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 Dictionary of Physical Geography

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444313169

Category: Science

Page: 624

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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.
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The Changing Nature of Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

Author: Roger Minshull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906357

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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This book is an introduction to the nature of geography. There are detailed sections on content, methods and purposes and an attempt is made to distinguish progress from those changes which are merely fashion and those which result in genuine progress. One of these, resulting partly from the adoption of quantitative techniques, is the improvement in the accuracy and the type of explanation which the geographer is now able to give. The new techniques have also helped in the bringing about of profound changes in geographical laws, the use of models and even the relevance of determinism.
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Debates in Geography Education

Author: Mark Jones,David Lambert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317204395

Category: Education

Page: 324

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Debates in Geography Education encourages early career teachers, experienced teachers and teacher educators to engage with and reflect on key issues, concepts and debates. It aims to enable readers to reach their own informed judgements with deeper theoretical knowledge and understanding. The second edition is fully updated in light of the latest research, policy and practice in the field, as well as key changes to the curriculum and examination specifications. Expert contributors provide a range of perspectives on international, historical and policy contexts in order to deepen our understanding of significant debates in geography education. Key debates include: geography's identity as an academic discipline; what constitutes knowledge in geography; places and regional geography; what it means to think geographically; constructing the curriculum; how we link assessment to making progress in geography; the contribution of fieldwork and outdoor experiences; technology and the use of Geographical Information; school geography and employability; understanding the gap between school and university geography; evidence-based practice and research in geography education. The comprehensive, rigorous coverage of these key issues, together with carefully annotated selected further reading, will help support and shape further research and writing. Debates in Geography Education is a key resource that is essential reading for all teachers and researches who wish to extend their grasp of the place of geography in education. Mark Jones is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK David Lambert is Professor of Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK
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Reflective Practice in Geography Teaching

Author: Ashley Kent

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184787651X

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Highly Commended Geographical Association Award 2002 `Has been judged as likely to make a significant contribution to geography' This book provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary thought and practice in teaching geography. It is designed to support continuing professional development and reflective practice in geography education by: encouraging a critical understanding of the literature and concepts; stimulating teachers to continue with personal and professional development; and providing professionally relevant knowledge, understanding, skills and values. Drawn from a wide range of eminent geographers and experienced practitioners, the authors cover: progress in geography - changing viewpoints; the geography curriculum - development planning and issues; and research and geography teaching - why and how research matters. This book is essential reading and a valuable resource, for student and practising teachers of geography at secondary school level, as well as for those responsible for continuing professional development and subject leadership.
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Key Methods in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford,Nick Clifford,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974925

Category: Science

Page: 572

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Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.
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Horizons in Physical Geography

Author: M. J. Clark,Kenneth John Gregory,Angela M. Gurnell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207528

Category: Science

Page: 395

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'The authority of the contributors, the quality of production, and the bibliographic notes are first-rate. It is essential for basic earth science collections, and for any college library that supports geography or geology.'
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Elements of Physical Geography

Together with a Treatise on the Physical Phenomena of the United States : Illustrated by One Hundred and Fifty Engravings and Thirteen Copper-plate Maps, Executed in the First Style of the Art

Author: John Brocklesby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical geography

Page: 164

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Physical Geography and People

Author: Peter Webber,Neil Punnett

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748743032

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Featuring in-depth case studies this is a book which is intended for GCSE Geography. It provides enquiries and decision-making exercises with particular emphasis on topical issues throughout the UK, Europe and the world.
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