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Key Concepts in Geography (2nd Revised edition)

Key Concepts in Geography (2nd Revised edition)

By: Stephen P. Rice (editor), Nicholas R. Clifford (editor), Gill Valentine (editor), Sarah L. Holloway (editor)Hardback

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"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.

About Author

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.

Contents

THE NATURE OF GEOGRAPHYHistories of Geography - Mike HeffernanGeography and the Physical Science Tradition - Keith RichardsGeography and the Social Science Tradition - Ron JohnstonGeography and the Humanities Tradition - Alison BluntKEY CONCEPTSSpace: The Fundamental Stuff of Geography - Nigel ThriftSpace: Making Room for Space in Physical Geography - Martin KentTime: Change and Stability in Environmental Systems - John ThornesTime: From Hegemonic Change to Everyday Life - Peter TaylorPlace: Connections and Boundaries in an Interdependent World - Noel CastreePlace: The Management of Sustainable Physical Environments - Ken GregoryScale: Resolution, Analysis and Synthesis in Physical Geography - Tim BurtScale: The Local and the Global - Andy HerodSocial Formations: Thinking about Society, Identity, Power and Resistance - Cindi KatzPhysical Systems: Systems in Physical Geography - Stephan HarrisonLandscape and Environment: The Physical Layer - Murray GrayLandscape and Environment: Representing and Interpreting the World - Karen MorinNature: A Contested Concept - Franklin Ginn and David DemerittNature: Reclamation, Rehabilitation and Restoration - Roy Haines-YoungGlobalisation: Interconnected Worlds - James Faulconbridge & Jonathan BeaverstockGlobalisation: Earth System Science - Physical Diversity and Global Heterogeneity - Nick CliffordDevelopment: Critical Approaches in Human Geography - Kate WillisDevelopment: The Sustainability Industry - Robert InkpenRisk - Shaun FrenchRisk: Geophysical Processes in Natural Hazards - Graham Tobin & Burrell MontzConclusion: Practising GeographyRelevance: Human Geography, Public Policy and Public Geographies - David BellRelevance: The Application of Physical Geographical Knowledge - Mike Church

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412930215
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781412930215
  • ISBN10: 1412930219
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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