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Key Concepts in Geography

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ISBN-10: 0761973893

ISBN-13: 9780761973898

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sarah L. Holloway, Stephen P. Rice, Gill Valentine

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Key Concepts in Geography defines the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume, definitions of terms 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 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 readingWritten 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. Aligned with the Geography Benchmark Statement, Key Concepts in Geography is a comprehensive primer of the all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must be conversant with to complete their degree.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 6/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
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.

Geographical Traditions: Emergence And Divergence
Histories of Geography
Geography and the Physical Sciences Tradition
Geography and the Social Science Tradition
Geography and the Humanities
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
Upscaling and Downscaling in Physical Geography
Scale
The Local and the Global
Social Formations
Thinking about Society, Identity, Power and Resistance
Physical Systems
Environmental Systems and Cycles
Landscape and Environment
Biophysical Processes, Biophysical Forms
Landscape and Environment
Natural Resources and Social Development
Landscape and Environment
Representing and Interpreting the World