Why Geography Matters, More Than Ever

Author: Harm de Blij

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913749

Category: Nature

Page: 354

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"This work was first published by Oxford University Press in 2005 as Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America."
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Why Geography Matters

Three Challenges Facing America: Climate Change, the Rise of China, and Global Terrorism

Author: Harm de Blij,John a Hannah Professor of Geography Harm J De Blij

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195183010

Category: History

Page: 308

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Making an urgent call to restore geography to America's educational curriculum, a renowned geographer shows how and why the U.S. has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence and explains how this illiteracy is a direct risk to America's national security.
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Physical Geography

The Global Environment

Author: Joseph A. Mason,Harm de Blij,James Burt,Peter Muller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190246863

Category: Physical geography

Page: 672

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H. J. de Blij is listed as the first author of the fourth edition.
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Geography

Why It Matters

Author: Alexander B. Murphy

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9781509523009

Category: Science

Page: 140

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Ever since humans sketched primitive maps in the dirt, the quest to understand our surroundings has been fundamental to our survival. Studying geography revealed that the earth was round, showed our ancestors where to plant crops, and helped them appreciate the diversity of the planet. Today, the world is changing at an unprecedented pace, as a result of rising sea levels, deforestation, species extinction, rapid urbanization, and mass migration. Modern technologies have brought people from across the globe into contact with each other, with enormous political and cultural consequences. As a subject concerned with how people, environments, and places are organized and interconnected, geography provides a critical window into where things happen, why they happen where they do, and how geographical context influences environmental processes and human affairs. These perspectives make the study of geography more relevant than ever, yet it remains little understood. In this engrossing book, Alexander B. Murphy explains why geography is so important to the current moment.
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Geography Matters

3

Author: Nicola Arber

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435355265

Category: Geography

Page: 144

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"Geography Matters" is a Key Stage 3 course providing an exact match to the requirement of the revised National Curriculum, and to the units of the Key Stage 3 Scheme of Work. Pupil books for year nine are parallel in their content coverage but are set at different levels, Foundation and Higher.
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Hoover's Vision

Original Thinking for Business Success

Author: Gary Hoover

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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Discusses strategies for entrepreneurial success and ways to come up with new ideas for business.
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Economic Geographies of Globalisation

Author: Martin Sokol

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930850

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This introductory text is about economic geography and globalization in all their different stripes and colours. It introduces clearly the subject matters in economic geography through a wide range of important conceptual lenses and theoretical perspectives. It does so without a facts-based rendition of what globalization actually is. Instead, Sokol offers a refreshingly light touch on the various approaches in understanding contemporary economic geographies and applies these conceptual insights, in a helpful and straightforward manner, to our appreciation of such key challenges of globalization as inequality, instability, and uneven development. It is both wide in coverage and contemporary in relevance. The text will be well adopted in courses on economic geography, global studies, development studies, and international political economy. Henry Yeung, National University of Singapore Telling it like it is in a direct and engaging style, this is a book without preconceptions. It is a vital intervention that makes sense of the sorry state of the contemporary global economy and its formative geographies and shows what is involved in constructing an alternative. Roger Lee, Queen Mary University of London, UK This well-researched book provides a concise contribution to a large-scale debate on economic globalisation. Martin Sokol introduces key theoretical approaches that help us to understand how economies work, why they suffer recessions and crises, and why economic inequalities at various levels are growing in the context of globalisation. He introduces key economic geography concepts and theories, demonstrating their application to our contemporary globalising world. The role that economic geography may play in informing policymaking is highlighted, and debates surrounding the recent global financial and economic crisis are expounded. This highly accessible book will prove an essential reference tool for academics, students and researchers focusing on geography, economics, planning and regional development, development studies, international politics and international business. Policymakers and practitioners in local, regional and national authorities, international bodies and non-governmental organisations will also find this book to be an invaluable resource.
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Geography Matters Scotland

Author: Philip Duffy

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435355432

Category: Geography

Page: 168

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Covering the geography elements of the 5-14 National Guidelines for Environmental Studies, this text has topical, in-depth case studies and regular tasks and exercises to help students develop knowledge and understanding. Scottish and wider world examples are used throughout.
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Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John A. Matthews,David T. Herbert

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578681

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Modern Geography has come a long way from its historical roots in exploring foreign lands, and simply mapping and naming the regions of the world. Spanning both physical and human Geography, the discipline today is unique as a subject which can bridge the divide between the sciences and the humanities, and between the environment and our society. Using wide-ranging examples from global warming and oil, to urbanization and ethnicity, this Very Short Introduction paints a broad picture of the current state of Geography, its subject matter, concepts and methods, and its strengths and controversies. The book’s conclusion is no less than a manifesto for Geography’s future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Why Demography Matters

Author: Danny Dorling,Stuart Gietel-Basten

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745698403

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Demography is not destiny. As Giacomo Casanova explained over two centuries ago: 'There is no such thing as destiny. We ourselves shape our own lives.' Today we are shaping them and our societies more than ever before. Globally, we have never had fewer children per adult: our population is about to stabilize, though we do not know when or at what number, or what will happen after that. It will be the result of billions of very private decisions influenced in turn by multiple events and policies, some more unpredictable than others. More people are moving further around the world than ever before: we too often see that as frightening, rather than as indicating greater freedom. Similarly, we too often lament greater ageing, rather than recognizing it as a tremendous human achievement with numerous benefits to which we must adapt. Demography comes to the fore most positively when we see that we have choices, when we understand variation and when we are not deterministic in our prescriptions. The study of demography has for too long been dominated by pessimism and inhuman, simplistic accounting. As this fascinating and persuasive overview demonstrates, how we understand our demography needs to change again.
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