A Modern Dictionary of Geography

Author: Ronald John Small,M. E. Witherick

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340603390

Category: Science

Page: 265

View: 2869

Geography is a flourishing and diverse subject, drawing on a range from geology to the social sciences. Small and Witherick's highly successful Dictionary has already in its first two editions proved its value as a comprehensive guide to, and in many instances explanation and illustration of, the principles, concepts, and terminology of geography in the 1990s. This new enlarged edition reflects advances in the discipline in recent years. Many new entries have been added, a significant proportion of which relate to the critical interface between human and physical considerations. Existing entries have been revised and updated and the dictionary now includes over 2000 terms widely used by modern geographers. It provides a detailed definition and explanation of and has an extensive cross-referencing system which enables the reader easily to identiiy associated terms.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444313169

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 1936

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.

Dictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Author: S. Medlik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136410198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2525

This new edition combines within two covers: * A dictionary of 2500 terms * Descriptions of 300 organizations * A biographical dictionary of 100 personalities * Explanations of 1200 acronyms and abbreviations * Key data for well over 200 countries * A concise bibliography listing more than 100 useful sources of further information The author's long and wide experience of these fields makes this an indispensable companion for students and teachers, and those employed in relevant businesses and organizations, as well as for the travellers, tourists and guests who are the raison d'être of it all.

Late Quaternary Environmental Change

Physical and Human Perspectives

Author: Martin Bell,M.J.C. Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317904796

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 5656

Late Quaternary Environmental Change addresses the interaction between human agency and other environmental factors in the landscapes, particularly of the temperate zone. Taking an ecological approach, the authors cover the last 20,000 years during which the climate has shifted from arctic severity to the conditions of the present interglacial environment.

The Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Derek Gregory,Ron Johnston,Geraldine Pratt,Michael Watts,Sarah Whatmore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359959

Category: Social Science

Page: 1072

View: 737

With clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field, The Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to the concepts and debates in human geography. Comprehensively revised new edition of a highly successful text with over 300 key terms appearing for the first time Situates Human Geography within the humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole Written by leading experts in the field Major entries not only describe the development of concepts, contributions and debates in Human Geography but also advance them Features a new consolidated bibliography along with a detailed index and systematic cross-referencing of headwords

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

View: 7492

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Study Skills for Geography, Earth and Environmental Science Students

Author: Pauline E Kneale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 144414961X

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2292

There are moments in everyone's degree when you are expected to do something unfamiliar and daunting - present a seminar, go on a fieldtrip, create a wiki page, lead a lab team - and how to do it or what to expect is unclear. Studying at university requires a different approach from studying at school and this book explains this transition. Packed with practical hints, study tips, short cuts, real-life examples and careers advice, this book will prove invaluable throughout your geography, earth science or environmental science degree. Designed for all geography, earth science and environmental science students, this book provides guidance on: time management and effective research constructing essays and creating arguments giving presentations confidently undertaking fieldwork and laboratory work avoiding plagiarism and citing references correctly using e-technologies such as blogs and your university's VLE online assessment and peer feedback. This guide also explains the role of the academic and how it differs from that of a school teacher, and prepares you for the world of work by showing how the skills you learn at university today can be used in your career choice of tomorrow.

Introducing Human Geographies

Author: Paul J. Cloke,Phil Crang,Mark A. Goodwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 034088276X

Category: Social Science

Page: 653

View: 4489

The second edition of this text has been thoroughly revised and updated to build upon the success of the first. Now in full colour with 16 new chapters, discussion points and glossary definitions in the margin, it is even more accessible.

Key Methods in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford,Meghan Cope,Thomas Gillespie,Shaun French

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473908973

Category: Science

Page: 752

View: 4237

"Practical, accessible, careful and interesting, this...revised volume brings the subject up-to-date and explains, in bite sized chunks, the "how's" and "why's" of modern day geographical study...[It] brings together physical and human approaches again in a new synthesis." - Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography, University of Oxford Key Methods in Geography is the perfect introductory companion, providing an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods for human and physical geography. New to the third edition: 12 new chapters representing emerging themes including online, virtual and digital geographical methods Real-life case study examples Summaries and exercises for each chapter Free online access to full text of Progress in Human Geography and Progress in Physical Geography Progress Reports The teaching of research methods is integral to all geography courses: Key Methods in Geography, 3rd Edition explains all of the key methods with which geography undergraduates must be conversant.

Geography

An Integrated Approach

Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748794621

Category: Geography

Page: 32

View: 7224

Update booklet for the 3rd Edition of Geography: An Integrated Approach, offering updated data and statistics with additional information, updates to website addresses and information on new sites.

A Concise Glossary of Feminist Theory

Author: Sonya Andermahr,Terry Lovell,Carol Wolkowitz

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 4309

Entries on Black, post-colonial, Italian and French feminisms attest to the variety of contemporary feminist discourse, and the Glossary as a whole reflects the ways in thich feminism has critiqued, transformed and appropriated concepts across the disciplinary spectrum: from sociology and history to philosophy, literary and cultural studies. Emphasizing Raymond Williams's notion of 'concepts on the move', and adapting Edward Said's concept of 'travelling theory', the complex journeys of terms within a wide range of fields are carefully charted.

The Media Book

Author: Chris Newbold,Oliver Boyd-Barrett,Hilde van den Bulck

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340740477

Category: Social Science

Page: 445

View: 3735

The Media Book provides today's students with a comprehensive foundation for the study of the modern media. It has been systematically compiled to map the field in a way which corresponds to the curricular organization of the field around the globe, providing a complete resource for students in their third year to graduate level courses in the U.S.

A Global History of History

Author: Daniel Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521875757

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 5904

An illustrated survey of global historical scholarship from the ancient world to the present, for courses in theory and historiography.

Simple Statistical Tests for Geography

Author: Danny McCarroll

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498758894

Category: Mathematics

Page: 360

View: 3814

This book is aimed directly at students of geography, particularly those who lack confidence in manipulating numbers. The aim is not to teach the mathematics behind statistical tests, but to focus on the logic, so that students can choose the most appropriate tests, apply them in the most convenient way and make sense of the results. Introductory chapters explain how to use statistical methods and then the tests are arranged according to the type of data that they require. Diagrams are used to guide students toward the most appropriate tests. The focus is on nonparametric methods that make very few assumptions and are appropriate for the kinds of data that many students will collect. Parametric methods, including Student’s t-tests, correlation and regression are also covered. Although aimed directly at geography students at senior undergraduate and graduate level, this book provides an accessible introduction to a wide range of statistical methods and will be of value to students and researchers in allied disciplines including Earth and environmental science, and the social sciences.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292083611

Category: Science

Page: 840

View: 2443

This highly respected and best-selling textbook provides an accessible, engaging and comprehensive introduction to the major topics within physical geography. It focuses on understanding the inter-linkages between processes, places and environments and is comprehensively illustrated to demonstrate how the physical environment works. Now in its fourth edition, the book has been thoroughly updated throughout to contain the latest research. Between them, the contributors have researched in detail every environment on the planet, providing an unrivalled source of rich information from around the world for both undergraduate and postgraduate study in the field of physical geography. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is accompanied by a rich and extensive range of electronic support resources including updated weblinks relevant for each chapter, an extended and annotated further reading list for each chapter, multiple choice questions, fieldwork exercises and interactive models.

Key Concepts in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford,Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781412930215

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 5189

Including ten new chapters on nature, globalization, development, and risk and a new section on practicing geography, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling, standard student resource. The Second Edition of Key Concepts in Geography explains the key terms – space, time, place, scale, landscape - that define the language of geography. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides - in one volume – concepts from both human geography and physical geography; especially relevant now that environment is so critical to our understanding of geography.

Principles of Physical Geography

Author: Francis J. Monkhouse

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442234253

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 6251

This comprehensive study is concerned with the solid rocks, the seas and oceans, our enveloping atmosphere, the soil and the “green mantle” of natural vegetation—as they interrelate in man’s physical environment. The text is illustrated with many photographs and specially-drawn maps and diagrams.