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Unifying geography : common heritage, shared future?

Author: John A Matthews; David T Herbert
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through its identification of unifying themes, this book will provide students with a meaningful framework through which to understand the nature of the geographical discipline.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Matthews; David T Herbert
ISBN: 0415305438 9780415305433 0415305446 9780415305440
OCLC Number: 751933261
Description: xiv, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I. GENERAL INTRODUCTION --
Geography: roots and continuities / David T. Herbert, John A. Matthews --
PART II. GEOGRAPHICAL METHODOLOGIES --
Introduction / John A. Matthews, David T. Herbert --
Exploration, discovery and the cartographic tradition / Peter Vincent, Ian Whyte --
Fieldwork and unity in geography / David R. Stoddart, William M. Adams --
The potential of geographical information systems and earth observation / Paul A. Longley, Michael J. Barnsley --
PART III. A FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT --
Introduction / John A. Matthews, David T. Herbert --
Environmentalism and geography: the great debate? / Peter Beaumont, Chris Philo --
Beyond environmentalism: towards sustainability / Timothy O'Riordan --
Human vilnerability, past climatic variability and societal change / David Taylor, Anna R. Davies --
PART IV. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF PLACE --
Introduction / David T. Herbert, John A. Matthews --
Regions area studies and the meaning of place / Tim Unwin, Jim Rose --
Globalization: a spatial perspective / Wayne K.D. Davies --
PART V. LANDSCAPE: THE FACE OF GEOGRAPHY --
Introduction / John A. Matthews, David T. Herbert --
Landscape as form, process and meaning / Richard Huggett, Chris Perkins --
Landscape and culture / Lesley Head --
PART VI. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY: CONTRIBUTING TO REAL-WORLD PROBLEM SOLVING --
Introduction / David T. Herbert, John A. Matthews --
Natural hazards on an unquiet earth / David E. Alexander --
Urbanization, development and the environment in an unequal world / Ian Douglas, Alan G. Gilbert --
Conservation, preservation and heritage / Michael E. Meadows, Maano F. Ramutsindela --
PART VII. BROADER FRAMEWORKS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE --
Introduction / David T. Herbert, John A. Matthews --
Space, time and science: individuals, emergence and geographies of space and place / Keith Richards ... [et al.] --
Geography and public policy: a political turn / Brian Robson, Elizabeth Shove --
PART VIII. GENERAL CONCLUSION --
Unity in geography: prospects for the discipline / John A. Matthews, David T. Herbert.
Responsibility: [edited by] John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert.
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