21st Century Geography

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Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

An Introduction to Human Geography

Issues for the 21st Century

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Author: Peter Daniels

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132056847

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 517

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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.

21st Century Geography

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Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

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Author: Gary L. Gaile,Cort J. Willmott

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199295867

Category: Science

Page: 820

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Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century surveys American geographers' current research in their specialty areas and tracks trends and innovations in the many subfields of geography. As such, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. It includes an introduction by the editors and 47 chapters, each on a specific specialty. The authors of each chapter were chosen by their specialty group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Based on a process of review and revision, the chapters in this volume have become truly representative of the recent scholarship of American geographers. While it focuses on work since 1990, it additionally includes related prior work and work by non-American geographers. The initial Geography in America was published in 1989 and has become a benchmark reference of American geographical research during the 1980s. This latest volume is completely new and features a preface written by the eminent geographer, Gilbert White.

Indian Geography in the 21st Century

The Young Geographers Agenda

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Author: Ravi S. Singh

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443816256

Category: Science

Page: 410

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This book, primarily a collection of statements on action agenda to be pursued in geography in India, consists of nineteen chapters exclusively authored by the young geographers. It is organised into five parts: Part I provides “The Contextual Orientation”, Part II contemplates on “Reshaping Geography Education”, Part III explores “Resurrecting Physical Geography”, Part IV looks at “Retrieving Human Geography”, and Part V: “The Summum Bonum” attempts to garland the emerging thoughts. The book seeks to provide a peep into the future Indian Geography and serve professional geographers, researchers, teachers and students alike.

An Introduction to Human Geography

Issues for the 21st Century

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Author: P. W. Daniels

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131217669

Category: Social Science

Page: 523

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An Introduction to Human Geography presents comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of human geography. Providing a rich overview of the major topics including population, resources, the economy, citizenship, culture and globalisation, each chapter is written by an expert in the field, offering a unique, engaging and relevant perspective to the subject. Focussing on some of the key geographical challenges facing the world at the beginning of the 21st century, this new edition examines the forces that shape economies and societies. With case studies, key topics and concepts highlighted throughout the text, further supported and extended through a companion website, this bookprovides a thorough introduction to the changing priorities and new directions in human geography.

The Roots of War in the 21st Century

Geography, Hegemony, and Politics in Asia-Pacific

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Author: Randall Jordan Doyle

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761846298

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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This book argues that the 21st century will witness a fundamental global shift in economic and military hegemonic power from the U.S.-European sphere to the U.S.-Asia-Pacific region. Geography, hegemony, and politics will represent the foundational pillars for change, progress, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

Human Geography

A History for the Twenty-First Century

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444144715

Category: Science

Page: 224

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'Human Geography' examines the major trends, debates, research and conceptual evolution of human geography during the twentieth century. Considering each of the subject's primary subfields in turn, it addresses developments in both continental European and Anglo-American geography, providing a cutting-edge evaluation of each. Written clearly and accessibly by leading researchers, the book combines historical astuteness with personal insights and draws on a range of theoretical positions. A central theme of the book is the relative decline of the traditional subdisciplines towards the end of the twentieth century, and the continuing movement towards interdisciplinarity in which the various strands of human geography are seen as inextricably linked. This stimulating and exciting new book provides a unique insight into the study of geography during the twentieth century, and is essential reading for anyone studying the history and philosophy of the subject.

An Introduction to Human Geography , Issues for the 21st Century

Anthropology, Human geography

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467216542

Category: Education

Page: 65

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Facts101 is your complete guide to An Introduction to Human Geography , Issues for the 21st Century. In this book, you will learn topics such as The making of the twentieth-century, Demographic transformations, Resources and development, and Environment and environmentalism plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Creative Geography Activities for the 21st Century

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Author: Richard Di Giacomo

Publisher: Magnifico Publications

ISBN: 0970623798

Category: Science

Page: 86

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30 lesson plans that allow students to go beyond worksheets and map work to investigate and create on their own. Activities include: games, simulations, historical and hands-on activities, contemporary problems and issues and student-centered investigative activities.

Human Geography

Issues for the 21st Century

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Author: P. W. Daniels

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: 9780582367999

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

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Human Geographies: Issues for the 21st Century has been written as a course text for students embarking on degree courses that reflect the changing priorities and new directions embraced by human geography. The analysis and interpretation of geographical change in the contemporary world is not bound by a narrow national or super-regional focus but extends to the examination of issues and problems at the global scale. The relationships between the spaces occupied by humankind are being modified and articulated by, for example, technological change, cultural hybridisation, geopolitical realignments, and new ways of organising the production and distribution of goods and services. This has coincided with the recognition that gender, cultural, and social mores are now central to interpretations of the processes and outcomes that underpin differentiation at a variety of spatial scales. The lenses through which human geographers now look in their effort to understand and to explain cultural differentiation, social polarisation or resource sustainability have become more diverse and have stimulated a more historic, sensitised approach. This has the added advantage of enhancing the contributions that human geographers make to the understanding of deep seated problems such as demographic transformation, urbanisation, uneven development or the restructuring of economies at scales ranging from the local to the national or the global. Features * 17 chapters organised into five major sections that will make students aware of the different scales and parameters for analysing the spatial dimensions of society from the pre-capitalist to the modern world * provides a framework forunderstanding the changing relationships between locality, organisations and space in the context of globalisation * extensive use of illustrations, boxes, case studies from around the world, and guides to further reading, and expected learning outcomes. This will encourage students to explore globalisation and the challenges it presents, for example, for cities, socio-demographic transformation, nation states or economic development and the environment * dedicated web site support for instructors and students Human Geography: Issues for the 21st Century is an essential text for undergraduate students of geography and related social sciences. It is invaluable reading for introductory courses in environmental science, business studies, urban studies, regional science, politics and economics.

Global Connections

Geography for the 21st Century

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Author: Barry Corbin,Jim Taylor,John Trites

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195413427

Category: Geography

Page: 230

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By exploring global issues that include pollution, population growth, resource development, and urbanization, this full-colour, attractive resource introduces senior students to the critical challenges that confront the Eart at the beginning of the new millennium.

Learning Progressions in Geography Education

International Perspectives

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Author: Osvaldo Muñiz Solari,Michael Solem,Richard Boehm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319447173

Category: Science

Page: 174

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This book informs an international audience of teachers, scholars and policymakers about the development of learning progressions for primary and secondary geography education in various countries and regions of the world. The book represents an important contribution to learning progressions research and practice. The different chapters explore how curriculum standards and frameworks in different countries portray progress and sophistication in the learning of geography. The book compares educational systems and how teachers and curriculum developers use the concept of “learning progression” to guide educational practices. As an approach to educational research, learning progressions offer considerable potential for understanding how children develop understanding of geographic concepts and practices across grade bands and in relation to national geography standards. The book analyzes the general conditions of learning progressions within the context of a globalized world. Important themes are addressed such as: knowledge acquisition in formal education; measuring learning progressions in informal settings; learning progressions for one curriculum standard or several standards; conditions to assess progression in the learning of facts, concepts, and skills; and multiple pathways for understanding or learning geography. The contributing authors are experienced scientists in the field from all around the world giving specific insights into the practices of their countries. The book appeals to K-12 teachers, school administrators, policymakers, researchers in geography education, professors and lecturers at universities around the world.

Geospatial Technologies and Geography Education in a Changing World

Geospatial Practices and Lessons Learned

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Author: Osvaldo Muñiz Solari,Ali Demirci,Joop van der Schee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 4431555196

Category: Science

Page: 221

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This book is an initiative presented by the Commission on Geographical Education of the International Geographical Union. It focuses particularly on what has been learned from geospatial projects and research from the past decades of implementing geospatial technologies (GST) in formal and informal education. The objective of this publication is to inform an international audience of teachers, professionals, scholars, and policymakers about the state of the art and prospects of geospatial practices (GPs) as organized activities that use GST and lessons learned in relation to geographical education. GST make up an advanced body of knowledge developed by practitioners of geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems, (GPS), and digital cartography (DC). GST have long been applied in many different sectors; however, their first use in higher education began in the early 1980s and then diffused to secondary schools during the 1990s. Starting with GIS and RS, it evolved into a much broader context, as GST expanded to include GPS and DC with new communication technologies and Internet applications. GST have been used around the world as a combination of tools and special techniques to make research, teaching, and learning more effective.

The Roots of War in the 21st Century

Geography, Hegemony, and Politics in Asia-Pacific

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Author: Randall Doyle

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 076184631X

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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This book argues that the 21st century will witness a fundamental global shift in economic and military hegemonic power from the U.S.-European sphere to the U.S.-Asia-Pacific region. The rise of China is recognized as the primary reason for the resurgence of the Asia-Pacific in the 21st century, but several other countries, such as Japan, South Korea, and Australia, are also becoming increasingly important geostrategic players within the region. And, there is the real potential for the development of a new and dynamic regional organization that would address the future economic and security challenges, dangers, and prospects confronting Asia-Pacific as the 21st century unfolds. Professor Randall Doyle provides a detailed and expansive overview of what is quickly becoming the fastest developing and most important region in the world. Dr. Doyle believes geography, hegemony, and politics will represent the foundational pillars for change, progress, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region during the 21st century.