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Unifying geography : common heritage, shared future

Author: John A Matthews; David T Herbert
Publisher: New York : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Matthews; David T Herbert
ISBN: 0415305438 9780415305433 0415305446 9780415305440
OCLC Number: 492786092
Description: 1 v. (XIV-402 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: General Introduction 1. Geography: Roots and continuities Part 2: Geographical Methodologies Introduction 2. Exploration, Discovery and the Cartographic Tradition 3. Fieldwork and Unity in Geography 4. The Potential of Remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems Part 3: A Focus on Environment Introduction 5. Environmentalism and Geography: The great debate? 6. Beyond Environmentalism: Towards sustainability 7. Human Vulnerability, Past Climatic Variability and Societal Change Part 4: The Significance of Place Introduction 8. Regions, Area Studies and the Meaning of Place 9. Globalisation: A spatial perspective Part 5: Landscape: The face of Geography Introduction 10. Landscape as Form, Process and Meaning 11. Landscape and Culture Part 6: Applied Geography: Contributing to real-world problem solving Introduction 12. Natural Hazards on an Unquiet Earth 13. Urbanisation, Development and the Environment in an Unequal World 14. Conservation, Preservation and Heritage Part 7: Broader Frameworks in Theory and Practice Introduction 15. Space, Time and Science: Towards a geographical philosophy 16. Geography and Public Policy: A political turn Part 8: General Conclusion 17. Unity in Geography: Prospects for the Discipline
Responsibility: edited by John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert.

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