Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography
  • Author : Tim Marshall
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2016-10-11
  • ISBN : 9781501121470

Prisoners of Geography Book Review:

First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.

Unifying Geography

Unifying Geography
  • Author : David T. Herbert,John A. Matthews
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2004-08-05
  • ISBN : 9781134405138

Unifying Geography Book Review:

It can be argued that the differences in content and approach between physical and human geography, and also within its sub-disciplines, are often overemphasised. The result is that geography is often seen as a diverse and dynamic subject, but also as a disorganised and fragmenting one, without a focus. Unifying Geography focuses on the plural and competing versions of unity that characterise the discipline, which give it cohesion and differentiate it from related fields of knowledge. Each of the chapters is co-authored by both a leading physical and a human geographer. Themes identified include those of the traditional core as well as new and developing topics that are based on subject matter, concepts, methodology, theory, techniques and applications. Through its identification of unifying themes, the book will provide students with a meaningful framework through which to understand the nature of the geographical discipline. Unifying Geography will give the discipline renewed strength and direction, thus improving its status both within and outside geography.

The Everything Kids' Geography Book

The Everything Kids' Geography Book
  • Author : Jane P. Gardner,J. Elizabeth Mills
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2009-01-17
  • ISBN : 9781598696837

The Everything Kids' Geography Book Book Review:

Describes the continents and regions of the world, the physical and cultural geography of the countries found in each area, and includes crossword, connect-the-dots, and word search puzzles.

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy
  • Author : Claudius Ptolemy,Edward Luther Stevenson,Joseph Fischer
  • Publisher : Cosimo Incorporated
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 2011-03-01
  • ISBN : 1605204390

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy Book Review:

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, originally titled Geographia and written in the second century, is a depiction of the geography of the Roman Empire at the time. Though inaccurate due to Ptolemy's varying methods of measurement and use of outdated data, Geography of Claudius Ptolemy is nonetheless an excellent example of ancient geographical study and scientific method. This edition contains more than 40 maps and illustrations, reproduced based on Ptolemy's original manuscript. It remains a fascinating read for students of scientific history and Greek influence. CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY (A.D. 90- A.D. 168) was a poet, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and geographer who wrote in Greek, though he was a Roman citizen. He is most well-known for three scientific treatises he wrote on astronomy, astrology, and geography, respectively titled Almagest, Apotelesmatika, and Geographia. His work influenced early Islamic and European studies, which in turn influenced much of the modern world. Ptolemy died in Alexandria as a member of Greek society.

Sports Geography

Sports Geography
  • Author : John Bale
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 196
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 9780419252306

Sports Geography Book Review:

Looks at the impact geography has on sports around the world.

Studying Geography at University

Studying Geography at University
  • Author : Simon Tate,Peter Hopkins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2020-10-28
  • ISBN : 9781351166744

Studying Geography at University Book Review:

Written by leading academics, this book is an invaluable ‘how to ...’ guide to studying for a Geography degree. Written in a practical and conversational style, it offers important insights into how to succeed in the first year of your degree course, covering everything from how to succeed in assessments to how to decide where to live. Some of the information the book provides is academic and some of it is non-academic, as negotiating both is important in order to be successful in the first year of a Geography degree. Studying Geography at University is ideal for those in the early stages of applying to university. Each chapter offers hints and tips and gives practical real-world insights into becoming a successful geography student that will enrich applications, open days and visit days. It is also possible to dip into the chapter summaries, ‘What Do Students Say?’ and ‘Top Tip’ boxes only. Written by current students, from a range of institutions, these provide unique insights into the book's key points. Current students should also keep and refer to the book as an invaluable guide through the first few months of their degree. This guide is a must-read for anyone starting their studies in Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Science or any other related subject at university.

The Kids Book of Canadian Geography

The Kids Book of Canadian Geography
  • Author : Briony Penn
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Pages : 56
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781550748901

The Kids Book of Canadian Geography Book Review:

Examines the geography of Canada, including such regional ecosystems as the tundra, Laurentian woodlands, and coastal rain forest.

Legal Geography

Legal Geography
  • Author : Tayanah O’Donnell,Daniel F. Robinson,Josephine Gillespie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2019-12-06
  • ISBN : 9780429760563

Legal Geography Book Review:

This book is the first legal geography book to explicitly engage in method. It complements this by also bringing together different perspectives on the emerging school of legal geography. It explores human–environment interactions and showcases distinct environmental legal geography scholarship. Legal Geography: Perspectives and Methods is an innovative book concerned with a new relational and material way of examining our legal-spatial world. With chapters examining natural resource management, Indigenous knowledge and political ecology scholarship, the text introduces legal geography’s modes of analysis and critique. The book explores topics such as Indigenous environmental rights, the impacts of extractive industries, mediation of climate change, food, animal and plant patents, fossil fuels, mining and coastal environments based on empirical, jurisdictional and methodological insights from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific to demonstrate how space and place are invoked in legal processes and contestations, and the methods that may be employed to explore these processes and contestations. This book examines the role of legal geographies in the 21st century beyond the simple “law in action”, and it will thus appeal to students of socio-legal studies, human geography, environmental studies, environmental policy, as well as politics and international relations.

A Source Book in Geography

A Source Book in Geography
  • Author : George Kish
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 1978
  • ISBN : UOM:39015005092419

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For a New Geography

For a New Geography
  • Author : Milton Santos
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2021-11-09
  • ISBN : 9781452963242

For a New Geography Book Review:

For the first time in English, a key work of critical geography Originally published in 1978 in Portuguese, For a New Geography is a milestone in the history of critical geography, and it marked the emergence of its author, Milton Santos (1926–2001), as a major interpreter of geographical thought, a prominent Afro-Brazilian public intellectual, and one of the foremost global theorists of space. Published in the midst of a crisis in geographical thought, For a New Geography functioned as a bridge between geography’s past and its future. In advancing his vision of a geography of action and liberation, Santos begins by turning to the roots of modern geography and its colonial legacies. Moving from a critique of the shortcomings of geography from the field’s foundations as a modern science to the outline of a new field of critical geography, he sets forth both an ontology of space and a methodology for geography. In so doing, he introduces novel theoretical categories to the analysis of space. It is, in short, both a critique of the Northern, Anglo-centric discipline from within and a systematic critique of its flaws and assumptions from outside. Critical geography has developed in the past four decades into a heterogenous and creative field of enquiry. Though accruing a set of theoretical touchstones in the process, it has become detached from a longer and broader history of geographical thought. For a New Geography reconciles these divergent histories. Arriving in English at a time of renewed interest in alternative geographical traditions and the history of radical geography, it takes its place in the canonical works of critical geography.

Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography

Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography
  • Author : Andre Roy,Stephen Trudgill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2014-04-08
  • ISBN : 9781134660032

Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography Book Review:

Over the past twenty years, geography as an academic discipline has become more and more reflective, asking the key questions 'What are we doing?' 'Why are we doing it?'. These questions have, so far, been more enthusiastically taken up by human geography rather than physical geography. Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography aims to redress the balance. Written and edited by a distinguished group of physical geographers, Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography comprises of a collection of international writer's thoughts which reveal personal motivations, and look at tensions in the worlds of meaning in which physical geography is involved. How are the meanings of the physical environment derived? Is the future of physical geography one where the only, or at least the dominant, meanings are framed in the contexts of environmental issues. Covering a diverse and lively selection of topics, the contributors of this book offer guides to the contemporary debates in the philosophy of physical geography, and introduce the reader to its wider cultural significance. This book is an essential companion to anyone studying, or with an interest in, physical geography.

Geography of Education

Geography of Education
  • Author : Colin Brock
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2016-09-22
  • ISBN : 9781474223256

Geography of Education Book Review:

Geography of Education sets out the scope of this emergent, interdisciplinary field. It illustrates the essential affinity of geographical and educational studies, by emphasising the geographical factors influencing formal education systems and other forms of knowledge transfer. Colin Brock begins by arguing the theoretical synergy that exists between the nature of both geography and educational studies as disciplines. This is then exemplified by an analysis of the emergence of systems of schooling under the influence of religious, political and economic forces. The author also considers informal and non-formal modes of education, and argues that the huge diversity of such provision creates a rich resource for research into geographies of education. In the final chapters the author turns his attention to the role of cyberspace, which has its own geography, in learning, and considers education as a form of humanitarian response to issues of environmental sustainability. By bringing together a wide range of themes and topics relating to both education and geography, Colin Brock argues that the geographical approach should inform the evolution of all types of educational provision around the world.

The Routledge Research Companion to Media Geography

The Routledge Research Companion to Media Geography
  • Author : Paul C. Adams,Jim Craine
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2016-03-23
  • ISBN : 9781317042822

The Routledge Research Companion to Media Geography Book Review:

This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. While it has deep roots in the wider discipline, the consolidation of media geography has started only in the past decade, with the creation of media geography’s first dedicated journal, Aether, as well as the publication of the sub-discipline’s first textbook. However, at present there is no other work which provides a comprehensive overview and grounding. By indicating the sub-discipline’s evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors-leading scholars in this field, including Stuart Aitken, Deborah Dixon, Derek McCormack, Barney Warf, and Matthew Zook-not only review the existing literature within the remit of their chapters, but also articulate arguments about where the future might take media geography scholarship. The volume is not simply a collection of individual offerings, but has afforded an opportunity to exchange ideas about media geography, with contributors making connections between chapters and developing common themes.

Directions in Geography

Directions in Geography
  • Author : Richard J. Chorley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2019-04-10
  • ISBN : 9781000000214

Directions in Geography Book Review:

Originally published in 1973. This collection of essays looks at the ‘quantitative revolution’ and the ‘new geography’ by some of the geographers who had a significant part in those innovations and looks ahead to further developments. The views in the chapters are diverse and offer a fascinating glimpse of the discipline of geography as the subject was undergoing such change and becoming more socially committed. They cover theory, spatial-systems theory, forecasting, human ecology and climatology alongside the teaching of the subject. The concerns of the contemporary geographer come across and are of interest today as these areas have developed still more.

Geography Education Promoting Sustainability

Geography Education Promoting Sustainability
  • Author : Eila Jeronen
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2020-04-15
  • ISBN : 9783039285006

Geography Education Promoting Sustainability Book Review:

Through out the current period of educational change, Geography education has also changed. The innovations may be the starting point to affect conceptual change and paradigm shifts. Geography education assimilates and integrates knowledge, skills and scientific methodologies. The ten articles in this book illuminate a wide range of topics of interest to Geography education. In their article, Skarstein and Wolff discuss how the interplay between the environment, society and economy pillars of sustainability thinking play out on scales of time, space and multitude and how geography teachers can support the students’ understanding of sustainability. Yli-Panula et al. analysed used teaching and learning methods to find out good ones for promoting sustainability in geography. The same idea can be found in Duffin's and Perry’s article on Place-Based Ecology Education. In their article, Dür and Keller discuss the topics of quality of life, sustainability and global justice based on the goals of Education for Sustainable Development. Evaluation is an important part of learning. It is reviewed by Schauss and Sprenger regarding climate change education. The following two articles deal with students' views of landscapes worth conserving. In both studies, students expressed concern about the state of the environment. Yli-Panula et al. found that the Mexican students seldom considered their own activities in relation to the environment while Yli-Panula et al. stated that only some of the Finnish and Swedish students act as observers while others actively care for their environment. The remaining three articles deal with teaching methods and models. Benninghaus et al. present a benchmark method, which allows statements about the quality of the maps/diagrams in general. Álvarez-Otero and De Lázaro y Torres, on the other hand, describe their Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge model. Kopnina and Saari discusses student assignments reflecting on the documentary film through critical pedagogy and ecopedagogy.

Geography of Climate Change

Geography of Climate Change
  • Author : Richard John Aspinall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781135756758

Geography of Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change is one of the inescapable themes of current times. Climate change confronts society in issues as diverse as domestic and international political debate and negotiation, discussion in the media and public opinion, land management choices and decisions, and concerns about environmental, social and economic priorities now and for the future. Climate change also spans spatial, temporal and organisational scales, and has strong links with nature-society relationships, environmental dynamics, and vulnerability. Understanding the full range of possible consequences of climate change is essential for informed decision making and debate. This book provides a collection of chapters that span environmental, social and economic aspects of climate change. Together the chapters provide a diverse and contrasting series that highlights the need to analyze, review and debate climate change and its possible impacts and consequences from multiple perspectives. The book also is intended to promote discussion and debate of a more integrated, inclusive and open approach to climate change and demonstrates the value of geography in addressing climate change issues. This book was originally published as a special issue of Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings

Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings
  • Author : Lynn M. Houston
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 381
  • Relase : 2019-08-02
  • ISBN : 9781440842559

Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings Book Review:

This reference investigates the role of landscape in popular works and in doing so explores the time in which they were written. • Discusses books and poems covered on the AP English Literature and Composition exam, the most-assigned pieces of literature on high school reading lists, and well-loved contemporary books • Examines specific pieces of literature in the geographical and historical context in which they were written, making this book especially relevant to core curriculum standards • Provides comprehensive content that is unique in the library market • Includes recommendations of complimentary works • Features organization alphabetical by work, making it easy to navigate • Maintains an accessible style useful for high school and general education college courses

WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY. (PRODUCT ID 23958336).

WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY. (PRODUCT ID 23958336).
  • Author : CAITLIN. FINLAYSON
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : OCLC:1096527197

WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY. (PRODUCT ID 23958336). Book Review:

Economic Geography

Economic Geography
  • Author : Pierre-Philippe Combes,Thierry Mayer,Jacques-François Thisse
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2008-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781400842940

Economic Geography Book Review:

Economic Geography is the most complete, up-to-date textbook available on the important new field of spatial economics. This book fills a gap by providing advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the latest research and methodologies in an accessible and comprehensive way. It is an indispensable reference for researchers in economic geography, regional and urban economics, international trade, and applied econometrics, and can serve as a resource for economists in government. Economic Geography presents advances in economic theory that explain why, despite the increasing mobility of commodities, ideas, and people, the diffusion of economic activity is very unequal and remains agglomerated in a limited number of spatial entities. The book complements theoretical analysis with detailed discussions of the empirics of the economics of agglomeration, offering a mix of theoretical and empirical research that gives a unique perspective on spatial disparities. It reveals how location continues to matter for trade and economic development, yet how economic integration is transforming the global economy into an economic space in which activities are performed within large metropolitan areas exchanging goods, skills, and information. Economic Geography examines the future implications of this evolution in the spatial economy and relates them to other major social and economic trends. Provides a complete introduction to economic geography Explains the latest theory and methodologies Covers the empirics of agglomeration, from spatial concentration measurement to structural estimations of economic geography models Includes history and background of the field Serves as a textbook for students and a resource for professionals

Remaking Human Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

Remaking Human Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)
  • Author : Audrey Kobayashi,Suzanne Mackenzie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2014-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781317907046

Remaking Human Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography) Book Review:

This book highlights the increasingly important contribution of geographical theory to the understanding of social change, values, economic & political organization and ethical imperatives. As a cohesive collection of chapters from well-known geographers in Britain and North America, it reflects the aims of the contributors in striving to bridge the gap between the historical-materialist and humanist interpretations of human geography. The book deals with both the contemporary issues outlined above and the situation in which they emerge: industrial restructuring, planning, women’s issues, social and cultural practices and the landscape as context for social action.