Environmental Systems

An Introductory Text

Author: I. D. White,D. N. Mottershead,Steven John Harrison,S. J. Harrison

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780748740819

Category: Science

Page: 616

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Using energy flow and mass transfer as unifying themes, the discussion is set in a thermodynamic perspective.


Author: Hartmut Leser,Jörg Löffler

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825287181

Category: Science

Page: 414

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Umweltprobleme nehmen kontinuierlich zu und werden komplexer! Die Landschaftsökologie beleuchtet die vielschichtige Problematik und zeigt Lösungen auf. Der integrative Ansatz in der Landschaftsökologie gewinnt vor dem Hintergrund zahlreicher und komplexer Umweltprobleme immer mehr an Bedeutung. Dieses Lehrbuch liefert einen umfassenden Überblick über die Entwicklung der landschaftsökologischen Ansätze und Methoden. Die Landschaftsökologie als interdisziplinäres Forschungsfeld ist vielschichtig und nach vielen Seiten offen. Die 5. Auflage des Lehrbuchklassikers wurde komplett neu bearbeitet und orientiert sich am state of the art. Es gibt sowohl eine europäische und nordamerikanische Landschaftsökologie als auch eine eher geographisch-raumforscherisch und eine biogeographisch-biologisch ausgerichtete Landschaftsökologie. Dieser konzeptionellen Vielfalt entspricht die Zentrierung auf die Begriffe Ökologie und Ökosystem, die im Mittelpunkt aller Kapitel stehen. Forschungsbeispiele aus verschiedenen Bereichen spannen den Bogen zur Praxis. Die Landschaftsökologie ist ein gleichermaßen hochaktuelles wie spannendes Thema, das für Studierende vieler Fachrichtungen das Bewusstsein für den nachhaltigen und bewussten Umgang mit der Landschaft schärft und den Blick über den Tellerrand öffnet.

Research Methods in Geography

A Critical Introduction

Author: Basil Gomez,John Paul Jones, III

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405107103

Category: Science

Page: 480

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This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practical introduction to research methodology, data collection, and techniques used in both human and physical geography. Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques, including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remote sensing Unique in both content and organization, it brings together a team of internationally recognized specialists to create a balanced approach between physical geography, human geography, and research techniques Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multiple perspectives on the central questions in research methods Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behind data acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results Includes explanations of key terminology and exercises throughout

Systems Approaches and Their Application

Examples from Sweden

Author: Mats-Olov Olsson,Gunnar Sjöstedt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402023699

Category: Computers

Page: 340

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Within a conceptual framework that is developed in the two first chapters, the actual application of systems thinking is described across a broad field of cases representing research, teaching, decision support and construction. All cases are presented by experts who have actually been involved in the activities they describe. Thus, the broad selection of cases captures the great variation of systems thinking and how it is integrated into models and theories and solid knowledge pertaining to different substantive areas. At the same time all case study authors address the same set of questions that are developed in the conceptual chapters. This gives comparability across cases - chapters - and brings cohesion to the book. The focus on Sweden, an advanced country in systems thinking, reinforces the unitary context in which comparison can be made between a systems approach for better research (theory), better practice and better design and construction. Most recent literature on systems thinking has a general (often philosophical) perspective, concerns computer systems or focuses on one highly specific problem. A special feature of this book is that, while it concerns a single nation, it simultaneously contains a broad overview of systems analysis in a number of important issue areas, for research as well as practice, against a penetrating background description of what systems analysis is, how it functions, what problems it represents and what results it may produce. The book is intended for a broad readership and can be appreciated by experts on systems thinking and analysis as well as by students, teachers, researchers, planners and policy makers who want to learn more about this topic. The book should be useful in university teaching in several disciplines.

Applied Geography

Principles and Practice : an Introduction to Useful Research in Physical, Environmental and Human Geography

Author: Michael Pacione

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415182683

Category: Science

Page: 632

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Offering an introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography, this text provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research.

WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Association of American Geographers 1904–2004

Author: Donald G. Janelle,Barney Warf,Kathy Hansen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402023529

Category: Social Science

Page: 638

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WorldMinds provides broad exposure to a geography that is engaged with discovery, interpretation, and problem solving. Its 100 succinct chapters demonstrate the theories, methods, and data used by geographers, and address the challenges posed by issues such as globalization, regional and ethnic conflict, environmental hazards, terrorism, poverty, and sustainable development. Through its theoretical and practical applications, we are reminded that the study of Geography informs policy making.

Modelling Scale in Geographical Information Science

Author: Nicholas Tate,Peter M. Atkinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471985464

Category: Science

Page: 277

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This text is concerned with the subject of spatial scale in the context of geographical research using GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and provides an overview of the subject.

Introductory Readings In Geographic Information Systems

Author: D J Peuquet,D F Marble

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203393244

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 371

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Even though Geographic Information Systems GIS have been available for over 20 years, they have only recently become accessible to geographers and others as a useful tool in spacial analysis. This is a sampling of basic principles of GIS, as well as

Progress in Political Geography (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Michael Pacione

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134597614

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Since the 1970s, the field of political geography has undergone a significant transformation, where new methodologies have been implemented to investigate the exercise of the power of the state within the urban environment. First published in 1985, the essays in this collection addressed the growing need to assess the academic revisions that had been taking place and provide a reference point for future developments in the discipline. Still of great relevance, the essays consider the most prominent themes in areas of key importance to political geography, including theory and methodology, minority groups, local government and the geography of elections. This volume will be of significant value for students of political geography, urban demography and town planning.

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Author: Gary L. Gaile,Cort J. Willmott

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199295869

Category: Reference

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.

Methods in Human Geography

A Guide for Students Doing a Research Project

Author: Robin Flowerdew,David Martin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582473218

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Themes in Geographic Thought (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Milton E. Harvey,Brian P. Holly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317752333

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Themes in Geographic Thought, first published in 1981, explores in breadth and depth the interrelationships among the history of Geography, geographic thought, and methodology, specifically focusing on the interactions between geographical research and various contemporary philosophical schools: positivism, pragmatism, functionalism, phenomenology, existentialism, idealism, realism and Marxism. An attempt is made to synthesise Geography’s historically rich tradition with the current diversity in approaches to the discipline, based on the belief that ‘geographic thought’, at any point in time, is a manifestation of the mutual influence between the prevailing philosophical viewpoints and the major methodological approaches in vogue. Each chapter presents an overview of the concrete ideas of a particular school of philosophy and stresses its relevance and impact on various aspects of Geography.

Key Concepts in Geography

Author: Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973898

Category: Science

Page: 342

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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

Integrating Geographic Information Systems into Library Services: A Guide for Academic Libraries

A Guide for Academic Libraries

Author: Abresch, John

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047287

Category: Computers

Page: 318

View: 6000

With the onslaught of emergent technology in academia, libraries are privy to many innovative techniques to recognize and classify geospatial data—above and beyond the traditional map librarianship. As librarians become more involved in the development and provision of GIS services and resources, they encounter both problems and solutions. Integrating Geographic Information Systems into Library Services: A Guide for Academic Libraries integrates traditional map librarianship and contemporary issues in digital librarianship within a framework of a global embedded information infrastructure, addressing technical, legal, and institutional factors such as collection development, reference and research services, and cataloging/metadata, as well as issues in accessibility and standards.


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Category: Academic libraries

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Time In Geographic Information Systems

Author: Gail Kucera

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780748400591

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

View: 8861

A study into the consideration of the temporal dimension of computerized spatial data handling using GIS. The book describes the use of historical and time-variable data as explicit components of the modelling process.