Introducing Human Geographies

Introducing Human Geographies

The second edition of this text has been thoroughly revised and updated to build upon the success of the first. Now in full colour with 16 new chapters, discussion points and glossary definitions in the margin, it is even more accessible.

Introducing Human Geographies

Introducing Human Geographies

'Introducing Human Geographies' provides an innovative, comprehensive and stimulating first-year introduction to human geography. This major new textbook introduces some of the flavour and excitement of human geography today, playing not only to recognisable subfields but also making accessible some of the more contemporary developments which form the cutting edge of the discipline. This new undergraduate textbook is structured around three main sections. The first - Foundations - works through a number of underlying debates that are stimulating much contemporary innovation within human geography. The second - Themes - provides a sub-disciplinarily structured account of this innovation, outlining its contribution to questions of development, economy, environment, history, politics, society, and culture. The final section - Contexts - highlights how these questions come together in work on particular 'spaces' and 'places', emphasising how much of the best contemporary work in human geography blurs traditional sub-disciplinary distinctions.porary work in human geography blurs traditional sub-disciplinary distinctions.

Introducing Human Geographies

Introducing Human Geographies

Introducing Human Geographies is the leading guide to human geography for undergraduate students, explaining new thinking on essential topics and discussing exciting developments in the field. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and coverage is extended with new sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, mobilities, non-representational geographies, population geographies, public geographies and securities. Presented in three parts with 60 contributions written by expert international researchers, this text addresses the central ideas through which human geographers understand and shape their subject. Part I: Foundations engages students with key ideas that define human geography’s subject matter and approaches, through critical analyses of dualisms such as local-global, society-space and human-nonhuman. Part II: Themes explores human geography’s main sub-disciplines, with sections devoted to biogeographies, cartographies, cultural geographies, development geographies, economic geographies, environmental geographies, historical geographies, political geographies, population geographies, social geographies, urban and rural geographies. Finally, Part III: Horizons assesses the latest research in innovative areas, from mobilities and securities to non-representational geographies. This comprehensive, stimulating and cutting edge introduction to the field is richly illustrated throughout with full colour figures, maps and photos. These are available to download on the companion website, located at www.routledge.com/9781444135350.

Introducing Human Geographies, Second Edition

Introducing Human Geographies, Second Edition

Introducing Human Geographies is a comprehensive, stimulating and innovative introduction to human geography. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to build upon the success of the acclaimed first edition. Now in full colour and with sixteen new chapters, discussion points and glossary definitions in the margin, it is even more accessible. Part one discusses the principal ideas through which human geographers understand and shape their subject. Part two examines each of the main sub-fields: ·cultural geography ·development geography ·economic geography ·environmental geography ·historical geography ·political geography ·rural geography ·social geography ·urban geography. Part three demonstrates how different thematic interests are combined in cutting-edge human geographical debates. Introducing Human Geographies continues to be the essential textbook for first year undergraduate geography students taking introductory courses in human geography.

An Introduction to Human Geography

Issues for the 21st Century

An Introduction to Human Geography

An Introduction to Human Geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography and related disciplines in the social sciences. Comprehensively revised, the third edition of this widely used text provides a global overview of the major topics within human geography. Focusing on key geographical challenges facing the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century, stimulating coverage examines the forces that shape economies and societies, and each chapter is written by a specialist in the field.

Introducing Human Geography

Globalisation, Difference and Inequality

Introducing Human Geography

A comprehensive new introduction to Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand human and cultural geography. The authors integrate key themes of globalisation, difference and inequality into this student friendly book. Each chapter follows a strong pedagogical framework designed to enhance students' ability to understand the material.

An Introduction to Human Geography

Issues for the 21st Century

An Introduction to Human Geography

An Introduction to Human Geography presents comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of human geography. Provides an overview of the major topics including population, resources, the economy, citizenship, culture and globalisation.

Key Concepts in Geography

Key Concepts in Geography

Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Geography has come a long way from its historical roots in exploring foreign lands, and simply mapping and naming the regions of the world. Spanning both physical and human Geography, the discipline today is unique as a subject which can bridge the divide between the sciences and the humanities, and between the environment and our society. Using wide-ranging examples from global warming and oil, to urbanization and ethnicity, this Very Short Introduction paints a broad picture of the current state of Geography, its subject matter, concepts and methods, and its strengths and controversies. The book’s conclusion is no less than a manifesto for Geography’s future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Key Methods in Geography

Key Methods in Geography

Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of 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. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.