Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography

From what to Why?

Author: Stephen Thomas Trudgill,André Roy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340806890

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Written and edited by a distinguished group of physical geographers, Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography covers a diverse and lively selection of topics and offers guides to the contemporary debates in the philosophy of physical geography. This book is an essential companion to anyone studying, or with an interest in, physical geography.
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Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography

From What to Why?

Author: Andre Roy,Stephen Trudgill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444144669

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Over the past twenty years, geography as an academic discipline has become more and more reflective, asking the key questions 'What are we doing?' 'Why are we doing it?'. These questions have, so far, been more enthusiastically taken up by human geography rather than physical geography. Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography aims to redress the balance. Written and edited by a distinguished group of physical geographers, Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography comprises of a collection of international writer's thoughts which reveal personal motivations, and look at tensions in the worlds of meaning in which physical geography is involved. How are the meanings of the physical environment derived? Is the future of physical geography one where the only, or at least the dominant, meanings are framed in the contexts of environmental issues. Covering a diverse and lively selection of topics, the contributors of this book offer guides to the contemporary debates in the philosophy of physical geography, and introduce the reader to its wider cultural significance. This book is an essential companion to anyone studying, or with an interest in, physical geography.
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The Changing Nature of Physical Geography

Author: Kenneth John Gregory

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340741191

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Formerly The Nature of Physical Geography, this volume has achieved great success as the only comprehensive overview of the field of physical geography. In this new edition, Gregory takes stock of the major developments which have occurred in the discipline over the 15 years since its first publication, fully updates the text, and restructures the chapter format. A fluent companion to a richly-diverse, ever-changing discipline, it is indispensable for all students of physical geography.
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The Earth's Land Surface

Landforms and Processes in Geomorphology

Author: Kenneth J Gregory

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620376X

Category: Science

Page: 360

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"Given the sheer scale of the topic under consideration here, Professor Gregory does well to condense it into bite-size pieces for the reader. I recommend this text to all undergraduate students of physical geography and earth sciences, particularly to those in their first and second years... This book is a comprehensive and (crucially) inexpensive text that will provide students with a useful source on geomorphology." - Lynda York, The Geographical Journal "I would highly recommend this to anyone doing geology or geography at university as a 'go to' book for geomorphology and landform." - Sara Falcone, Teaching Earth Science "An excellent source of information for anyone who needs a well-informed, easy to use reference volume to introduce them to the fascinating complexities of the earth’s land surface, past, present and future." - Angela Gurnell, Queen Mary, University of London This introductory text details the land surface of the earth in a readable style covering the major issues, key themes and sensitivities of the environments/landscape. Emphasising the major ideas and their development, each chapter includes case studies and details of influential scientists (not necessarily geomorphologists) who have contributed to the progress of understanding. Providing a very clear explanation of the understanding achieved and of the debates that have arisen, the book is comprised of 12 chapters in four sections: Visualising the land surface explains and explores the composition of the land surface and outlines how it has been studied. Dynamics of the land surface considers the dynamics affecting the earth's land surface including its influences, processes and the changes that have occurred. Environments of the land surface looks to understand the land surface in major world regions highlighting differences between the areas. Management of the land surface is an examination of the current and future prospects of the management of the earth's land surface. With pedagogical features including further reading, questions for discussion and a glossary, this original, lively text is authored by one of the leading experts in the field and will be core reading for first and second year undergraduates on all physical geography courses.
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A Modern Dictionary of Geography

Author: Ronald John Small,M. E. Witherick

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340603390

Category: Science

Page: 265

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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.
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AS Level Geography

Author: Ann Bowen,John Pallister

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435352837

Category: Geography

Page: 296

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This work aims to combine comprehensive coverage of the full range of topics with a flexible approach to learning. It covers basic geographical skills and offers help with revision and exam techniques.
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Geography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews" and other bibliographical material.
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Handbook of Human Symbolic Evolution

Author: Andrew Lock,Charles R. Peters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biolinguistics

Page: 906

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A reference work that should be a first port of call for students and researchers in any discipline studying fundamental questions concerning the origins and nature of human symbolic abilities. The book is about the evolution of humanity: our language, art, tools, and communication. As suchit covers a wide range of disciplines: anthropology, psychology, primatology, paleontology, and archaeology. The various topics are dealt with by experts from each field, in articles that provide summaries that are scholarly but will also be comprenhensive to the many people (both lay andprofessional) who are interested in human evolution.
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