Planet Geography

Author: Stephen Codrington

Publisher: Solid Star Press

ISBN: 0957981937

Category: Environmental geography

Page: 761

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"Geography for students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, New South Wales Higher School Certificate, and other senior secondary geography courses with a contemporary global focus" -- back cover.

An Introduction to the Geography of Health

Author: Peter Anthamatten,Helen Hazen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135999333

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Health issues such as the emergence of infectious diseases, the potential influence of global warming on human health, and the escalating strain of increasing longevity and chronic conditions on healthcare systems are of growing importance in an increasingly peopled and interconnected world. A geographic approach to the study of health offers a critical perspective to these issues, considering how changing relationships between people and their environments influence human health. An Introduction to the Geography of Health provides an accessible introduction to this rapidly growing field, covering theoretical and methodological background. The text is divided into three sections which consider distinct approaches and techniques related to health geographies. Section one introduces ecological approaches, with a focus on how natural and built environments affect human health. For instance, how have irrigation projects influenced the spread of water-borne diseases? How can modern healthcare settings, such as hospitals, affect the spread and evolution of pathogens? Section two discusses social aspects of health and healthcare, considering health as not merely a biological interaction between a pathogen and human host, but as a process that is situated among social factors which ultimately drive who suffers from what, and where disease occurs. Section three then considers spatial techniques and approaches to exploring health, giving special focus to the growing role of cartography and geographic information systems (GIS) in the study of health. This clearly written text contains a range of pedagogical features including a wealth of global case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, a colour plate section and over eighty diagrams and figures. The accompanying website also provides presentations, exercises, further resources, and tables and figures. This book is an essential introductory text for undergraduate students studying Geography, Health and Social Studies.

Introduction to Geography

Author: Arthur Getis,Judith Getis,Jerome Donald Fellmann

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering

ISBN: 9780073019321

Category: Science

Page: 540

View: 2655

This market-leading book introduces college students to the breadth and spatial insights of the field of geography. The authors' approach allows the major research traditions of geography to dictate the principal themes. Chapter 1 introduces students to the four organizing traditions that have emerged through the long history of geographical thought and writing: earth science, culture-environment, location, and area analysis. Each of the four parts of this book centers on one of these geographic perspectives.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Author: Kang-Tsung Chang

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering

ISBN: 9780072861211

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book is designed to provide students in a first or second GIS course with a solid foundation in both GIS concepts and the use of GIS. The book retains the same comprehensive coverage of GIS topics as featured in the first edition. This edition is organized into five parts. Part 1 (Chapters 1 to 7) explains the fundamentals of GIS including coordinate systems, data models, data input, spatial data editing, and attribute data management. Part 2 (Chapters 8 and 9) includes data display and data exploration. Part 3 (Chapters 10 and 11) examines the basic tools for GIS analysis and their applications. Part 4 (Chapters 12 and 13) covers terrain mapping and analysis, and spatial interpolation. Part 5 (Chapters 14 to 16) deals with GIS models and modeling, regions, and network and dynamic segmentation. This book stresses both concepts and practices. GIS concepts from fields such as geography, cartography, spatial analysis, and database management explain the purpose and objectives of GIS operations and the interrelationship among GIS operations. For example, a basic understanding of map projection explains why we must project map layers to be used together with a common coordinate system and why we need to input numerous projection parameters. Each chapter in this book is divided into two main sections. The first section covers topics and concepts addressed in the chapter. The second section covers applications, usually with three to five problem-solving tasks

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Author: Gerald Rudolph Pitzl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320101

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 833

The full range of this remarkable field is presented through nearly 300 pertinent models, concepts, theories, and people associated with human geography.

Introduction to scientific geographic research

Author: L. Lloyd Haring,John F. Lounsbury,John W. Frazier

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 196

View: 9079

This text helps your geography students utilize their analytical skills and the scientific method for solving problems.

Urbanization, Resource Exploitation and Environmental Stability in Nigeria

Book of Proccedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) : Department of Geography, University of Abuja, 15th-19th October, 2007

Author: Association of Nigerian Geographers. Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Urbanization

Page: 667

View: 1324

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Geography of Bhutan

Class IX-X.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bhutan

Page: 147

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Cumulative Book Index

World List of Books in English

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Geography

Journal of the Geographical Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Human Geography

Landscapes of Human Activities

Author: Jerome Donald Fellmann,Arthur Getis,Judith Getis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN: 9780697384973

Category: Social Science

Page: 566

View: 8757

This introduction to human geography focuses on culture, society, and human activity from a geographic perspective. Among the most distinctive features of the text is its well-integrated coverage of gender roles in society and culture.

Inquiry Into Life

Author: Sylvia S. Mader

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biology

Page: 762

View: 5797

Mit der Endurance ins ewige Eis

Meine Antarktisexpedition 1914–1917

Author: Ernest Shackleton

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492972721

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 1925

Eine der berühmtesten Expeditionen ins Eismeer: Im Sommer 1914 stechen Sir Ernest Shackleton und seine Crew an Bord der »Endurance« in See. Das Ziel der Briten: den antarktischen Kontinent mit Hundeschlitten zu durchqueren. Doch bald schon steckt das Schiff im Packeis fest und zerbirst. Monatelang treibt die Besatzung auf einer Eisscholle durch die weiße Hölle, halb verhungert und erfroren. Shackleton ist entschlossen, seine Mannschaft lebendig nach Hause zu bringen. Und so bricht er auf, in einem winzigen Beiboot, mit fünf seiner Männer, um Hilfe zu holen. Es wird ein erbarmungsloser Wettlauf gegen den Tod.

Visualization in geographical information systems

Author: Hilary M. Hearnshaw,David John Unwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471944355

Category: Science

Page: 243

View: 5482

A practical, research-oriented introduction to the principles of scientific visualization applied to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Brings together the world's foremost practitioners to produce an integrated, up-to-the-minute manual concerned with techniques and their applications. Copiously illustrated in line, black and white and full color with many of the color images published for the first time.