Applied Geography: Principles and Practice

Applied Geography: Principles and Practice

By: Michael Pacione (editor)Paperback

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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.

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

Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. 1: In Pursuit of Useful Knowledge: The Principles and Practice of Applied Geography. Section I: Natural and Environmental Hazards. 2. Global Warming Keith Boucher, Loughborough University. 3. Acid Precipitation Antoinette Mannion, University of Reading. 4. Extreme Weather Events Rory Walsh, University College Wales, Swansea. 5. Earthquakes and Volcanism David Alexander, University of Massachusetts, USA. 6. Landslides Michael Crozier, Victoria University of Wellington, Australia. 7. Floods Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Middlesex University. 8. Coastal Erosion, Tom Spencer, Cambridge University, UK. 9. Physical Problems of the Urban Environment Ian Douglas, Manchester University. Section II: Environmental Change and Management. 10. Water Supply and Mangement Adrian McDonald, Leeds University. 11. Water Quality and Pollution Bruce Webb, University of Exeter. 12. Irrigation Peter Beaumont, University College Wales, Lampeter. 13. Desertification Andrew Millington, University of Leicester. 14. Deforestation Martin Haigh, Oxford Brookes University. 15. Maintaining Biodiversity Nick Brown, University of Oxford. 16. Landscape Evaluation Rosemary Burton, University of West Of England. 17. Environmental Impact Assessment John Blunden, The Open University, Milton Keynes. 18. Countryside Recreation Mangement Guy Robinson, University of Kingston. 19. The Deintensification of European Agriculture Brian Ilbery, University of Coventry. 20. Wetlands Conservation Max Wade and Elena Lopez-Gunn, both at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. 21. Land Use Conflict at the Urban Fringe Gordon Clark, University of Leeds. 22. Derelict and Vacant Land Phillip Kivell, University of Keele. 23. Sustainable Tourism Lesley France, Whitley Bay. 24. Townscape Conservation Peter Larkham, University of Central England Section III: Challenges of the Human Environment. 25. Urbanization and Coiunterurbanization Tony Champion, University of Newcastle. 26. Boundary Disputes Gerald Blake, University of Durham. 27. Political Spaces and Representation within the State Ron Johnston, University of Bristol. 28. Housing Problems in the Developed World Keith Jacobs, University of Westminster. 29. The Geogrpahy of Poverty and Deprivation Michael Pacione, University of Strathclyde. 30. Segregation and Discrimination David Herbert, University College Wales, Swansea. 31. Socio-Spatial Variations in Health Matthew Smallman-Raynor and David Phillips, Nottingham University. 32. Crime and Fear of Crime Norman Davidson, University of Hull. 33. Retail Location Analysis Cliff Guy, University College Wales, Cardiff. 34. Urban Transport and Traffic Problems Brian Turton, University of Keele. 35. Rural Accessibility and Transport

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/08/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780415214193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 660
  • ID: 9780415214193
  • weight: 1406
  • ISBN10: 041521419X

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