Companion Encyclopedia of Geography

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography

I I IIS (^VJI I I |JIC LCI y ICVI3CU ac^UI IU CUIIIUI I Ul I tuuncuyt o vw; successful 1996 Companion Encyclopedia of Geography provides a comprehensive and integrated survey of the discipline. The revised edition takes the theme of ...

Author: Ian Douglas

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105124068573

Category: Reference

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This is a completely revised edition of Routledge's very successful 1996 Companion Encyclopedia of Geography. As the first, the second edition will provide a comprehensive and integrated survey the discipline.
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Companion Encyclopedia of Geography

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography

OF First published 1996 by Routledge 11 New Fetter Lane, London. COMPANION ENCYCLOPEDIA GEOGRAPHY the environment and humankind EDITED BY IAN DOUGLAS, RICHARD HUGGETT and MIKE ROBINSON London and New York.

Author: Prof Ian Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134905553

Category: Political Science

Page: 1056

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The Companion Encyclopedia of Geography provides an authoritative and provocative source of reference for all those concerned with the earth and its people. Examining both physical and human geography and charting human activities within their habitat up to the present day, this Companion also asks what lies in the future: * A differentiated world * A world transformed by the growth of a global economy * The global scale of habitat modification * A world of questions * Changing worlds, changing geographies * Geographical futures. The forty-five self contained chapters are bound into a unifying whole by the editors' general and part introductions; each chapter provides details of the most useful sources of further reading and research, and the volume is concluded with a comprehensive index. This is an invaluable resource not only for students, teachers and researchers in the academic domain but also professionals in interested commercial and public-sector organisations.
Categories: Political Science

The Routledge Handbook of Development and Environment

The Routledge Handbook of Development and Environment

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: The Environment and Humankind. New York: Routledge, pp. 249–273. Claval, P. (1996). From a “cultural” world to a “political” one. In Douglas, I., Hugge , R. & Robinson, M. (eds.).

Author: Brent McCusker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429833304

Category: Political Science

Page: 460

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The handbook seeks to illuminate the key concepts in the study of development-environment through showcasing some of the Majoritarian (formerly "Developing") world’s emerging scholars in order to explore theoretical connections through critical/radical theory, “small” theory, various conceptual frameworks, and non-Western and subaltern viewpoints. The volume examines the themes around the study of the relationship between economic and social development and the environment. Part 1 covers theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of development and environment by examining the diverse ways in which people perceive, understand, and act upon the world around them. Cross-scalar topics such as neo-liberalism and globalization, human rights, climate change, sustainability, and technology are covered in Part 2. The book shifts to examinations of resources and production in Part 3, where authors with a focus on one or more environmental resources or types of economic production are presented. Topics range from water, agriculture, and food, to energy, bioeconomy, and mining. The fourth section presents chapters where people are at the center of the development-environment nexus through topics such as gender relations, children, health, and cities. Finally, policy and governance of development and environment are explored in Part 5. The section includes both academics and practitioners who have worked with policy makers and are policy makers themselves. The book is primarily intended for scholars and graduate students in geography, environmental studies, and development studies for whom it will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines, which converge in the study of development and environment.
Categories: Political Science

Subject Encyclopedias User guide review citations

Subject Encyclopedias  User guide  review citations

929.1 The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History , CS 9 Great Events from History : Worldwide Twentieth Century Series ... DS 35.53 910 Companion Encyclopedia of Geography : The Environment and Humankind , G 116 The Concise Oxford ...

Author: Allan Mirwis

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 157356298X

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 726

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This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.
Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

GEOGRAPHY exemplify the central importance of location, spatial variation and spatial relationships to the discipline. ... Douglas I, Huggett R and Perkins C (eds) (2007) Companion encyclopedia of geography: From local to global.

Author: John A Matthews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446264881

Category: Nature

Page: 1496

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Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change: Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy Over 4,000 entries explore the following key themes and more: Conservation Demographic change Environmental management Environmental policy Environmental security Food security Glaciation Green Revolution Human impact on environment Industrialization Landuse change Military impacts on environment Mining and mining impacts Nuclear energy Pollution Renewable resources Solar energy Sustainability Tourism Trade Water resources Water security Wildlife conservation The comprehensive coverage of terminology includes layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays, making this an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.
Categories: Nature

Geography

Geography

Clarke, W. C. (1996) The sustainability of sustenance: land and agricultural production in the Third World, in I. Douglas, R. Huggett and M. Robinson (eds) Companion Encyclopedia of Geography, Routledge, London, pp. 651–76.

Author: Arild Holt-Jensen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526448880

Category: Science

Page: 304

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An accessible, definitive student introduction to geographical thought, this book takes a unique approach that encompasses environmental, historical and social perspectives. Now in its fifth edition, it includes new case studies, and revisions and updates throughout, with additional chapters expanding coverage of global subjects, poststructuralism, and the future of geography. This text explores complex ideas in an intelligible and accessible style. Illustrated throughout with research examples and explanations in text boxes, questions for discussion at the end of each chapter and a concept glossary, this is the essential student companion to the discipline.
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Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

... “Achievements of Spatial Science,” in Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: The Environment and Humankind, ed. Ian Douglas, Richard Huggett, and Mike Robinson (London: Routledge, 1996), 820–23. On the expansion of geography in ...

Author: Darrin M. McMahon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199397518

Category: History

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Modern European intellectual history is thriving as never before. It has recovered from an era in which other trends like social and cultural history threatened to marginalize it. But in spite of enjoying a contemporary renaissance, the field has lost touch with the tradition of debating why and how to study ideas and thus lacks both a well-articulated set of purposes and a range of arguments for exactly what it means to pursue those purposes. This volume revives that tradition. Recalling past attempts to showcase the diversity and differentiation of modern European intellectual history, this volume also documents how much has changed in recent decades. Some authors are much readier to defend a history of ideas practiced over the long term - once the defining sin of the field. Others go so far as to insist on how ideas are always open to reappropriation and reevaluation beyond their original contexts - suggesting that it is an error to reduce the ideas to those contexts. Others still argue that, under threat from trends like social history, intellectual historians have forsaken any attempt to resolve for themselves how ideas are socially embodied. The volume also registers old and new trends in history that have affected the study of ideas, including the history of science, the history of academic disciplines, the history of psychology and "self," international and global history, and women's and gender history.
Categories: History

Geography A Very Short Introduction

Geography  A Very Short Introduction

A collection of short chapters focusing on the core concepts of geography can be found in S. L. Holloway, ... 2003); and I. Douglas, R. Huggett, and C. Perkins (eds), Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: From Local to Global, ...

Author: John A. Matthews

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578687

Category: Science

Page: 200

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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.
Categories: Science

Unifying Geography

Unifying Geography

Harofitshorne, R. (1959) Perspective on the Nature of Geography, Chicago: Rand McNally. ... in I. Douglas, R. Huggett and M. Robinson (eds) Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: The Environment and Humankind, London: Routledge, 1–8.

Author: David T. Herbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134405121

Category: Science

Page: 416

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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.
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Geography History and Concepts

Geography   History and Concepts

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography , Routledge , London and New York . Haggett , P. , Cliff , A. D. and Frey , A. ( 1977 ) Locational Analysis in Human Geography , Arnold , London . Haines - Young , R. ( 1989 ) Modelling geographical ...

Author: Arild Holt-Jensen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761961801

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Totally revised and updated, the Third Edition of this bestselling textbook is the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy and methodology of human geography. The book is organized into five sections: an historical overview of the discipline and an explanation of its organization; an examination of geography from Antiquity to the early modern period; an analysis of paradigm shifts and the quantitative revolution; discussions of postivism, empiricism, structuration theory, realism and postmodernism; and finally an introduction to core themes and concepts in current geographical thought including space, place and feminism.
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