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An Introduction to Human Geography: Issues for the 21st by Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw, James Sidaway

By Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw, James Sidaway

Comprehensively  revised, the 3rd version of this everyday textual content presents an international review of the foremost issues inside human geography and is a necessary textbook for undergraduate scholars taking classes in geography and similar disciplines.  Features: complete color presentation brings out the energy and color of the folk and locations Re-enforced social, cultural and environmental insurance extra severe insurance and larger forex with the newest controversies, debates and scorching subject matters extra on key phenomena in twenty first century existence - the social construction of nature, international construction networks, provider economies and the second one international shift. An  leading edge web site helps the textual content at www.booksites.net/daniels A endured variety of pedagogical beneficial properties that aid make clear, expand and practice realizing, together with ‘Spotlight’ packing containers that offer deeper research of a key subject or idea, and ‘Thematic’ case reviews that illustrate a real-world subject matter or instance          

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Bonnett, A. (2008) What is Geography? Sage, London, New Delhi and Thousand Oaks, CA. Not yet published as we go to press. It is evident from the title, however, that this starts with a complex and interesting question. Castree, N. (2005) Nature, Routledge, London and New York. A challenging introduction to how geographers have studied nature and what this tells us about the nature of academic geography. QXD 5/14/08 11:07 AM Page 11 INTRODUCTION Claval, P. (1998) An Introduction to Regional Geography, Blackwell, Oxford.

Nineteenthcentury ideas about the relations between climate, environment and ‘race’, and (to use the language of that time) ‘civilization’ and progress, were caught up with the emergence of the discipline, but so too were the impacts of Darwin’s ideas (which influenced physical geography too: in the conception of the way that landforms evolve). The early years of the modern discipline were therefore inescapably tied up with nationalism and empires. This continued into the early twentieth century, with a growing number of geography departments being established at universities in the USA and Canada, in many Latin American countries, in the European colonies and dependencies (in places such as Singapore, Christchurch, Rangoon, Hong Kong and Jakarta) and in Japan.

Of course, geographers have long claimed that geography matters for all the social sciences. But for some reason this is often acknowledged only when internationally renowned economists, political scientists and sociologists actually say that geography must be included in their analyses and interpretations. But as geographers we should beware; other disciplines tend to adopt their own ‘take’ on geography, one that is sometimes antiquated and simplistic – reinventing industrial location models in the name of ‘geographical economics’, for example, or attributing to tropical environments a key role in determining global patterns of development.

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