This book provides students in human geography with a vital resource - a collection of writings critical to understanding the field as a whole and revealing the interactions of its component parts. It is designed to give students ready access to the literature their studies are most likely to lead them to consult. The book is divided into five parts. Parts I and II describe the nature of the enterprise and show the origins and current state of thinking on central issues. Part III is concerned with interactions between nature, culture and landscape. Part IV considers area differences and geographic units such as region, place and locality. Part V provides insights into the concepts of space, time and space-time. The editors have provided a general introduction, introductions to each part and contextual notes for each chapter. Each part concludes with sections of further reading by subject and the volume ends with a time chart of the main developments in geography. This collection of seminal articles aims to be revealing, challenging and engaging. It amply demonstrates why human geography is a subject worthy of the student's engagement and provides a vital and rewarding resource for its understanding.
|Publication date:||16th May 1996|
|Author:||John A. Agnew|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Publishers an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd|
|Categories:||Human geography, Social impact of environmental issues,|
John Agnew is Professor of Geography at UCLA. His books include The United States in the World Economy and co-authorship of The Geography of the World Economy. David N. Livingstone is Professor of Geography at the Queen's University of Belfast. His books include The Geographical Tradition (Blackwell). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995. Alisdair Rogers teaches geography at the University of Oxford. He is the co-editor of The Student's Companion to Geography (Blackwell).More About John A. Agnew