


In pursuit of useful knowledge - the principles and practice of applied geography. Section I Natural and environmental hazards: global warming, Keith Boucher; acid precipitation, Antoinette Mannion; extreme weather events, Rory Walsh; earthquakes and volcanism, David Alexander; landslides, Michael Crozier; floods, Edmund Penning-Rowsell; coastal erosion, Tom Spencer; physical problems of the urban environment, Ian Douglas. Section II Environmental change and management: water supply and mangement, Adrian McDonald; water quality and pollution, Bruce Webb; irrigation, Peter Beaumont; desertification, Andrew Millington; deforestation, Martin Haigh; maintaining biodiversity, Nick Brown; landscape evaluation, Rosemary Burton; environmental impact assessment, John Blunden; countryside recreation mangement, Guy Robinson; the deintensification of European agriculture, Brian Ilbery; wetlands conservation, Max Wade and Elena Lopez-Gunn; land use conflict at the urban fringe, Gordon Clark; derelict and vacant land, Phillip Kivell; sustainable tourism, Lesley France; townscape conservation, Peter Larkham. Section III Challenges of the human environment: urbanization and coiunterurbanization, Tony Champion; boundary disputes, Gerald Blake; political spaces and representation within the state, Ron Johnston; housing problems in the developed world, Keith Jacobs; the geogrpahy of poverty and deprivation, Michael Pacione; segregation and discrimination, David Herbert; socio-spatial variations in health, Matthew Smallman-Raynor and David Phillips; crime and fear of crime, Norman Davidson; retail location analysis, Cliff Guy; urban transport and traffic problems, Brian Turton; rural accessibility and transport, Stephen Nutley; city marketing as a planning tool, Mike Barke; low income shelter in the Third World city, Rob Potter. (Part contents).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415182683
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 664
  • ID: 9780415182683
  • weight: 1565
  • ISBN10: 0415182689

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