Key Concepts in Geography

ISBN-10: 1412930227

ISBN-13: 9781412930222

Edition: 2nd 2009

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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; especially relevant now that environment is so critical to our understanding of geography. Four introductory chapters, on different intellectual traditions in geography, situate and introduce the entries on the key concepts. Each entry comprises: a short definition a summary of the principal arguments a substantive 5,000-word discussion use of real-life examples annotated notes for further reading Written in an accessible way - by established figures in the discipline - the definitions provide thorough explanations of key geographical concepts. Each discussion provides references to, and summaries of, the key literature; as well as an examination of the history and use of each concept, illustrated with everyday examples. Key Concepts in Geography is a comprehensive overview of the all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must understand to complete their degree.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 1/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

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
Geography and the physical science tradition
Geography and the social science tradition
Geography and the humanities tradition
Key Concepts
Space: the fundamental stuff of geography
Space: making room for space in physical geography
Time: change and stability in environmental systems
Time: from hegemonic change to everyday life
Place: connections and boundaries in an interdependent world
Place: the management of sustainable physical environments
Scale: resolution, analysis and synthesis in physical geography
Scale: the local and the global
Social formations: thinking about society, identity, power and resistance
Physical systems: systems in physical geography
Landscape and Environment: the physical layer
Landscape and Environment: representing and interpreting the world
Nature: a contested concept
Nature: reclamation, rehabilitation and restoration
Globalisation: interconnected worlds
Globalisation: Earth system science -- physical diversity and global heterogeneity
Development: critical approaches in human geography
Development: the sustainability industry
Risk
Risk: geophysical processes in natural hazards
Conclusion: Practising Geography
Relevance: human geography, public policy and public geographies
Relevance: the application of physical geographical knowledge
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