The Changing Nature of Physical Geography


Author: Kenneth John Gregory

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340741184

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Interest in physical geography has increased as the discipline has diversified, with greater consideration given to its approach, and its philosophy; at the same time there have been benefits from advances in technology. The subject has seen many changes since the impact of quantification and systems, with emphases upon environmental processes, landscape evolution and chronology, and the significance of human activity, as well as upon applications of physical geography. 'The Changing Nature of Physical geography' presents a review of progress in this discipline: providing an understanding of how it has evolved; introducing its research and technical literature; and outlining the contributions of the physical geographers who have shaped the study of physical geography. The book is arranged in three broadly chronological sections. The first section, covering 1850-1980, surveys the development of physical geography from its foundation to formative recent developments. Section two looks at current approaches to the discipline, and the final section considers trends into the next Millennium by drawing attention to new approaches at a global and a cultural level. The conclusion offers a perspective on future physical geography as a context for its further development. As a comprehensive and fluent introduction to the nature of this multifarious discipline, with its increasing focus upon environmental change and environmental management, it is a must for all students of physical geography.

Debates in Geography Education


Author: Mark Jones,David Lambert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317204395

Category: Education

Page: 324

View: 8747

Debates in Geography Education encourages early career teachers, experienced teachers and teacher educators to engage with and reflect on key issues, concepts and debates. It aims to enable readers to reach their own informed judgements with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. The second edition is fully updated in light of the latest research, policy and practice in the field, as well as key changes to the curriculum and examination specifications. Expert contributors provide a range of perspectives on international, historical and policy contexts in order to deepen our understanding of significant debates in geography education. Key debates include: geography's identity as an academic discipline; what constitutes knowledge in geography; places and regional geography; what it means to think geographically; constructing the curriculum; how we link assessment to making progress in geography; the contribution of fieldwork and outdoor experiences; technology and the use of Geographical Information; school geography and employability; understanding the gap between school and university geography; evidence-based practice and research in geography education. The comprehensive, rigorous coverage of these key issues, together with carefully annotated selected further reading, will help support and shape further research and writing. Debates in Geography Education is a key resource that is essential reading for all teachers and researches who wish to extend their grasp of the place of geography in education. Mark Jones is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK David Lambert is Professor of Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK

The Changing Nature of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)


Author: Roger Minshull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906357

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 2703

This book is an introduction to the nature of geography. There are detailed sections on content, methods and purposes and an attempt is made to distinguish progress from those changes which are merely fashion and those which result in genuine progress. One of these, resulting partly from the adoption of quantitative techniques, is the improvement in the accuracy and the type of explanation which the geographer is now able to give. The new techniques have also helped in the bringing about of profound changes in geographical laws, the use of models and even the relevance of determinism.

Reflective Practice in Geography Teaching


Author: Ashley Kent,William Ashley Kent

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761969822

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 5896

This book provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary thought and practice in teaching geography. It is designed to support continuing professional development and reflective practice in geography education by: encouraging a critical understanding of the literature and concepts; stimulating teachers to continue with personal and professional development; and providing professionally relevant knowledge, understanding, skills and values. Drawn from a wide range of eminent geographers and experienced practitioners, the authors cover: progress in geography - changing viewpoints; the geography curriculum - development planning and issues; research and geography teaching - why and how research matters. Thi

The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography


Author: Andrew Millington,Mark Blumler,Udo Schickhoff

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473971659

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 4842

"A superb resource for understanding the diversity of the modern discipline of biogeography, and its history and future, especially within geography departments. I expect to refer to it often." - Professor Sally Horn, University of Tennessee "As you browse through this fine book you will be struck by the diverse topics that biogeographers investigate and the many research methods they use.... Biogeography is interdisciplinary, and a commonly-voiced concern is that one biogeographer may not readily understand another's research findings. A handbook like this is important for synthesising, situating, explaining and evaluating a large literature, and pointing the reader to informative publications." - Geographical Research "A valuable contribution in both a research and teaching context. If you are biologically trained, it provides an extensive look into the geographical tradition of biogeography, covering some topics that may be less familiar to those with an evolution/ecology background. Alternatively, if you are a geography student, researcher, or lecturer, it will provide a useful reference and will be invaluable to the non-biogeographer who suddenly has the teaching of an introductory biogeography course thrust upon them." - Adam C. Algar, Frontiers of Biogeography The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography is a manual for scoping the past, present and future of biogeography that enable readers to consider, where relevant, how similar biogeographical issues are tackled by researchers in different 'schools'. In line with the concept of all SAGE Handbooks, this is a retrospective and prospective overview of biogeography that will: Consider the main areas of biogeography researched by geographers Detail a global perspective by incorporating the work of different schools of biogeographers Ecplore the divergent evolution of biogeography as a discipline and consider how this diversity can be harnessed Examine the interdisciplinary debates that biogeographers are contributing to within geography and the biological sciences. Aimed at an international audience of research students, academics, researchers and practitioners in biogeography, the text will attract interest from environmental scientists, ecologists, biologists and geographers alike.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography


Author: David S. G. Thomas,Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687434

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 4232

The third edition of this comprehensive encyclopedic dictionary covers the whole field of physical geography and provides an essential reference for all students and lecturers in this field.

Key Methods in Geography


Author: Nicholas Clifford,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974925

Category: Science

Page: 572

View: 9638

Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.

Horizons in Physical Geography


Author: M. J. Clark,Kenneth John Gregory,Angela M. Gurnell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207528

Category: Science

Page: 395

View: 5979

'The authority of the contributors, the quality of production, and the bibliographic notes are first-rate. It is essential for basic earth science collections, and for any college library that supports geography or geology.'

Elements of Physical Geography

Together with a Treatise on the Physical Phenomena of the United States : Illustrated by One Hundred and Fifty Engravings and Thirteen Copper-plate Maps, Executed in the First Style of the Art


Author: John Brocklesby

Publisher: N.A


Category: Physical geography

Page: 164

View: 9900

Physical Geography and People


Author: Peter Webber,Neil Punnett

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748743032

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 8736

Featuring in-depth case studies this is a book which is intended for GCSE Geography. It provides enquiries and decision-making exercises with particular emphasis on topical issues throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World, on Physical Geography, Natural History, and Ethic Philosophy

Especially On: 1. The Earth and Its Strata; 2. Water and the Ocean; 3. The Atmosphere; 4. The Changes of the Globe; 5. Organic Bodies; and 6. The Human Species


Author: Johann Reinhold Forster

Publisher: London : Printed for G. Robinson


Category: Discoveries in geography

Page: 649

View: 6432

An account of Cook's second circumnavigation in H.M.S. Resolution. Mostly about the South Sea Islands, "but there are numerous remarks and observations on America."--Maggs 442.

New Models In Geography


Author: PhD Richard Peet,Professor Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317853784

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 1108

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cities of Oil

Municipalities and Petroleum Manufacturing in Southern Ontario, 1860-1960


Author: Timothy Cobban

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442663146

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 6338

Cities of Oil is the first sustained historical account of the development of the early Canadian petroleum refining and manufacturing industry. In it, Timothy W. Cobban documents the industry’s development in southern Ontario, from its beginnings in the 1850s to its later expansion on the outskirts of London, to Petrolia, and finally to Sarnia. He accounts for all of the industry’s important developments and innovations, particularly the role played by municipalities in fostering its growth. Using extensive archival research, Cobban concludes that municipalities can stimulate the accelerated, sustained development of local industry sectors, thus challenging the dominant view that the influence of municipalities on economic growth is marginal. Cities of Oil demonstrates the importance of accommodating the land and infrastructure needs of industry at critical junctures, and implementing land use policies that encourage the dense clustering of industries. This book will be essential reading for those seeking a greater understanding of industrial growth in the province of Ontario.

Fundamentals of Physical Geography


Author: David John Briggs,Peter Smithson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847675203

Category: Science

Page: 558

View: 3402

This primary text, designed for undergraduate courses, provides a modern approach to the fundamentals of physical geography by linking process, form, and effect. The authors explore the natural world as a series of systems and consider the relationship between the different components of each. They examine, in turn, the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, providing a thorough discussion of their composition and the ways in which their interaction forms our global environment. Throughout, the authors demonstrate the role of humanity in influencing the physical environment and the ways in which we are affected by our surroundings. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs, and charts, Fundamentals of Physical Geography is an ideal text.

The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean


Author: Jamie Woodward

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191608416

Category: Science

Page: 704

View: 8066

This volume explores the climates, landscapes, ecosystems and hazards that comprise the Mediterranean world. It traces the development of the Mediterranean landscape over very long timescales and examines modern processes and key environmental issues in a wide range of settings. The Mediterranean is the only region on Earth where three continents meet and this interaction has produced a very distinctive Physical Geography. This book examines the landscapes and processes at the margins of these continents and the distinctive marine environment between them. Catastrophic earthquakes, explosive volcanic eruptions and devastating storms and floods are intimately bound up within the history and mythology of the Mediterranean world. This is a key region for the study of natural hazards because it offers unrivalled access to long records of hazard occurrence and impact through documentary, archaeological and geological archives. The Mediterranean is also a biodiversity hotspot; it has been a meeting place for plants, animals and humans from three continents throughout much of its history. The Quaternary records of these interactions are more varied and better preserved than in any other part of the world. These records have provided important new insights into the tempo of climate, landscape and ecosystem change in the Mediterranean region and beyond. The region is unique because of the very early and widespread impact of humans in landscape and ecosystem change - and the richness of the archaeological and geological archives that chronicle this impact. This book examines this history and these interactions and places current environmental issues in long term context. Contributors : Ramadan Husain Abu-Zied Harriet Allen Jacques Blondel Maria-Carmen Llasat James Casford Marc Castellnou Andrew Goudie Andrew Harding Angela Hayes Tom Holt Babette Hoogakker Philip Hughes Jos Lelieveld John Lewin Francisco Lloret Francisco Lopez-Bermudez Mark Macklin Jean Margat Anne Mather Frédéric Médail Christophe Morhange Clive Oppenheimer Jean Palutikof Gerassimos Papadopoulos Josep Piñol David Pyle Jane Reed Neil Roberts Eelco Rohling Iain Stewart Stathis Stiros John Thornes Chronis Tzedakis John Wainwright

Progress in Agricultural Geography (Routledge Revivals)


Author: Michael Pacione

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134597053

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 4059

In the second half of the twentieth century, significant changes were occurring within the agricultural industry, including an increase in efficiency and government intervention, as well as expanded and more complicated patterns of trade. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1986, reflects how these developments challenged the field of agricultural geography. Considering agricultural innovations, farming systems, government policy and land ownership, this title provides an essential background to students with an interest in agricultural methods, distribution and reform.

Nature of Geography as Perceived in Systems Theory


Author: Sharma,B L

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788170351368


Page: 463

View: 5207

Geography is not what we have assumed it, we have conceived it and we have perceived it, but it is that what we have not imagined it-it is around us. It is a system in itself. Because, human behaviour becomes rational, when it acts individually, but is becomes rational, when it operates upon in a collective form. Therefore, it is very difficult to understand man and his behaviour in a given situation. So it is incredible to argue about the discipline, its past history and the methodological contents. It is a misconceived notion of set boundary and a goal of its own, in a multidimensional facets of the changing world complexes in which we are living. Geography in its manifestations begins with the land-scape evolution (Physical basis), interacts with the phenomena culminating in human relationships, (Cultural land-scape) of conceptual world of real and abstract, interactions and processes, conditions and relations of multivariate facets of elements. Geographers are thus, drawn to the illusion with perlex mind of geographical images. This perception has drawn geography and geographers both into a state of unending dilemma of academic jargon of puzzles i e. Whether it is founded on systems theory or simply an irrelevant distraction ? Science provides us very sharp tools. But any craftsman will tell you it is the sharp tool which cane do most damage or harm when misapplied. It is apparently observed that geographers are badly operationalised with their blunted tools. The present attempt is thus, to discuss all those problems arises due to multidimensional approaches of the past, present analysis and future methodologies, more particularly in the system analogy of systems theory, General Systems and the General Systems Theory, as all these notions have different connotations. How geography as a discipline is fitted well in the analogy of systems theory has been the main concerned to these volumes. Let us explore the possibilities-What Geography is? The first volume deals with the Systems Theory and Geography, whereas, the second interprets the Possible World of Geographer in Systems Theory. Contents Vol. I Part I- General Systems & Systems Theory; Chapter 1: General Systems Theory; Chapter 2: General Systems Theory: Specific Features; Chapter 3: General Systems Theory as a Metatheory; Chapter 4: Outline History of the Systems Theory; Chapter 5: The Systems Approach and its Development; Chapter 6: Classification of Systems into Open and Closed-Logic of Methodological Problems; Chapter 7: Systems Theory and Modern Sciences; Chapter 8: The Systems Approach in Social Sciences; Chapter 9: Paradox of Systems Analysis; Chapter 10: Prospects of the Systems Approach; Part II- Development of Nature of Geography; Chapter 11: Progress in Geography Through Ages; Chapter 12: German Contribution to Geography; Chapter 13: Geographers of the Second and Third Generation; Chapter 14: Leaders of the Fourth Generation; Chapter 15: French Geographers Contribution to Geography; Chapter 16: The Second Generation of French Geographers; Chapter 17: Geography in Indian Context; Chapter 18: Theories, Laws and Models: A Systematic Explanation in Geography; Vol. II Chapter 1: Nature of Geography; Chapter 2: Problem of Paradigm Shift: Conceptual Themes; Chapter 3: Geography and General Systems Theory; Chapter 4: American School and Geographers of the Time; Chapter 5: The Modern Perceptivism; Chapter 6: A Real World (Physical Geography) of Geographer; Chapter 7: Geographic Space Perception; Chapter 8: Environment as Perceived in Geography; Chapter 9: Diffusion Process in Geographic Research and Normative Values; Chapter 10: Welfare Geography of Economics; Chapter 11: In Search of Systematic Geography; Chapter 12: Geography in Systems Theory.

Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Understanding the Contributions to Infectious Disease Emergence: Workshop Summary


Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309177757

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 1510

Long before the "germ theory" of disease was described, late in the nineteenth century, humans knew that climatic conditions influence the appearance and spread of epidemic diseases. Ancient notions about the effects of weather and climate on disease remain embedded in our collective consciousness-through expressions such as "cold" for rhinovirus infections; "malaria," derived from the Latin for "bad air;" and the common complaint of feeling "under the weather." Today, evidence is mounting that earth's climate is changing at a faster rate than previously appreciated, leading researchers to view the longstanding relationships between climate and disease with new urgency and from a global perspective. On December 4 and 5, 2007, the Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC to consider the possible infectious disease impacts of global climate change and extreme weather events on human, animal, and plant health, as well as their expected implications for global and national security.