"This book clearly outlines key concepts that all geographers should readily be able to explain. It does so in a highly accessible way. It is likely to be a text that my students will return to throughout their degree."
- Dr Karen Parkhill, Bangor University
"The editors have done a fantastic job. This second edition is really accessible to the student and provides the key literature in the key geographical terms of scale, space, time, place and landscape."
- Dr Elias Symeonakis, Manchester Metropolitan University
"An excellent introductory text for accessible overviews of key concepts across human and physical geography."
- Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, Exeter University
Including ten new chapters on nature, globalization, development and risk, and a new section on practicing geography, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling, standard student resource.
Key Concepts in Geography explains the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that define the language of geography. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume concepts from both human geography and physical geography.
Four introductory chapters on different intellectual traditions in geography situate and introduce the entries on the key concepts. Each entry then comprises a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading.
Written in an accessible way by established figures in the discipline, the definitions provide thorough explanations of all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must understand to complete their degree.
Nick Clifford is Professor and Head of Department at King's College London. Professor Valentine has held prestigious international visiting fellowships at the Universities of Sydney, Australia and Otago, New Zealand and has visited and given keynote addresses at a range of prestigious international conferences. She was co-founder and co-editor of the international journal Social and Cultural Geography, and co-edited Gender, Place and Culture. She has undertaken international research in Europe, Africa and the USA and is committed to developing the University of Sheffield's international strategy within the Faculty of Social Sciences.
THE NATURE OF GEOGRAPHY Histories of Geography - Mike Heffernan Geography and the Physical Science Tradition - Keith Richards Geography and the Social Science Tradition - Ron Johnston Geography and the Humanities Tradition - Alison Blunt KEY CONCEPTS Space: The Fundamental Stuff of Geography - Nigel Thrift Space: Making Room for Space in Physical Geography - Martin Kent Time: Change and Stability in Environmental Systems - John Thornes Time: From Hegemonic Change to Everyday Life - Peter Taylor Place: Connections and Boundaries in an Interdependent World - Noel Castree Place: The Management of Sustainable Physical Environments - Ken Gregory Scale: Resolution, Analysis and Synthesis in Physical Geography - Tim Burt Scale: The Local and the Global - Andy Herod Social Formations: Thinking about Society, Identity, Power and Resistance - Cindi Katz Physical Systems: Systems in Physical Geography - Stephan Harrison Landscape and Environment: The Physical Layer - Murray Gray Landscape and Environment: Representing and Interpreting the World - Karen Morin Nature: A Contested Concept - Franklin Ginn and David Demeritt Nature: Reclamation, Rehabilitation and Restoration - Roy Haines-Young Globalisation: Interconnected Worlds - James Faulconbridge & Jonathan Beaverstock Globalisation: Earth System Science - Physical Diversity and Global Heterogeneity - Nick Clifford Development: Critical Approaches in Human Geography - Kate Willis Development: The Sustainability Industry - Robert Inkpen Risk - Shaun French Risk: Geophysical Processes in Natural Hazards - Graham Tobin & Burrell Montz Conclusion: Practising Geography Relevance: Human Geography, Public Policy and Public Geographies - David Bell Relevance: The Application of Physical Geographical Knowledge - Mike Church