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: 2941

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

A Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Noel Castree,Alisdair Rogers,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599866

Category: Reference

Page: 581

View: 8457

This new dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography, covering basic terms and concepts as well as biographies, organisations, and major periods and schools. Authoritative and accessible, this is a must-have for every student of human geography, as well as for professionals and interested members of the public.

A Dictionary of Geography

Author: Susan Mayhew

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019968085X

Category: Reference

Page: 576

View: 887

Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations. All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687434

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 7522

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.

The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Brian Goodall

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 509

View: 8955

Terms drawn from a host of different topics - the economics of trade and industry, politics and sociology, the environment and land use, planning and management - are used constantly by human geographers. This reference book provides definitions of all such terms (as well as certain historical usages still to be found in important sources) and explains the invaluable mathematical and statistical techniques that have revolutionized all the human sciences.

Cultural Geography

A Critical Dictionary of Key Ideas

Author: David Atkinson

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860647024

Category: Reference

Page: 222

View: 751

This text identifies the territory occupied by cultural geography and the larger network of ideas of which it forms a part. It should be invaluable to students of cultural geography and related disciplines such as cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.

The Penguin Dictionary of Geography

Author: Audrey N. Clark

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 454

View: 1755

A reference source containing over four thousand, five hundred entries. The text is aimed at students of physical or human geography. Second revised edition.

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

Author: Michael Allaby,Chris Park

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192518070

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 3546

This authoritative dictionary provides over 9,000 entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment-its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. It covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics, it is at the cutting edge of environmental and conservation studies. Expanded to contain more detail on complex topics such as deepwater horizon, and hydraulic Fracturing, and new entries such as angular velocity, and solution mining, this new edition offers definitions on topical and developing issues. It also features new resources including a list of the world's major national parks and IUCN categories for endangered species, as well as new web links and illustrations, providing useful context additional to the entries in the dictionary. This is the essential reference for students studying environmental and natural sciences, environmental studies, conservation, and technology, and related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in environment and conservation.

Firefly Geography Dictionary

Author: Firefly Books

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978382

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 8264

Alphabetically arranged entries providing concise definitions of geographic terms are accompanied by 130 color illustrations.

A Modern Dictionary of Geography

Author: John Small,Michael Witherick

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470249864

Category: Science

Page: 265

View: 3705

This 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. The dictionary now includes over 2000 terms widely used by modern geographers. It provides a detailed definition and explanation of each and has an extensive cross-referencing system which enables the reader to easily identify associated terms.

Science, Philosophy and Physical Geography

Author: Robert Inkpen,Graham Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136654631

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 5224

This accessible and engaging text explores the relationship between philosophy, science and physical geography. It addresses an imbalance that exists in opinion, teaching and to a lesser extent research, between a philosophically enriched human geography and a perceived philosophically empty physical geography. The text challenges the myth that there is a single self-evident scientific method that can, and is, applied in a straightforward manner by physical geographers. It demonstrates the variety of alternative philosophical perspectives and emphasizes the difference that the real world geographical context and the geographer make to the study of environmental phenomenon. This includes a consideration of the dynamic relationship between human and physical geography. Finally, the text demonstrates the relevance of philosophy for both an understanding of published material and for the design and implementation of studies in physical geography. This edition has been fully updated with two new chapters on field studies and modelling, as well as greater discussion of ethical issues and forms of explanation. The book explores key themes such as reconstructing environmental change, species interactions and fluvial geomorphology, and is complimented throughout with case studies to illustrate concepts.

A Dictionary of Genetics

Author: Robert C. King,William D. Stansfield,Pamela K. Mulligan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199769575

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 1489

The publication of this fully updated edition of A Dictionary of Genetics coincides with the hundredth anniversary of the introduction of the term genetics by William Bateson in 1906 at the Third International Conference on Genetics. Since then genetics has made tremendous advances in knowledge and technique and now occupies a pivotal position in the life sciences as the most powerful means for probing fundamental questions in cell biology, development, and evolution. The determination of sequences of complete genomes, the study of gene expression and genetic variation on a global scale, and the ability to rapidly amplify gene sequences and to achieve targeted gene disruptions are just some examples of major achievements in this field. Proliferation of new terms inevitably accompanies such remarkable progress. This new edition of the Dictionary addresses the needs of students, educators, and clinical geneticists for an authoritative and up-to-date reference work that not only defines the latest terms, but in most cases, also presents important ancillary encyclopedic information. A Dictionary of Genetics is unique in that it includes terms from a wide range of disciplines which now intertwine with genetics, including molecular biology, cell biology, medicine, botany, and evolutionary studies. Its 7,000 cross-referenced definitions are supported by an excellent collection of line drawings, tables, and chemical formulae. One-fifth of the Dictionary is devoted to six appendices to which the definitions are cross-referenced and which contain an extraordinary trove of supplementary information. This includes a chronology of important advances spanning the years 1590 to 2005, lists of useful internet sites and periodicals, a classification of living organisms into an evolutionary hierarchy, and a sample table of genome sizes and gene numbers. These features make A Dictionary of Genetics a lexicon unparalleled in the field. For the first time, the Dictionary is available on Oxford Reference Online (ORO): Premium Collection!

Human Geography: The Basics

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136307184

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1234

Human Geography: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of the role that humankind plays in shaping the world around us. Whether it’s environmental concerns, the cities we live in or the globalization of the economy, these are issues which affect us all. This book introduces these topics and more including: global environment issues and development cities, firms and regions migration, immigration and asylum landscape, culture and identity travel, mobility and tourism agriculture and food. Featuring an overview of theory, end of chapter summaries, case study boxes, further reading lists and a glossary, this book is the ideal introduction for anybody new to the study of human geography.

A Dictionary of Human Resource Management

Author: Edmund Heery,Mike Noon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192524844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 931

A Dictionary of Human Resource Management contains more than 2,000 precise and easy-to-understand definitions that are used in the fields of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. The dictionary covers all areas of HRM, including recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, reward, industrial relations, and the design of work and organizations. Theoretical terms and concepts are clearly explained and the main institutions, legal terms, and public policies that are relevant to HRM are all defined. This new edition of the dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in vocabulary and usage. New entries to this edition include bonus culture, brain gain, corporate sustainibility, critical HRM, decent work, employee value proposition, gamification, male, pale, and stale, modern slavery, positive psychology, precariat, protected characteristics, resilience, talent pool, and virtual on-boarding. A Dictionary of Hyman Resource Management is a vital companion for students and practitioners in the fields of HRM and Employment Relations. It is an essential resource for anyone studying or working in this important area of management practice.

A Dictionary of Public Health

Author: Miquel Porta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192529846

Category: Medical

Page: 698

View: 5591

A Dictionary of Public Health covers words and phrases used in public health science and practice, including areas such as communicable disease control, epidemiology, health policy, health services research, methods for clinical and epidemiological research, risk assessment and risk management, emergency preparedness, bioethics, genetics, nutrition, toxicology, social work, sanitation and public health engineering, environmental sciences, and administration. It offers definitions, discussion, and an occasional brief commentary on the relevance of each term to people and their health. This dictionary is a trusted resource for answers to questions that arise in the course of public health practice, whether in the office or in the field, in interactions with the public or with the media. This second edition expands coverage of terms relevant to the following areas, amongst others: health policy, health economics, and health services, including the Affordable Care Act and related topics; preventive medicine, health promotion, and behavioral sciences; risk assessment and risk management; emerging diseases; emergency preparedness; and bioethics and essential legal terms relevant for public health. It includes a list of useful web links and c.300 numbered bibliographic references, linked to directly from relevant entries. The dictionary continues to be a trusted resource for answers to questions that arise in the course of public health practice, whether in the office or in the field, in interactions with the public or with the media.

Elsevier's Dictionary of Geography

in English, Russian, French, Spanish and German

Author: Vladimir Kotlyakov,Anna Komarova

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080488783

Category: Science

Page: 1072

View: 8607

Geography is a system of highly developed sciences about the environment. Geographical science embracing the study of the Earth's physical phenomena, people and their economic activities has always been in need of an extensive terminology. Geographical terms are related to the terms of natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, etc.) and humanities (history, economics, sociology, etc.) since geography is based on these fundamental subjects. Geography includes a number of disciplines and subdivisions which appeared along with the development of the science In spite of being very different geographical disciplines have some common tools of investigation which is maps, comparative method of exploration, remote sensing, geoinformation systems. Today very well developed terminologies of all the specialist fields of geography and related subjects exist in the main world languages. However, they are not always well-correlated. Nowadays geographical terminology requires unification and international correlation more than ever before. Hence the idea of compiling a multilingual polydisciplinary dictionary. The Dictionary consists of the basic table of terms arranged according to the order of the English alphabet with each term numbered. Each entry consists of the term in English and its equivalents in Russian, French, German, Spanish. Short definitions of terms are given in English and in Russian. The terms are supplied with the necessary grammar labels, such as gender of nouns, plural number, etc. The Dictionary combines two functions: that of a defining dictionary and that of a bilingual dictionary. These two functions are basically contradictory because usually the defining dictionary is aimed at giving one meaning of the word which is the main and essential one, while the bilingual dictionary tries to give different equivalents of a given word in the other language in order to supply the user with maximum possible translations, differing in the shades of meanings, thus giving him the possibility to choose the appropriate word. But in our Dictionary we intentionally decided to combine the two functions – defining and multilingual, because a short definition of the term and equivalents in other languages help to achieve our main aim which consists in showing the basic geographical terminology and harmonizing it in several languages. Having this into consideration we deliberately mixed two types of dictionaries in one. Organized alphabetically via English Provides short definition of geographical terms in English and Russian Includes multilingual translation of terms from English to Russian, French, German, Spanish

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Elizabeth Martin,Robert Hine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198714378

Category: Reference

Page: 736

View: 9483

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

Geography and Geographers

Anglo-American human geography since 1945

Author: Ron Johnston,James D. Sidaway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134065949

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 6526

Geography and Geographers continues to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of human geography available. It provides a survey of the major debates, key thinkers and schools of thought in the English-speaking world, setting them within the context of economic, social, cultural, political and intellectual changes. It is essential reading for all undergraduate geography students. It draws on a wide reading of the geographical literature and addresses the ways geography and its history are understood and the debates among geographers regarding what the discipline should study and how. This extensively updated seventh edition offers a thoroughly contemporary perspective on human geography for new and more experienced students alike.