Geography and Technology

ISBN-10: 1402018711

ISBN-13: 9781402018718

Edition: 2004

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This volume celebrates the 100 th anniversary of the Association of American Geographers. It recognizes the importance of technologies in the production of geographical knowledge. The original chapters presented here examine technologies that have affected geography as a discipline. Among the technologies discussed are cartography, the camera, aerial photography, computers, and other computer-related tools. The contributors address the impact of such technologies on geography and society, disciplinary inquiries into the social/technological interfaces, high-tech as well low-tech societies, and applications of technologies to the public and private sectors. Geography and Technology can be used as a textbook in geography courses and seminars investigating specific technologies and the impacts of technologies on society and policy. It will also be useful for those in the humanities, social, policy and engineering sciences, planning and development fields where technology questions are becoming of increased importance. Geography clearly has much to learn from other disciplines and fields about geography/technology linkages; others can likewise learn much from us.
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Book details

List price: $109.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 3/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Foreword by Douglas Richardson
Preface and Acknowledgements
Contributing Authors
Color Plates
Geography and Technology Interfaces
Geography and Technology
Communications Technology and the Production of Geographical Knowledge
Federal Funding, Geographic Research, and Geographic Technologies: 1904-2004
Technologies that Changed Geography
The Imbrication of Geography and Technology
Computers and Geography
Remote Sensing of Selected Biophysical Variables and Urban/Suburban Phenomena
New Digital Geographies
New Geographies with New Technologies
From Globes to GIS
Fieldwork in Nonwestern Contexts
The Camera and Geographical Inquiry
Film Networks and the Place(s) of Technology
Motor Vehicles on the American Landscape
Airspaces
A World on Demand
Democracy and Technology
Technologies Applied to Public Health
"Real" Bodies, "Real" Technologies
Geotechnology, the U.S. Military, and War
The Environment and Technology
Earth Pulses in direct Current
The Impact of Technology Upon In Situ Atmospheric Observations and Climate Science
Population-Environment Interactions with an Emphasis on Land-Use/Land-Cover Dynamics and Role of Technology
Capacity Building and Geographic Information Technologies in African Development
Natural Hazards and Technology
The Worlds before us
The GIS Revolution in Science and Society
Why Technology?
Index
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